The practical value of these fonts is questionable. They date from a time before Unicode existed, and rely on visual-only font-switching techniques, without regard to character encoding standards. At the time, that was an acceptable solution. But these techniques should no longer be used now that Unicode is widespread. Hence, the downloads on this page are provided out of historical interest only.

Classical Greek

Greek Sample]

This font was designed by Jos Kunst for use in his unfinished dissertation about the Corpus Hermeticum. The Read Me that goes with the font follows.

This is a free Macintosh font, with TrueType, PostScript type 1, and bitmaps for 12, 14 and 24 points, for classical and hellenistic Greek, with all accents and spiritus signs available, where needed. A PICT document giving the key combinations for the composite characters has also been added. The font should be used in combination with a PopChar-like utility (PopChar itself is best, I find).

I have added the font Classicalgreek.Translit, which yields, by a simple change of font, something approximating the 'normal' transliteration for classical Greek generally used in serious philosophical and philological publications.

For obvious reasons the transliteration font yields only an approximation: at first, ohutôs is put out instead of houtôs, and all capital texts have also to be fine-tuned. But I have found that this can be taken care of by a few search-and-replace operations in your word processor. For even more obvious reasons however, this precludes the straightforward switching back to the original Greek font.



This font contains a large number of symbols from mathematical logic. TrueType, PostScript type 1, and 12-, 14- and 24-point bitmap.

(Windows version created by Mark Heimback-Nielsen)

CC Public Domain These fonts are in the public domain.