I use the Papyrus typeface for some creative writing I am doing.

Except for the rough edges, I like all aspects of the typeface. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with different weights or italics.

I would like the proposed typeface to be available for non-commercial use without purchase if possible.

  • Because this question got a close vote, I wonder if it would be better to add the characteristics you like about Papyrus (or where you intend to use it, for example). That should make the font-recommendation easier :)
    – Yisela
    Aug 26, 2015 at 10:23
  • Few typefaces that are designed to mimic handwriting will come with a variety of weights and styles because that's how handwriting works--we tend to have just one style.
    – DA01
    Aug 26, 2015 at 16:56
  • @DA01That is a good point, but I am still surprised that one wouldn't see the benefit of versatility by having alternative weights and styles.
    – Dale
    Aug 27, 2015 at 1:22
  • If you're writing calligraphy, making a different weight is easy, simply use a wider or narrower nib on your pen. Sep 19, 2016 at 12:15

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These are all paid fonts, slightly similar to Papyrus but with more weights available to them:

FF Clair (Many weights)

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Corballis Sans (2 styles)

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ITC Tempus Sans (Many weights)

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