# How do I make a fake typewritten page and a fake medieval manuscript page? [duplicate]

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:

\documentclass{memoir}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{aurical}
\usepackage{mdframed}
\definecolor{light-gray}{gray}{0.95}

% The environments

%% Typewriter page
\newenvironment{ttenv}
{\begin{mdframed}[innerleftmargin=1.5cm,innerrightmargin=1.5cm,innertopmargin=2em,backgroundcolor=light-gray]\ttfamily}
{\vspace{2em}\par\end{mdframed}}

%% Ancient manuscript
\newenvironment{sigsand}
{\begin{mdframed}[innerleftmargin=1.5cm,innerrightmargin=1.5cm,innertopmargin=1em,backgroundcolor=light-gray]\Fontauri}
{\vspace{2em}\par\end{mdframed}}

\begin{document}

\begin{ttenv}
This is the faux typewriter page!
\end{ttenv}

\begin{sigsand}
This is the faux ancient manuscript page!
\end{sigsand}

\end{document}


The results are not horrible:

... 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!

## marked as duplicate by cfr, Kurt, Troy, Stefan Pinnow, Henri MenkeDec 8 '17 at 7:31

• To make the undulating font I mentioned more readable to contemporary eyes, you can use the last technique in tex.stackexchange.com/a/315635 (for luatex only). Peter Baker (of Junicode fame) also created Eadui, which is both very readable and equipped with ornamental capitals (there’s an example showing how to use the capitals at tex.stackexchange.com/a/235760). – Thérèse Dec 8 '17 at 3:40