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Brill [John Hudson]

E.J.Brill is an academic publisher in Leiden, The Netherlands. In 1989, DecoType produced the first ever computer-typeset Persian and English dictionary for them. In 2009, Brill has resumed its 325 year old tradition of Arabo-Dutch typography by adapting Tasmeem for its Arabic texts. In 2008, Brill commissioned John Hudson to make a text face. Hudson's PDF explains how Brill had been working mostly with Baskerville, so the new Brill typeface is also transitional, but narrower, resulting in savings of paper. Greek and Cyrillic are covered by Brill as well.

In 2012, Brill was made available for free download for non-commercial use. While Brill is an original design by John Hudson, the blackletter range of characters was made by Karsten Lücke. Gerry Leonidas and Maxim Zhukov were consulted for Greek and Cyrillic, respectively. The fonts follow Unicode and contain nearly all symbols people in the humanities may ever need.

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Cyrillic type design ⦿ Greek/Coptic ⦿ Typefaces and type design for Arabic ⦿ Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Dutch type design ⦿ Sites with only a few free fonts ⦿ Standards/ISO/Unicode ⦿ Phonetic (IPAfonts) ⦿ Baskerville ⦿








file name: John Hudson Brill Roman 2009


file name: John Hudson Brillvs Baskerville 2009


file name: John Hudson Brill Roman 2012


file name: John Hudson Brill Roman 2012b







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