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Chemist fonts were created by Cathy Davies as a memorial to her father, William Davies, based on his handwriting.


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Cathy Davies Chemist OTF Public domain

Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace
Handwriting ✘ (2 variants)


  1. Upstream release is Type 1 fonts in a StuffIt archive (.sit); may need to start from a third-party zip such as the one on fontsquirrel. The fonts will need to be converted to OpenType CFF (OTF).
  2. 3 families = 3 subpackages. The archive contains Chemist Regular, Chemist Rough and Chemist Periodic. Chemist Periodic is not a handwriting font.

Additional information

  1. Featured in Tripwiremagazine's 45+ exceptionally useful free handwritten fonts.
  2. Some of the other fonts on Cathy Davies' may have licensing permitting Fedora inclusion.

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