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A font based on elements created by Demetrios Damilas (late 15th c.)


The first edition of Isocrates, edited by Demetrius Chalcondyles, was published by Uldericus Scinzenzeler & Sebastianus de Ponte Tremolo, in 1493 in Milan. It was set in letters cut in 1481 by Bonus Accursius, copying the older elements of Demetrius Damilas. A digital revival was prepared by Ralph P. Hancock for his Milan (Mediolanum) font in 2000.

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 1307238 gdouros-avdira-fonts gdouros-avdira-fonts

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


  1. Avdira is packaged upstream along with Anaktoria, Aroania, Asea and Alexander as a unit or family called "TextFonts". Perhaps we should consider a name change in the future.
  1. ttfcoverage reports a 41.41% coverage of Cyrillic.

Additional information

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

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