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orion new/improved SP fonts
These are the standard fonts for the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures too.
They are becoming a kind of standard in web publication. I strongly
recommend our readers to download these fonts.
May I also express my gratitude to Jimmy for these fonts.
Ehud Ben Zvi, general editor of JHS
James R. Adair wrote:
> Updated versions of the public-domain SP fonts are now available for
> downloading at ftp://shemesh.scholar.emory.edu/pub/fonts. Several of
> existing fonts have been enhanced in one way or another. For example,
> dotless d/r has been added to SPEdessa, sub-linear dots and circles
> transcriptions) have been added to SPTiberian, and an overstrike
> for nomina sacra has been added to SPIonic. Two new fonts, SPDamascus
> SPDoric have been created, and an italic version of SPAtlantis is also
> available. A brief description of the fonts follows:
> SPTiberian: Our standard Hebrew/Aramaic font.
> SPDamascus: A thinner Hebrew/Aramaic font, which includes super-linear
> Palestinian vowel points. It may be used with SPTiberian in documents
> which it is useful to distinguish Hebrew from Aramaic.
> SPEzra: A fixed-width Hebrew/Aramaic font.
> SPIonic: Our standard Greek font.
> SPDoric: A simpler, uncial font.
> SPAchmim: A Coptic font.
> SPEdessa: A Syriac Estrangela font.
> SPAtlantis: A transliteration font, with alphabetic characters and
> numerous diacritical and special characters, including subdots,
> macrons, breves, rockers (for H/h), and raise left and right
> (to transliterate ayin & alef, bzw.). An italic version of this font
> also available.
> Note that these fonts were designed primarily for displaying non-Roman
> characters on Web pages, and they are the standard fonts used in _TC:
> Journal of Bibical Textual Criticism_ (http://purl.org/TC). For this
> reason, the character maps for Macintoshes and Windows machines are
> identical in all the fonts. In addition to their intended use as
> fonts, they also look reasonably good in print. Tell your friends!
> Jimmy Adair
> Manager of Information Technology Services, Scholars Press
> Managing Editor of TELA, the Scholars Press World Wide Web Site
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