9.594, FYI: Greek Fonts

From: Mari Broman Olsen (molsen@umiacs.umd.edu)
Date: Tue Apr 21 1998 - 13:57:35 EDT

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 13:34:23 -0500
From: "Evan L. Antworth" <Evan.Antworth@SIL.ORG>
Subject: SIL Greek Fonts Now Available

Press Release - 20 March 1998


The Summer Institute of Linguistics is pleased to announce that the
first public release of the SIL Greek Font System and the accompanying
SIL Apparatus Fonts is now available from its Web site: www.sil.org.

The SIL Greek Font System is designed to be an integrated system for
entering, displaying and printing Biblical Greek texts. Also included
are fonts for transliteration and conversion routines for going from
one encoding to another.

Three families of fonts are included in this package:

SIL Galatia - containing the basic set of characters needed for
Biblical Greek texts (Regular & Bold faces)

SIL Galatia Extras - containing additional rarely used characters
(Regular & Bold faces)

SIL Greek Trans - containing characters used to transliterate Greek
into Roman text (Regular, Bold, Italic & Bold Italic faces)

In addition to the fonts themselves, this package includes keyboard
control files for use with either the Tavultesoft Keyboard Manager
(KeyMan) for Windows or SILKey for the Mac OS. These files simplify
the typing of Greek text. Users may produce their own keyboard files
if desired.

Conversion routines for use with the Consistent Changes program are
also included to convert texts between character encodings. KeyMan,
SILKey and the Consistent Changes programs are available from the SIL
Web site.

For Mac OS users, the SIL Galatia font family, when used with
QuickDraw GX-savvy applications, automatically combines diacritics
(without the need for additional keyboarding utilities) and includes
many alternate forms and additional features. A WorldScript script
file that provides some of these features is also included.

A separate package, the SIL Apparatus Fonts, is designed to provide
most of the symbols needed to reproduce the textual apparatus found in
major editions of Greek & Hebrew Biblical texts. Most lines of text in
the apparatus can be reproduced by combining the SIL Greek and Hebrew
fonts, the accompanying transliteration fonts, and the four faces
(Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic) of the SIL Apparatus fonts.

Both the SIL Greek Font System and the SIL Apparatus Fonts may be
freely used and distributed. For more details consult the
documentation that accompanies the font packages.

To download the SIL Greek Font System go to:


To download the SIL Apparatus Fonts (bypassing the Greek pages) go to:


The font packages are also available via ftp, email and on diskette.
See the above Web pages for more information, or write:

SIL International Publishing Services
7500 West Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236 USA
Phone (972) 708-7495
Fax (972) 708-7387
Email: fonts@sil.org
WWW: www.sil.org

- Evan Antworth
SIL Webmaster at www.sil.org

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