Unicode Polytonic Greek for the World Wide Web
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Unicode Polytonic Greek
for the World Wide Web

Version 0.9.7

D R A F T

Athena Unicode (a.k.a. Athena Roman)

Athena Unicode was the first widely-available Unicode font for polytonic Greek. Prof. Rusten, regrettably, has recently removed it from circulation, concerned by a number of reports of poor interaction between the font and some software (e.g., Word XP), but heartened by the number of fonts presently available. The flaws in the Athena font (the glyphs are a little rough, though they look much better on a Mac - especially one with a TFT screen - than they do on a Windows computer; and the lack of support for combining diacriticals) are only of the sort to be expected from a font that was, after all, first distributed in 1997, long before anyone else in the classical community was really aware of Unicode (Prof. Rusten's very early review, listed in the references, of what would become the Palatino Linotype font has had a great deal of influence in spreading the word about Unicode).

 Unicode Polytonic Greek for the World Wide Web Version 0.9.7
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