Ancient Greek Fonts

Kris J. Udd has created a beautiful collection of fonts that imitate the writing styles of ancient scribes in a series of important ancient Greek texts.

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Archaic Greek (8th c. BC)

Rosetta Stone (196 BC)

Nahal Hever A (c. 50 BC)

Nahal Hever B (c. 50 BC)

Greek Coin (1st c. AD)

Theodotus (AD 60)

Papyrus P66 (AD 200)

Papyrus P75 (AD 250)

Sinaiticus (AD 350)

Washingtonensis (AD 400)

For paleo-Hebrew fonts, see this page.

These fonts follow the basic key-mapping of the BibleWorks™ Greek font, with a few exceptions. Each letter appears on the appropriate key both in the lower and upper case. A balance has been sought between using the letter forms most common to a particular inscription and showing the variety of letter forms that appear in it. In some cases this has proven particularly difficult due to the number of letters and shapes employed by an ancient scribe.

If you have questions or suggestions for improving these fonts, you may contact the author at krisudd at gmail.com (replace “at” with @).

Theodotus Inscription

Installation Instructions

How to install the fonts in Windows (or see these instructions from Microsoft):

  1. Download the fonts into the C:\Windows directory. If you download the Zip files, use a decompression utility like WinZip or 7-Zip to extract the fonts to the C:\Windows directory.
  2. Click on the “Start” button, then “Settings” and select “Control Panel.” Double click the “Fonts” icon. You will be in C:\Windows\Fonts and see all your fonts. Click on “File,” then “Install New Font.” You should see the fonts you just put in the C:\Windows directory. Highlight those fonts and click OK.

Copyright Information

These fonts are copyrighted by Kris J. Udd and may be distributed free of charge for personal or educational use. They may not be used for profit or for any other purpose without written permission.