Martin Luther King Font Update #30

August 2022

Dear reader reader,

You downloaded the Martin Luther King handwriting font. Usually, every month I publish an updated version for you to download. 💥Unfortunately, I broke my arm two weeks ago, so the next font update moved to early September.

I do not want to skip without notice, and instead of a font update, I'd like to share three resources regarding Martin Luther King jr. I hope you find the material interesting!

Do you know of some online resources you'd like to share? Reply to this email, and I'd love to look at them.

Thank you, and have an enjoyable August!
world house podcast


Podcast Tip: The World House

I highly recommend this podcast to you. Dr. Clayborne Carson is the director of the King Papers Project and Editor of Dr. King’s Autobiography. When I started making the font, I reached out to Carson to recommend manuscripts for my research on King's handwriting. One resource I continuously used is "An Autobiography of Religious Development". In Episode 3, "Crozer Theological Seminary," Carson explains why this manuscript is so important.

The 21 episodes are very well produced, and it is a pleasure to listen to. The structure of the episodes seems to be oriented to the Autobiography Carson wrote on King. So, on one hand, the podcast gives you a detailed overview of Dr. King's life, and on top, you get updated on the current research status.

Find all Episodes here:



American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A free online course by Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences.

Dr. Clayborne Carson will take you on a tour of discovery through Atlanta, Boston, Albany, Washington D.C., Selma, and Memphis, to illuminate the lives of Martin and Coretta Scott King. You will follow Dr. King from his sudden and unexpected emergence as an internationally known nonviolence and human rights advocate. You will also learn about the central role that Coretta Scott King played as a partner and activist during Martin’s lifetime and afterward.

The course is free, and if you pay a fee, you can get a certificate upon completion.

Find out more here:
King quotes on war and peace


Quotes on War and Peace

This website by the Martin Luther King, Jr.Research and Education Institute is filled with quotes King made from various events and time periods throughout his lifetime on the discussion of war and peace.

Find out more here:
King quotes on war and peace
I want to take some space to thank everybody who supported the creation of the font this month. This update is possible because of the financial support of 23 people from around the world:

B. Desclee, Brussels 🇧🇪
C. Smith, Nedlands, WA 🇦🇺
D.Chamberlain, Benicia, CA 🇺🇸
F. Chaplais, Ile de France 🇫🇷
F. Engerer, Nürnberg, Bavaria 🇩🇪
G. Sjölin, Örebro 🇸🇪
H. Billetter, Kerpen, North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪
H. Colsman-Freyberger, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg 🇩🇪
H. de Wolf, Zaandijk 🇳🇱
J. Ford, New York, NY 🇺🇸
J. Harris, Montgomery, Al 🇺🇸
J. Holze, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪
J. Horton, North Turramurra, NSW 🇦🇺
J. Wilson, Nashville, TN 🇺🇸
K. Engelbrecht, Bern 🇨🇭
K. Tilley, Linthicum Heights, MD 🇺🇸
L. Kaptain, Denver, CO 🇺🇸
N. Renner, New Britain, CT 🇺🇸
N. Wilson, Broken Arrow, OK 🇺🇸
P. Herman, Bonsall, CA 🇺🇸
R. Lindsey, Grand Terrace, CA 🇺🇸
R. Wampler, Colorado Springs, CO 🇺🇸
T. Zwitserlood, Amsterdam, NH 🇳🇱

How can you support the Martin Luther King font?

This project is very dear to me; I hope you enjoy the font. Without support, this project would not be possible! The more people support the project, the more time I can spend working on the font.

1. Donate regularly to the font.

I will add one additional letter for each 100€ ($110, £90) donated monthly, and sometimes I add some more. reader reader if you want to support: please donate monthly. The continuity will help me and the rhythm of the project. You can find a detailed report on the received donations →here.

2. Spread the word.

Do you have a colleague or friend that might be interested in this? Maybe a high school teacher or student working on Dr. King. Please share this email or link to the project site: with friends, family, and colleagues you think would be interested in the font?
If you have any questions about this project, reply to this email. I am happy to help.

Enjoy the font and stay tuned for more updates,

Do you have questions about fonts and how to use them?

I have prepared a → helpful font guide that will guide you through the necessary steps of installing a font on different devices. If your question is not covered in the PDF, reply to this email. I am happy to help.

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Update History:

Update #30: 5. August 2022. Shared resources regarding Dr. King.
Update #29: 21. June 2022.
This update adds three new letterforms: alternative t, initial letter h, and k.
Update #28: 28. April 2022. This update adds two signs: A question mark and an alternative Question mark.
Update #27: 9. April 2022. This update adds two new letterforms, lowercase final-letter a and f—further, and five new documents to download. Four sample documents for Word, Pages, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and InDesign to make it easy for you to get started with the font. The new PDF "How to use the MLK handwriting font" explains the basics of using the font, like size and line space.
Update #26: 2. March 2022. This update adds five new letterforms, lowercase final-letter m, and initial letters l, m, r, and w.
Update #25: 20. January 2022. This update was about using the font.
Update #24: 9. December 2021. This update adds three new letterforms, lowercase final-letter y, w, and an isolated letter form a. Further, the altering mechanism in the font is completely updated.
Update #23: 25. October 2021. This update adds two new letterforms, lowercase final-letter p and x.
Update #22: 28. August 2021. This update adds two new letterforms, the lowercase initial letter q and an alternative i.
Update #21: 28. August 2021. This update adds two new letterforms, lowercase final form d, and r.
Update #20: 7. August 2021. This update adds three new letterforms, lowercase initial letters e, g, and u.
Update #19: 30. June 2021. This update adds five new letterforms, lowercase l (version 2), and initial letters a, c, o, and s.
Update #18: 1. June 2021. This update adds two new letterforms, lowercase o (version 2) and u (version 2).
Update #17: 12. May 2021. This update adds two new final letterforms, lowercase g and y, and an alternate version of the initial lowercase i. Further, the update fixes (4) the size of the new numbers that shipped with the April Update. And finally, I have added a new PDF to showcase the font.
Update #16: 30. March 2021. Added numbers: 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, 0 (version 2) and semicolon.
Update #15: 28. February 2021: Added Numbers: 1,2,3,4,5
Update #14: 9. January 2021: Added the letters: ă â à ā ą å ã ć č ç ě ê ė è ē ẽ ḡ î ï ì ī į ĩ ĺ ł ń ň ñ ô ò ő ō õ ŕ ř ś š ţ û ù ű ų ů ũ ŵ ẁ ŷ ỳ ỹ ź ž ż as well as the dollar sign and an alternative comma.
Update #13 Added 29. December 2020: capital letter X, parenthesis left and right (), improvised: Aacute, Adieresis, Eacute, Edieresis, Iacute, Idieresis, Jacute, Oacute, Odieresis, Uacute, Udieresis, Wacute, Wdieresis, Yacute, Ydieresis, aacute, adieresis, eacute, edieresis, edotaccent, iacute, idieresis, jdotless, jacute, oacute, odieresis, uacute, udieresis, wacute, wdieresis, yacute, ydieresis.
Update #12 Added 30. November 2020: initial p and f, and a variation for the lowercase t.
Update #11 Added 29. October 2020: special form I, final-form t
Update #10 Added 28. August 2020: J, initial form y, colon
Update #9 Added 28. July 2020: Q, final form e, Alternative Form U
Update #8 Added 28. June 2020: P, final form n, initial form i
Update #7 Added 28. May 2020: Number: repaired ligature features, U, final form y & s
Update #6 Added 28. April 2020: Numbers: 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 (Numbers are complete)
Update #5 Added 31. March 2020: Capital letters: D — Numbers: 4
Update #4 Added 25. February 2020: Capital letters: I — Numbers: 1, 9
Update #3 Added 25. January 2020: Capital letters: A, R
Update #2 Added 27. December 2019: Capital letters: C, E, O, V — Numbers: 2, 0 — Signs: hyphen
Update #1 Added 27. November 2019: Capital letters: L, K, N, W, S, T, F, B, Y, H — lowercase letter: g — initial lowercase letter: t.init — Signs: Bullet, comma, quote-single (or apostrophe - very important for English), quote-double, quote-double left, quote-double right
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