Medieval Unicode Font Initiative


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The MUFI font page

This page contains a list of fonts that comply with

(a) The Unicode Standard
(b) the allocation of characters in the Private Use Area of The Unicode Standard,
as specified in the MUFI character recommendation

Please note that the downloading of fonts on this site is entirely at each user's own risk.

To the best of our knowledge, no fonts on this page violate any copyright. Anyone who wishes to make a copyright claim should contact the type designer at the appropriate web sites or any of the MUFI contacts.

 

Contents

Alphabetum - MUFI v. 1.0 compatible, and a good, but not complete, coverage of MUFI v. 2.0 and v. 3.0 New version!
Andron Scriptor Web - MUFI v. 3.0 compatible
Cardo - MUFI v. 3.0 compatible New version!
Junicode - MUFI v. 1.0 compatible, and a good, but not complete, coverage of MUFI v. 2.0 and v. 3.0
LeedsUni - MUFI v. 2.0 compatible
Palemonas MUFI - MUFI v. 3.0 compatible. All four styles!
Titus Cyberbit - MUFI v. 1.0 compatible

 


New version! Alphabetum

Designer: Juan-José Marcos, Plasencia, Cáceres, Spain.
Model: Renaissance fonts.
Styles: Regular; Italic to be developed at a later stage.
Inventory: Version 10.0 (published 2 July 2011) has over 6340 characters from a large number of Unicode code charts, with an extensive coverage of Ancient and Medieval scripts.
MUFI characters: A large number of the MUFI characters are included, and all of them are located on the same code points as in the MUFI characters recommendation (so that, in this sense, Alphabetum is fully MUFI compatible)
Availability: Various licenses from USD 19 / EUR 15 / GBP 12 - see the Alphabetum site.
Font format: TrueType for Windows/Linux/Mac OS X.
Embedding: The font can be embedded in PDF documents.
Downloading site: Alphabetum site

 


Andron Scriptor Web

Designer: Andreas Stötzner, Leipzig.
Model: Renaissance fonts.
Styles: Regular.
Inventory: Version 3.0 has more than 1500 characters.
MUFI characters: All characters in the MUFI recommendation v. 3.0 are included in Andron Scriptor Web.
Availability: Andron Scriptor is available free of charge. Please read the license below.
Font format: TrueType for Windows/Linux/Mac OS X.
Embedding: The font can be embedded in PDF documents.

Downloading v. 2.0: Andron Scriptor Web v. 2 (11 December 2006)
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Downloading v. 3.0: Andron Scriptor Web v. 3 (31 March 2009)
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License: This font is a special edition of Andreas Stötzner’s Andron font project, financed by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) and the University of Bergen. It has been issued to support scholarly editing purposes for medieval philological studies and is provided free of charge. The creator and the provider of this font (Andreas Stötzner and the Medieval Unicode Font Initiative) have to be credited in colophones of works which utilize the font. Any alterations to this font, its contents, disposition, glyph shapes and naming are against copyright law and therefore strictly forbidden. If any enhancements or improvements of the font seem to be desirable, users should forward this to MUFI in order to get their suggestions considered in future updates of the font.

More characters? A major extension of the Andron Scriptor Web font will be offered on the Andron Font site. This version contains approximately 9000 characters from a wide range of Unicode charts. The most frequently used characters (basically the Latin ones) will also have separate italic, semibold and semibold italic shapes as well as regular small capitals.

 


New version! Cardo

Designer: David J. Perry, Rye, New York, US.
Model: Renaissance fonts.
Styles: Regular, as well as a fine selection of italic and bold characters, also true small capitals.
Inventory: Cardo includes a large number of characters from many Unicode code charts, including Medieval MUFI characters, characters for Roman epigraphy and Old Italic characters. It will also contain all characters proposed by the Thesaurus Linguae Graeca (TLG) for Unicode.
MUFI characters: All characters in the MUFI recommendation v. 3.0 have been included in Cardo (1.04).
Availability: Freeware.
Font format: TrueType for Windows/Linux/Mac OS X.
Embedding: The font can be embedded in PDF documents.
Downloading site: Fonts for scholars

  


Junicode

Designer: Peter S. Baker, Charlottesville, Virginia, US.
Model: The roman is based on a typefont used by the Clarendon Press in the early years of the 17th century; italic and bold styles designed to match.
Inventory: The present version of Junicode (v. 0.6.16) has 5870 characters from a large number of Unicode code charts.
Styles: Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic (the latter three styles are not complete).
MUFI characters: All characters from MUFI recommendation v. 1.0 is included in Junicode, and also many from v. 2.0 and 3.0 (but not complete coverage).
Availability: Freeware - including Source code.
Font format: TrueType for Windows/Linux and TrueType for Mac OS X.
Embedding: The font can be embedded in PDF documents.
Downloading site: Junicode site

 


LeedsUni

Designer: Alec McAllister, Leeds, UK.
Model: LeedsUni is intended to blend with Times, but has been designed from scratch by the type designer. Note, for instance, that the serifs are square in LeedsUni, but rounded in Times.
Styles: Roman.
Inventory: The present version has 2975 characters from a large number of Unicode code charts.
MUFI characters: All characters in the MUFI recommendation v. 2.0 are included.
Availability: Free to members of the University of Leeds, and for non-profit-making academic use elsewhere. However, there is a charge for their use in commercial work. Non-University of Leeds users are asked to contact Alec McAllister before using the fonts in any publication.
Font format: TrueType for Windows/Linux/Mac OS X.
Embedding: The font can be embedded in PDF documents.
Downloading site: Alec McAllister's home page.

 


Palemonas MUFI

Designer: Vladas Tumasonis & colleagues, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Model: The ordinary Palemonas font.
Styles: Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold italic.
Inventory: The regular font has all characters in the MUFI character recommendation v. 3.0; the italic, bold and bold italic fonts have a large selection of these characters.
Availability: Freeware.
Font format: TrueType for Windows/Linux/Mac OS X.
Embedding: The font can be embedded in PDF documents.
Downloading:Regular| Italic | Bold | Bold italic

 

License: The Palemonas MUFI font has been issued to support scholarly editing purposes for medieval philological studies and is provided free of charge. Any alterations to this font, its contents, disposition, glyph shapes and naming are against copyright law and therefore strictly forbidden. If any enhancements or improvements of the font seem to be desirable, users should forward this to MUFI in order to get their suggestions considered in future updates of the font.

 


Titus Cyberbit

Designer: Jost Gippert and colleagues, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Model: Based on the Cyberbit font supplied by Bitstream Inc. The font exists in a basic and an extended version.
Inventory: TITUS Cyberbit Basic, version 4.0 has 9866 characters from a large number of Unicode code charts; the extended version (TITUS Cyberbit Unicode, not available for download), version 4.0, has 36161 Unicode characters. The Private Use Area contains a very large number (ca. 4000) of precomposed characters.
Styles: Roman.
MUFI characters: All characters in the MUFI recommendation v. 1.0 will be included in the next version of Titus.
Availability: Freeware (commercial usage excluded).
Font format: TrueType for Windows/Linux/Mac OS X.
Embedding: The font can be embedded in PDF documents.
Downloading site: Titus Cyberbit Font

 


Hljóðs bið ek allar helgar kindir ...

This is the opening of stanza 1 of the eddic poem Völuspá, probably composed around 1000 AD, and extant in the Icelandic manuscript Codex Regius (GKS 2365 4to) from ca. 1270.

 


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Created 10 January 2004 by OEH. Last update 8 July 2011.