Samples of Greek fonts for signs and tattoos

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You can download a PDF from this address: GreekFontSamples - Download - 4shared or this http://www.translatum.gr/downloads/lithos.zip

It's a 1.5 megabyte file (you'll need Adobe Reader to view it) and contains 11 pages of Greek fonts to choose from (22 typefaces in all).

Please note that Ancient Greek was normally written in upper case and the Lithos font (http://www.translatum.gr/downloads/lithos.zip) on page 3 is a popular choice.

On the other hand, if you want the full set of accents that were invented later and have been in use until about 30 years ago, you should choose one of the polytonic typefaces.
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katsa

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Many Thanks once again Nickel for your fast reply, I downloaded this yesterday and agrree, there is nothing these
This is a font that I am interested in though, any ideas where I can find this?
http://www.strofesband.com/profile.html

teh style of the word strofes



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Yes, interesting. Give me 24 hours and I think I'll find it for you.




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Many Thanks once again Nickel for your fast reply, I downloaded this yesterday and agrree, there is nothing these
This is a font that I am interested in though, any ideas where I can find this?
http://www.strofesband.com/profile.html

teh style of the word strofes


strofes is set in Eurostile.  It's available through Linotype (www.lintype.com), but check first to see if you've got it loaded on your system (it's on mine)

;)

I've seen the typeface of the tattoo in your picture...but I can't remember what it is....
Πουλιὰ τὸ βάρος τῆς καρδιᾶς μας ψυλὰ μηδενίζοντας καὶ πολὺ γαλάζιο ποὺ ἀγαπήσαμε!  (Ἐλύτης)


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It is really a very good information about the greek fonts and it clears all the doubts regarding this. It is very difficult to translate in to any other language.


rotis

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The New Testament was in all caps (as far as I can understand) and was handwritten (obviously).

Is there a font anywhere that mimics how the Scriptures look?  The only all cap Greek fonts look like block letters.  Any suggestions?


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You might browse here: http://www.google.gr/search?hl=el&xhr=t&q=Greek+polytonic+fonts&cp=17&pf=p&sclient=psy&rlz=1C1CHMC_elGR291GR304&qscrl=1&aq=0&aqi=&aql=&oq=Greek+polytonic+fo&pbx=1&cad=h
I doubt, however, that you'll find a font that tries to bring together the various idiosyncratic hands of the first century C.E.  To give you some idea of what you'd be looking for, here's a scrap of papyrus from the first century (from a speech of Demosthenes).  And it's one of the neater hands!  It would be a brave soul who tried to create a font from this model!


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I have found several clean copies.  This is the textus vaticus.  I know it is like 400 ce (i think) but it is better then the block font I have been finding.

I would be pretty happy with something like this. 

Or is this not considered the original greek?
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Yes, that's nice majuscule script, ca. 400.  You should be able to find such a font, if you shop around.  As I say, our fontmaster may be along to help.



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Where I can now find ancient Greek fonts, becouse the links are not active anymore. Thank you.



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