Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 05:04:03 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: OE fonts I presume somebody might enjoy this info and can use it. >Return-Path: >Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 01:50:55 -0500 >Errors-To: lhat[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >Reply-To: hel-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >Originator: hel-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >Sender: hel-l[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >Precedence: bulk >From: Carl Berkhout >To: Multiple recipients of list >Subject: OE fonts >X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0 -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas > >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.) > >Carl Berkhout > >> 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; the >> directory is /pub/Baker (notice the capital). The site is >> accessible via Netscape ( >> or Fetch, or standard ftp. Login as "anonymous" and give your >> e-mail address as a password. Remember to set the file type to >> binary. >> >> 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 >> archives. >> >> As always, these fonts are free. Happy computing! >> >> Peter Baker >> at the Jefferson Fontworx, Charlottesville, VA > >