[Tex/LaTex] Calligraphy question


Could anyone let me know if this could be done using LaTeX? And if so, how do we do that?

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Best Answer

I don’t think that this image is created by using a digital font. It seems to be hand drawn, since there are so many different forms of the same characters, e.g. compare the very different e, i, m t or s forms:


So the answer to your question is: No it can’t be done with TeX since there is no adequate font for this.

To do something like this, I guess, TeX isn’t the right approche … a vector based image software, like Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator, will do a better job on this … after drawing it in Inkskape one may export the image to TikZ and use this code in a TeX document or simply include an image file (PDF, JPG etc.).

If you find a calligraphy font that looks like you want, it would certanliy be possible to use it with XeTeX, or even PDFLaTeX, but it could be very hard to handle all the ligatures / joins between letters and the positioning so even with a nice font I would rather use Inkscape/Illustrator.