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Numismatica

Numismatic Fonts for Ancient Coins

Numismatica Old Greek
Aramaic for Unicode
CoinGreek Fonts
Lorber Fonts
Cross Font Code Examples
Unicode Fonts

Introduction

In 2000, I unsuccessfully attempted to locate a font containing the archaic, classical and Hellenistic Greek letterforms necessary to electronically describe legends on ancient coins. In the absence of a readily available font for Greek legends on ancient coins, I proposed a collaborative effort to create such a font for unrestricted free distribution over the Internet.

The project has now grown to include other numismatic fonts, and testing of cross-platform fonts of both the 8-bit and Unicode types.

In researching fonts for Parthian in Aramaic script, I found that Unicode does not yet contain Aramaic, and I have initiated efforts to formally propose an Aramaic script encoding to the Unicode technical committee.

I have obtained permission to freely distribute the formerly commercial fonts CoinGreek I and CoinGreek II.


This page last updated 26 Jan 2011

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