File /Humanist.vol22.txt, message 309

From: Humanist Discussion Group <>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 06:34:18 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Humanist]  22.311 fonts with Unicode

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 311.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 04:58:24 -0800
        From: "Daniel Boyarin" <>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 22.309 publication-quality fonts with full Unicode
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Dear Erik,
Thanks for this helpful note. By "attractiveness" I meant all that you
meant. I just wanted to get a list of suitable fonts for their designers to
choose between, since they're not used to working yet with full unicode

On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 10:25 PM, Humanist Discussion Group <> wrote:

>                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 309.
>         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
>                Submit to:
>        Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 03:36:38 +0000
>        From: Erik Fleischer <>
>        >
> Hello Daniel,
> Attractiveness should not be the only criterion adopted to select a
> suitable typeface for your project -- the actual content of the book and
> how it is going to be presented (number of columns, frequency of graphic
> elements such as illustrations, etc) should be the starting point. Also,
> since different scripts are going to be used, you don't necessarily need
> a single typeface. You could, for instance, use Minion Pro for the Roman
> and Greek and Adobe Hebrew for the Jewish (in scholarly circles the
> script is actually called Jewish, not Hebrew). However, matching
> typefaces is a much more complicated matter than it may at first seem:
> one needs to consider factors such as style, weight, x-height,
> apertures, relative size of bowls and other details that are normally
> invisible to the untrained eye.
> You should visit Typophile ( and post your query
> there. You'll more than likely receive very good advice from
> typographers who, unlike me, have set Hebrew texts.
> Best wishes,
> Erik

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