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I came across this wonderful typeface on an OS 6" to Mile map (from National Library of Scotland):

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By perusing the Characteristics Sheet it looks like it is representing a county borough (or country burgh in Scotland).

Does anyone know what the typeface is? and is it available to download anywhere? Or do I need to work out the minimal number of boroughs to get a full alphabet?

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    Unless you want to recreate historic maps, from a cartographical POV I'd advise against using this or similar fonts, since they are harder to read. Otherwise... I don't know, sorry. Though I associate it rather with the US Midwest than Scotland. – Erik Oct 17 '19 at 11:33
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    There is some good information from the Charles Close Society on O.S. Fonts charlesclosesociety.org/files/Issue108page2.pdf (Seems to be a mixture and older maps were type-setted individually en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typesetting – Mapperz Oct 17 '19 at 15:52
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    And you can always find free typeface files on sites like this 1001freefonts.com . The 'retro' category returned 722 styles. Of course, you can always create the style yourself inkscape-manuals.readthedocs.io/en/latest/… – GBG Oct 17 '19 at 16:13

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