Erasmus’ handwriting

By a lucky occurrence, I came upon this site announcing the creation of a new font called Erasmus MMXVI, presumably celebrating the 500th anniversary of the publication of the first critical version of the Greek New Testament by Erasmus, in MDXVI. With an illustration of some handwriting of the time, including Erasmus’, Luther’s, and Dürer’s…

4 Responses to “Erasmus’ handwriting”

  1. […] two original notes in French and in Italian. I’ve used for this the Erasmus MMXVI font, thanks Xian for […]

  2. A first arXiv with Erasmus’ fonts, cool! Can you remind me how to use fancy fonts in LaTeX?

    • Hi Xian,

      to typeset Faà di Bruno’s note, I’ve used this in the preamble:

      \usepackage{fontspec}
      \setmainfont{ErasmusMMXVI}

      And then compiled with XeLaTeX. The font needs be installed on the computer for this to work (through Font Book on a Mac).

      As for arXiv, there is no option for XeLaTeX in the autocompiler, so I’ve just sent the pdf.

      Hope this helps,
      Cheers

      Julyan

  3. […] original notes in French and in Italian. I’ve used for this the Erasmus MMXVI font, thanks Xian for […]

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