Royal Romain

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What is the Royal Romain font?

Royal Romain was inspired by a font developed for the Sun King of France, Louis XIV. A group of “scientists” set off to work on the task of producing the ultimate font for the king of all kings. After years of elaborations Philippe Grandjean then started to cut the final punches for the “Imprimerie Royale” and finished his part of the work, with the font’s first appearance in the magnificent Médailles sur les principaux énvenémens du règne de Louis-le-Grand (1702). The complete set of 21 sizes of roman and italic letters was finished by Grandjean’s successor Jean Alexandre and completed by Louis Luce in 1745. More…
The font went by the name of “Romain du Roi” and was for the exclusive use of Louis XIV. It was never sold or given to any other king or government. The king of Sweden tried to scrounge a set, but the king refused. This font is the basic design for such famous fonts as the Fournier and Bodoni.
Just so the Romain du Roi didn’t get lost in the digital turmoil, I set out to redesign it in 2004 and finished in early 2008. I did a lot of research in France’s National Library. A good excuse to visit Paris is always welcome!!!
Over the years people kept on asking me why there was no »Bold« cuts and I had to reply that to my knowledge the king did not have a bold version of his font. I did not really want to change that, but I got so many requests, that finally I have extended the font-family by a pair of bold cuts. And to make things even better, I extended the number of glyphs in both weights, they now have over 440 glyphs. So the fonts can be used in many more countries and they have better kerning and a lot of ligatures. Enjoy! I only sell in pairs, but for a fair price.
Your very dedicated Gert Wiescher

Royal Romain Font families

The Royal Romain includes the following font families:

  • Royal Romain
  • Royal Romain Italic
  • Royal Romain Bold
  • Royal Romain Bold Italic

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You're probably thinking - Is Royal Romain available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Royal Romain is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Royal Romain, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Royal Romain and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Royal Romain is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Royal Romain and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Royal Romain. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Royal Romain for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Royal Romain Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Royal Romain remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Royal Romain and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)