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I am looking for a font for my wedding invitation. I like Zapfino One but I think it is not readable enough for an invitation. Especially the letter "f" is very large. Is there any professional looking font which is similar to Zapfino One but a bit more readable for my purpose? If not are there any other suggestions?

For sake of completeness, here is a sample of Zapfino One:

http://pbrd.co/123thhC

Since I make the invitation with LaTeX (XeLaTeX) it would also be ok if you suggest a LaTeX metafont (which I could use with pdflatex).

I am also considering to make the menu-cards with Zapfino One, so it would be great if the font of the wedding invitation would fit to Zapfino One.

  • Are you using pdfLaTeX or XeLaTeX? Because if you are using XeLaTeX (or LuaLaTeX), you can use any opentype or truetype font thanks to fontspec. – Xavier Jun 8 '13 at 6:55
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Out of the LaTeX metafonts on this page, I think the closest to Zaphino One would be Calligra

Calligra

Calligra metafont

Ignoring the LaTeX metafont requirement, there is usually a section devoted to wedding fonts at the larger font vendor websites. Lovers Pro has a similar style but has a little more flamboyance. Virtuosa Classic also looks similar to Zapfino One and is by the same author.

Lovers Pro

Lovers Pro Font

Virtuosa Classic

Virtuosa Classic Font

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I have found some other fonts (all with Zapf in its name but I don't know if Herrman Zapf is the author of them)

Zapf Chancery Normal

Chancery

This font is also available for pdflatex as metafont.

Zapf Chance Italic

Chance

Zapf Calligraphic 801 Italic

Calligraphic

Italianno

Furthermore I have found another font called Italianno:

Italianno

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