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Can you advise me on freely available or shareware Greek fonts for Windows?
The following sites and publishers allow you to download Greek fonts for Windows 3.1+ and Windows 95.
- Silver Fonts from Silver Mountain Software at http://www.silvermnt.com/fonts.htm (one of the fonts used by the Perseus Project to display Beta Greek). These are a set of Greek, Hebrew, Latin and Coptic fonts for PCs running in Windows. Once loaded on your PC, you can use the fonts in any Windows application. Sfonts are shareware, and the registration fee is US$20.
- Scholars Press fonts from ftp://scholar.cc.emory.edu/pub/fonts/ (go to the Mac or Windows subdirectory). The SPIonic font follows the Beta Greek encoding scheme (used by the Perseus Project and the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Project). Includes diacritics.
- WinGreek and Son of WinGreek fonts are only available for PCs running in Windows. They are shareware, so you can try them out before paying the registration fee.WinGreek is a set of screen and printer fonts (Greek, Hebrew, Coptic, and soon to include Syriac Estrangelo) that can be used in most Windows 3.x applications. (e.g. Word 2, Word 6). WinGreek is available in the UK from: Dr A.M. Fountain, WinGreek, 292 Spring Rd, Sholing, Southampton, England SO2 7NX. It can also be downloaded at http://www.interlog.com/~pjg/index.htm. WinGreek has been further developed by others to work with Windows 95. Matthew Robinson (Oxford) has developed a set of macros for the WinGreek font to enable it to better work with MS-Word and WordPefect. He also maintains a useful page of information and links at http://units.ox.ac.uk/departments/classics/software/greekmacropage.html
- Son of WinGreek is a set of greek fonts. It is an enhancement of WinGreek that makes the fonts available for Windows 3.x and Windows 95 users. Son of WinGreek can be freely downloaded at http://ibm.rhrz.uni-bonn.de/~ute404/sowg.html. Instructions on how to install the program are provided on the web page.
- Matthew Robinson (see above) provides a useful page of other free/shareware Greek fonts together with samples of the typefaces at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~ball0087/download/FontsCtd.html.
The Perseus Project has produced a guide to loading and using Greek fonts (including links to shareware/freeware fonts). This is available at: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Help/fonthelp.html.
HTML Authors: Michael Fraser, Frances Condron
Document created: 9 October 1997
Document last modified:31 March 1999
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