Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 05:04:03 -0800
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IX.NETCOM.COM
Subject: OE fonts
I presume somebody might enjoy this info and can use it.
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Subject: OE fonts
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Earlier this evening Peter Baker announced a new, improved basket of his
Old English fonts (for both PC and Mac users). Brill. I've just
downloaded and played a bit with the Mac version. Although I haven't
yet experimented with every single character, it's clear that Peter
provides the best possible fonts for those of us who must use not only
thorns and eths but also other features in our roughly-diplomatic
transcriptions or citations of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts. All ten thumbs
up, Peter. Cheers.
I attach below a slightly-abridged copy of Peter's posting to ANSAXNET,
which explains how to get the fonts. And, yes, the fonts are free. The
dot-com people don't rule the Internet quite yet. (Peter's Jefferson
Fontworx locale is facetious. You'll do better to look for him in UVA's
Dept of English.)
Just a word to tell the good ANSAXNET folks who have been using
my "Old English Font Pack" that I have posted an upgrade on an
ftp site here at the University of Virginia. Like earlier
versions, this one includes "Junius," the seventeenth-century
"Saxon" typeface, and "Junius Modern," which is like "Junius" but
with modern letter-shapes substituted for insular ones and with a
large number of special characters useful to students and
scholars of Old English: vowels with macrons and breves, crossed
thorn, yogh, many Latin suspensions, and so on. "Junius Modern"
now comes in regular, italic, bold, and bold italic. This version
also includes a typeface in the "Junius" style, but with the
standard Macintosh or Windows character set; it is intended to
enable you to type the non-Old-English parts of your document in
a style compatible with that of "Junius" and "Junius Modern."
The package still includes "Anglo-Saxon Caps" and "Beowulf-1,"
both fonts which imitate Old English script.
The address of the ftp site is bowers.lib.virginia.edu; the
directory is /pub/Baker (notice the capital). The site is
accessible via Netscape (ftp://bowers.lib.virginia.edu/pub/Baker)
or Fetch, or standard ftp. Login as "anonymous" and give your
e-mail address as a password. Remember to set the file type to
The Macintosh files are self-extracting archives: download one of
them to your computer and double-click it, and it will make a
folder with the necessary files in it. You will need Pkunzip or
the equivalent to extract the Windows files from the Zip
As always, these fonts are free. Happy computing!
at the Jefferson Fontworx, Charlottesville, VA