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A Greek typeface inspired by Alexander Wilson


A text typeface using the Greek letters designed by Alexander Wilson (1714-1786), a Scottish doctor, astronomer, and typefounder, who established a typefoundry in Glasgow in 1744. The type was especially designed for an edition of Homer’s epics, published in 1756-8 by Andrew and Robert Foulis, printers to the University of Glasgow. A modern revival, Wilson Greek, was designed by Matthew Carter in 1995. Peter S. Baker is also using Wilson’s Greek type in his Junicode font for medieval scholars (2007).

Latin and Cyrillic are based on a Garamond typeface. The font covers the Windows Glyph List, IPA Extensions, Greek Extended, Ancient Greek Numbers, Byzantine and Ancient Greek Musical Notation, various typographic extras and several Open Type features (Case-Sensitive Forms, Small Capitals, Subscript, Superscript, Numerators, Denominators, Fractions, Old Style Figures, Historical Forms, Stylistic Alternates, Ligatures).

It was created by George Douros.


Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page
Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts OFL Free to use, modify and distribute 532816 gdouros-alexander-fonts gdouros-alexander-fonts


  1. It'd be mighty nice to convince the author to add his licensing info in the zip (as a detached txt file, in the pdf, in the font metadata)

Additional information

Needed to complete our Unicode coverage. Plus, the fonts are very nice.

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