From Batty's scan the 'Death script' is the same typeface
as the rest of the book (and not the font which is all the other varieties of that typeface that come in different point sizes, and weights (thin to ultra bold), bold, italics, condensed and expanded etc etc etc - those are all font types of the typeface).
wiki wrote:In typography, a font (also fount) is traditionally defined as a complete character set of a single size and style of a particular typeface. For example, the set of all characters for 9-point Bulmer italic is a font, and the 10-point size would be a separate font, as would the 9 point upright.
So this could be one of any number of Roman (seriffed) typefaces (like Times New Roman, Garamond, Century Schoolbook or Bodoni etc etc and Death's handwriting is in that same Roman typeface as the body text but just rendered / typeset / typed in
initial capitals (INITIAL CAPITALS
italicised INITIAL CAPITALS
probably emboldened (from the looks of it) INITIAL CAPITALS
Regrettably this forum only has Verdana (typeface) character fonts available so I cannot replicate the effect
exactly as it appears in the book nor name the actual typeface used in there as my copy of the Hogfather's not handy - so sorry about that.
- I wholly agree