How to Change Text to Old English

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Old English is an intricate font used on posters for plays and films about medieval England. It is sometimes used on cards for birthdays and other occasions such as wedding invitations and marriage certificates. The Old English Font emulates the letter forms used in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era for plays, death warrants (such as that for Charles I of England), certificates and all other types of documents using quill and ink. The font is unlike other fonts because it is based on how people used to write hundreds of years ago.

  • Download an Old English Font from Font Space (fontspace.com), and install it. There are a few versions of the font available for download.

  • Unzip and double click on the font file with suffix ".ttf." This will open the Windows Font Viewer (or other default) program, and display examples of the font along with an Install button.

  • Click "Install" in the font viewer program and wait until it has completed.

  • Open any editing program that uses fonts or a notepad.

  • Choose "Format" and then "Font." The specific menu commands may vary, depending on the application you are using. The Old English font should be available in the list of fonts. Choose the font and type some text. It should be displayed in Old English.

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