Dutch act of abdication – font or calligraphy?

R.'s picture

I was wondering if the act of abdication that was signed in the Netherlands yesterday is handwritten or typeset in a font. Here are some pictures I found:

This font seems pretty close, but it’s not quite it. I’d be grateful for some expert advice. Thanks in advance!

fvilanakis's picture

The title font looks like Constantia (Bold) by John Hudson (Ascender Corp, 2005) delivered with Microsoft Windows but I will be really surprised if they used a standard Windows font in this document.

The text-body looks close to Fondamento by Brian J. Bonislawsky (part of Google-Web-Fonts, 2011) but it's probably still not a perfect match

R.'s picture

Thanks! I’d be surprised, too, if they used a ClearType font and a free font they got from Google Fonts for this document. If anybody can shed more light on the printing/writing process, that’d be welcome.

John Hudson's picture

Constantia (Bold) by John Hudson (Ascender Corp, 2005)

Actually Tiro Typeworks, 2004. Ascender (now Monotype) license the fonts from Microsoft.

R.'s picture

Very interesting, that answers my question. Thanks!

PS: If anyone can find a less blurry picture online, I’d be grateful for the link.

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