Re: Greek NT Gateway updates

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 14:11:52 EDT

<x-flowed>At 19:02 15/06/00, Mark Goodacre wrote:
>I am also happy to
>see, following a link from there, that someone has uploaded a key
>map for SPIonic

Yes, that is a useful facility -- however, ALLl the SP fonts are available
with an associated .readme text file, as explained below [ to be found at

Of course, I can see what has happened in the past --- the .ttf file has
been passed around, having been unzipped from a file which also contained
the .readme file <g>

The Society of Biblical Literature currently has eight
  public domain fonts, developed initially by Scholars
  Press, available for use by anyone who would like to
  download them. Three are Hebrew/Aramaic fonts:
         SPTiberian (our standard Hebrew font)
         SPDamascus (a thinner font with Palestinian as well as Tiberian
vowel points)
         SPEzra (a simple, fixed-width Hebrew font).

  There are two Greek fonts:
         SPIonic (a more complete Greek font)
         SPDoric (a simpler, uncial font).

  Other fonts are:
         SPEdessa (a Syriac Estrangela font)
         SPAchmim (a Coptic font)
         SPAtlantis (a transliteration font that includes diacriticals and
                 special characters that allow the representation of numerous
                 Indo-European, Semitic, and other languages--this font is
                 in both Roman and Italic type).

  All of these fonts are TrueType fonts, and each is available in both
  Macintosh and Windows formats. Each font also has associated with it
  a .readme file that explains the keyboard mapping of the font.

  The Michigan-Claremont encoding scheme is the basis for the character
  maps used in the Hebrew/Aramaic and Syriac fonts, and the Thesaurus
  Linguae Graecae encoding scheme is the basis for the Greek and Coptic

  In the mac directory, the fonts have been compressed using Stuffit and
  encoded in ASCII using BinHex (hence the .sit.hqx extension).
  They can be unstuffed and un-BinHexed by using Stuffit Expander.

  Fonts in the windows directory appear in uncompressed (.TTF),
  compressed (gzipped) (.TTF.gz), and zipped ( forms.
  A gzip utility, which is available in the windows directory,
  must be used to uncompress the .gz files.

  For more information on the encoding schemes mentioned above,

  We hope you can make good use of these fonts.



Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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