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A font based on Victor Julius Scholderer's "New Hellenic"


Aroania is a modern recast of Victor Scholderer's "New Hellenic" font, on the basis of Verdana. In 1927, Victor Julius Scholderer (1880-1971), on behalf of the "Society for the Promotion of Greek Studies", got involved in choosing and consulting the design and production of a Greek type called "New Hellenic", cut by the Lanston Monotype Corporation. He chose the revival of a round, and almost monoline type which had first appeared in 1492 in the edition of Macrobius, ascribable to the printing shop of Giovanni Rosso (Joannes Rubeus) in Venice.

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; Textfonts TTF Public Domain 1228868 gdouros-aroania-fonts gdouros-aroania-fonts

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


  1. Aroania is packaged upstream along with Anaktoria, Asea, Avdira and Alexander as a unit or family called "TextFonts". Perhaps we should consider a name change in the future.
  2. fontlint finds a few errors, but most likely that is due to the program not being up to speed with Unicode 7.x and to some features of the font.
  3. The font covers Cyrillic by 41.41% (as reported by unicover).

Additional information

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

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