There is a series/set of calligraphy exercise books, apparently under the brand name of 'Aladine', published in French. They're pretty small, thin, incredibly classy. I know for a fact that there's a "Ecrire Au Moyen-Age" and a "Ecrire A La Renaissance", i.e. fonts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as well as books on Arabic and Chinese calligraphy.
Oddly enough, Google turns up virtually nothing about them, maybe because I just don't speak French. So. Anyone got any information on these books? Anything at all would be useful, I don't care. Even just names that I can toss into Google again.
Yes, I'm quite desperate.