Today we’re presenting the Waltograph font, a popular free font designed by Justin Callaghan based on the Walt Disney Company letters.
About Waltograph Font
Waltograph font is not a resemblance of Walt Disney’s handwriting as many people suspect but is a further development of the Walt Disney Company’s old house-style letters, the latter partly derived from Walt Disney’s signature.
The first font was released in 2000. It was later modified several times, and the final version of the font was released in 2004. Although the project is not official and has nothing to do with the Walt Disney Company, the company has used this font on several occasions.
The final version of the Waltograph font comes with a new name, reorganization, kerning, ligatures, alternates, and slight modification. In addition to some OpenType features we will explain below:
The lowercase letters “i” and “j” challenge the spacing due to their very large dots. They have been separated in order to work well with other lowercase characters. The problem with this narrow spacing is that the dots may overlap the previous capitals. Although this overlap has been compensated for by kerning pairs, not all applications support kerning. Therefore, the solution to this situation is unpopular, but kerning is not an option.
The letter “i” without the dot is assigned to space normally occupied by the dagger symbol, and the “j” without the dot replaces the double dagger symbol. To type, an “i” without the dot in Windows, hold down the Alt key and type 0134 on the numeric keypad of your keyboard. For the “j”, the code is 0135.
Waltograph font is released under a Creative Commons NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
Non-commercial means that you can copy, distribute, and display the work, but you must not use the work for commercial purposes, and you must not bundle the work with commercial products without permission. SHARE ALIKE means that you can create and distribute derivative works, but they must have the same NonCommercial license.
Here are more Disney fonts you can check out, they might be helpful.