Category: fonts

StixFonts, finally available (beta)!

The STIX Fonts project (website) has been developing for over 10 years a font suitable to be used in academic publications. It boasts support from Elsevier, IEEE and other academic publishers or associations. A few days ago, they published a beta version of the font in an effort to get public feedback. The beta period …

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Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts

George Douros created a set of Unicode fonts that cover the part of the Unicode standard for ancient scripts and symbols. Linear B Ideograms; Ιδεογράμματα Γραμμικής Β Ancient Greek numbers; Αρχαίοι ελληνικοί αριθμοί Click here to see more screenshots on the Ancient fonts gallery. Simossimos.info

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Convert your legacy font to Unicode

There exist quite a few legacy fonts, from the time that 8-bit-style encodings was the norm. Nowdays, most (if not all) spoken and ancient scripts have been added to the Unicode standard. Therefore, if you have a legacy font, you can convert to Unicode using a guide by William J Poser. The guide uses Linear …

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Improving DejaVu Serif for Greek

Vangelis Karageorgos  sent an e-mail to the DejaVu Fonts mailing list regarding his work on the Greek glyphs for the DejaVu Serif face. The original Greek glyphs from DejaVu Serif 2.12 look like The edition of DejaVu Serif (Greek) by Vangelis  Karageorgos look like Ben Laenen from the DejaVu project, an  gave the following comments/advice …

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The Junicode Greek Project

What’s Junicode? Well, Junicode (short for Junius-Unicode) is a Unicode font for medievalists. The current version is a beta; the selection of characters and the arrangement of the Private Use Area are subject to change. Your comments, suggestions and bug reports will be a great help to me as I complete the project. Source: http://junicode.sourceforge.net/ …

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Greek Font Society fonts (re-)released under the Open Font License

Several of the Greek Font Society fonts have been released under the Open Font License. This includes GFSDidotOT, GFSOlgaOT and GFSPortonOT. Thank you Greek Font Society! Simossimos.info

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