“Smooth Papyrus” is an alternate, smoothed version of the ubiquitous Papyrus font.
This font is interchangeable with the version of Papyrus that comes pre-packaged with Windows operating systems: EF Papyrus.
This font is not interchangeable with the version of Papyrus that comes pre-packaged with Apple operating systems: ITC Papyrus. Notably, the ITC version has smaller, thicker capitals and tighter kerning between uppercase and lowercase letters.
Download demo freeThe demo includes all English letterforms, numbers, and some common non-English letterforms, but does not include symbols.
Purchase complete versionThis version includes every character from the original Papyrus font.
What’s the deal with Smooth Papyrus
You might have caught a whiff of the stink designers have been making about the Papyrus font. The problem isn’t that Papyrus is a bad font, it’s just misused a lot. Papyrus is very recognizable because of the distinctive corroded appearance of the typeface, which makes sense considering it was meant to mimic the look of ancient writing on Papyrus paper. By using this smooth alternative to the Papyrus font, that instantly recognizable quality is lessened, making it seem less lazy to people in the know, while maintaining the desired character of the original typeface.