Dr. Shirley's Font List

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I wrote this web page at a time when Unicode was being developed, but there were no good fonts or keyboard support for polytonic Greek. Polytonic Greek employs a full set of accents, breathings, and iota-subscripts.
Now there are several fonts which conform to Unicode specifications, and which contain the Greek accented letters as complete characters, rather than as combinations of characters.
So the time has come for me to change from "legacy fonts" such as SPIonic, to the more versatile and universally accepted polytonic Unicode.

If you see a row of eight accented Greek characters on the left which are similar to the ones on the right (not necessarily the same font), then you already have a Unicode polytonic Greek font installed and your computer should be ready to read (but not necessarily to write) polytonic Greek texts.

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If you do not have a Unicode polytonic Greek font installed, or if you would like to try other Unicode fonts Go here for a page of links to free Unicode font downloads and resources.

Legacy fonts

The rest of this page links to resources for the older "legacy fonts"
I do still use SPIonic, as it is a much smaller font than the Unicode ones, and is quick and easy for typing word documents. I suggest that my Beginning Greek students use it unless they are really proficient with virtual keyboards and accessing the higher planes of the Unicode characters.

Scholars Press Font archive

Scholar's Press is no longer active, but the fonts which they developed are still available and used widely.
SPIonic is the font I used to use, and am still using for some of the material for the Greek Courses at ENMU, and for the Web pages. It is in the public domain. I am, however, changing the .pdf documents and Web pages to a polytonic Greek Unicode font - my present font of choice is Cardo, but this may change.

SPIonic should be installed on all the computers in the ENMU Computer Labs and the Library, but if you would like your own copy of the font you can download it as part of a pack of fonts here (81 KB, includes a keyboard map for SPIonic), or as an individual font SPIonic.ttf, or contact Dr. Shirley
Go here for a Keyboard Map of SPIonic, or download it as part of a pack of fonts here (81 KB, includes a keyboard map for SPIonic), or contact Dr. Shirley
Go here for a Keyboard Map of SPIonic

Go here to see examples of Greek fonts

Go here to see more examples of Greek fonts

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Go to this Page to see samples and to download individual fonts and font packs for other languages

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Last Updated : May 6, 2011

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