Okay, I am typesetting something where there is snippets from something that is typewritten and something that is a medieval manuscript. Naturally, I think it would be funny to mimic those looks. Here's what I have so far:


% The environments

%% Typewriter page

%% Ancient manuscript


This is the faux typewriter page!

This is the faux ancient manuscript page!


The results are not horrible:

Fakeness Galore!

... but I sure feel they could be better. My questions are:

  • How can I make the writing was a bit uneven, especially for the "manuscript"? - How can I make the pages appear less flat?
  • How can I make the edges of the "papers" a little jagged, especially for the "manuscript" one?

I'm open for ideas, also!


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