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I have a document which has many short quotes in which I would like to imitate the fonts. For this document I am limited to LaTeX (not LuaTeX) by the publisher. The jkpvos font family from kpfonts does a reasonable job with this Marin Mersenne (1625) except for the descending z (4th and 5th line below). How might I imitate it with LaTeX?

Font example to be reproduced with LaTeX

Added to original question: It does not need to be perfect. The image below is what I have for this quote, and it is sufficient for my purposes (other than the z).

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Do you know if the 'z' you're looking for is included in kpfonts? Also, could you add a little code sample showing what you're doing so far to approach the sample? –  doncherry Oct 14 '12 at 17:29
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Take a look at the Fell types. They are easy to use with XeLaTeX. –  Philippe Goutet Oct 14 '12 at 17:33
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@PhilippeGoutet I'm assuming if he says he has to use LaTeX and can't use LuaLaTeX, then XeLaTeX won't be an option either, unfortunately. –  doncherry Oct 14 '12 at 17:38
    
@doncherry: probably, yes, but the fonts are also available as TTF, so they can be used with pdflatex if need be. –  Philippe Goutet Oct 14 '12 at 17:49
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Note that while the "long s" is an orthographic necessity, the "z" is a mere artistic feature of the font. So in my humble opinion, you do already an authentic job by keeping orthography. –  bronger Jan 25 '13 at 6:45

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Try Dominican Italic font at

http://www.fontparadise.com/fonts.php?SearchFor=dominican&type=search

I believe it is a free download

There is also Garamond MT Italic at

http://www.fontpalace.com/font-details/Garamond+MT+Italic/

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They seem to have the "z with my-hand-was-sore-when-drawing-the-last-line", however, the examples show the modern "s". whereas the OP seems to want the "long s". –  tohecz Mar 2 '13 at 8:37
    
@tohecz I had the impression that the questioner wasn't looking for a complete font replacement for the whole alphabet, but was in some way just going to use the hand-was-sore-"z". Of course, mixing characters from fonts would generally stick out like a sore thumb. As far as antique "s" characters, many fonts will have both forms of s (the antique as a special character or alternate font set), since even in antique penmenship, both forms of s were used, depending on the context (antique s mid-word, modern s at word end). –  Steven B. Segletes Mar 2 '13 at 12:03

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