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Buyer’s Guide: Picking script fonts for design programs


Many of the script fonts available on FontShop have contextual alternates, stylistic alternates, or just beautiful swashes in general that would work well for wedding invitations. But how do you know which font to say “I do” to?

If you’re working in Adobe Creative Suite programs (such as InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop), you’re in luck. Fonts with lots of contextual and stylistic alternates work well in these programs. To get started, you can browse our Full-Featured Formal Scripts FontList. A typeface like SudtiposPoem Script Pro has many options to choose from. The uppercase “I” alone has six additional stylistic alternates — you can say “I do” in multiple ways!


Full-featured formal scripts are fun to work with, but only if you’re using them in design programs like Adobe Creative Suite. You can read more on how to access alternates in Photoshop or Illustrator in our Using Type: Contextual Alternates, Ligatures post. If you’re designing your wedding invitations or other materials in different programs like Microsoft Office or iWorks applications, you have to be a bit more choosy. Poem Script has a total of 1,675 glyphs in its character set — some programs just can’t access all of these alternates. Stay tuned for Part 2 of picking script fonts for use in other programs.

New Fonts This Week

This week we have lots of fresh new faces as well as some great deals we’d like to share with you.

Get 30% off Krul and Dulcinea from ReType through December. Sudtipos’ Poem Script is 30% off until Dec. 25. We welcome a new foundry, Positype, to the FontShop family and offer a promotional price of 25% off this month for all Positype fonts. Be sure to check out Hoftype’s Carat Light—it’s FREE! And as always, subscribe to our newsletter and read this blog for the full stories. Now for all the latest from the following foundries:

New Foundry: Positype

View all Positype fonts (25% off through Dec. 31)

Air Complete OT (25% off through Dec. 31)

Dumpling OT (25% off through Dec. 31)

Friendly OT (25% off through Dec. 31)

Halogen OT (25% off through Dec. 31)


PTL Attack Rough OT

PTL Attention Complete Pro OT

PTL Manohara Complete Pro


PTL Roletta Sans / Slab / Ornaments


Poem Script (30% off until Dec. 25)

Canada Type

Cotillion Volume Pro

Gaulois OT

Pipa OT

Zigarre Volume OT


FF Videtur

Parkinson Type Design



VLNL Breakz

VLNL Decks

VLNL Dream Meal

VLNL Gaufre Regular OT