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Download 8-bit Numismatica Font

This page provides instructions for downloading and installation of the Numismatica 8-bit font. The font is distributed with only one restriction: if you change the font in any way, you must rename it.

 

Download the current version 8-bit font packages
Download the obsolete beta test font
Download the test guide
View test web pages


Download the font appropriate for your computer, install it according to your computer's instruction manual.

CAUTION: While no problems are expected that could damage your computer or data, you should use caution installing and using these fonts. The original beta test font has been replaced by the current font with a different name to avoid confusion. Any documents you created with the test font will be incompatible with the current font.

  • Download the Numismatica font packages

    Choose the Adobe Type 1 or Truetype font that you want to download based on your computer's operating system. Each download package includes the Numismatica font, the Numismatica-Retro font, and the Numismatica-Signs font.

    Note: the Adobe Type 1 Windows version of this font is the primary development effort. The current Truetype version is not well hinted and thus the Type 1 font provides a better on-screen appearance. However, both have excellent appearance when printed. An improved TrueType font is planned for the future.

    download.gif (16x16 -- 151 bytes)Numismatica 8-Bit Truetype font for Macintosh  (xxxxxxxx.sit, version 1.12, 22K bytes, published xx May 2003)
    download.gif (16x16 -- 151 bytes)Numismatica 8-Bit Type 1 font for Macintosh (xxxxxxx.zip, version 1.12, 48K bytes, published xx May 2003)
    Download either the Truetype or Type 1 font for Macintosh. Do not download both. Uninstall any prior versions of Numismatica font. Follow the Macintosh procedures to install the font.

    Note: The Mac Type 1 file contains the metrics only -- no bitmap fonts; this is normal for a Mac Type 1 file, because Adobe Type Manager for the Mac makes the screen image. As long as both files are correctly installed, characters will appear on screen. If the big file with the outlines is not in place, all you will see are squares.


    download.gif (16x16 -- 151 bytes)Numismatica 8-Bit Truetype font for Microsoft Windows (xxxxxxx.ttf version 1.12, 60K bytes, published xx May 2003)
    download.gif (16x16 -- 151 bytes)Numismatica 8-Bit Type 1 font for Microsoft Windows (xxxxxx.zip version 1.12, 76K bytes, published xx May 2003)
    Download either the Truetype or Type 1 font for Windows. Do not download both. Uninstall any prior versions of Numismatica font. Follow the Windows procedures to install the font.

    download.gif (16x16 -- 151 bytes)Numismatica 8-Bit Truetype font for Unix/Linux and TeX/LaTeX (xxxxxxxxx.ttf version 1.12, 60K bytes, published xx May 2003)
    download.gif (16x16 -- 151 bytes)Numismatica 8-Bit Type 1 font for Unix/Linux and TeX/LaTeX (xxxxxxx.zip version 1.12, 76K bytes, published xx May 2003)
    Download either the Truetype or Type 1 font for Unix. Do not download both. Uninstall any prior versions of Numismatica Beta Test font. Follow the procedures for your application or operating system to install the font.


  • Download the obsolete Numismatica Beta Test font

    Note: These downloads are provided only for compatibility reasons for those still using the beta test development fonts. Choose the Adobe Type 1 or Truetype font that you want to download based on your computer's operating system.

    DownloadNumismatica Beta Test Truetype font for Microsoft Windows (numgrk.ttf version 1.06, 60K bytes, published 25 Aug 2000)
    DownloadNumismatica Beta Test Type 1 font for Microsoft Windows (NGT1_2.zip version 1.07, 76K bytes, published 27 Aug 2000)
    Download either the Truetype or Type 1 font for Windows. Do not download both. Uninstall any prior versions of Numismatica Beta Test font. Follow the Windows procedures to install the font.

    DownloadNumismatica Beta Test Truetype font
    for Unix/Linux and TeX/LaTeX (numgrk.ttf version 1.06, 60K bytes, published 25 Aug 2000)
    download.gif (16x16 -- 151 bytes)Numismatica Beta Test Type 1 font for Unix/Linux and TeX/LaTeX (NGT1_2.zip version 1.07, 76K bytes, published 27 Aug 2000)
    Download either the Truetype or Type 1 font for Unix. Do not download both. Uninstall any prior versions of Numismatica Beta Test font. Follow the procedures for your application or operating system to install the font.


  • Download the test document and guide sheet in plain text, rich text (.RTF) and MS Word (Mac and Win) formats
     
    DownloadNumismatica test document and guide sheet (numguide.zip version 1.02, 34K bytes, published 27 Dec 2002)
    This file contains a sample of the fonts and a questionnaire to help you consider ways to test the font in your computing environment. The prerelease test guide sheet is also available online.
     
  • Use the font

    Experiment with editing and printing the document in your word processing software. Use it in your other applications and verify correct behavior. 

    Another confidence test will be a visit to the font test web page. Netscape 5 has dropped support of symbol-encoded Truetype fonts. Please advise your results with Netscape 5 by e-mail.
     
  • Utilities

    Frequent users of symbol fonts will find a utility to locate and insert the non-keyboard characters is essential.
     
    • For Microsoft Word users, both Macintosh and Windows, the easiest method of inserting characters into a document is to use the Insert > Symbol menu, selecting "Numismatica" as the font.
       
    • For the Macintosh, use a utility such as PopChar Pro to access characters not available from the keyboard. This program allows easy access to all the font's characters from a control panel pop-up.
       
    • Windows utilities include:
       
      • The Windows Character Map utility. The Windows XP version is quite an improvement over earlier versions. It gives access to all of a font's characters, and allows constructing strings of characters for insertion into your documents.  To open Character Map in Windows, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Character Map.
         
      • An excellent utility which supports Unicode is BabelMap.
         
      • The previously recommended Map of Chars is still useful for 8-bit fonts, but no longer as powerful as the Windows Charmap utility it replaces.
         
  • Adobe Type Manager
     
    • Adobe Type Manager (ATM) is required to use Adobe Type 1 fonts on the Macintosh and in Windows 95/98. You can download and use ATM Light for free.
       
    • In Windows NT4, Adobe Type 1 fonts can be automatically converted to TrueType format -- so ATM is not required, although it is still recommended for top quality screen display.
       
    • Windows 2000 and Windows XP have Postscript Type 1 support built in, so ATM is not needed.
       
  • Report your findings

    Use the recommended changes guide sheet to report any problems you encounter with the font. Send the completed guide sheet by e-mail to Chris Hopkins.

    A summary of problems and issues is located on the known problems page.


This page last updated 26 Jan 2011

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