Re: greek fonts, etc.

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Wed Apr 30 1997 - 20:18:40 EDT

On Wed, 30 Apr 1997, Reverend Rich wrote:

>Hi there!
>I am looking for something that will help me add acents, breathing marks,
>etc., into a document made with Corel wordperfect 7.0 I have wingreek.
>Won't work. I have done everything I know to do, which i will admit is not
>much. Is there a software package for such a thing that will work with any
>word processor?

Does WordPerfect 7.0 support TrueType fonts? If so, you can use the SGreek
fonts, which you can download from Silver Mountain Software:

        Fine, general purpose font. Not perfect, but quite usable.
        Probably as good as any shareware font I've used.

Or you can download Bill Mounce's Mounce font:

        The only thing I dislike about this is that it is very difficult
        to distinguish rough and smooth breathings on the screen. The last
        generation had really bad spacing, but this has improved very

Ralph Hancock has also done some nice shareware fonts - his email address is:
        Interesting, quite useable fonts, in two styles. Same encoding as
        but in TrueType format. I found them on a web site somewhere, but I
        where, so you'll just have to send him email. If you do, tell me
where you
        can download them.

And someone out there (Paul?) might be able to tell us about another font
(hint, hint, hint), which looks great, but which I can't say anything about
unless he does. They were considering releasing these for free, which would
be a great service to the world, since these fonts have lots of advantages,
but they also have a few rough spots that need to be worked on.

All of the above are TrueType fonts.

Some decorative, older style fonts which you don't want for running texts:


        Supposedly available as TrueType also, but I haven't seen proof of that.
        These look nice in the print sample, but I can't use them on my Windows

    Acropolis fonts (Acropolis Then and Acropolis Now - commercial):

        Pretty, old-style decorative fonts. Worthy of mention if only for the
        cute name.

OK, gang, which freeware or shareware fonts am I missing? Of course, there
are also the commercial fonts...

I need to add a section on fonts to my Little Greek Home Page. I'll gather
all this stuff up and do so sometime soon.


Jonathan Robie
POET Software, 3207 Gibson Road, Durham, N.C., 27703

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