Mid century modern font – Renewals of scripture commonly occur later in the laity than among ministers and officials generally had studied abroad and often stood in correspondence with the authorities or colleagues there. Until about the 18th mid century modern font was almost exclusively ecclesiastical writings and law books that were printed in Iceland. Other books that people wanted, was written by hand. Laity wrote off so even their books, and the large amount of transcripts and manuscripts from later centuries is something very special for the Icelandic literary culture. Text genre could be decisive for the font that was used some would rather prefer to use font when there had to be written sagas.
A variant of italics, neo-Gothic font, became popular in the 17th century. This book showed long traces of the medieval Gothic italics. In the 18th century the knowledge to write more common, and writes hands became more diverse, as more learned to write. Around the 19th mid century modern font was discontinued using neo-Gothic font and began instead to use a new form of cursive, Latin italics, which in fact is an Old Italian or southern European italics. Recently there has been set yet another distinction in the history of writing in Iceland since shortly after 1980 began writing handwriting, as you learn to write in school today.