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Civis Illustris
jenova dixit:
Chasing a Acient Latin or a font that looks good with latin phrases

Seen something like this but cant finde any info about it
http://www.ratemyink.com/?action=ssp&pid=32774

thanks
I sure hope that's not on you because that tattoo doesn't mean anything, the grammar doesn't work at all. Looks like something an automated online translator spouted out.

Anyway, sorry to say that I don't know how to help you here.
 

scrabulista

Consul
Staff member
There are many font sites on the web.

Try 1001fonts.com -- I think the calligraphic ones are what you want -- maybe Black Chancery or Carolingia under "Calligraphy."

Maybe Michaelmas under "Script."

The verse in question appears in the Vulgate as:

sed et si ambulavero in valle mortis non timebo malum quoniam tu mecum es

"mos" can mean "will" but in the sense of "wish" -- although it usually means "custom." I am thinking that "sententia" here means "will" as well, but it is usually translated as "opinion." Neither of these words indicate future tense.

-- O tempora! O mores! - Cicero.
-- Quot homines, tot sententiae - Terence.
 

cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
This font is a modern interpretation of italic. Italic was developed during the Renaissance, around mid 15th Century.

The most legible scripts used by the Romans to modern eyes are Roman Capitals and Roman Rustic. Roman Capitals were used on buildings. Roman Rustic was a written script used around the 2nd Century AD. http://www.tug.dk/FontCatalogue/rustic/

If you want a biblical phrase, it probably doesn't matter if you choose a later script.
 

jenova

New Member
Cool ill take a look at them tonight
BTW its not on me just seen the font thought it looked good

Thanks for the help
 

cepasaccus

Civis Illustris

Chamaeleo

New Member
jenova dixit:
Chasing a Acient Latin or a font that looks good with latin phrases

Seen something like this but cant finde any info about it
http://www.ratemyink.com/?action=ssp&pid=32774

thanks
Thanks for the hilarious pic. It never ceases to amaze me what stupid people will have indelibly written on them.

Regarding a good font for Latin: just use all capital letters in Times New Roman. Note the name. It will be virtually indistinguishable from Roman inscriptions. A fancier font will be less authentic.
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
What do you expect? People lack common sense these days.
 
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