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Irish Penny

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Irish Penny is based on the lettering from Percy Metcalfe's beautiful and influential pre-decimal coinage of Ireland, the Barnyard Collection. The typeface is more monoline than is conventional for Irish insular styles, almost giving the feel of a modern soft sans, and perfect for small and large scale display purposes.

Irish Penny contains a full complement of Latin Extended-A accented characters, Irish lenited consonants with the dot accent, and the tironian et which is commonly used in Ireland instead of an ampersand. Lowercase characters are provided small caps style, slightly reduced in size and subtly thickened in weight.

Irish Penny is supplied with a complimentary faux italic, and although obliques are not common among insular typefaces, Irish Penny Italic is a useful smart and sporty extra.

Although the insular G/g is usually understood, Irish Penny also includes a more latinised option as an alternate G/g. However, the supplemental ?Irish Penny Alternate G? is also included, and this font places the latinised G and g characters at the normal G/g keystrokes, with the original insular glyphs as alternates.

An alternate E/e with an angled crossbar is also included.

The font contains a selection of discretionary ligatures, these include the ligatures that were used for pre-decimal coins:
AC/ac, AE/ae, AL/al, AO/ ao, AU/au, AT/at (halfpenny, half crown), AX/ax, AY/ay
CA/ca, CC/cc, CE/ce, CO/co (half crown), CU/cu, CY/cy
EA/ea (halfpenny, half crown), EC/ec, EE/ee, ET/et, EU/eu (sixpence), EY/ey
FE/fe (farthing), FF/ff, FL/fl (florin)
GI/gi (penny), GU/gu
KA/ka, KE/ke, KI/ki, KO/ko, KT/kt, KU/ku
LA/la, LE/le (halfpenny, half crown), LL/ll (shilling), LO/lo, LT/lt, LU/lu, LY/ly
RA/ra, RC/rc, RE/re (three/sixpence), RH/rh, RI/ri (florin), RK/rk, RN/rn, RM/rm, RO/ro (half crown), RR/rr, RT/rt, RU/ru, RY/ry
TA/ta, TE/te, TO/to, TU/tu

Irish Penny contains some characters that are not accessible directly from your keyboard, but which may be copied from a font viewer such as Character Map, Font Book or FontExplorer, and pasted into documents. They can also be accessed from the Glyphs browsers within OpenType-aware applications like Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, and Affinity Photo and Publisher.

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Irish Penny Alternate G  |  View All 529 Glyphs

Irish Penny Alternate G

Irish Penny Italic  |  View All 529 Glyphs

Irish Penny Italic

Irish Penny Regular  |  View All 529 Glyphs

Irish Penny Regular

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Irish Penny

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3 Font Styles from $20

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