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MLC ScotchKut Common Gothic


A digital Common Gothic font based on ScotchKut’s Common Gothic alphabet. Both OpenType and TrueType formats included with the download.

SKU: MLC-CommonGothic-SKS Category: Tag:


ScotchKut Common Gothic Headstone Font

* Only the basic character set is shown here. For a sample character map see the MLC Font Project page.


Commercial/Common Gothic


Created for cutting sandblast stencil, this alphabet saw most of its usage during the 1970s and 80s.

History & Designer

Created as a near duplication of the Spacerite Round Corner Gothic, SKS Ltd. designed its plastic version of the alphabet in 1968 to remove the step of memorial makers hand cutting stencil.

Distinguishing Features

The only feature noticeable to the naked eye differentiating the SKS gothic from the Spacerite Round Corner Gothic is the rounded spur of ‘G’. The Spacerite ‘G’ contains a spur which is angled, and the inside of the SKS ‘G’ spur rounds outward towards its point.