Village, version 2.1
December 1996

This font was designed to closely resemble that used in the cult TV classic "The Prisoner," created by and starring Patrick McGoohan. The letterforms are mostly based on the "Albertus" typeface, with a few exceptions:

The lowercase "e" has been replaced by an open, epsilon-style "e"
The dot has been removed from the lowercase "i" and "j"

This release of the font contains nearly a complete character set, excluding only a few symbols found in some fonts. Any suggestions you may have for improving this font are welcome.

Version 2.1 is a major overhaul of the font; the letters have all been redrawn from better originals and the spacing and kerning have been fine-tuned. The addition of more characters meant that some of the special characters had to be moved around.

For PCs running Windows, both a Type 1 and a TrueType version of the font are available.

There are several special characters beyond the standard set -- Character Map in Windows gives the following mappings:

ALT+0188 is the original closed lowercase "e"
ALT+0189 is the dotted lowercase "i"
ALT+0190 is the dotted lowercase "j"
ALT+0184 is the alternate capital "P" used in the main titles of the series
ALT+0185 is the alternate capital "G" used in "McGoohan"
ALT+0178 is the penny-farthing bicycle symbol used on Village buttons
ALT+0179 is the penny-farthing bicycle symbol used on signs and labels in the Village

(Hold down the Alt key and type the number sequence on the keypad to insert the character in your document.)

There is no relationship between this font and the previously-shareware "Furioso," except that both are based on "Albertus." Village was created back when Furioso was still shareware and no one knew how to contact the author.

This font is freeware. You may copy and distribute it to your heart's content with no obligation whatsoever. I designed it for my own personal use with no intention of profit. Just don't claim it as your own work and we'll all be happy.

Special thanks to Ronald Clark for providing a scan of the button logo.

Be seeing you.

Mark F. Heiman