(x) "custom" script - Sisman (Lys Calligraph/Lysandria/Lorrene/ Windsor Sword/Opti Lord Swash) {Patricia

franz's picture

The answer is probably closer than you think..

typotect's picture

Haha... He's suggesting that it's probably a custom job. Where did this come from? I wouldn't be surprised if it were a font with alternate characters. On the other hand, it could indeed be "custom."

franz's picture

Sorry, I was thinking this is handmade, or custom. :-)
I might be wrong of course. Where is this from?

pattyfab's picture

That's Lys Calligraph, aka Lysandria aka Lorrene. You can see it on Mike's script ID guide (scroll down, it's on the bottom right of the page). It is not commercially available to my knowledge. It is available as freeware for PC only. This is funny, I was just looking for this font too. It's a beaut .

Mike F's picture

Lysandria was a Fontbank font. Other versions include David
Rakowski's Sisman, Brendel Informatik's Windsor Sword and
Castcraft's Opti Lord Swash.

pattyfab's picture

Thanks Mike, I'm glad it's still around and not consigned to the dustbin.

JNG's picture

where can I download OPTI LORD swash - purhase or free?

defiantone's picture

Opti-Netii fonts beginning with L should have the link necessary.

akira1975's picture

Opti-Netii fonts beginning with L should have the link necessary.

Do they have the right to redistribute Opti’s fonts for free?

defiantone's picture

as the name of the font is "Opti" and the site is "Opti" as well, and a previous post states it is available for free on PC, and the font does not seem to be locatable otherwise, i felt safe in adding the link. if there is evidence otherwise please let me know.

akira1975's picture

Opti used to sell their fonts. (Their fonts might be knockoffs though.)
Nobody could redistribute them, even if they are now defunct. Would you steal a car and give away it, if an automobile company were defunct?

defiantone's picture

if you were to actually visit the site, it might help.
again, do you have another source that you feel is more valid?

defiantone's picture

and your analogy is just off. by "stealing" you therefore imply that someone owns the car. these fonts are (apparently) abandoned, and in this case appear to be archived here by the former owner or related party so they can be used.

would you prevent someone from reading what would otherwise be a lost book, if not for someone creating a copy?

akira1975's picture

The people that are redistributing them might have a license to use them and don’t have the right to redistribute them. It’s not clear whether Opti abandoned them and let someone redistribute them.

And you would forget the fonts were designed by the original designers.
Opti might have just stole them and might have not paid royalties, though.
And, of course, there are some of the typefaces whose designers are missing or which are very old.
But, it is not good for you to redistribute them.
You need to contact original designers and recreate their fonts with their permission (without using outlines of Opti’s fonts), if you would not like to let them lost.

The people that archive them there are at abfonts, I think.
They digitize lost typefaces and also steal recent designs, e. g. custom typeface for Puma by Paul Barnes.

defiantone's picture

some days i'm ashamed to be part of this group. i posted a link with information about the sources for these fonts, and their history which is far more than any of the other possibilities offer. i'm sorry that i can't go back and ask Leonardo about who the Mona Lisa really was or why she smiled, but i'm sure as heck not going to tell people that they can't enjoy the painting.

defiantone's picture

some days i'm ashamed to be part of this group. i posted a link with information about the sources for these fonts, and their history which is far more than any of the other possibilities offer. i'm sorry that i can't go back and ask Leonardo about who the Mona Lisa really was or why she smiled, but i'm sure as heck not going to tell people that they can't enjoy the painting.

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