Free Fonts by Gary S. Dykes
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Here is where you will find the free 21 typefaces offered by Mr. Gary S. Dykes.
All 21 typefaces are available as a download by simply clicking on the following link:
The file size is about 445 Kb. After it is downloaded, click on it to open it, then place the fonts in your Windows/fonts folder. Restart your computer and the fonts are installed and ready for use. You can view the whole font(s) [all 255 characters] via the built-in Windows Charmap utility, or download a better viewer here -- a freeware product donated to serve this exclusive font collection! Click on this link:
freeviewer.zip (it is about 230,000 bytes and adds no dlls or registry entries)
Remember, to enter the upper ASCII characters, you will need to use the number keypad, hold down the ALT key, then on the number key pad, type the 0 + XXX (the 3 digit number key code!). This is the usual method for accessing the upper ASCII characters in non-Unicode fonts. Recall that these fonts have not the large Unicode overhead, they also contain many "expert" custom and technical glyphs, not found in any Unicode sets. After you use these fonts for awhile, you will easily recall most of these input combinations! The 4 part Hebrew font really requires the added manual, this 33 page manual shows the entire 850 or so glyphs, and how to easily access them.
(All fonts are non-Unicode, True Type fonts only). ALL fonts are hinted, and fully embeddable; and kerned where needed. Some folks have converted some of these to PostScript fonts, I do not support such conversion, do so at your own risk. Good reports come from others who did their own conversions, I just do not know where the glyphs will map!
Below is a list of the 21 typefaces:
- Aram44.ttf - old Aramaic characters
- BLDgrk.ttf - Greek44.ttf - Greek44s.ttf (these 3 form a family, and the
Greek44s is composed of Greek abbreviations with the supralinear stroke!.
Abbreviations for many Greek NT terms - God, Lord, heaven et al, each typed
from a single key!)
- Coptic44.ttf - NEW!! Updated for Old Coptic
and other rare glyphs (over 150 glyphs!). Old style lower case Bohairic and
- Disp_44.ttf (a display/title font)
- G100XTRA.ttf (a font complementing the Goudy Hundred font, this adds many
foreign language (mostly Europrean) characters and accents.
- Goudy100.ttf (the primary English text font, has many added features and
TC symbols) - Goudy_B.ttf (the bold Goudy100) Goudy_It.ttf (the italic
Goudy 100) and Goudy_IT_BD.ttf (the bold italic font for the Goudy100 font).
This font is from an original F. Goudy font, recreated by Stephen Moye, and
further adapted by myself. Mr. Moye has kindly given permission for me to
use and modify this nice serif font (and I heavily modified it!!).
- Garys.ttf (a collection of papyrological symbols and symbols used in critical
apparatuses (complements the Goudy 100 font)
- Heb44a.ttf and Heb44b.ttf and Heb44c.ttf and Heb44d.ttf (four parts of a
massive Hebrew font!, Most users will find all they need in the first part
Heb44a.ttf). Has a 33 page PDF manual illustrating the entire collections
of glyphs and special keys and functions. Download of this chart is 3 MB.
A user can create the full BHS text, with most apparatus symbols! See the
- Minu44a.ttf and Minu44b.ttf (a set of fonts which permit the creation of
a beautiful Greek minuscule text!, must use to appreciate!) Based, in part,
on minuscule 614 and several other actual NT Greek manuscripts.
- Syriac44.ttf (with a complementary set of alternative Christain Palestinain
Aramaic glyphs) This Syriac font is old Estrangelo!
- Ugar_44.ttf - Ugaritic font
The Bold and Italic fonts are truly separate fonts, this is so because, when
creating a written document, users often click on the "BOLD" "UNDERLINE" or
"ITALIC" attributes in the menu bar of their word processor (or DTP) program.
However, these attributes are corrupted when converted to a PDF format. Thus
is is best to use a separate font for each attribute to avoid corruption (Separate
underlining "lines" are available in the fonts). In some programs I have found
(for reasons unknown) that the quotation marks may not appear, so extra quotation
marks are provide elsewhere in the font(s) so that they can always be input!
Full papyrological apparatus symbols included in many fonts!
These fonts are copyrighted, and are free for anyone to use
as often as they want in any type of publication. The fonts are fully
embeddable on websites and in PDF documents! I ask that you simply give
a line of credit similar to this:
This font (name.ttf) provided by Mr. G. S. Dykes -- OR
These fonts (names.ttf) provided by Mr. G. S. Dykes
Thats all, and you CANNOT sell any of these fonts or charge for their use. Give
them to your students, and share them freely.
If you have any questions or problems with the fonts, please do not bother the
webmaster of this host site!!
Direct your font questions to Gary S. Dykes.