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''A Greek typeface inspired by Alexander Wilson''
 
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# Alexander is packaged upstream along with [[Gdouros_Anaktoria_fonts|Anaktoria]], [[Gdouros_Aroania_fonts|Aroania]], [[Gdouros_Asea_fonts|Asea]] and [[Gdouros_Avdira_fonts|Avdira]] as a unit or family called "TextFonts". Perhaps we should consider a name change in the future.
 
# Alexander is packaged upstream along with [[Gdouros_Anaktoria_fonts|Anaktoria]], [[Gdouros_Aroania_fonts|Aroania]], [[Gdouros_Asea_fonts|Asea]] and [[Gdouros_Avdira_fonts|Avdira]] as a unit or family called "TextFonts". Perhaps we should consider a name change in the future.
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# The font covers Cyrillic by 41.41% (as reported by ttfcoverage).
  
 
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== Additional information ==
 
== Additional information ==
  
Needed to complete our Unicode coverage. Plus, the fonts are very nice.
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There is a character repertoire preview of Alexander (and the other TextFonts fonts) at the project's homepage [http://users.teilar.gr/~g1951d/Textfonts.pdf].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 06:55, 22 April 2016

A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group


A Greek typeface inspired by Alexander Wilson


Description

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.


Characteristics

Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page
Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts; Textfonts TTF Public Domain 532816 & 1208838 gdouros-alexander-fonts gdouros-alexander-fonts


Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace


Caveats

  1. Alexander is packaged upstream along with Anaktoria, Aroania, Asea and Avdira as a unit or family called "TextFonts". Perhaps we should consider a name change in the future.
  2. The font covers Cyrillic by 41.41% (as reported by ttfcoverage).


Additional information

There is a character repertoire preview of Alexander (and the other TextFonts fonts) at the project's homepage [1].



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