Paracelsus is a modernised version of a classic Gothic type of face, a Schwabach. This 'bastarda' is more informal than both the rigid Bible Textur and the elegant Fraktur, and it was popular for printing in Germany and Scandinavia in the 16th - 17th centuries.

There are three weights, all includes two versions, standard and traditional. The later has different caps and also alternative, more 'historical' versions of some lower-case letters.

If you want some 'Ye Olde' letters which are still legible, Paracelsus is for you.