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Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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https://luc.devroye.org
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99fonts

Font archive for Hebrew and Latin fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aaron D. Schmiedel
[AFS Ltd]

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Ada Yardeni

Ada Yardeni received her Ph.D. in ancient Semitic languages, paleography and epigraphy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She wrote The Book of Hebrew Script: History, Palaeography, Script Styles, Calligraphy and Design, 1997. 364pp. The second printing in 2002 was done by Oak Knoll Press. He also designs fonts at Masterfont in Israel. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ada Yardeny

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, she created Academia MF, Ada MF, Daphna MF, Rephael MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adam Shaw

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. He created the Hebrew faces Vardi MF (2005), and Kikar Dizengof MF (+Square).

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adar Moritz

Haifa, Israel-based codesigner, with Moshe Sabach, of the experimental geometric Hebrew typeface Shpitz (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adar Moritz

Haifa-based designer of some Hebrew typefaces in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adi Ron

Israeli type designer Adi Ron (b. Japan) lives in Rishon Le-Zion. In 2012, he created the fresh Latin geometric monoline slab typeface Virasto Slab. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adi Stern

Ex-student of the University of Reading (where he obtained an MA in Typeface Design), who runs Adi Stern Design in Tel Aviv. His Latin/Hebrew typeface Noam (2003) won an award at TDC2 2004. It was eventually published by TypeTogeher in 2013.

At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Hebrew type. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam.

Adi Stern teaches Hebrew typography at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. Since 1994 he has run a Tel Aviv-based studio, focusing on design for the cultural domain. Adi has won various awards including those of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation and the New York and Tokyo Type Directors Clubs. Aleph=X is the title of his talk on bad contemporary Hebrew type, given at 2004 St. Bride Conference. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Afrat Timens

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Symphony MF (2002, handwriting). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

AFS Ltd
[Aaron D. Schmiedel]

Alex, Chaya, Rashi, Ruth Fancy and Tzipporah (1992) are free Hebrew fonts made in 1992 by Aaron D. Schmiedel at AFS Limited: 7815 La Cabeza, Dallas, TX 75248. Download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan D. Ingalls

Designer of the Hebrew truetype typeface BenEzra (2002). This free sans-serif font has been created by me for use by the faculty and students at Baptist Bible Seminary. It has a style compatible with the (Greek) Galilee font produced by Dr. Rod Decker. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan Hoenig

The Computer Duerer fonts are a metafont family developed by Alan Hoenig (City University of New Tork). Hoenig also developed Makor, a Hebrew TeX. The fonts in that package include OmegaSerifHebrew (like David), Ezra, Rashi and Hadassah. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan Wood's Unicode Resources

Great Unicode jump page. Has a page showing all fonts that support the various Unicode ranges. Check, for example, his Shavian Unicode sub-page. Unicode font utilities. Some font downloads, including the Unicode font MPH Damase (2005, Mark Williamson). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alaya Halevi

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Nitsan MF (2002, handwriting), Uri Rounded MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alefalefalef

Hebrew font foundry located in Israel. Their fonts: Noyland (a rounded geometric typeface by Noy Man), Sticks Stones (army gear dingbats; by Nadav Barkan), Omes (monoline, straight-edges, +Stencil; by Liya Ophir), Parasha (calligraphic; by Shani Barber), and these faces by Avraham Cornfeld: Synposis, Almoni Tzar, Mekomi, Ambivalenti. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandr Savenkov

Novosibirsk, Siberia-based creator of the free pixelized typeface Upheaval Pro (2012), which is a Greek / Cyrillic extension of Upheaval by Brian Kent. In 2013, he created the pixelish typeface Dusty Pro for Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew. It is an extension of Andreas Nylin's Dusty.

Symvola (2014) is a free typeface containing basic Latin and Greek characters. The design is inspired by the time machine's interface from Space Quest IV and puzzle panels from The Witness.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Lange

Karlsruhe-based software developer. Creator of the large (and free) Unicode font Quivira (2005). It covers mathematics, chess, astrological symbols, arrows, fists, Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Tifinagh, Coptic, emoticons, Vai, and Braille, to name just a few ranges. Alexander graduated in computer science at the Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (degree: Diplom-Informatiker (UAS)). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Tarbeev
[TFaces]

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Alexandra Lazowsky

Israeli type designer who created several Hebrew typefaces at MasterFont: Adama MF, Agita MF, Hoogo MF, Jonni MF, Junior MF, Lasso MF, Yaldey Haprachim MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Allan Loder
[New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection]

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Alona Greenberger

Israeli type designer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alphabetum
[Juan-José Marcos García]

Juan-José Marcos García (b. Salamanca, Spain, 1963) is a professor of classics at the University of Plasencia in Spain. He has developed one of the most complete Unicode fonts named ALPHABETUM Unicode for linguistics and classical languages (classical&medieval Latin, ancient Greek, Etruscan, Oscan, Umbrian, Faliscan, Messapic, Picene, Iberic, Celtiberic, Gothic, Runic, Modern Greek, Cyrillic, Devanagari-based languages, Old&Middle English, Hebrew, Sanskrit, IPA, Ogham, Ugaritic, Old Persian, Old Church Slavonic, Brahmi, Glagolitic, Ogham, ancient Greek Avestan, Kharoshti, Old Norse, Old Icelandic, Old Danish and Old Nordic in general, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Phoenician, Cypriot, Linear B with plans for Glagolitic). This font has over 5000 glyphs, and contains most characters that concern classicists (rare symbols, signs for metrics, epigraphical symbols, "Saxon" typeface for Old English, etcetera). A demo font can be downloaded [see also Lucius Hartmann's place]. His Greek font Grammata (2002) is now called Ellenike.

He also created a package of fonts for Latin paleography (medieval handwriting on parchments): Capitalis Elegans, Capitalis Rustica, Capitalis Monumentalis, Antiqua Cursiva Romana, Nova Cursiva Romana *2014), Uncialis, Semiuncialis, Beneventana Minuscula, Visigothica Minuscula, Luxoviensis Minuscula, Insularis Minuscula, Insularis Majuscula, Carolingia Minuscula, Gothica Textura Quadrata, Gothica Textura Prescissa, Gothica Rotunda, Gothica Bastarda, Gothica Cursiva, Bastarda Anglicana (2014) and Humanistica Antiqua. PDF entitled Fonts For Latin Palaeography (2008-2014), in which Marcos gives an enjoyable historic overview.

Alphabetum is not Marcos's only excursion into type design. In 2011, he created two simulation fonts called Sefarad and Al Andalus which imitate Hebrew and Arabic calligraphy, respectively.

Cyrillic OCS (2012) is a pair of Latin fonts that emulate Old Church Slavonic (old Cyrillic).

In 2013, he created Cuneus, a cuneiform simulation typeface.

Paleographic fonts for Greek (2014) has ten fonts designed by Marcos: Angular Uncial, Biblical Uncial, Coptic Uncial, Papyrus Uncial, Round Uncial, Slavonic Uncial, Sloping Uncial, Minuscule IX, Minuscule XI and Minuscule XV. These fonts are representative of the main styles of Greek handwriting used during the Classical World and Middle Ages on papyrus and parchments. There is also a short manual of Greek Paleography (71 pages) which explains the development of Greek handwriting from the fourth century B.C. to the invention of printing with movable type in the middle of the fifteenth A.D. He wrote a text book entitled History of Greek Typography: From the Invention of Printing to the Digital Age (in Spanish). See also here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

alt.binaries.hebrew.fonts

Newsgroup for Hebrew fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amir Ashkenazi

Israeli type designer who made Dakick (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amit Fuchs

Designer of The Ron of the Rings, Ron's Thi (with Ron Benabu: a Hebrew face), Ron's Handwriting (with Ron Benabu: a Hebrew face), and AmGaz. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amit Ginat

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he published Mazlat, Fetish MF and Apolo. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Amram Prat

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he designed Parpar MF (2001), Partom MF, Portugal MF, Prat MF, Prat Pinochio MF, Prat Pluto MF (2008), Prat Prachim MF, Prat Proza MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ancient Hebrew Research Center (or: AHRC)

Font files related to ancient Hebrew: OLBHEB, Semitic-Early, Semitic-Late, Semitic-Middle, Semitic-Modern. The latter four were made by AHRC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Android Open Source Project

Free downnloads of Ahem, Clockopia, DroidSans-Bold, DroidSans, DroidSansFallback, DroidSansFallback, DroidSansHebrew, DroidSansJapanese, DroidSansMono, DroidSansThai, DroidSerif-Bold, DroidSerif-BoldItalic, DroidSerif-Italic, DroidSerif, MotoyaLCedar-W3-90ms-RKSJ-H, MotoyaLMaru-W3-90ms-RKSJ-H. Droid (2007) and Clockopia (2009) are by by Google (2007) and Motoya is by Motoya Corporation (2010). Ahem (2010, Todd Fahrner) is for the CSS Samurai's browser testing. Motoya was created for mobile machines. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Gurevich

Tel Aviv-based graphic designer, b. 1987. Creator of Halal (2009). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Sever

Haifa, Israel-based designer of the Latin display typeface Arlekin002 (2012). Anton was born in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan in 1982. He graduated from Academy of Design Wizo Haifa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton van de Repe
[ARP's free text utilities (MS-DOS) and TTF-fonts]

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Apostrof
[Konstantin Golovchenko]

Ukrainian typefoundry founded in 2012 by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko in Odessa. In 2014, they published the Latin / Cyrillic typefaces Caslon 1821 (Italian typeface by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko), 2 Quadro (octagonal) and Surf Serif Pro (sharp-edged and modular; original from 2013 by Viktor Kharyk).

Caslon 1821 revives a typeface of Caslon & Livermore, 1821. It covers Latin, Cyrillic and Hebrew. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Apple Hebrew Language Kit

Hebrew kit for the Mac. Includes these Hebrew fonts (typically truetype): Arial, Corsiva, Eilat, Hermon, New Peninim, Raanana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arabia Ware Benelux

Vendor of Mac and PC fonts for several languages and from a variety of companies. Only commercial stuff for Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Urdu, Tamazight, Turkish, Greek, Indic, Thai, Eastern European, and Korean. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Archaeological Fonts (by Bonneville Electronics)

Mayan, hieroglyphs, cuneiform, Syriac, etc.: commercial site located in West Clinton, Utah. Free demos. Etruscan, old Greek, old Hebrew, archeological fonts. Run by Scott T. Smith from Clinton, Utah. Plus Native American dingbats. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Areopag.com

Victor Kalashnikov's Greek, Hebrew and Old Church Slavonic truetype font archive. Contains a few goodies such as the dingbats called FaithOrnaments (Proclaim Communications, 1994) and OldChurchSlavonic (Monotype). In all, about 100 Greek, Old Church Slavonic and Hebrew fonts. Among the Hebrew fonts, we find Moses Judaika, Pecan Sonc, and Gideon Medium. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ari Davidow

Hebrew type designer. He now runs a nice Hebrew type blog and news page. This has a great Hebrew Typography Annotated Bibliography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arieh Allweil

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ariel Shamir (LiveType)

Developer (with Ari Rappoport) of LiveType at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. LiveType is font creation software that uses a parametric model for the fonts and allows the user to specify any number of constraints. Useful for creating multiple master fonts. You may also find some fun font applets at his site. ParamTT is a the complementary font design tool to create and manipulate LiveType characters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arno Teigseth

Designer in 2008 of WtDoWtlibraryDocMarkup02, WtFoSerifBook, WtGrGrecianBook (Greek), WtHeFrankRihellBook, WtOnOrnament, WtUDiZapfDinItcL. These fonts are seemingly unfinished. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ARP's free text utilities (MS-DOS) and TTF-fonts
[Anton van de Repe]

Two TrueType fonts: ARP Numfont replaces characters by ASCII values, and Celtic-Iberian is just that. All fonts by Anton van de Repe. Contains an archive of 40 Arabic fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arquivos para baixar

Greek, Hebrew, Ugaritic and Meroitic font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arta Ltd
[Arta Osherov]

Arta Osherov (Arta Ltd) is an Israeli type designer. He created Compact Hebrew MF (2010) and Groteska MF (2010), which were published by Masterfont. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Arta Osherov
[Arta Ltd]

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ArtRayd

Foundry in Israel. Creator of Flies (2011), a typefaces with the strokes made up of images of flies. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Asher Gat

Israeli type designer at Masterfont. Creations include Alonim MF, Axioma MF, Azili MF, Bauhaus MF, Bazelet MF, Bdeal MF, Cabanos, Casda MF, Cobra MF, Frick MF, Gali MF, Gesharim MF, Hadran MF, Ivritica MF, Kashtit MF, Kayak MF, Klilit, Kneset MF, Koloseum MF, Koryntos, Lakritz MF, Leeron MF, Mag MF, Magal MF, Mesila MF, Naheer MF, Neer MF, Nesharim MF, Netafim MF, Radial MF, Redis Square MF, Shaava MF, Shablul MF, Shanhai MF, Shira MF, Shofarot MF, Simple MF, Strip MF, Strip Saduk MF, Sufle MF, Taar MF, Tapuah MF, Tzach MF, Tzazit MF, Viola MF, Yali MF, Yeelim MF, Yeelot MF, Yuval MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Asher Oron

Israeli type designer. His family Oron (1968) is available from Masterfont as Oron MF, Oron Tavnit MF and Oron Keshet MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

ATF: Hebrew

The Hebrew typefaces in the ATF catalog are Hebrew No. 1 and Hebrew No. 2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aurélie Attuil

Born in 1986 in Paris, Aurélie Attuil studied graphic design and typography at École Estienne, Paris, where she obtained a Masters in Type Design & Graphic Design (DSAA Création Typographique) in 2009. HER typefaces include Bricklane (2014) and Galim (for Hebrew). [Google] [More]  ⦿

AvanType
[Habib Khoury]

Israeli designer Habib Khoury (born in Fassouta, Upper Galilee, 1967) is presently Executive Creative Director of Avant Design Communications, which specializes in trilingual typography and communications. The type division, AvanType, offers commercial Latin, Arabic and Hebrew typefaces. He holds a Masters degree from Central Saint Martins College in London. Habib spent several years in Haifa, London, and New York. His web page is impossible to access on most browsers though. His Hebrew designs: Casablanca, Derby, Falafil, Girnata, Rituals, Talona. His Latin fonts include Adorey, Alluremda, Granada, Merkory and Stocky. He won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Maqsaf. At TDC2 2003, he won a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design for Falafil. Arabic typefaces include Ghirnata (1996), Sinan (1992), Alwadi (1996), Onwan (1998), Shallal Ultra Light (1995), Saljook (1997), Barhoom (1995), Alkhoury (1997) Sayaf, Maqsaf and Qasab (1998). He won an award at TDC2 2006 for Hogariet (2005, a Hebrew face) and at TDC2 2008 for Al Rajhi (an Arabic text family).

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Avi Haltovsky

Avi Haltovsky from Givat Shmuel, Israel, designed Papercut, a 3-d on-line font cut from paper, which yields all 26 letters just by turning the paper in the proper manner. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aviad Ben Simon

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Avigail Tehori

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aviram Ben Shushan

Graphic designer in Haifa, israel, who created a display typeface for a Lady gaga concert in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aviram Ben Shushan

During his studies in Haifa, Israel, Aviram Ben Shushan created Lady Gaga Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Avital Fuks

Israeli type designer. Designer of Haratza MF (2009, Masterfont; with Tal Aviv). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aviv Musan

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ayala Halevi
[FontBit]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Azhim Ferdaus

As a student in Jakarta, Azhim Ferdaus created the Latin / Arabic / Hebrew typeface family Ben Yehuda in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BaKoMa TeX

Free software by Basyl K. Malyshev: BaKoMa TeX is a complete TeX system for Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/2000. It supports type 1, type 3, truetype, OpenType, and TeX PK formats, and enables PostScript in TeX. The system includes about *1500* typefaces in PostScript Type 1 and Type 3 font format including the following fonts: CM (including LaTeX and Logo fonts + vf for T1 with CX, AMS Fonts (Euler, Math Symbols), EC/TC, LH (T2A), Concrete (Math, ECC), Malvern, CMCyr + vf for T2A/LCY, Scripting fonts, CMPica, Punk, Stmaryrd, Wasy, Rsfs, YHMath, BlackBoard (bbm, doublestroke), Lams, Astro Symbols (cmastro, astrosym, moonphase), Barcodes (barcodes, wlean, wlc*), Logical (loggates, milstd), timing, MusiXTeX, Chess/CChess, Go, Backgammon, Dingbats/NiceFrame. PDF output supported. Direct access to the fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barak Floersheim
[Hebrew Font Source]

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Barak Kind

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Barak Kind
[Fonet]

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Barry Eshkol Adelman
[The Schoenfieldian script Page]

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Barsik

WTLHebraica (1997), WtlHebrew, WtlGreek. Dead link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baruch Gorkin

New York-based designer of the Type Directors Club 1999 award-winning design Arial Hebrew, Monotype. He works as a designer and cross-media branding specialist. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bary Richter

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he designed Bary MF, Club MF, Ifat MF, Kallipso MF, Noya Supreme MF (2003), Popolo MF, Propaganda MF, Starsky MF.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Basic Hebrew Font for Microsoft Windows 95--NT

Free fonts wehad.ttf (Helvetica-David), wehm.ttf (Courier-Shalom Stick). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bee Creations
[Eran Bacharach]

Eran Bacharach (Bee Creations) created Socialism Hebrew Typeface (2012): Inspired by typographic elements in Hebrew Socialist posters from the 1940s, the font was created as part of a branding campaign for a law office specializing in labor laws, social security and workers' rights. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Nathan
[Ha-Fontia Shel Ben (was: Bensfonts.com)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bible Study Tools

BST Greek, BST Hebrew fonts. Free, Mac and PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bible Works Fonts
[Michael S. Bushell]

Free original fonts, bwgrkl, bwgrkn, bwhebb, for Greek and Hebrew. Postscript and truetype. Other fonts include BWVIET, BWEESS, BWEETI, and BYSYMBOL. Check also Maranatha Church. Alternate URL. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bidi

Typing Arabic for PCOM GDI printing (1997, Latin/Arabic font based on IBM Courier) and Cumberland Heb (Agfa/Monotype version of Courier for Latin and Hebrew). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bigelow&Holmes
[Charles Bigelow]

Bigelow&Holmes was founded by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. Charles Bigelow (b. 1945, Detroit) is a type designer and teacher, who runs his own studio, Bigelow&Holmes. Bigelow was a colleague of Danolad Knuth at stanford University when Knuth developed his Computer Modern typeface family for TeX. In mid-2006, Bigelow accepted the Melbert B. Cary Distinguished Professorship at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Print Media. Typefaces designed by Bigelow:

  • The Lucida family (1985) is used in several scientific publications such as Scientific American. Its iorigins go back to Computer Modern. I find it more appropriate for screens than paper, but that is just a personal view. The Lucida family contains LucidaConsole (1993), LucidaSansTypewriter (1991), LucidaFax, LucidaCalligraphy, LucidaBright, Lucida Blackletter (1991, a bastarda) and Lucida Handwriting. It has been recently expanded to comply with the Unicode Standard, and includes non-Latin scripts such as Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew. Charles Bigelow created the font families Lucida Math (with Kris Holmes, 1993), Lucida Sans (with Kris Holmes, 1985), Lucida Typewriter Sans (with Kris Holmes, 1985) and Lucida Serif (with Kris Holmes, 1993). The paper by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes, The design of a Unicode font (Electronic Publishing, 1993, pp.289-305), explains the design issues such as letter heights, readability studies, and typeface designs for readers versus non-readers of the various scripts.
  • Syntax Phonetic.
  • Leviathan (1979).
  • Apple Chicago (1991), Apple Geneva (1991).
  • Microsoft Wingdings (1992).
Ascender link. Wikipedia link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Font Squirrel link. Ascender link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Biola.edu

Hebrew fonts Web-Hebrew-Monospace and Web-Hebrew-AD. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bitstream Cyberbit

From Bitstream's web page: "Bitstream Cyberbit is our award-winning international font. Based on one of our most popular and readable type designs (Dutch 801 BT [note: Bitstream's version of Times and Times New Roman]), it includes all the typographic characters for most of the world's major languages. Cyberbit is now available! The product release includes the roman weight of Dutch 801 BT, a "serif" font. (A serif font has small finishing strokes at the end of the main stems, arms, and tails of characters, while a sanserif font does not.) The font is in TrueType format for Windows 95 and Windows NT. Future releases will provide support for "sanserif" typefaces, other platforms, other font formats, and even more languages. Bitstream Cyberbit is a work in progress. Bitstream is now distributing the roman weight of Cyberbit, free of charge, over the Internet! Remember, this release is in TrueType format for Windows 95 and Windows NT". --- Well, Bitstream no longer offers the font. It is still out there however. Try here, here, here, or here. Has these unicode ranges: Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, Spacing Modifier Letters, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew Extended (A and B blocks combined), Thai, Latin Extended Additional, General Punctuation, Currency Symbols, Letterlike Symbols, Number Forms, Arrows, Mathematical Operators, Miscellaneous Technical, Box Drawing, Block Elements, Geometric Shapes, Miscellaneous Dingbats, Alphabetic Presentation Forms, Combining Diacritical Marks, Enclosed Alphanumerics, Arabic, Arabic Presentation Forms-A and -B, CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) Symbols and Punctuation, Hiragana, Katakana, Bopomofo, Hangul Compatibility Jamo, Enclosed CJK Letters and Months, CJK Compatibility, Hangul, CJK Unified Ideographs, CJK Compatibility Ideographs, CJK Compatibility Forms, Small Form Variants, and Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian M. Zick

Newton County, AR-based designer (b. 1991, PA) of the Times-Roman like family Neuton (2010-2011, which contains both Latin and Hebrew versions; free at Google Web Fonts), of the Helvetica clone Zikketica (2010), of Alpine Text (2011, a sans), of Lubitel (2011, Hebrew face), of Takt (2011), of Recut (2011), and of the ultra-fat titling font Zut (2010).

Fontspace link. Dafont link. Kernest link. My own link to him. Google font directory link. Font Squirrel link. Devian tart link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

British Library

Publishers of the free font Reader Sans, which covers Cyrillic, Greek, Latin, Hebrew and Slavonic. The copyright says Bitstream. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Maag
[Dalton Maag]

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CalSemitic

CalSemitic-TR, CalSyriacTR, Web-Hebrew-AD. Made in 1998 for ancient Hebrew and Syriac. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cara Buchalter

Hebrew calligraphy expert. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Bigelow
[Bigelow&Holmes]

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Chen Kesem Zohar

Netanya, Israel-based designer of a Hebrew typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chevi Dash

Israeli type designer who made the Hebrew font Dash MF at Masterfont. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Chi No

Chi No (Tel Aviv, Israel) and Nir Navon (Petah Tikva, Israel) codesigned the Latin / Arabic typographic poster Made in Jaffa in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christ Trek Fonts
[Tim Larson]

Tim Larson (Christ Trek Fonts) is the Minnesota-based creator of the Open Font License fonts Marapfhont (2009) and Squarish Sans CT (2011, in Bank Gothic style). Both fonts are free and have tons of glyphs that cover many unicode pages, including mathematical symbols, Greek, Coptic and Hebrew. It is quite possible---but I am not sure of that--that this Bank Gothic family member is the only one that has such a coverage.

Tim is working on Brampton.

He writes about Squarish Sans: Squarish Sans is not a direct clone of any Bank Gothic. I have made conscious choices to deviate from existing designs. Yet it is strongly inspired by them, of course, particularly Michael Doret's DeLuxe Gothic, in that Squarish Sans has a true lower case as well as small caps. It should fit the bill should you have need of a Bank Gothic face.

Motivation for Marapfhont came from the Marathon Trilogy game: Remember the Marathon Trilogy by Bungie Games back in the mid-1990s? If you do, you remember it's iconic logo font, Modula Tall. There are no free alternatives to Modula Tall, and the few similar fonts miss important aspects of its character. I wanted to create a typeface inspired by the appearance of Modula Tall in Marathon. The lowercase of Modula Tall didn't fit the Marathon "feel" at all, for me, so I have redesigned the miniscules, to carry the signature look throughout. Thus, Marapfhont is not a clone of Modula Tall, but may nonetheless be used to generate the "MARATHON" title.

Home page. Aka Christ Trekker.

In 2014, Tim Larson published the free Hebrew simulation font Hananiah (2014, OFL), which is based on Ezra SIL. It also includes regular Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Justen
[CJ Hebrew]

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CJ Hebrew
[Christian Justen]

CJHebrew (2002) is Christian Justen's package for typesetting Hebrew text. It includes two Hebrew Type1 fonts by him: CJHebLSm (2002), CJHebLtx (2002). eLaTeX is required for the right-to-left typesetting. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Classical Text Editor (CTE)

A project by Stefan Hagel at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, CTE is a universal (Windows, Mac) text editor for many languages. It has a battery of fonts for various languages, such as Hebrew and Arab. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ClearlyU BDF font

Mark Leisher's creation: "ClearlyU is a set of BDF (bitmap) 12 point, 100 dpi fonts that provides glyphs that can be used for Unicode text. The font contains over 4000 glyphs, including numerous additional glyphs for alternate forms and ligatures. The ClearlyU typeface was originally inspired by Donald Knuth's Computer Modern typeface, but has been slowly evolving into something else." Supported are: Navajo, Armenian, Cyrillic, Georgian, Greek and Coptic, Hebrew, Lao, Thai. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ComStar: Hebrew Font Software

Lots of Hebrew font software sold here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Concept: Alte Zachen

Small Hebrew foundry. Carries fonts by a number of designers. We find AhavaBats, BNConcept, BNCombination, IdoBold, IdoNormal, StormtrooperBold, Stormtrooper, Concept, AddamMF-BoldItalicA (pixelfont, 1996, copyright tammy2000), AhavaBats (2001, Meir Sadan, a sexual positions font), BN Combination (2001, arrow dingbats by Ben Nathan), BN Concept (200, Hebrew handwriting by Ben Nathan), Concept (2000, pixel font by Meir Sadan), Ido (2002, pixel font by Itay Kander), Stormtrooper (2002, by Daniel Levy and Ben Nathan). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Congregation Sha'are Shalom

Hebrew fonts Drogulin and Sefer (TrueType). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Contemporary Jewish Museum: Hebrew Letters

An on-line showing of Hebrew letters and lettering curated by the Contemporary Jewish Museum. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cris Barbosa

A resident of Lisbon, Cris Barbosa is a graphic and brand designer who has worked on a Hebrew font, Ivrit (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

CTAN Hebrew

Type 1 fonts for Hebrew in CTAN archives. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Culmus Project
[Maxim Iorsh]

In 2002, Maxim Iorsh started the Culmus project, aiming at providing the Hebrew-speaking Linux and Unix community with a basic collection of Hebrew fonts for X Windows. The fonts are visually compatible with URW++ Century Schoolbook L, URW++ Nimbus Sans L and URW++ Nimbus Mono L families, respectively. The (free) fonts include David (3 weights; based on Bitstream Charter), Aharoni (4 weights; based on URW++ Gothic L), Frank Ruehl (4 weights; based on URW++ Century Schoolbook L), CaladingsCLM, DrugulinCLM (2 weights; based on URW++ Nimbus Roman No9 L), ElliniaCLM (4 weights), MiriamCLM (2 weights), YehudaCLM (2 weights; based on Tekton), Nachlieli (4 weights; based on URW++ Nimbus Sans L), and Miriam Mono (4 weights; based on URW++ Nimbus Mono L). The fonts were developed by Maxim Iorsh at the Technion from 2002-2004. Nachlieli-Light is also here.

Yoram Gnat designed Taamey Ashkenaz, Shofar, Taamey David CLM, Taamey Frank CLM, Keter Aram Tsova, Keter YG, ca. 2012.

Alternate URL. He contributed glyphs to the Hebrew (U+0590-U+05FF) range in the GNU Freefont project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

D. Paul Alecsandri
[Every Witch Way]

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Dalit Gadish

Designer of these Hebrew typefaces in 1995: GOLDEN-MCL-BoldItalic, GOLDEN-MCL-Bold, GOLDEN-MCL-Italic, GOLDEN-MCL. Download here or here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dalit Gadish
[Globes: Hebrew fonts for the web]

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Dalton Maag
[Bruno Maag]

Swiss designer Bruno Maag (b. Zürich) founded Dalton Maag in 1991, and set up shop in Brixton, South London. He serves the corporate market with innovative type designs, but also has a retail font line. Ex-Monotype designer Ron Carpenter designs type for the foundry. In the past, type designers Veronika Burian and fabio Luiz Haag have worked for Dalton Maag. A graduate of the Basel School of Design, who worked at Stempel and was invitedd by Rene Kerfante to Join Monotype to start up a custom type department. After that, he set up Dalton Maag with his wife Liz Dalton. He has built the company into a 40-employee enterprise with offices in London, Boston, Brazil, Vienna and Hong Kong.

Bruno Maag designed these commercial fonts:

  • Aktiv Grotesk (2010) was published as an alternative to Helvetica, a typeface Bruno hates with a passion.
  • Co (2007): a rounded monoline minimalist sans codesigned by Bruno Maag and Ron Carpenter.
  • Cordale: a text family.
  • Dedica (2007): a didone face.
  • Effra and Effra Italic (2007-2009): sans family by Jonas Schudel and Fabio Luiz Haag. Followed in 2013 by Effra Corp.
  • Fargo (2004): a humanist sans in 6 weights.
  • Foco: sans family.
  • Grueber (2008): a slab serif.
  • InterFace (2007): an extensive sans family; one weight is free (2001). See also InterFace Corporate (2007).
  • King's Caslon
  • Lexia (1999, Ron Carpenter and Dalton Maag): a slab serif family.
  • Magpie (2008) is a serifed family---Dalton Maag was able to trademark the name Magpie despite the fact that Vincent Connare had created a typeface by that name in 2000. Well, as with so many of Maag's announcements, it took siome time before he gave credit to Connare---in fact, Magpie isConnare's font.
  • Pan (1996). A text family at 1500 US dollars per style.
  • Plume (2004): a display typeface inspired by calligraphy, co-designed with Ron Carpenter.
  • Royalty (1999): a stunning art deco display family.
  • Southampton.
  • Stroudley (2007): a sturdy large counter condensed sans by Bruno Maag, Ron Carpenter and Veronika Burian.
  • Tephra (2008): a collaboration with Hamish Muir. This is an experimental multi-layered LED-inspired family.
  • Tondo Corp (2007, at Dalton Maag): a rounded information design sans family designed by Veronika Burian for Dalton Maag.
  • Ubuntu (2010): this is a team effort---a set of four styles of a free font called Ubuntu. This font supports the Indian rupee symbol. Some work for the Ubuntu Font Family was done by Rodrigo Rivas Costa in 2010. Download via Fontspace.
  • Viato: a simple sans family co-designed by Bruno Maag and Ron Carpenter in 2007. This tapered terminal sans family includes Viato Corp (2007) and Viato Hebrew (2013).

Fonts sold at Fontworks, and through the Bitstream Type Odyssey CD (2001). At the ATypI in 2001 in Copenhagen, he stunned the audience by announcing that he would never again make fonts for the general public. From now on, he would just do custom fonts out of his office in London. And then he delighted us with the world premiere of two custom font families, one for BMW (BMWType, 2000, a softer version of Helvetica, with a more virile "a"; some fonts are called BMWHelvetica), and one for the BMW Mini in 2001 (called MINIType: this family comprises MINITypeRegular-Bold, MINITypeHeadline-Regular, MINITypeHeadline-Bold, MINITypeRegular-Regular).

Other custom faces: Tottenham Hotspur (2006), Teletext Signature (by Basten Greenhill Andrews and Dalton Maag), Skoda (Skoda Sans CE by Dalton Maag is based on Skoda Formata by Bernd Möllenstädt and MetaDesign London), UPC Digital, BT (for British Telecommunications), Coop Switzerland (for Coop Schweiz), eircom, Lambeth Council, Tesco (2002), PPP Healthcare, ThyssenKrup (Dalton Maag sold his soul to these notorious arms dealers; TK Type is the name of the house font), Co Headline (2006), Co Text (2006, now a commercial font), Telewest Broadband, Toyota Text and Display (2008), TUIType, HPSans (for Hewlett-Packard, 1997). His custom Vodafone family (sans) (2005) is based on InterFace. In 2011, Dalton Maag created Nokia Pure for Nokia's identity and cellphones, to replace Erik Spiekermann's Nokia Sans (2002). The Nokia Pure typeface has rounder letters, and is simultaneously more legible and more rhythmic.

In 2010, the Dalton Maag team consisted of Bruno Maag and David Marshall as managing and operations directors, and Vincent Connare as production manager. The type designers are Amélie Bonet, Ron Carpenter, Fabio Haag, Lukas Paltram and Malcolm Wooden.

Typefaces at Dalton Maag from 2014 include Soleto (a simple sans) and Prometo (an organic stressed sans). Soleto (Bruno Mello, Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro, Rafael Saraiva and Ron Carpenter) won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. In 2014, Bruno Maag, Ron Carpenter, Fernando Caro and Rafael Saraiva codesigned the rounded organic sans typeface Oscine (Dalton Maag).

Interview in 2012 in which he stresses that typefaces should above all be functional.

View the Dalton Maag typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dan Lowenstein

Graphic designer who graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, class of 2012, who is now based in Netanya, Israel. Haplakat (2012) is a modern Hebrew typeface designed by him.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Tel Vardi

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Gal MF (2002), Tamar MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dani Megrelishvili

Tel Aviv-based designer. Creator of this Hebrew sans face (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Johnson

Designer at the Open Font Library of Triad Postnaya (2013, an old Church Slavonic typeface and its Latin simulation twin), Stanislav Caps (2013), Pacaya (2013, a medium-weight sans), Jura (2011, in the style of Eurostile), Didact Gothic (2010, a simple and readable sans i in the form most often used in elementary classrooms), Judson (2010, designed for African literacy), Megrim (2010, a monoline drawing table sans), Aguardiente (2010, heavy sans), Deka (2010, a monospace font designed for very small display sizes), Rahel (2009, Hebrew), Sacco-Vanzetti (2009, sans), Travelogue (2008), Grana Padano (2010), Pfennig (2010, an extensive humanist sans family) and Jura (2009, sans family with support for Burmese, Cyrillic and Greek).

Johnson explains: Jura is a family of sans-serif fonts in the Eurostile vein. It was originally inspired by some work I was doing for the FreeFont project in designing a Kayah Li range for FreeMono. (Kayah Li is a language used by a minority people group in Burma. Because the Burmese government suppresses the teaching of minority scripts, the Kayah Li script is taught only in schools in refugee camps in Thailand.) I wanted to create a Roman alphabet using the same kinds of strokes and curves as the Kayah Li glyphs, and thus Jura was born.

Triod Postnaja (2010) attempts to mimic the typefaces used to publish Old Church Slavonic service books prior to the 20th century. It also provides a range of Latin letters in the same style.

He contributed to the GNU Freefont project. In particular, he created by hand a Cherokee range specially for FreeFont to be "in line with the classic Cherokee typefaces used in 19th century printing", but also to fit well with ranges previously in FreeFont. Then he made Unified Canadian Syllabics in Sans, and a Cherokee and Kayah Li in Mono. And never to be outdone by himself, then he did UCAS Extended and Osmanya. His GNU Freefont ranges:

  • Armenian (serif) (U+0530-U+058F)
  • Cherokee (U+13A0-U+13FF)
  • Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (U+1400-U+167F)
  • UCAS Extended (U+18B0-U+18F5)
  • Kayah Li (U+A900-U+A92F)
  • Tifinagh (U+2D30-U+2D7F)
  • Vai (U+A500-U+A62B)
  • Latin Extended-D (Mayanist letters) (U+A720-U+A7FF)
  • Osmanya (U+10480-U+104a7)

Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Kernest link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Levy

Ramat, Israel-based type designer. Cocreator at Concept with Ben Nathan of the Hebrew sans serif font Stormtrooper (2002). At Masterfont, he designed Advonit MF (2011), Bicycle MF (2010), Blomfield MF (2010), Ketamine One, Ketamine Two, Metapsim MF (2010), Passport MF (2010), Potentiali MF (2005), Yearot MF (2010, fat round Hebrew comic book face), Nachshon MF (2003), Agamim MF (2003), Liana MF, Requiem MF, Rockstar MF (2010). Alternate URL.

Commercial fonts by Daniel Levy include Potentiali, Agamim, Liana, Nachshon. Free fonts at his site: Guznik, Modeler, Painter, Apollo, Spotnik, Kipur, Conquer, Inflation, Bicycle, Normador, Bilbi, Adva, Fontboy. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Ralph

London-based illustrator and graphic designer. Creator of Fred Fredburger (2011), the Cartoon Network type family, which covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic and Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danny Meirav
[Hatayas]

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Dapey Reshet

Hebrew on the web FAQ by Dapey Reshet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darien Valentine
[Fixedsys]

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David Ben-Gurion

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Haliva

Israeli type designer. He created Mishmish MF and Shorashim MF, both published by Masterfont. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Hamuel
[Lighthouse]

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David J. Perry
[Fonts for Scholars]

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David Kahn

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts, where he published Disel MF (2005), a Hebrew typeface. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Kedem

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. In 2004, he created the hand-printed typeface Dudek MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Lerner
[The Imagemaster]

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David Rudnick

Born in 1986, David Rudnick is a graphic designer in the UK. He created quite a number of typefaces ca. 2013. These include:

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David Shapira

Israeli type designer, b. 1946. At Masterfont, he created Asaf Berg MF, Gugi MF, Han MF, Herzel MF, Margol MF, Michael MF, Mike MF, Ofri MF, Segal MF, Tali MF, Yulla MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Tartakover

Bukvaraz winner in 2001 for the Hebrew font Atzmaut, designed with Yanek Iontef. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Davka Corporation

Alan Rosenbaum's Chicago-based company offering commercial Hebrew fonts. 25 fonts for 50 USD. Hebrew Font Gallery CD. Catskills (15 USD) is a Latin font that simulates Hebrew. The Hebrew Font Gallery contains Altona, Aram Tsova, Ateret, Bodel (free), Dugi, Frank, Gader, Gefanim, Gil, Golem, Kavim, Kehuna, Livorno, Paz, Peer and Ravid. Other Hebrew fonts sold by them include Ada Light, Aharoni Bold, Aharoni Light, Avital, Chayim Bold, Chayim Narrow, Drogulin, Elisheva Light, Frankruhl Bold, Frankruhl Light, Frankruhl Text, Gonen, Hadassah Light, Hadassah Bold, Kastel, Katamon Bold, Katamon, Miriam Bold, Miriam Light, Miriam Medium, Nachlaaot, Nachlaaot Right, Rachel, Rashi, and Stam. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dedi Cohen

Graduate of the Wizo design Academy. Hertsliyah, Israel-based designer of Kita (2013), a Latin serifed typeface developed during Typeclinic 6 in 2013. Its serifs are based on those found in Typical Hebrew typefaces, such as David Itamar's David. That same David also influenced his slab serif typeface Ollophid, which was developed during Typeclinic 7 in 2013.

In 2014, he designed Bray as a Latin companion for Hebrew texts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DejaVu Fonts
[Stepan Roh]

The DejaVu fonts form an open source font family based on the Bitstream Vera Fonts. Free download. Its purpose is to provide a wider range of characters (see Current status page for more information) while maintaining the original look and feel through the process of collaborative development. Included are DejaVuSans-Bold, DejaVuSans-BoldOblique, DejaVuSans-Oblique, DejaVuSans, DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold, DejaVuSansCondensed-BoldOblique, DejaVuSansCondensed-Oblique, DejaVuSansCondensed, DejaVuSansMono-Bold, DejaVuSansMono-BoldOb, DejaVuSansMono-Oblique, DejaVuSansMono-Roman, DejaVuSerif-Bold, DejaVuSerif-BoldOblique, DejaVuSerif-Oblique, DejaVuSerif-Roman, DejaVuSerifCondensed-Bold, DejaVuSerifCondensed-BoldOblique, DejaVuSerifCondensed-Oblique, DejaVuSerifCondensed.

Authors and contributors comprise Adrian Schroeter, Ben Laenen, Dafydd Harries, Danilo Segan (Cyrillic), David Jez, David Lawrence Ramsey, Denis Jacquerye, Dwayne Bailey, James Cloos, James Crippen, Keenan Pepper, Mashrab Kuvatov, Misu Moldovan (Romanian), Ognyan Kulev, Ondrej Koala Vacha, Peter Cernák, Sander Vesik, Stepán Roh (project manager; Polish), Tavmjong Bah, Valentin Stoykov, and Vasek Stodulka. The idea is to eventually cover most of unicode. Currently, this is covered: Latin (+supplement, extended A and part of extended B), IPA, Greek, Coptic, Cyrillic, Georgian, Armenian, Hebrew, N'ko, Tifinagh, Lao, Canadian aboriginal syllabics, Ogham, Arabic, math symbols, arrows, Braille, chess, and many dingbats.

Alternate download site. Wiki page with download information.

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Deniart Systems
[Jan Koehler]

Great fonts for astrology, hieroglyphics, alchemy and the occult, by Toronto's Jan and Denise Koehler, mostly designed between 1993 and 1995. They moved to Litomerice, the Czech Republic, recently. MyFonts sells the fantastic Meso Americano dingbats, Hypnotica, AlchemySymbols (two fonts), BlackMagick, Border Twins (2010), CastlesShields, Curly Jane (2010), Cubista Geometrica (2010: op art), DaggersAlphabet, Dendera (ancient Egyptian Zodiac symbols), Dragons, Eggnog (2010), Fontazia Floradot (2012), Fontazia Papilio (2009), Fontazia Pop62 (2011, dingbats of flowers), Fontazia AquaFlorium (2010, fishtank dingbats), Fontazia Mazzo (2010, vases), Fontazia Stiletto (2011), Fontazia Y3K (2009, aliens), the Hieroglyph family (dingbats, really), Jolly Jester (2010, curly hand), MagiWriting, Meandros (2010, a paperclip design inspired by the Greek Key, or Fret, motif), Phaistos, Pocket Wrench (2010, octagonal), Polka Dot Wrench (2010), PowersofMarduk, Praha Deco (2010, inspired by the Prague art deco movement), the RongoRongo family (Easter Island script), SkeletonAlphabet, Sublimina, Superchunk, WhiteMagick, Yenda (2010, bold and angular).

List of font packages: Aglab, Alchemy Symbols, American Sign Alphabet, Ancient Writings Vol. 1, Ancient Writings Vol. 2, Angelica, The Astrologer Bundle, Astrologer, Aztec Day Signs, Black Magick, Braille Alphabet, Castles&Shields, Celestial Writing, Celtic Astrologer, Certar, Chinese Zodiac, Coptic Alphabet, Daggers Alphabet, Dendera, Dinosauria, Dragons, Egyptian Deities, Enochian Writing, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 1, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 2, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 3, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 4, Futhark, Greco, Hebrew Basic, Hypnotica, Magi Writing, Magick&Mystic, Malachim Writing, Masonic Writing, Maya Day Names, Maya Month Glyphs, Meso Americano, Meso Deko, Morse Code, Old Persian Cuneiform, Passing the River, Phaistos, Pike's Alphabets, Powers of Marduk, Sanskrit Writing, Semaphore Code, Signals&Signs, Skeleton Alphabet, Sublimina, Tengwanda Gothic, Tengwanda Namarie, Theban Alphabet, The Egyptologist, Tolkien Scripts, WhiteMagick, Skeleton Alphabet, Hebrew Basic, Sanskrit Writing. Note: I cannot find an entry for Jan Koehler at MyFonts, where all Deniart fonts are said to have been made by Denise Koehler. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Denis Roegel
[LaTeX Navigator]

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Denise Koehler

Partner of Jan Koehler in Deniart Systems, which operated from 1993-2009 in Toronto, and then in Litomerice (Czech Republic). Her typefaces include: Skeleton Alphabet, Sanskrit Writing, White Magick Symbols, Theban Alphabet, Tolkien Tengwanda Namarie, Tolkien Tengwanda Gothic, Sublimina, Semaphore, RongoRongo (a system of glyphs discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island), Powers Of Marduk, Phaistos Disk Glyphs, Passing The River, Old Persian Cuneiform (1995), Morse Code, Meso Deko, Maya Month Glyphs, Maya Day Names, Masonic Writing, Malachim Writing, Magi Writing, Hypnotica, Egyptian Hieroglyphics Basic, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - The Egyptologist, Hebrew Basic, Greco (Greek face), Futhark, Enochian Writing, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Deities, Medieval Dragons, Dinosauria, Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Dendera, Daggers Alphabet, Coptic Alphabet, Chinese Zodiac Symbols, Tolkien Certar, Celtic Astrologer Symbols, Celestial Writing, Castles&Shields, Braille Alpha, Black Magick, Aztec Day Signs, Astrologer Symbols, Angelica, American Sign Alphabet, Alchemy Symbols, Tolkien Aglab, Fontazia AquaFlorium (2010, fish tank dingbats), Snow Crystals (2010, followed by Snow Crystals 2 in 2012), Star Crystals (2010, more snow-like structures but having 8 instead of 6 axes of symmetry), Karika Swirls (2010), Karika Hearts (2010), Karika Encore (2011), Fontazia Chateaux (2011), Fontazia Chateaux Deux (2011), Fontazia Insomnia (2011), 21 Emmerson (2011), 4 Point Greek Fret (2011: labyrinthine), 4 Point Florals (2011), 4 Point Deco (2011), Mykonos (2011, labyrinthine), Harmonics (2011, a zig-zag face), Fontazia Motyl (2011, butterfly dings), Holiday Penguins NF (2011, Christmas dingbats), Fontazia Christmas Tree (2011), Eggs Galoe (2012, Easter egg font), Border Glyphs (2012, hieroglyphic), Fontazia Christmas Baubes (2012), Fontazia Christmas Tree 2 (2013), Karika Hypnotica (2014, hypnotic or kaleidoscopic glyphs). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Ortiz-Lopez

Prolific NY-based designer (born in East Los Angeles) who specializes in faithful revivals of old masters and logotype, in Latin and Hebrew. He made over 500 fonts including. He is also a translator and illuminator of Biblical period Hebrew and Aramaic. His clients include The Vatican (Pope John Paul II's Holocaust commemerative CD) and Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. His specialties are translations worded in the language and style of the period in which the Biblical text was composed. His translation and enumeration of kabbalistic writings, otherwise known as Hebrew Mysticism and numerology, demonstrate the mathematical base of Biblical miracles.

His typefaces: OL Siynnamin Gothic, OL Radiant Slender, OL Raleigh Gothic (A, B) Display (2013), OL Titling Deco Semi Hilight (2013), OL Gotham Gothic (2013), OL Forum Titling (2013, Trajan column lettering), OL Signpainter Titling Face (2013, copperplate-influenced titling face), OL America The Beautiful (2013, a fashionable didone without ball terminals), OL Braggadocio (Braggadocio is a 1930 design by William A. Woolley), OL Candida Medium Condensed / Extra Condensed, OL Caslon Light / Bold, OL Chamfer Woodtype, OL Contact Bold Condensed, OL Contact Deco Caps, OL Corvinus Bold Condensed, OL Corvinus Versailles, OL Edenesque, OL Egiziano (+Comstock, 2005), OL Egmont (2005, +Medium, Medium Italic, Condensed: after Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos, 1933), OL Engraver's Roman, OL Engraver's Classic Roman (2009), OL Franklin Wide, OL Franklin Extra Bold / Extra Bold Italic, OL Franklin Triple Condensed, OL Garamond (2003), OL Gotham Gothic, OL Grecian Classic Bold Condensed / Bold Extra Condensed, OL Grecian Display, OL Grecian Modern (the Grecian series imitates wood type), OL Gothic Wide and Bold, OL Hairline Gothic (2009), OL Headline Gothic Triple Condensed, OL Heavy Metal Grecian, OL Jenson Bold Condensed / Extra Bold Condensed, OL Latin Classic Condensed, OL Lightline Gothic, OL Marksman Shot, OL Marla Bold, OL Miehle Classic (2009, +Condensed), OL Newsbytes Gothic, OL Purrrbank Gothic, OL Qumran Torah Hebraic Set, OL Racer Roman, OL Raleigh Gothic, OL Roman Compressed (2004), OL Roman Wide Deco Caps, OL Smokler (2006), OL Sharon Gothic Stoned, OL Sinead Stoned and Pointy, OL Smokler, OL Smokler Deco Caps, OL Thorne with Shadow, OL Twenty-five Deco Semicondensed, OL Windowpane Gothic, OL Woody Blocked, OL Avril Roman (2003, a flared face, after Emil Rudolf Weiss), OL Brierwood Grecian, OL Butterfly, OL Egyptian, OL Franklin, OL Garamond, OL London Black, OL Machina Black (2003, octagonal, mechanical), OL Manhattan, OL Marquee, OIL Newsbytes (2003, bold and black newsprint faces), OL Radiant, OL Round Gothic, OL Siynnamin Gothic, OL Skeleton Gothic, and HispanicHeritage (1999).

His fonts are sold through Phil's Fonts, Dsgnhaus, International Typefounders, and MyFonts. His 2001 fonts are signed Siynn bar-Diyonn, which is his Hebrew name. His Hebrew fonts published in 2007 include OL Hebrew Formal Script, OL Hebrew Neo Black, OL Hebrew Block, OL Hebrew Calligraphica, OL Hebrew Chisel, OL Hebrew Cursive, OL Hebrew Deco, OL Hebrew Handwriting, OL Hebrew Handwriting Deco, OL Hebrew Headline, OL Hebrew Prismatic, OL Hebrew With Tagin, and OL Qumran Torah.

Buy his fonts at MyFonts. Interview at the end of 2002, in which he recalls the start of his career at Rolling Stone magazine in 1979.

Showcase of Dennis Ortiz-Lopez's typefaces at MyFonts.

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DEPOTzNET

Organized font archive. Many subcategories including Party fonts, Holiday fonts, Balloons, Halloween, Christmas, screen fonts, phonetic fonts, African, Balinese, Bengali, Burmese, Cambodian, Croata-glagolitic, Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Malayan, Nepali, Nko, runes, Tamil, Vietnamese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Devorah Gaia

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dganit Israel

Israeli type designer who created these faces at Masterfont: Dganit MF (2002, handwritten Hebrew), Paz MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Diego Sanz Salas

Peruvian creator (b. 1984, Arequipa) at FontStruct in 2009 of Sencilla (+Cuadrada, +Morena), a family that covers Latin, Cyrillic, Extended Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Armenian, Coptic, Arabic, Thai, and Devanagari. At FontStruct in 2008, he made mercury and mercury_bold. At Cocijotype, he created the artsy Incan stone wall-inspired Quincha (2009), which according to this site is the first commercial font made in Peru. It won an award in the experimental category at Tipos Latinos 2010.

Amarilis (2011) is an ornamental caps face, which can be bought here.

Chicha (2012) is a bouncy curvy layered set of typefaces published by Cocijotype. It is based upon Peruvian market signs.

MyFonts link. Logo. Interview in March 2010. Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Digital Type Foundry
[James Banner]

Digital Type Foundry is James Banner's (extinct) Seattle-based foundry that produced typefaces such as Angelic, Bamberg-Initials, Bamberg, Burton, Caxton-Initials, Daggers, Enochian, FetteFraktur, Fraktur, Futhark-Gothic, Futhark, Hebrew, Hermetica, Titling-Ornaments-1 and Turkish, around 1991-1992. Some fonts can be downloaded for free at Fontspace. He wrote: I started making fonts in 1988 and still produce work, although as it became more difficult to upload my work or share it using the University of Michigan FTP server, I haven't released much. Most recently, I issued the Geoffroy Tory initial letters as a Type 1 font and separately as EPS files as Freeware. I've produced 20-30 fonts since the DTF Volume Three bundle package came out.

The foundry disappeared. The licensing today is unclear.

Fontspace link. Old URL. Defunct URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dor Cohen

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont ca. 2002: Floyd MF, Metzada MF, Neo MF, Todaa MF, Tovana MF, Turbina MF. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Doron Adut

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Doron Baduach

Tel Aviv-based designer of the sans serif Hebrew typeface Telescope (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doron Edut

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he designed the Hebrew typefaces Abirut MF, Amper MF, BARBOOR MF, Bombay MF, Bursa MF, Chaplin MF (2003), Coconut MF, Context MF, Daniella Small MF, Daniellas MF, Deep Space MF, Dunya MF, Efroni MF, Elvis MF, Gadush MF, Georgia MF, Hamburger MF, Henri MF, Henrietta MF, Ibis MF, Madagaskar MF, Mega Babe MF (handwritten), Missy MF, Morpheus MF, Octane MF, Pitball MF, Sophia MF, Super Block MF, Super Narrow MF, Super Wide MF, Suzana MF (nice scribbly handwriting), Theodore MF, Toleranti MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Douglas Lyle McCue Jr
[typO969]

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Dov Paz

Israeli type designer who created these faces at Masterfont: Eizik MF (2003, handwritten Hebrew), Paz MF, Eizik MF.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dr. Shirley J. Rollinson

At Shirley J. Rollinson's site in Portales, New Mexico, an archive with Greek, Coptic, Hebrew and dingbat fonts. A sampling: AWI105 (Amien World International), Alex, Altrussisch, AltrussischBold, AltrussischBoldItalic, AltrussischItalic, American-PresidentsSAMPLE, AngloSaxonRunes, AngloSaxonRunes1, AngloSaxonRunes2, Animals, Animals2, AntoniousJJencom, AntoniousJJencomHollow, AntoniousJJencomThin, AntoniousJJencomWide, AntoniousNormal, AntoniousNormalHollow, AntoniousNormalThin, AntoniousNormalWide, AntoniousOLOverLine, AntoniousOLOverLineHollow, AntoniousOLOverLineThin, AntoniousOLOverLineWide, Athenian, Athletes, BSTGreek, BSTHebrew, Basics, CU_SYMBL, CarrAnimalDingbats, CarrArrowsfilled, CarrArrowsoutline, CarrDingbats2, CarrDings, CelticPatterns, ChayaBold, ChemCycles, ChristianCrosses, ClassifiedDingbats, CommonBulletsNormal, Coptic-Regular, Coptic-Regular, CopticNormal, Dastafarin-Regular, Dingbat-Cats2, DivChem, DwarfRunes, DwarfRunes1, DwarfRunes2, Eggs, FOOD, Fabeldyr-2, Flower-Show, FontForFree, Futura-Thin, Futura-ThinItalic, GermanicRunes, GermanicRunes1, GermanicRunes2, GideonMedium, Grammata, Greek-Regular, Greek-Regular, Greek, GreekOldFace, GreekOldFaceC, HWGreek, Hebpar, Hebrew-Italic, Hebrew-Regular, Inter, Ismini, KirillicaWincyr, Kitchentile, KoineMedium, Koptos-Regular, Korinthus-Italic, Korinthus, Kur2siv-Italic, Lashon-Tov, Lavra-Plain, Linear-B, LudlowDingbats, MENA-1, Martin-Vogel's-Symbols, Medicine, MendelSiddurBold, MendelSiddurMW-Bold, Milan-Greek, MonitorNormal, New-Dingcats, Noam-New-Hebrew, NovaNormal, Novgorod-Plain, Ornaments, Paleo-Hebrew-NormalA, PecanSoncHebrew, Pni2na, Pointers, QuiltersDelight, RK-Meroitic-(Demotic), RK-Meroitic-(Hieroglyphics), RK-Meroitic-Transscript, RK-Persian-Cuneiform, RK-Sanskrit, RK-Ugaritic-Transscript, RK-Ugaritic, Rashi, Roman-Catholic, RuthFancy, SILDoulosIPA, SILGalatia, SILGalatiaBold, SILGalatiaExtras, SILGalatiaExtrasBold, SILManuscriptIPA, SILSophiaIPA, SPAchmim, SPDamascus, SPDoric, SPEdessa, SPEzra, SPIonic, SPTiberian, Sgreek-Fixed, Sgreek-Medium, ShalomOldStyle, ShalomOldStyle, ShalomScript, ShalomStick, ShebrewMedium, States, Statuer, Symbol-Accentuated, SymbolMW-Bold, SymbolMW-BoldItalic, SymbolMW-Italic, SymbolMW-Normal, TLHelpCyrillic, TattooNo1, TattooNo2, TimesNewRomanNavajo, TimesNewRomanNavajoBold, TimesNewRomanNavajoBoldItalic, TimesNewRomanNavajoItalic, TorahSofer, TransliterationItalic, Tzipporah, Ugarit, VintageDingbats, WarnSymbols1, WarnSymbols2, WarnSymbols3, WarnSymbols4, WarnSymbols5, YourKeys, ZapfDingbats, button_by_fanta, fantas-second, hebrew, persische-Keilschrift. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dror Ben Dov

Israeli type designer who created the Hebrew typeface Dror MF (Masterfont). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dry Heaves Fonts (was: Phil Fonts)
[Phillip Andrade]

Not to be confused with Phil's Fonts, Phil Fonts offers charityware fonts by Phillip Andrade who uses the nicknames Dry Bohnz, neatoguy and spamboy. Most fonts are grungy, and were designed roughly between 1999 and 2003.

The list: BlownDroid, Neatified, HappyLarry, IShotTheSheriff, Alien Marksman, EvilCow, Corporate Suit, BadHairDay, Tiptonian, Philbats. Grouped as Scroll fonts from the dead Sea, we find: Habbakuk Scroll (Hebrew), Manual of Discipline (Hebrew), Parthenon (Greek), Ambrosius, Problem Secretary (old typewriter), DeadCircuit, MoldyPillow, Pastorswrit, RadiatedPancake, StolenLlama, Untitled, WetNapkin, Worn Manuscript (1999, grungy blackletter), DustyWombat, NasalDrip, Alphasnail, CarbonatedFont, RaptorAttack (2001), Warped Greased Monkey, Alphasnail (2001), Beth David (1999, Hebrew), Greased Monkey (2001), Lost City (1999, Hebrew), Missing man out (2001), No Brainer (2001), Raptor Kill (2001), Spazbats (2002, dingbats), Speed of Oatmeal (2001), Troglodyte (2001), Polyphemus (2000), Infestation (2000), Hand Drawn Wasabi (2002, katakana font), I Am A Font Designer (2003, scanbats), Neosight (2003), FirstTemple (2003, an old Phoenician lettering font), ScreamingGuitar (2002, guitar dingbats), DHUgaritic (2003), PeskyPhoenicians (2003).

Devian tart link. Alternate URL. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dvir Moyal

Sydney, Australia-based designer of Three (2011), Lisa (2011, octagonal face). Behance link. Creator of New Hebrew Font (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eccentric Iconoclast

FontStructor who made Erasian Calligraphy (2010), based on South Erasian calligraphy. He also made Mantipan Script (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eddi Goldfein

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. He designed the Hebrew faces Hazilim MF (20094, hand-printed) and Roni89 MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Edgar Tal

Israeli type designer, d. 1993. He created Mooli Tal MF (1966), and Edgar Tal (1963). These typefaces are available from Masterfont. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Edna Amir Coffin

Four Hebrew truetype fonts by Kivun (1995) and Davka (1995): FrankruhlBold, FrankruhlLight, FrankRuehl-Bold, FrankRuehl. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edward Detyna
[Electronic Font Foundry]

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Efrat Bakshitz

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. He made Glukoz MF (2005).

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Eitan Bartal

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. He is credited with the Hebrew faces Atid MF, BarTal MF, Beebee MF, Belet MF, Corona MF, Dinamo MF, Eser MF, Exodus MF, Humanist MF, Korinty MF, Or MF, Telad MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Eitan Green

Tel Aviv-based designer of the Hebrew display typeface Seafolox (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ekips.com

A 5.6MB file with fixed width fonts: Bitwise-Alpha, ElroNet-Monospace (Hebrew monospaced font by Shmuel Guttman, 1994), Larabiefont, Monofonto, MS-Mincho, Ocelot-Monowidth, VTCorona, CourierNewPSMT, ChromosomeHeavy, CourierNewPSMT, CourierNewPS-BoldMT, CourierNewPS-BoldItalicMT, CourierNewPS-ItalicMT. [Google] [More]  ⦿

El Cappuccino

From Sun: HelmetCondensedBold, HelmetCondensedBoldItalic, HelmetCondensedItalic, HelmetCondensedNormal (1999). Also, OLBGRK, OLBHEB for Greek and Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

El Yeshuati

OLDGRK (Greek) and OLDHEB (Old Hebrew): free truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elad Mizrahi

Designer of the free runic Hebrew typeface Miri (2010) and the constructivist Hebrew typeface Migdal Haemeq (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elad Mordechai Mizrahi

Creator of several free Hebrew font families at Open Font Library, 2011: TNUA Libre, Miri, Migdal Haemeq, Stop Motion (mixed Latin/Hebrew). Catalog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elamar Yarden

Israeli type designer who created Elamar MF (1995, Hebrew handwriting face, Masterfont). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Elan Ronen

Also written Ilan Ronen. He is an Israeli type designer. [T-26] designer of 99c, Ambu, Aura, Tamuz (dingbats of toys), Typeka (1997, old typewriter), Modern Blues (wonderful organic face). At Monotype, he created the display sans typeface Monotype Aura after an original design from 1960 for Linotype by Jackson Burke.

Klingspor link. Another MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Electronic Font Foundry
[Edward Detyna]

The Electronic Font Foundry (EFF) in Ascot, Berkshire, UK, sold most classical fonts at about 15 dollars per weight, and made custom fonts. Established in 1984, the foundry had 1300 fonts by 2012.

The font designer and owner was Edward Detyna, who died in March 2014. People are reporting to me that the fonts are in limbo, and that Detyna's family is not replying to requests for information.

On July 4, 2002, Apostrophe wrote this: I'm currently having a difficult time trying to predict the past of EFF LondonA, EFF Liz, EFF Eric and EFF Formal, to name a few. I have a feeling that these folks just happen to be twins with entities that are currently across the Atlantic from them, namely Adobe Garamond, Cooper Black, Gill Sans and Copperplate Gothic. A friend of Detyna's writes this: When I met him at least twenty years ago, Edward and his associates had a font design studio based in Ascot, near London. He is a mathematician/statistician turned typographer, and was really on top of type design at the time. There are academic articles published on mathematical subjects on the internet. He's an old man now, but still a very smart guy. When he started, with fonts for Acorn RISC-OS (now defunct, but leading-edge British computer of mid-eighties to -nineties), he had very advanced and sophisticated algorithms for anti-aliasing and hinting, and his hand-hinting is still better than almost any other fonts I have used for screen work. He still sells fonts and adapts to user requirements promptly. I recently asked him to adjust the hinting on a font and he turns it around in a day.

Closed captioning fonts for TV, made according to the EIA 708-B specifications, include EFF Sans Serif CC, EFF Serif CC, EFF Sans Serif Mono CC, EFF Serif Mono CC, EFF Casual CC, EFF Script CC, EFF Small Caps CC.

EFF also has fonts for Vietnamese, Greek, Hebrew, and Cyrillic.

EFF Primary is a large family of educational fonts.

EFF Utamaru is an oriental simulation font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eli T. Evans
[Logos Bible Software]

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Eliyahu Fried
[Fon Type]

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Eliyahu Koren

Influential Israeli graphic and type designer, 1907-2001. Pic. Koren Publishers still exists in Jerusalem today. At MyFonts, one can buy Koren MF (1943), Koren Rashi MF, Koren Siddur MF, and Koren Tanakh MF (1943), which were digitized by Masterfont in 2010. Wiki page. Quoting from the excellent biography by Joshua J. Friedman: Born Eliyahu Korngold in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1907, he immigrated to Palestine in 1933 and set about looking for work. Koren had excelled in art school, but in Palestine he found an underdeveloped graphic-design industry that largely amounted to sign-painting. His break came when the Jewish National Fund hired him to lead its first graphics department. In this position, which he kept for 21 years, Koren oversaw the creation of many of Israel's most prominent symbols, including its first postage stamp and, in his own design, the seal of the city of Jerusalem-a lion rampant in front of the Wailing Wall, framed by olive branches-still in use today. His greatest project got underway in the early 1940s, when Judah Magnes, the president of Hebrew University, asked Koren to create a new typeface for the first original edition of the Hebrew Bible to be published in Israel. Koren's art would complement the ambitious scholarly effort of Umberto Cassuto, a rabbi and Hebrew University professor who was searching for the most accurate ancient source manuscripts. But unexpectedly, and within a few years of each other, Magnes and Cassuto both died, leaving the project to founder. The Hebrew University Press, having already waited 10 years for its new Bible, simply reprinted a 19th-century edition with a few of Cassuto's emendations. Eliyahu Koren Eliyahu Koren, working on the Koren Bible typeface Koren decided to carry out the original effort on his own. He formed his own small publishing house and immersed himself in Hebrew manuscripts and early typefaces, looking for inspiration. He based his letter on medieval Sephardi script, while giving it a modern touch. He consulted an ophthalmologist and learned about early research into the legibility of Latin types. In every aspect of his work Koren was meticulous. When he received the cast metal type from the illustrious Deberny and Peignot foundry in France, Koren immediately spotted imperfections and sent it back. The foundry calculated the imprecision at three hundredths of a millimeter and recast the letter at its own expense. "In the final Koren design," writes the late Israeli book historian Leila Avrin, "the letters are sharp, almost never rounded, with balanced contrasts, faintly serifed, with its few diagonals always parallel to one another. The beauty of the letter never detracts from its readability." Koren was as diligent as Cassuto in striving for textual accuracy. He took great care with vowels and cantillation marks, which were drawn by hand and added to the typeset page. When the Bible was finally published, in 1962, it was celebrated in public ceremonies. "Israel is redeemed from shame," wrote Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. "This is the first Jewish Bible in the last 400 years." Presidents of Israel would be sworn into office on it. A commemorative book published years later includes photos of the celebrations, plus two of Koren inspecting manuscripts and proofs at the start of the project, with his sleeves rolled up and his expression grave. His hair is dark. By the time the Koren Bible was published, 20 years later, it was mostly silver. It would take until the 1970s for Koren to begin work on his siddur. His central task was the same: to create beautiful, legible letters and pages to accentuate a sacred text. But unlike the Bible, the siddur is an anthology, pieced together from Torah verses and rabbinic writings. Koren therefore set out to design a new page layout that would differentiate the text, highlighting its source material and keeping the reader alert. Koren also developed a distinct but related siddur typeface, since he felt that the one he had developed for the Bible was too sacred to reuse, except for biblical quotations. This typeface was even more legible than the first, with similar letter pairs distinguished by their shape: dalet, for instance, extends its arm horizontally, while resh angles its arm upward. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

El-Mar's Hebrew Fonts

Useful site by Eli Marmor. 35 PCF fonts and 8 type 1 fonts, downloadable in one big 650K file. Installation notes for the X-Windows screen fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Engin Korkmaz

Gallery of his typographic posters. Hebrew lettering examples: Suleyman (2010), You Are What You Resolve To Be (2010).

Gallery of ornamental type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eran Bacharach
[Bee Creations]

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Eran Bachrach

Israeli type designer who created these faces at Masterfont: Blender MF (2003, with Ido Zemach), Amit MF, May One MF (2004, with Ido Zemach), Caveret MF (2003, octagonal Hebrew face, with Ido Zemach). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Eran Lichtenstein

Israeli type designer who made the Hebrew typeface Eran MF (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Erez Tamir

Israeli type designer. His Hebrew typefaces at Masterfont include Shevat MF, Tamuz MF, Tamir, Eldar MF, Beresheet Soft MF, Beresheet Hard MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Eric Fowles

Louisville, CO-based designer of the Type Directors Club 1999 award-winning design Risso Light, a Courrier-like display typeface extraordinaire! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Gill

Eric Gill was born in Brighton, England, 1882-1940. British stone carver, wood engraver, essayist and type designer. Student of Johnston. Influential British type designer who for a while worked for the Golden Cockerell Press in London. The text book Eric Gill (Fiona McCarthy, Faber and Faber Ltd) describes his life. Publishers Weekly writes: An English artist-craftsman in the tradition of William Morris, Eric Gill (1882-1940) exemplifies the search for a lifestyle to heal the split between work and leisure, art and industry. He is remembered today for his fine engravings and stone carvings, his legendary typefaces and book designs for the Golden Cockerel Press. Yet there was another side to the man, downplayed by previous biographers: a fervent convert to Catholicism and leader of three Catholic arts-and-crafts communes, Gill had a hyperactive libido which extended to incest with his sisters and daughters, as well as numerous extramarital affairs, according to British writer MacCarthy. He rationalized his penile acrobatics by inventing a bizarre pseudoreligious theory. In MacCarthy's candid portrait, Gill, who preserved the outward image of a devout father-figure, was neither saint nor humbug, but a highly sexed creative artist trapped by his Victorian concept of masculinity. This charismatic firebrand was a renegade Fabian socialist, a bohemian friend of Augustus John and Bertrand Russell. His adventurous life, as re-created in this beautifully written, absorbing biography, is disturbingly relevant to our time. A follow-up article by McCarthy in The Guardian, 2006. Canicopulus Script (1989, Barry Deck) is a font named to remember one of Eric Gill's favorite extracurricular activities. Quote: There are now about as many different varieties of letters as there are different kinds of fools. FontShop link. Linotype link.

Author of An Essay on Typography (1931, revised in 1936). For a French edition, see Eric Gill Un Essai sur la Typographie (Boris Donné and Patricia Menay, Ypsilon Editeur, 2011).

His typefaces include

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Eric Pement

Eric Pement's Hebrew font archive: Alex, BSTHebrew, Chaya-Bold, ChemCycles, David-New-Hebrew, DivChem, Dor, ElroNet-Monospace, ElroNet-Proportional, Futura-Thin-Italic, Futura-Thin, Gideon-Medium, HadasahLight, HadasahShamen, Hebpar, Hebrew-Bold-Italic, Hebrew-Bold, Hebrew-Italic, Hebrew-Italic, Hebrew-Regular, Hebrew-Regular, Kur2siv-Italic, Lashon-Tov, Mendel-Siddur-Bold, MendelSiddurMW-Bold, Miriam, Moses-Judaika-Word, Moses-Judaika, Noam-New-Hebrew, Nova-Normal, Paleo-Hebrew-NormalA, Pecan_-Sonc_-Hebrew, Pni2na-Bold, Qumran-Caves, Rashi, Ruth-Fancy, SPDamascus, SPEzra, SPTiberian, Sgreek-Medium, Shalom-Old-Style, Shalom-Script, Shalom-Stick, Shebrew-Medium, Symbol-MW-Bold-Italic, Symbol-MW-Bold, Symbol-MW-Italic, Symbol-MW, Torah-Sofer, Tzipporah, WarnSymbols1, WarnSymbols2, WarnSymbols3, WarnSymbols4, WarnSymbols5, Web-Hebrew-AD, Web-Hebrew-Monospace. He also has a Greek font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Weems

Designer of Jdingbats, Josiah (Hebrew), Magilla&Magilla Reverse (Hebrew), ACS (Greek simulation), Handheld, and Attenuator (hand-printed). No downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eventov Elizov

Israeli type designer who made Rahav, Nisha MF, Nephilim MF, Eventov MF, and Haim MF. These are all Hebrew faces published by Masterfont.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Every Witch Way
[D. Paul Alecsandri]

D. Paul Alecsandri designed the runic fonts Futharc (2001), NewSymbolFont (2000) and Samaritan (2001). We also find the rather complete Unicode truetype font Roman-Unicode (2001), which cover all European, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Thai and Indic languages, and provide kana as well (but not kanji). All parts of unicode covered. See also here.

Samaritan (2001) deals with a pre-Samaritan or pre-Babylonian Hebrew.

Originally designed for linguistics, the free typeface Chrysanthi Unicode (2001) contains all Unicode Latin characters (including Basic Latin, Latin 1 Supplement, Latin Extended A&B, IPA, and Latin Extended Additional) as well as Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and everal others.

Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgeny Otman

Illustrator and designer in Tel Aviv, Israel. Behance link. He created the experimental Hebrew faces Otfa (2010) and Otset (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evyoni Fonts

Evyoni Fonts has Evyoni Hebrew and ancient fonts for the Ebionite Community. These fonts are made by Shemayah ben-Avraham in 1998 and include EvyoniTNRHPalaeoHebrew, EvyoniHebrewnrk, EvyoniPalaeo, EvyoniHebrewEncodedPalaeo, EvyoniMegawriter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Excelland

Hebrew truetype font archive: AlexandraH (handwriting, by Sullivan), Amaricainline Antigona (by Meir Sadan, 1999), Betzefer-Regular (by Meir Sadan, 1998), Cafe-Regular (by Meir Sadan, 1998), CarboletMFA (Studio Rosenberg, 1996), Choco-Black (Meir Sadan, 1999), ComicsH (handwriting, by Sullivan), Dybbuk-Regular (Meir Sadan, 1998), EdenMec, Electroni, Fistuk--Aviad, Fistuk--Shag-me, Fistuk-Krembo, Fistuk-Shalom-Regular, Fistuk-Steps (all by Fistuk), Salami (Meir Sadan, 1999), Tml-bar, Tml-blood, Tml-bomb, Tml-bone, Tml-box, Tml-candy, Tml-cat, Tml-clip, Tml-cocoa, Tml-cold, Tml-cool, Tml-dot, Tml-fat, Tml-fire, Tml-gogo (all by Tammy, 1997-1998), bezalelinline, bnaiaMed, eden, ktorahalul. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eyal Holtzman
[Letterpress]

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Ezra Dror

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Avishag MF, Ezer MF (2002), Hila Dror MF, Maayan MF, Ron Dror MF, Ron Round MF, Shuli Curly MF. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fake I.D.
[Joshua Trees]

From their web page: "Fake I.D. is Joshua Trees and Yvan Martinez. To the disappointment of many, our design studio doesn't make phony documents. But we do make a living providing art direction and design for print and web." Joshua Trees teaches experimental typography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Fake I.D. published Ghetto Nuovo, Ghetto Vecchio and Ghetto Novissimo, which were developed in conjunction with SUGO magazine and the Venice Biennial of Visual Arts: these are free Hebrew and Latin fonts complete with numerals, punctuation, accented characters, signs and symbols. In all, 225 characters. Ghetto's naming convention refers to 16th-century Venice, Italy, home of the world's first legally separate neighborhood for Jews and its three historic areas of settlement. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fixedsys
[Darien Valentine]

Free truetype fonts: Tai Le Valentinum (for the Tai Le script used in China, Burma and Laos), Valentine Arabic, the faux pixel font Sounds of Apathy, and the unicode faux pixel font Fixedsys Excelsior 2.0 (2007). The latter covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian, Tamil, Hylian, N'Ko, Ethiopic, blackletter, Dehong Dai, Pahawh Hmong, Thaan, Arabic, Thai, Ogham, runic, and IPA. All fonts made by Darien Valentine in 2004. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fon Type
[Eliyahu Fried]

Fon Type is the foundry of Israeli type designer Eliyahu Fried.

Before Fon Type, he designed Hebrew typefaces that were published by MasterFonts: Aklimat MF, AleKoteret MF, Baby Shelly MF, Bar Yochay MF, Behetem Lachok MF, Bracha MF, Emuna MF, Frenkel MF, Fried Coteret MF, Gatkes MF, HaverYaldut MF, Kabala MF, Kaffe Shachor MF, Kartisiot MF, Keitana MF, Kluger MF, Kodesh MF, Koresh MF, Ktuviot MF, Maarav Parua MF, Mana Hama MF, Matmon MF, Mechaot Poster MF, Meriza MF, Meruba New MF, Migdnia MF, Mikraot MF, Mimi MF, Minshar MF, Mishkenot MF, Mishpacha MF, Monday MF, Mugdar MF, Neshef MF, Netanya MF, Parshanut MF, Plugim MF, Poligraph MF, Politica MF, Sefel Mashke MF, Sfina MF, Shalgonim MF, Sharkan MF, Shemesh MF, Shfutim MF, Shmuot MF, Sidkit MF, Tashlim MF, Tzoba MF, Yeadim MF, Zchok MF.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fonet
[Barak Kind]

Barak Kind (Fonet) is the Israeli creator of some free fonts for Hebrew in 2003: BKafifon, BKarik2, BKchina, BKcomics, BKcomicshalol, BKgraphity1, BKhanuka, BKhayehudim, BKtom. The info in the fonts says that they belong to Glyph systems and were made in 1995. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Studio (Jewish Software)

Hebrew language foundry selling 59 Hebrew truetype fonts for 50USD. Families: Acheneli, Atzor, Broadweli, Busroeli, Careli, Coopereli, Frizeli, Gilgal, Hebras, Hobeli, Ivricana, Kabelim, Lublineli, Mehandes, Nekhoshet, Optimeli, Op Two, Peigneli, Revieli, David, Frank, Galed, Hadas, Meiri, Rashi, Sofer, Vilna, Uncieli, Yavaneli. Windows and Mac. Buy the font CD here. Also called "Jewish Software", the company publishes the popular English-Hebrew word processor Dagesh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Studo Mac

A 60 dollar pack of 59 Hebrew Mac fonts by "TS Inc": Acheneli, Acheneli Medium, Atzor, Atzor Outline, Broadweli, Broadweli Engraved, Busroeli, Busroeli Extra Bold, Careli Light, Careli Medium, Coopereli, Coopereli Outline, Frizeli, Frizeli Bold, Gilgal, Gilgal Ultra Outline, Hebras Book, Hebras Black, Hobeli, Hobeli Outline, Ivricana Bold, Ivricana Outline, Kabelim Bold, Kabelim Outline, Lublineli, Lublineli Condensed, Lublineli Extra Bold, Lublineli Extra Bold Condensed, Mehandes, Mehandes Bold, Nekhoshet, Nekhoshet Bold, Optimeli, Optimeli Bold, Op Two, Op Two Bold, Peigneli, Peigneli Bold, Revieli, Revieli Heavy, David, David Bold, Frank, Frank Bold, Galed, Galed Bold, Hadas, Hadas Bold, Meiri, Meiri Bold, Rashi, Rashi Bold, Sofer, Vilna, Vilna Bold, Uncieli Outline, Yavaneli, Yavaneli Extra Bold. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontark
[Ofir Shafit]

FontArk, introduced in September 2013, is a fresh professional type design tool. It is designated to enable fast and intuitive font design based on the skeletons of the glyphs (not the outlines). Fonts are designed online. Video on Behance.

The driving force behind Fontark is Ofir Shafit (Israel), an artist, designer, scientist, philosopher, gamer, and creator. He studied industrial design at Bezalel Academy.

On September 1, I tried it out and could not get further than the cumbersome registration page. Be prepared to enter your data multiple times and then be told that you must first be approved, if you manage to decipher the difficult captchas...

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontBit
[Ayala Halevi]

Hebrew font foundry located in Israel. Its collection of typefaces is quite large. Early fonts include Ayala, Bampy, Chik, Crayola and Organy. Its designers include Ayala Halevi. Ayala Halevi, a graduate of Bezalel Art Institute, published these Hebrew typefaces at Masterfont in 2002: Uri Rounded MF, Ori MF, Nitsan MF. At Klingspor link. Studio Ayala Halevi. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fontef
[Yanek Iontef]

Yanek Iontef's Israeli font site. His commercial fonts include FF Cartonnage (2003, a sans family with dingbats thrown in for cardboard boxes), New Cast, CaseSeraSera, Erica Sans. Born in Russia in 1963, he graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in 1989, and presently works for MetaMark International design studio in Tel-Aviv. Link dead? Atzmaut (Independence), and Next Exit won awards at Bukvaraz 2001. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FONTi
[Nave Segev]

Free fonts for Hebrew, made by Israeli designer Nave Segev: ANS-chiqui-street, ANS-SmellyCat, ANS-afterfire, ANS-brakim, ANS-broken-glass, ANS-dislekt, ANS-harlem, ANS-linkin-park, ANS-minor, ANS-nagarim, ANS-para, ANS-shenkin, ANS-smiley, ANS-sven. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontomania (or: Fontilizer)
[Omer Agiv]

Omer Agiv (Fontomania) made freeware Latin, Hebrew and dingbat fonts such as Amraheb, Electroni, Jumang, Krashim-signs, LironAgiv, Moshe, Outline, Samurai, Samuraiheb, Sunnyday, Transport, Worms, arrow, boards, bw, dotty, goggles, krashim, leaves, nuni, nurit, wood-sticks, Dinorific, omerh.

Some fonts are commercial. Personal handwriting font service for 55USD (Latin, Hebrew or Arabic). Personal signature for 10USD. Some commercial fonts at 8 to 12 dollars, such as Smily, Cookie (curly), Orenh (handwriting), Geometry, Tal, Jifa, Sun, Hairy, ABC, Chains, Liner, Chinese, Arak, Parkinson, Papio, Tropical Sickness and IceSticks.

The free and commercial Hebrew fonts include the Tapuach package (8 fonts).

Fontomania also sells the 13-font 44 USD-"Silver Collection" on CD.

Free handwriting font download: Janet Luther.

At Elifont, one can download Wood Sticks, Samurai, Liron, Ice Sticks, and Boards.

Dafont link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts For Flash
[Randy Caldwell]

Toronto-based "Fonts For Flash" (est. April 2002, run by Walter Apai) offers low cost pixel fonts and allows type designers to sell their fonts through the site. Randy caldwell is the name mentioned by dafont.

Free crippled demos: FFF Freedom, FFF Reaction, FFF Compact, FFF Agent, FFF Extras. MyFonts site. See also here. In 2003, Fonts For Flash and TRUTH in Design developed the notion of Superpixel fonts, which are pixel fonts with quarter pixels added to certain blank pixels so that the results show well in Flash. An example is Halogen (2003).

Dafont has some free fonts, and mentions the name Randy Caldwell.

The list of fonts: Abstract, FFFAccess, FFFAccessExtended, FFFAgentCondensed, FFFAgentTrial, FFFAlaska, FFFAlaskaCondensed, FFFAlaskaCondensed, FFFAlaskaCondensed, FFFAntigua, FFFAntiguaBold, FFFAntiguaBoldExtended, FFFAntiguaExtended, FFFAquarius, FFFAquariusBold, FFFAquariusBoldCondensed, FFFAquariusCondensed, FFFAtlantis, FFFAtlantis, FFFAtlantis, FFFAtlantisBold, FFFAtlantisBoldCondensed, FFFAtlantisCondensed, FFFAtlantisTrial, FFFAtlantisTrial, FFFAvantiBoldCondensed, FFFBusiness, FFFBusinessBold, FFFBusinessBoldExtended, FFFBusinessExtended, FFFBytecode, FFFBytecodeExtended, FFFCalypso, FFFCalypsoExtended, FFFCompact, FFFCorporate, FFFCorporateBold, FFFCorporateBoldExtended, FFFCorporateExtended, FFFCorporateRounded, FFFCorporateRoundedBold, FFFCorporateRoundedBoldExtended, FFFCorporateRoundedExtended, FFFCosmos, FFFCosmosCondensed, FFFDaylight, FFFDaylightBold, FFFDaylightBoldExtended, FFFDaylightExtended, FFFDirect, FFFDirectCondensed, FFFDiscotheque, FFFDreamer, FFFDreamerBold, FFFDreamerBoldExtended, FFFDreamerExtended, FFFEnchanted, FFFEnterprise, FFFEnterpriseBold, FFFEnterpriseBoldExtended, FFFEnterpriseExtended, FFFEstudioExtended, FFFExecutive, FFFExecutiveBold, FFFExecutiveBoldExtended, FFFExecutiveExtended, FFFExecutiveTrial, FFFExpresso, FFFExpressoBold, FFFExpressoBoldExtended, FFFExpressoExtended, FFFExtras, FFFExtras2, FFFFamily, FFFFamilyExtended, FFFForward, FFFFreedom, FFFFreedomTrial, FFFFuego, FFFFuegoBold, FFFFuegoBoldExtended, FFFFuegoExtended, FFFGalaxy, FFFGalaxy, FFFGalaxyBold, FFFGalaxyBoldExtended, FFFGalaxyExtended, FFFGalaxyExtended, FFFGalaxyExtraBold, FFFGalaxyExtraBoldExtended, FFFGames, FFFGamesBold, FFFGamesBoldExtended, FFFGamesExtended, FFFGamesThin, FFFGamesThinBold, FFFGamesThinBoldExtended, FFFGamesThinExtended, FFFGardencity, FFFGardencityBold, FFFGardencityBoldExtended, FFFGardencityExtended, FFFGlorious, FFFGloriousBold, FFFGloriousBoldExtended, FFFGloriousExtended, FFFHarmony, FFFHarmony, FFFHarmony, FFFIdea, FFFIdeaCondensed, FFFIntelligent, FFFIntelligentCondensed, FFFIntelligentThin, FFFIntelligentThinCondensed, FFFInterface01, FFFInterface01b, FFFInterface02, FFFInterface02b, FFFInterface03, FFFInterface03b, FFFInterface04, FFFInterface04b, FFFInterface05, FFFInterface05b, FFFInterface06, FFFInterface06b, FFFInterface07, FFFInterface07b, FFFInterface08, FFFInterface08b, FFFLighthouse, FFFLighthouseExtended, FFFMagazine, FFFMagazineBold, FFFMagazineBoldExtended, FFFMagazineExtended, FFFMajestica, FFFMajesticaBold, FFFMajesticaBoldExtended, FFFMajesticaExtended, FFFManagerBold, FFFMetropolis, FFFMetropolisExtended, FFFMinitower, FFFMinitowerBold, FFFMinitowerBoldExtended, FFFMinitowerExtended, FFFMinute, FFFMinuteBold, FFFMinuteBoldExtended, FFFMinuteExtended, FFFModulas, FFFModulasBold, FFFModulasBoldExtended, FFFModulasExtended, FFFMono01, FFFMono01BoldExtended, FFFMono01Extended, FFFNadador, FFFNadadorBold, FFFNadadorBoldCondensed, FFFNadadorBoldTight, FFFNadadorCondensed, FFFNadadorTight, FFFNeostandard, FFFNeostandardBold, FFFNeostandardBoldExtended, FFFNeostandardExtended, FFFNeostandardTrial, FFFPhantom01, FFFPhantom01, FFFPhantom02, FFFPlaneta, FFFPlanetaBold, FFFPlanetaBoldExtended, FFFPlanetaExtended, FFFProfessional, FFFProfessional, FFFProfessional, FFFProfessionalBold, FFFProfessionalBold, FFFProfessionalBoldExtended, FFFProfessionalBoldExtended, FFFProfessionalExtended, FFFProtege, FFFProtegeBold, FFFProtegeBoldExtended, FFFProtegeExtended, FFFReaction, FFFReactionBold, FFFReactionBoldCondensed, FFFReactionBoldExtended, FFFReactionCondensed, FFFReactionCondensed, FFFReactionCondensed, FFFReactionExtended, FFFReactionTrial, FFFRegates, FFFRegatesBold, FFFRegatesBoldCondensed, FFFRegatesCondensed, FFFRegency, FFFRegencyBold, FFFRegencyBoldExtended, FFFRegencyExtended, FFFResolution, FFFResolutionCondensed, FFFSailor, FFFSailor, FFFSilver, FFFSilverExtended, FFFSimplicity, FFFSimplicityExtended, FFFSpacedust, FFFStar, FFFStar, FFFStar, FFFStarBold, FFFStarBoldCondensed, FFFStarCondensed, FFFStrawberry, FFFTimeline01, FFFTimeline02, FFFTraditional, FFFTraditionalExtended, FFFUrban, FFFUrbanBold, FFFUrbanBoldExtended, FFFUrbanExtended, FFFViewpoint, FFFViewpointBold, FFFViewpointBoldExtended, FFFViewpointExtended, FFFZerofactor, FFFZerofactorBold, FFFZerofactorBoldExtended, FFFZerofactorExtended, Lemoine, LemoineExtended, Orgill, OutlinePixel, OutlinePixelExtended, Pixpat10, Pixpat20, RaxelGreek, RaxelGreekBoldBold.

Showcase of the typefaces made by Fonts For Flash. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fonts for Scholars
[David J. Perry]

Cardo is a Unicode font under development by David J. Perry from Rye, New York. Covering European languages, as well as Hebrew, Greek/Coptic and Greek Extended, it is free for non-commercial use. He writes: "This font is my version of a typeface cut for the Renaissance printer Aldus Manutius and first used to print Pietro Bembo's book De Aetna. This font has been revived in modern times under several names (Bembo, Aetna, Aldine 401). I chose it mainly because it is a classic book face, suitable for scholarship, and also because it is easier to get various diacritics sized and positioned for legibility with this design than with some others. I added a set of Greek characters designed to harmonize well on the page with the Roman letters as well as many other characters useful to classicists and medievalists."

Fontspace link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontworld
[Israel Seldowitz]

"Quality-crafted multiple language fonts." Based in New York and run by Mark Seldowitz, they sell Arabic, Russian, Greek, Vietnamese, Hebrew, Baltic and Central European faces. Mark sold the Hebrew fonts made by his brother Israel Seldowitz, who studied in Israel with Henry Friedlaender, the creator of the Hadassah typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontworld (Hebrew)

Hebrew faces in packages at about 12 dollars per face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontworld (Hebrew and Persian)

At Fontworld, commercial Hebrew and Persian faces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FoundationStone

This Hebrew package has two truetype fonts, RosettaHebrew (1998) and RosettaHebrewScript (1998). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Franceska Baruch

Polish type designer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Frank Ruehl

Israeli typographer. The Frank Ruehl fonts designed by Mandel ca. 1960 became the most popular Hebrew fonts ever. MasterFont offers Frank Ruhl 1924 MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FREELANG Fuentes

Spanish language site for various non-Latin language fonts. A sampling: Afus Deg Wfus 2 (for Berber), AlKatib1 (2001, an Arabic typeface by Naseem Amjad), Albanian, Alice_0 (Lao typeface by by Ngakham Southichack), LAOMAY_5 CHAREUNSILP (Lao typeface by by Soupasith Bouahom), Arial AMU (1999, Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), BaltFrutigerLight, BaltHelveticaMedium, BaltNewCenturySchoolbookMedium, BaltOptimaMedium, BaltTiffanyMedium, BaltUniversityMedium, CarloAtor (1997, Arabic family by Timm Erickson, Summer Institute of Linguistics), Caligraf-W, Ciula (1996, a Romanian typeface by Paul Hodor), Cursiv (Romanian), AnlongvillKhek, GabrialAtor (another Arab family by Timm Erickson), Gin, Greek (1993, by Peter J. Gentry&Andrew M. Fountain), HandSign (1993, Sam Wang), HFMassisShantNUnicode (1990-1994, an Armenian unicode typeface by BYTEC Computers and Massis Graphics), HONGKAD (1994, a family by Dr. Hongkad Souvannavong), IsmarBold, IsmarLight, Lakshmi, X000000A (1994, a lao typeface by Sith Bouahom), LAOMAY_2-CHAREUNSILP, Alice3Medium, Alice0Medium, Langagedessignes (1998, by Philippe and François Blondel), NorKirk (1997, a great Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), NovaTempo (for Esperanto), Pazmaveb (for Armenian), ILPRumanianB100 (1996, by Charles J. Coker), Saysettha-Lao, Saysettha-LaoBold, SenzorgaAnhok, Timok, Tribuno, Turn-W, TimesUnicode, ArialAMU, PoliceTypeAPI (for Armenian), Cieszyn-Regular, PoojaNormal, Shibolet (1995, Hebrew), Shree-Ass-0552 (2000, by Modular InfoTech), Tudor-Semi-Lite, Webdunia, TimesNRCzech, TNRLiboriusVII (2001, a fully accented Times typeface by Libor Sztemon), GreatMoravia (2001 Libor Sztemon, Czechia), Johaansi-ye-Peyravi (2001, a full accent blackletter typeface by Libor Sztemon, Czechia), TimesNREuskaraEuransiEsperanto (2001, Libor Sztemon). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Friedemann Dittrich

Greek and Hebrew fonts: Hebrew (Michael S. Bushell, 1994), OdysseaF (Payne Loving Trust, 1996), SPTiberian (Scholars Press, 1995), SymbolGreekPF (Payne Loving Trust, 1996). Direct access. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Friedlaender versus Masterfont

Reporting on a lawsuit brought by Hannah Tal, daughter of Henri Friedlaender who designed the famous Hebrew typeface Hadassah in 1958, in 2009 against the Israeli typefoundry Masterfont. The quotes below, in italics, are from a 2011 article in Haaretz written by Yuval saar.

Exclusive rights to the Hadassah Hebrew typeface belong to the daughter of the man who designed it about 70 years ago, a Jerusalem court ruled this week.

In 2009, Hannah Tal filed a NIS 4.5 million copyright infringement suit against the Israeli company Masterfont for selling the popular typeface created by her father, Henri Friedlaender, for many years without her consent. Ayala Tal, Hannah Tal's daughter and Friedlaender's granddaughter, works at Haaretz as a graphic artist.

On Monday, Jerusalem District Court Judge Refael Yacobi announced that Tal owned the digital as well as the print rights to Hadassah, having inherited them from her father at his death. The court now must determine whether Tal suffered financial damage as a result of Masterfont's copyright infringement. If so, the court will set the amount of compensation the company owes her.

"After around five years of legal battles and many more years in which Hadassah was sold in a piratical and unethical manner, I'm happy for the opportunity to ensure the future of the typeface in the manner that it and its creator deserve," Tal said.

Together with Koren, Narkisim, Aharoni and Frank-Ruehl (the typeface used by the Hebrew Haaretz), Hadassah is one of the most important Hebrew typefaces. The German-born Friedlaender began developing it in the Netherlands after fleeing there to escape Nazi anti-Semitism, and continued to work on it during World War II, which he spent hidden in an attic by his wife. After immigrating to Israel, he continued to study, teach and work in typography, and in 1971 he was awarded the Guttenberg Prize.

"Hadassah is a unique and original work of art that experts have described as groundbreaking stylistically," Tal said.

According to Tal's attorney, Narda Ben-Zvi, Masterfont owners Piki and Zvika Rosenberg do not deny using and selling Hadassah. "Zvika Rosenberg even admitted in court that such actions constituted an infringement of the copyright owner's rights," Ben-Zvi said. "What's left now is to determine the appropriate payment for damages, taking into consideration the use made of the typeface and the copyright infringement."

Attorney Jacob Calderon, whose firm represented Masterfont, slammed the verdict and the judge. "The judge didn't read what he should have read and didn't understand what he did read," Calderon said. "Anyone reading the court transcripts can see that in 1950, Friedlaender renounced all his rights to the typeface. Now a judge comes and issues a ruling on God knows what grounds. I wouldn't say he was afraid, but in the oddest way he didn't consider the evidence and conducted every session in a unilateral manner. There's a serious problem with the judge's integrity and his comprehension. Apparently he was somewhere else, presiding over a different case with different evidence."

Calderon added that Masterfont intends to appeal the verdict. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Friedlaender versus Microsoft

Reporting on a 1.5 million USD lawsuit brought by Hannah Tal, daughter of Henri Friedlaender who designed the famous Hebrew typeface Hadassah in 1958, against Microsoft. The quotes below, in italics, are from a 2013 article in Winbeta.

Microsoft is apparently facing a lawsuit for using two particular Hebrew type fonts in its Office productivity suite without permission. The fonts in question are Guttman Hodes and Monotype Hadassah.

Henry Friedlander was hiding from the Nazis around 70 years ago were he designed and perfected the Hebrew type font called "Hadassah". His daughter, Hannah, claims that Microsoft is using and advertising the font to millions of users without her permission.

Microsoft responded to her claims stating that her father transferred his rights to the font over to a foundry in the Netherlands in 1950. That foundry then provided licenses to other parties to use the font and eventually transferred the rights to the font to Microsoft. Microsoft denies that Hannah owns any rights to the original font.

Microsoft states, "Friedlander never made any claims during his life about the widespread use of the Hadassah font. On the contrary, he expressed satisfaction that the font was so widely spread by the Dutch printing house."

Microsoft also adds that the company began uses the font in digital versions back in 1993 in a version called Guttman Hodes. Microsoft also states that the statute of limitations applies to the lawsuit and that filing the lawsuit now is flagrant and in bad faith.

"Hadassah is a special, precious, and festive font, an original work of art, praised by experts as groundbreaking in terms of design and style. The Hadassah font is based on extensive historical research into the shapes and development of Hebrew letters," Hannah claimed in her lawsuit.

Hannah states that Microsoft never received permission to use the font, nor were they allowed to adopt it into two different fonts called Guttman Hodes, and Monotype Hadassah. She adds that these two fonts are a falsification of the original font and distort her fathers work.

Haaertz writes in 2013: The copyrights over the Hebrew type fonts known to Office users as Guttman Hodes and Monotype Hadassah are the focus of a lawsuit recently filed against Microsoft at a Lod District Court.

About 70 years ago, as he was hiding from the Nazi horrors in an attic in the Netherlands, the artist Henry Friedlander began designing a Hebrew print font. Friedlander, of German descent, escaped to the Netherlands, and there, in that attic, he continued to design and perfect a Hebrew type font.

In 1958, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Israel's independence, he completed his design, and called the font Hadassah.

Hannah Tal, Friedlander's sole heir, claims that by using and advertising the font to millions of users without her permission, Microsoft is committing copyrights violations. In response, Microsoft has claimed that Tal is hiding from the courts the fact that her father transferred his rights to the font to a foundry in the Netherlands in 1950. That foundry then provided licenses to other parties to use the font, which in turn transferred the rights to the font over to Microsoft. The company also says that Tal does not own exclusive rights to the original font.

Friedlander, winner of the Johann Gutenberg prize in 1970, and an honorary professor at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts, died in 1996, aged 92. He left all of his property, including copyrights in his name, to his only daughter. "Hadassah is a special, precious, and festive font, an original work of art, praised by experts as groundbreaking in terms of design and style," Tal said a recent lawsuit. "The Hadassah font is based on extensive historical research into the shapes and development of Hebrew letters."

The designer's daughter adds that her father created the font over a period of some 30 years, and that each and every letter was meticulously designed, preserving the uniqueness of each letter, while at the same time adapting the same style to all of the letters.

Tal claims that even though Microsoft never received permission to use the font, it has done so by adapting it for two groups of fonts, including Guttman Hodes, and Monotype Hadassah. The names as well, claim Tal, mistakenly claim that they are connected to the original Hadassah font. These fonts, Tal says, are a falsification of the original, and distort Friedlander's original work. According to Tal, "saying that Friedlander would turn over in his grave if he knew what was done to his work is not an exaggeration at all."

In its defense Microsoft has said, "the late Friedlander never made any claims during his life about the widespread use of the Hadassah font. On the contrary, he expressed satisfaction that the font was so widely spread by the Dutch printing house." Microsoft also said it began using the font in digital versions in 1993, in a version called Guttman Hodes, which was created by the late Samuel Guttman, after it received permission to do so. Finally, Microsoft says the statute of limitations applies to the lawsuit, and filing it now is flagrant, and in bad faith.

Several other articles exist on the matter, including an article by Publish (in Dutch, dated 2013) that explains that Lettergieterij Tetterode is the Dutch company that had signed the first contract with Friedlaender. It sublicensed the fonts to Intertype, IBM, AM, Bitstream, and in 2000 to Linotype. The latter deal was brokered in part by Henk Gianotten. Gianotten claims that Tal has no chance of winning. A more legalese article was written by Itzhak Dannon for Jewish Business News. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gad Almaliach

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Hagedi MF (2002). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gad Alman

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gad Elmalich

Israeli type designer who created these faces at Masterfont: Aderet MF, Kumran MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gad Ulman

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he published Avnei Gad Hakuk MF, Avney Gad MF (2002), Gad MF, Gad Tech MF, Hagada Mesugnan MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gadi Yona

Israeli type designer. He created the Hebrew typefaces Arsenal, Elegant MF, Internet MF, Hitech, Flipper MF and Ecologi MF. These were all published by Masterfont. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Galaxie Software (was: Biblescript 97)

Located in Garland, TX. BibleScript: Commercial Greek and Hebrew font package. Has a shareware version. Windows and Mac. Their fonts are also here: GU-Greek (2001), GU-Hebrew (2001), Greek (2001), Greek-Uncials (2005), Greektl, Hebrew (2001), Hebrewtl, OLBGRK (2003), OLBHEB (2003), Scholar (1997). "GU" stands for Galaxie Unicode. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Galiad Computers
[Shmuel Guttman]

The late Shmuel Guttman at Galiad Computers in Jerusalem made fonts such as ElroNet Monospace (1994, Latin characters). Some of his fonts are distributed by ITF, and were marketed as the Guttman Collection.

He made these Hebrew fonts in 1991-1993: TopType-Hatzvi-Normal, TopType-Jerushalmi. His ElroNet Monospace (1994) and ElroNet Proportional (1994) were here. He also made these fonts from 1992 until 2000: GuttmanAharoni, GuttmanAram-Normal, GuttmanCalligraphic, GuttmanCourMirNormal, GuttmanDavid-Bold, GuttmanDavid-Light, GuttmanDavid, GuttmanDrogolin-Bold, GuttmanDrogolin-Normal, GuttmanFrank-Bold, GuttmanFrank, GuttmanFrnew-Normal, GuttmanHaim-Condensed, GuttmanHaim, GuttmanHatzvi-Bold, GuttmanHatzvi, GuttmanHodes-Bold, GuttmanHodes-Light, GuttmanHodes-Normal, GuttmanKav-Bold, GuttmanKav-Light, GuttmanKav, GuttmanKeren-Bold, GuttmanKeren-Normal, GuttmanLogo1, GuttmanMantova, GuttmanMantovaBold, GuttmanMantovaDecor, GuttmanMiryam-Bold, GuttmanMiryamLight, GuttmanMyamfix, GuttmanRashi-Bold, GuttmanRashiNormal, GuttmanRashiXBold, GuttmanSoncino-Bold, GuttmanSoncino-Light, GuttmanSoncinoNormal, GuttmanStam1Normal, GuttmanStamNormal, GuttmanToledo-Bold, GuttmanToledo, GuttmanVilna-Bold, GuttmanVilna, GuttmanYad-Brush, GuttmanYad, GuttmanYadLight.

Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Galit Zadok

UK-based type designer. At Masterfont, he published the Hebrew typefaces Addam MF (1994), Arava MF (1993), Galit (1994), Woodstock MF (1995), Ronni MF (1993), Lolla MF (1993), Dimona MF (1994) and Florentin MF (1994). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gamaliil Project

A Cyrillic/Hebrew project that led to the free Hebrew fonts Moses Judaika and Moses Judaika Word, which can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gary S. Dykes

Gary S. Dykes made 21 free public domain truetype fonts for Roman, Greek, Hebrew, Syriac (2002), Coptic, Ugaritic, Sabaean, Aramaic, including a beautiful Greek Minuscule font: Aram44, BLDGrk.ttf (2000), Coptic44 (2000, for all Sahidic and Bohairic typography), DISP_44 (2002), G100XTRA (2002), Greek44 (1997-2002), GARYS (2002, a blackletter font), GoudyHundred (2001, based on Stephen Moye's version of Goudy's Bertham), Goudy_B (2002), Goudy_IT_BD (2002), Goudy_It (2000), Greek44s (2002, has some Byzantine glyphs), HEB44a (2003), HEB44b, HEB44c, HEB44d, MINU44a (2003), MINU44b (2003), My_XTRA (2002), SABAEN44 (2002), Syriac44 (2001, for Estrangelo), Ugar_44 (2001). Some of the fonts are under the label "Fraktur Fonts". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gat Elizov

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts, where he published the Hebrew typeface Gat MF. . [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gerber Fonts

Manchester, CT-based company that sells a font package, as well as a number of fonts for Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew and Thai. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gershom Plotkin

Israeli type designer. At MasterFonts, he created the seemingly identical didone faces Shalom MF (2008) and Genuzot MF (2008). Their Hebrew subsets are different however. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gershon Paul

Jerusulam-based graphic designer. Klean Regular (2011, octagonal) is a typeface based on Wim Crouwel's New Alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gil Bashan

Israeli type designer who made Riksha MF (2010). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gil Hovan

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he published Bomba MF (2003), Gil, Kishuf. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gilat Pereg

Israeli type designer who made the Hebrew faces Gilat MF and Baguette MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Globes: Hebrew fonts for the web
[Dalit Gadish]

The Globes fonts for Hebrew were designed in 1996 by Dalid Gadish. They include the Globes-MCL family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Glyph Systems

Font vendor. Custom font design in most languages. MS Arabic Windows distributor in US: additional fonts for $79. P.O. Box 134, Andover, MA 01810, USA. Also sells Hebrew fonts. Seels for Agfa, Alagha Associates, Arthur Baker Designs, ITC, Maverick Designs, Boutros International, and Sakkal Designs. Headed by Steve Reef. For 89USD, get 16 beautiful Arabic fonts: ITC Boutros Rokaa, Koufi, Ousbough, Arabic Borders, Diwani, Architect, ITC Boutros Modern Kufic, AGA Andalus (some of these in multiple weights). For 72USD, get 13 Hebrew fonts (some in multiple weights): Khadeysh, Ktav, Rashi, and Mesorati. The latter fonts, plus Diwani and Architect, are original fonts by Glyph Systems. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GNU Freefont (or: Free UCS Outline Fonts)
[Steve White]

The GNU Freefont is continuously being updated to become a large useful Unicode monster. GNU FreeFont is a free family of scalable outline fonts, suitable for general use on computers and for desktop publishing. It is Unicode-encoded for compatability with all modern operating systems. There are serif, Sans and Mono subfamilies. Also called the "Free UCS Outline Fonts", this project is part of the larger Free Software Foundation. Scans: FreeMono, FreeMonoBold, FreeMonoBoldOblique, FreeMonoOblique, FreeSans, FreeSansBold, FreeSansBoldOblique, FreeSansOblique, FreeSerif, FreeSerifBold, FreeSerifBoldItalic, FreeSerifItalic. The original head honcho was Primoz Peterlin, the coordinator at the Institute of Biophysics of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2008, Steve White took over. Participants and credits, as of the end of 2010, with Unicode range responsibilities:

  • URW++ Design&Development GmbH. URW++ donated a set of 35 core PostScript Type 1 fonts to the Ghostscript project.
    • Basic Latin (U+0041-U+007A)
    • Latin-1 Supplement (U+00C0-U+00FF)
    • Latin Extended-A (U+0100-U+017F)
    • Spacing Modifier Letters (U+02B0-U+02FF)
    • Mathematical Operators (U+2200-U+22FF)
    • Block Elements (U+2580-U+259F)
    • Dingbats (U+2700-U+27BF)
  • Yannis Haralambous and John Plaice. Yannis Haralambous and John Plaice are the authors of Omega typesetting system, which is an extension of TeX. Its first release, aims primarily at improving TeX's multilingual abilities. In Omega all characters and pointers into data-structures are 16-bit wide, instead of 8-bit, thereby eliminating many of the trivial limitations of TeX. Omega also allows multiple input and output character sets, and uses programmable filters to translate from one encoding to another, to perform contextual analysis, etc. Internally, Omega uses the universal 16-bit Unicode standard character set, based on ISO-10646. These improvements not only make it a lot easier for TeX users to cope with multiple or complex languages, like Arabic, Indic, Khmer, Chinese, Japanese or Korean, in one document, but will also form the basis for future developments in other areas, such as native color support and hypertext features. ... Fonts for UT1 (omlgc family) and UT2 (omah family) are under development: these fonts are in PostScript format and visually close to Times and Helvetica font families.
    • Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F)
    • IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF)
    • Greek (U+0370-U+03FF)
    • Armenian (U+0530-U+058F)
    • Hebrew (U+0590-U+05FF)
    • Arabic (U+0600-U+06FF)
    • Currency Symbols (U+20A0-U+20CF)
    • Arabic Presentation Forms-A (U+FB50-U+FDFF)
    • Arabic Presentation Forms-B (U+FE70-U+FEFF)
  • Yannis Haralambous and Wellcome Institute. In 1994, The Wellcome Library The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England, commissioned Mr. Haralambous to produce a Sinhalese font for them. We have received 03/09 official notice from Robert Kiley, Head of e-Strategy for the Wellcome Library, that Yannis' font could be included in GNU FreeFont under its GNU license: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).
  • Young U. Ryu at the University of Texas at Dallas is the author of Txfonts, a set of mathematical symbols designed to accompany text typeset in Times or its variants. In the documentation, Young adresses the design of mathematical symbols: "The Adobe Times fonts are thicker than the CM fonts. Designing math fonts for Times based on the rule thickness of Times =,, +, /, <, etc. would result in too thick math symbols, in my opinion. In the TX fonts, these glyphs are thinner than those of original Times fonts. That is, the rule thickness of these glyphs is around 85% of that of the Times fonts, but still thicker than that of the CM fonts." Ranges: Arrows (U+2190-U+21FF), Mathematical Symbols (U+2200-U+22FF).
  • Valek Filippov added Cyrillic glyphs and composite Latin Extended A to the whole set of the abovementioned URW set of 35 PostScript core fonts, Ranges: Latin Extended-A (U+0100-U+017F), Cyrillic (U+0400-U+04FF).
  • Wadalab Kanji Comittee. Between April 1990 and March 1992, Wadalab Kanji Comittee put together a series of scalable font files with Japanese scripts, in four forms: Sai Micho, Chu Mincho, Cho Kaku and Saimaru. The font files were written in custom file format, while tools for conversion into Metafont and PostScript Type 1 were also supplied. The Wadalab Kanji Comittee has later been dismissed, and the resulting files can be now found on the FTP server of the Depertment of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo: Hiragana (U+3040-U+309F), Katakana (U+30A0-U+30FF). Note that some time around 2009, the hiragana and katakana ranges were deleted.
  • Angelo Haritsis has compiled a set of Greek type 1 fonts. The glyphs from this source has been used to compose Greek glyphs in FreeSans and FreeMono. Greek (U+0370-U+03FF).
  • Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich. In 1999, Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich made a set of glyphs covering the Thai national standard Nf3, in both upright and slanted shape. Range: Thai (U+0E00-U+0E7F).
  • Shaheed Haque has developed a basic set of basic Bengali glyphs (without ligatures), using ISO10646 encoding. Range: Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF).
  • Sam Stepanyan created a set of Armenian sans serif glyphs visually compatible with Helvetica or Arial. Range: Armenian (U+0530-U+058F).
  • Mohamed Ishan has started a Thaana Unicode Project. Range: Thaana (U+0780-U+07BF).
  • Sushant Kumar Dash has created a font in his mother tongue, Oriya: Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F). But Freefont has dropped Oriya because of the absence of font features neccessary for display of text in Oriya.
  • Harsh Kumar has started BharatBhasha for these ranges:
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF)
    • Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
  • Prasad A. Chodavarapu created Tikkana, a Telugu font family: Telugu (U+0C00-U+0C7F). It was originally included in GNU Freefont, but supoort for Telugu was later dropped altogether from the GNU Freefont project.
  • Frans Velthuis and Anshuman Pandey. In 1991, Frans Velthuis from the Groningen University, The Netherlands, released a Devanagari font as Metafont source, available under the terms of GNU GPL. Later, Anshuman Pandey from Washington University in Seattle, took over the maintenance of font. Fonts can be found on CTAN. This font was converted the font to Type 1 format using Peter Szabo's TeXtrace and removed some redundant control points with PfaEdit. Range: Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F).
  • Hardip Singh Pannu. In 1991, Hardip Singh Pannu has created a free Gurmukhi TrueType font, available as regular, bold, oblique and bold oblique form. Range: Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F).
  • Jeroen Hellingman (The Netherlands) created a set of Malayalam metafonts in 1994, and a set of Oriya metafonts in 1996. Malayalam fonts were created as uniform stroke only, while Oriya metafonts exist in both uniform and modulated stroke. From private communication: "It is my intention to release the fonts under GPL, but not all copies around have this notice on them." Metafonts can be found here and here. Ranges: Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F), Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F). Oriya was subsequently dropped from the Freefont project.
  • Thomas Ridgeway, then at the Humanities And Arts Computing Center, Washington University, Seattle, USA, (now defunct), created a Tamil metafont in 1990. Anshuman Pandey from the same university took over the maintenance of font. Fonts can be found at CTAN and cover Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF).
  • Berhanu Beyene, Prof. Dr. Manfred Kudlek, Olaf Kummer, and Jochen Metzinger from the Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science, University of Hamburg, prepared a set of Ethiopic metafonts. They also maintain the home page on the Ethiopic font project. Someone converted the fonts to Type 1 format using TeXtrace, and removed some redundant control points with PfaEdit. Range: Ethiopic (U+1200-U+137F).
  • Maxim Iorsh. In 2002, Maxim Iorsh started the Culmus project, aiming at providing Hebrew-speaking Linux and Unix community with a basic collection of Hebrew fonts for X Windows. The fonts are visually compatible with URW++ Century Schoolbook L, URW++ Nimbus Sans L and URW++ Nimbus Mono L families, respectively. Range: Hebrew (U+0590-U+05FF).
  • Vyacheslav Dikonov made a Braille unicode font that could be merged with the UCS fonts to fill the 2800-28FF range completely (uniform scaling is possible to adapt it to any cell size). He also contributed a free Syriac font, whose glyphs (about half of them) are borrowed from the free Carlo Ator font. Vyacheslav also filled in a few missing spots in the U+2000-U+27FF area, e.g., the box drawing section, sets of subscript and superscript digits and capital Roman numbers. Ranges: Syriac (U+0700-U+074A), Box Drawing (U+2500-U+257F), Braille (U+2800-U+28FF).
  • Panayotis Katsaloulis helped fixing Greek accents in the Greek Extended area: (U+1F00-U+1FFF).
  • M.S. Sridhar. M/S Cyberscape Multimedia Limited, Mumbai, developers of Akruti Software for Indian Languages (http://www.akruti.com/), have released a set of TTF fonts for nine Indian scripts (Devanagari, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, and Gurumukhi) under the GNU General Public License (GPL). You can download the fonts from the Free Software Foundation of India WWW site. Their original contributions to Freefont were
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF)
    • Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
    • Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
    • Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF)
    • Telugu (U+0C00-U+0C7F)
    • Kannada (U+0C80-U+0CFF)
    • Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
    Oriya, Kannada and Telugu were dropped from the GNU Freefont project.
  • DMS Electronics, The Sri Lanka Tipitaka Project, and Noah Levitt. Noah Levitt found out that the Sinhalese fonts available on the site metta.lk are released under GNU GPL. These glyphs were later replaced by those from the LKLUG font. Finally the range was completely replaced by glyphs from the sinh TeX font, with much help and advice from Harshula Jayasuriya. Range: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).
  • Daniel Shurovich Chirkov. Dan Chirkov updated the FreeSerif font with the missing Cyrillic glyphs needed for conformance to Unicode 3.2. The effort is part of the Slavjanskij package for Mac OS X. range: Cyrillic (U+0400-U+04FF).
  • Abbas Izad. Responsible for Arabic (U+0600-U+06FF), Arabic Presentation Forms-A, (U+FB50-U+FDFF), Arabic Presentation Forms-B (U+FE70-U+FEFF).
  • Denis Jacquerye added new glyphs and corrected existing ones in the Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F) and IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF) ranges.
  • K.H. Hussain and R. Chitrajan. Rachana in Malayalam means to write, to create. Rachana Akshara Vedi, a team of socially committed information technology professionals and philologists, has applied developments in computer technology and desktop publishing to resurrect the Malayalam language from the disorder, fragmentation and degeneration it had suffered since the attempt to adapt the Malayalam script for using with a regular mechanical typewriter, which took place in 1967-69. K.H. Hussein at the Kerala Forest Research Institute has released "Rachana Normal" fonts with approximately 900 glyphs required to typeset traditional Malayalam. R. Chitrajan apparently encoded the glyphs in the OpenType table. In 2008, the Malayalam ranges in FreeSerif were updated under the advise and supervision of Hiran Venugopalan of Swathanthra Malayalam Computing, to reflect the revised edition Rachana_04. Range: Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F).
  • Solaiman Karim filled in Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF). Solaiman Karim has developed several OpenType Bangla fonts and released them under GNU GPL.
  • Sonali Sonania and Monika Shah covered Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F) and Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF). Glyphs were drawn by Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd., #101, Mahalakshmi Mansion 21st Main 22nd "A" Cross Banashankari 2nd stage Banglore 560070, India. Converted to OTF by IndicTrans Team, Powai, Mumbai, lead by Prof. Jitendra Shah. Maintained by Monika Shah and Sonali Sonania of janabhaaratii Team, C-DAC, Mumbai. This font is released under GPL by Dr. Alka Irani and Prof Jitendra Shah, janabhaaratii Team, C-DAC, Mumabi. janabhaaratii is localisation project at C-DAC Mumbai (formerly National Centre for Software Technology); funded by TDIL, Govt. of India.
  • Pravin Satpute, Bageshri Salvi, Rahul Bhalerao and Sandeep Shedmake added these Indic language cranges:
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
    • Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
    • Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
    • Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF)
    In December 2005 the team at www.gnowledge.org released a set of two Unicode pan-Indic fonts: "Samyak" and "Samyak Sans". "Samyak" font belongs to serif style and is an original work of the team; "Samyak Sans" font belongs to sans serif style and is actually a compilation of already released Indic fonts (Gargi, Padma, Mukti, Utkal, Akruti and ThendralUni). Both fonts are based on Unicode standard. You can download the font files separately. Note that Oriya was dropped from the Freefont project.
  • Kulbir Singh Thind added Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F). Dr. Kulbir Singh Thind designed a set of Gurmukhi Unicode fonts, AnmolUni and AnmolUni-Bold, which are available under the terms of GNU license from the Punjabu Computing Resource Center.
  • Gia Shervashidze added Georgian (U+10A0-U+10FF). Starting in mid-1990s, Gia Shervashidze designed many Unicode-compliant Georgian fonts: Times New Roman Georgian, Arial Georgian, Courier New Georgian.
  • Daniel Johnson. Created by hand a Cherokee range specially for FreeFont to be "in line with the classic Cherokee typefaces used in 19th century printing", but also to fit well with ranges previously in FreeFont. Then he made Unified Canadian Syllabics in Sans, and a Cherokee and Kayah Li in Mono! And never to be outdone by himself, then did UCAS Extended and Osmanya.... What next?
    • Armenian (serif) (U+0530-U+058F)
    • Cherokee (U+13A0-U+13FF)
    • Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (U+1400-U+167F)
    • UCAS Extended (U+18B0-U+18F5)
    • Kayah Li (U+A900-U+A92F)
    • Tifinagh (U+2D30-U+2D7F)
    • Vai (U+A500-U+A62B)
    • Latin Extended-D (Mayanist letters) (U+A720-U+A7FF)
    • Osmanya (U+10480-U+104a7)
  • George Douros, the creator of several fonts focusing on ancient scripts and symbols. Many of the glyphs are created by making outlines from scanned images of ancient sources.
    • Aegean: Phoenecian (U+10900-U+1091F).
    • Analecta: Gothic (U+10330-U+1034F)
    • Musical: Byzantine (U+1D000-U+1D0FF)&Western (U+1D100-U+1D1DF)
    • Unicode: many miscellaneous symbols, miscellaneous technical, supplemental symbols, and mathematical alphanumeric symbols (U+1D400-U+1D7FF), Mah Jong (U+1F000-U+1F02B), and the outline of the domino (U+1F030-U+1F093).
  • Steve White filled in a lot of missing characters, got some font features working, left fingerprints almost everywhere, and is responsible for these blocks: Glagolitic (U+2C00-U+2C5F), Coptic (U+2C80-U+2CFF).
  • Pavel Skrylev is responsible for Cyrillic Extended-A (U+2DEO-U+2DFF) as well as many of the additions to Cyrillic Extended-B (U+A640-U+A65F).
  • Mark Williamson made the MPH 2 Damase font, from which these ranges were taken:
    • Hanunóo (U+1720-U+173F)
    • Buginese (U+1A00-U+1A1F)
    • Tai Le (U+1950-U+197F)
    • Ugaritic (U+10380-U+1039F)
    • Old Persian (U+103A0-U+103DF)
  • Primoz Peterlin filled in missing glyphs here and there (e.g., Latin Extended-B and IPA Extensions ranges in the FreeMono family), and created the following UCS blocks:
    • Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F)
    • IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF)
    • Arrows (U+2190-U+21FF)
    • Box Drawing (U+2500-U+257F)
    • Block Elements (U+2580-U+259F)
    • Geometrical Shapes (U+25A0-U+25FF)
  • Jacob Poon submitted a very thorough survey of glyph problems and other suggestions.
  • Alexey Kryukov made the TemporaLCGUni fonts, based on the URW++ fonts, from which at one point FreeSerif Cyrillic, and some of the Greek, was drawn. He also provided valuable direction about Cyrillic and Greek typesetting.
  • The Sinhala font project has taken the glyphs from Yannis Haralambous' Sinhala font, to produce a Unicode TrueType font, LKLUG. These glyphs were for a while included in FreeFont: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).

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gnu.org

Chinese truetype fonts. And 20 MB worth of international bitmap fonts. The fonts at the latter link contain PCF and BDF sources, and some truetype and type 1 fonts. Among the bitmap (BDF) fonts: ISO8859 series 1 through 9 (Latin, Greek, Cyrillic), KOI8 (Cyrillic), Indic, Lao, Tibetan, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Ethiopic, Arabic, IPA, Hebrew. Truetype: Latin-X fonts, Vietnamese (VISCII roman). Type 1: Latin-X fonts, Vietnamese (VISCII roman), Thai (TIS620), Thai National Font. The readme goes: "We greatly appreciate the contribution of Yannis Haralambous and Tereza Tranaka. They made free TrueType and Type1 fonts for Latin-X series, Thai, and Vietnamese. They will eventually make fonts for more character sets." The fonts are called OmegaSerif, and were made in 1999. Also included is the Thai National font Nf3, made by Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich in 1999. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grace Doctrine

Greek2 (Galaxie Software), WLGreekTimesAncient-Regular (Gamma Productions, 1995), WLGreekTimesAncient-Italic, HebraicaII (Payne Loving Trust), HebrewTh (1995), Greek-Transliteration, Greekth. Some of these fonts are also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gramcord Institute

Free truetype fonts at the Gramcord Institute in Vancouver, WA: Greek Parse (Galaxie Software, Garland TX, 1992) and Hebpar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gramcord.org

Greek Parse (1992, Galaxie Software, Garland TX) and Hebpar (a Hebrew font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Greek and Hebrew Fonts for Microsoft Windows

Glenn Wooden and Harry Hahne explain about Greek and Hebrew under MS Windows. Their recommendation in 2000: Both WinGreek and Silver Fonts are good choices for Greek, but Silver Fonts offers higher quality output and greater ease of editing. These two sets also provide economical Hebrew fonts, although editing is easier with Silver Fonts. BibleScript provides a more polished Hebrew text with cantillations, easy Roman transliteration of Hebrew and Greek, and a wide range of Hebrew typefaces. The public domain fonts from Scholars Press are a good choice for displaying biblical and classical texts which use the TLG and Michigan-Claremont text encoding schemes or for those on a limited budget. [Google] [More]  ⦿

H. Berthold AG

H. Berthold Systeme AG was founded in 1858 in Berlin by Hermann Berthold, the Berthold Typefoundry was the largest in the world by 1918, with offices in Stuttgart, St. Petersburg, Leipzig, Riga, Budapest and Vienna. It grew by acquisitions of many other foundries, see., e.g., here. A partial list:

  • 1897 Bauer&Co, Stuttgart, 100%, Germany
  • 1898-1900 Branch St. Petersburg, 100%, Russia
  • 1901 Georg Ross&Co. St. Petersburg + new Branch in Moscow, 100% Russia
  • 1905 J. H. Rust&Co. Vienna, 100%, Austria
  • 1907 A. Haase, Prague, 100%
  • 1908 Ferdinand Theinhardt GmbH Berlin, 100%, Germany
  • 1912 St. Petersbrug Branch of Flinsch (later Bauer), 100%, Russia
  • 1917 Emil Gursch Berlin, 100%, Germany
  • 1918 Gottfried Böttger, Leipzig, 100%, Germany
  • 1918 A. Kahle, Weimar, 100%, Germany
  • 1920 Julius Klinkhardt, Leipzig, 100%, Germany
  • 1922 C. Kloberg, Leipzig, 100%, Germany
  • 1926 Poppelbaum, Vienna, 50% - 50% to D. Stempel A.G., Austria
  • 1926 First Hungarian Type Foundry, Budapest, 50% - 50% D. Stempel A.G, Hungary
  • 1929 Genzsch&Heyse, Hamburg 33% - 33% Bauersische Gießerei (Bauer) - 33% D. Stempel A.G., Germany

Typesetting MPEG4 movie, ca. 1935.

To complement its typesetting equipment business activities, Berthold developed the Berthold Exklusiv Collection, a collection of typefaces created solely for Berthold by distinguished designers. Günter Gerhard Lange began his association with Berthold in 1952, and was artistic director from 1961-1990. In March 1991, Adobe Systems and H. Berthold AG announced that Adobe was to produce PostScript versions of numerous Berthold Exklusiv ("BE") typefaces - these typefaces were later to be known as Adobe Berthold BE fonts. Until 1999, Adobe marketed its versions of 365 Berthold Exklusivs under agreements with H. Berthold AG, and later Berthold Types Limited. H. Berthold AG also produced its own digital versions of their entire library using the Ikarus system - some of these fonts are later to be known as Berthold BQ. In 1993 the company reported insolvency. A follow-up company, H. Berthold Systeme GmbH was formed, but it finally was dissolved in 1995. Shortly before dissolution, the Berlin-based H. Berthold company signed license agreements with and transferred certain rights and trademarks to a Chicago-based US company that later took the name Berthold Types Limited, now called Berthold Direct Inc. This company now offers digital versions of the "Exklusiv" Berthold typefaces.

Some of its history is explained in this letter. Old blackletter faces from the metal era: Ballade (ca. 1927, Paul Renner), Berthold-Fraktur (1909), Bismarck-Fraktur (1860), Breda-Gotisch (1928, house font), Englische Schreibschrift (1972, version One, version Two; for digital versions elsewhere, see English 157 by Bitstream, or Elegant Script by SoftMaker), Deutschland (ca. 1934), Schraffierte Gotisch (before 1900; aka Stella), Mainzer Fraktur (1901, Carl Albert Fahrenwaldt for Bauer and Berthold), Morris-Gotisch (before 1905, for Bauer and Berthold), Post Fraktur (1935, Herbert Post), Prinzeß Kupferstichschrift (1905, digitized by Ralph M. Unger as Prinzess Gravur in 2010), Sebaldus-Gotisch (1926), Straßburg (1926, a blackletter face; the digital version by Delbanco is called DS Strassburg; see also Strasburg by Gerhard Helzel), Trump-Deutsch (1936, Georg Trump). House faces include Isolde (1912, script face), Augustea Kursiv (1906) and Augustea Fett.

Hebrew fonts in their collection include Meruba, Stam, Mirjam and Frank Ruehl.

Some of the Berthold collection can nowe be bought through Monotype Imaging and Linotype. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

H. Berthold AG: Hebrew Catalog

H. Berthold's Hebrew catalog from 1924: I, II, III. [Google] [More]  ⦿

H. Bloch

Israeli type designer. Creator of the Hebrew typefaces Martir MF (2010), Ninth Century MF (2010) and Teiman MF (2010, Masterfont). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Habib Khoury
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Ha-Fontia Shel Ben (was: Bensfonts.com)
[Ben Nathan]

Jerusalem-based Ben Nathan's free Windows Hebrew truetype fonts. Direct access to the fonts. Originally, there were many Latin fonts as well, but they are now mostly at TypOasis.

His Hebrew fonts: BN88Fingers, BNAmnesia, BNAnnaBold, BNAnna, BNBarvaz, BNBilbo, BNBoxiBold, BNBoxi, BNBulletItalic, BNBulletTall, BNBullet, BNButtercupX, BNButtercup, BNCalculator, BNCapuccino, BNChandeliers, BNCloud, BNDamagia, BNDog, BNElhananBold, BNElhanan, BNElkana3D, BNElkana, BNFlorida, BNGlida, BNGolani, BNGrafity, BNGremlinsBlack, BNGremlins, BNKaramelBold, BNKaramel, BNKolavim, BNLithium, BNMadregotBold, BNMadregotThin, BNMadregot, BNMazlega, BNMichal, BNMiriBlack, BNMiriBold, BNMiri, BNMusic, BNNautilus, BNNextGenartion, BNOldTimes, BNOriaBold, BNOriaThin, BNOria, BNPakistan, BNPinkyBold, BNPinky, BNPixeliom, BNQuadrat, BNRobocop, BNShirly, BNSlayer, BNSleepwalker, BNTorrensBold, BNTorrensThin, BNTorrens, BNTraktor, BNVardaBold, BNVarda, BNZarbobim, BNZikaron.

A partial list of his earlier Hebrew/Latin work: BN-ArNoN, BN-BlurryDay, BN-Buzz!, BN-C(Baby), BN-DBenWitchPro, BN-Dragon (techno face), BN-FishEye, BN-Gangsters, BN-Gillian, BN-Hackers, BN-HebrewMonster, BN-JanSpot, BN-Maxi, BN-NoFear, BN-OldFashion, BN-OuterLine, BN-Rock, BN-Smash, BN-Snake, BN-Thenzer, BN-ThugLuv, BN-Willson, BN-Yair, BN-Yiftach, BN-YiftachRough, BN-ZigZag, BN-Zooner, BN3thPlace, BNAmit, BNAmitBlack, BNAohadim, BNBenWitchProject (grungy), BNBlade, BNBoyfriEnd (2000), BNButterfly, BNCalculator, BNConcept, BNCosmicGirl (1999, techno), BNDefect, BNDigitalBomb, BNDog, BNDrank, BNEgyptFixed, BNElements, BNEmulator, BNExpoo, BNEyalZilberberg, BNFontBoy, BNFontBoy3D, BNGolani, BNGrafity, BNHalomotBehakizith, BNHandwrite, BNHanuka, BNInformation, BNIntaglios, BNInternet, BNJNCO, BNKuktus, BNMTAN, BNMachine (octagonal/mechanical), BNMansonNights, BNMansonNightsHebrew, BNMillennium, BNMoogBoy.ttf BNMouse, BNMurman, BNNextGenartion, BNNiv5000, BNOldTimes, BNPassover, BNPay, BNPolice, BNPopBoys, BNSameach, BNShadow, BNShirly, BNSpaceChick, BNStileProject, BNSuckMyBalls, BNSundayKid, BNSvita, BNTamuz, BNWar, BNYear2000, BNZevel, BNZevelBold, BNZrikaRough.

At Masterfont, he published BNHazerot MF. In 2006, these fonts are still free: BNElhananBold, BNElhanan, BNChandeliers, BN88Fingers, BNAmnesia, BNAnnaBold, BNAnna, BNBarvaz, BNBegilophim, BNBilbo, BNBoxiBold, BNBoxi, BNBulletItalic, BNBulletTall, BNBullet, BNButtercupX, BNButtercup, BNCalculator, BNCapuccino, BNCloud, BNDamagia, BNDog, BNElkana3D, BNElkana, BNFlorida, BNGlida, BNGolani, BNGrafity, BNGremlinsBlack, BNGremlins, BNKaramelBold, BNKaramel, BNKolavimBold, BNKolavim, BNLithium, BNMadregotBold, BNMadregotThin, BNMadregot, BNMazlega, BNMichal, BNMiriBlack, BNMiriBold, BNMiri, BNMusic, BNNautilus, BNNextGenartion, BNOldTimes, BNOriaBold, BNOriaThin, BNOria, BNPakistan, BNPinkyBold, BNPinky, BNPixeliom, BNQuadrat, BNRobocop, BNShalechet, BNShirly, BNSlayer, BNSleepwalker, BNTorrensBold, BNTorrensThin, BNTorrens, BNTraktor, BNVardaBold, BNVarda, BNZarbobim, BNZika, BNZikaron.

At TDC 2013, he won an award for Days and Nights, a custom design for the Bezalel Academy of art and design, Jerusalem.

Scans of some pages of his catalog: i, ii, iii, iv.

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

haGalil Online: Iwri font

Hebrew fonts and font links, including Elronet, WebHebrew. Page by Kiryat haYovel in Munich. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hagilda

Hagilda is an independent type foundry in Israel est. by Michal Sahar and Danny Meirav, Hatayas (the "pilot"), who both graduated from "Bezalel Academy of Art&Design, Jerusalem" (1996, 1998) and who each runs his own graphic design studio in Tel Aviv. Its Hebrew fonts, mostly made from 2002 until 2007, include everything from signage faces to text faces: Artic, Kartiv, Infra, Font #37, Arbel Hagilda, Lemon Araq, Maccabi Block, A Glass of Milk Dfus, A Glass of Milk, SpeedMan, Plastic, Blender (+Condensed), The Smoker (Sans, Serif), Sothy, SouthWest, Raanan, Exclam, Alenbi (Sans, Serif), Mann, Semi Comeback, Palestina, Cristyle, New Font, New Hybrid Type, Simple, TLV, Uzi Slanted, Dots, HatzviG, AharoniG, FrankG, MiriamG, HaimG, HaimG Soft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haim Agami

Jerusalem-based creator of the Hebrew typeface Haimon (2005). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hamutzim Studio

Israeli studio. Designers of the free hand-printed typeface Kurzets Type (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hans J. Simon Verlag

Commercial font vendor offering fonts such as Kyrillisch Romance, Polnisch Alpina, Lautschrift Metrik, Altgriechisch, Neugriechisch, Hebraisch, Turkisch Courier, Tschechisch/Slowakisch Romance, Kroatisch Romance, Mergensymbole. Between 90 and 390DM per font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harald Markus Wirth

Astro-SemiBold, Astro, Elder-Futhark, Moon-Phases, hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harrisson
[Open Source Publishing (or: OSP)]

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Hatayas
[Danny Meirav]

Danny Meirav (Hatayas) is a Hebrew font maker: commercial and free fonts. In 2002, he set up Hagilda (a foundry) with Michal Sahar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hausman

Israeli type designer who made Frank Ruhl (1936). This typeface was digitized and published by Masterfont. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hebräisch und Jiddisch im InterNet

Links for Yiddish and Hebrew fonts and software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew Alphabet

As gleaned from the Oxford University Press, 1693. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew Desktop Publishing

gy.com's Hebrew links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew Font Source
[Barak Floersheim]

Israeli site with free original Hebrew fonts by Barak Floersheim including Floersheim, HebRapBold, JurassicHebrew, MetalHebrew, MillenniumHebrew, ParparLaila, StarTrekHebrewItalic, StarTrekHebrew, SicotHebrew, Tentaclehebrew, TerminatorHebrew, TribalHebrew, KtavMeugalHebrew, SouthParkHebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew Fonts

Download links for Hebrew fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew Fonts

Freeware Hebrew TrueType fonts: David, Noam. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew Fonts at IBM

Site has a few free TrueType and type 1 fonts mostly licensed from IBM. Plus lots of installation instructions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew Lite

Hebrew Lite font for the Palm Pilot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew metafonts

CTAN archives have Hebrew metafonts for DeadSea, OldJaffa, Jerusalem, and TelAviv fonts. Also, Redis (by Jacques J. Goldberg of the Technion, Haifa), hclassic, hcaption (by Joel M. Hoffman), ShalomScript10, ShalomStick10, ShalomOldStyle10 (all shalom fonts by by Jonathan Brecher), Carmel (crml10, by Samy Zafrany of the Technion, Haifa), and three Frank Ruehl fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew Multimode Font

Fourmilab's Hebrew Multimode font in truetype : free, it attempts to correctly display Hebrew documents in three of the most widely-encountered encodings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew type 1 font archive

CTAN archive for type 1 fonts DeadSea, Jafo, Jerusalem, OldJaffa, TelAviv. Another site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew University FTP site

Mac, PC and UNIX fonts for Hebrew, at the Hebrew University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebrew.rar

A 218MB file with fonts for Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hebtex

A Hebrew LaTeX package. It contains the following fonts:

  • Jerusalem, TelAviv, OldJaffa, DeadSea: metafont and PostScript.
  • Frank_Ruehl (Regular, Bold, Slanted): in metafont.
  • Redis metafont family created by Prof. Jacques J. Goldberg of the Technion, Haifa.
  • hclassic and hcaption, created by Joel M. Hoffman.
  • ShalomScript10, ShalomStick10, ShalomOldStyle10, created By Jonathan Brecher.
  • crml10, crmlsl10 (Carmel and Carmel Slanted), both bold titling fonts created by Dr. Samy Zafrany of the Technion, Haifa.
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Henri Friedlaender

Born in Fulnek, Sudetenland, in 1904, he died in Jerusalem in 1996, after having spent most of his life as head of the Hadassah College in Jerusalem. He designed Hadassah Hebräisch (1958). Winner of the Gutenberg Prize in 1971. Henri Friedlaender designed Aviv, Hadar, and Shalom for IBM. Discussion of the Haddasah type by William C. Fontaine.

William C. Fontaine writes in the Dartmouth College Library: In 1931 Henri Friedlaender was the foreman of the typesetting division of the Offizin Haag-Drugulin, an eminent Leipzig publisher that specialized in the printing of books in semitic languages. That year the Schocken Publishing Company placed a request for a twentieth-century, modern Hebrew typeface; it was a query that would captivate Friedlaender for the rest of his life. At the time, he was still a young man of twenty-seven, but another twenty-seven years would pass before his work would come to fruition with the creation of the Hebrew Hadassah typeface. The lack of a modern Hebrew type was acutely felt by the publishing industry in the early twentieth century. All of the existing typefaces were fatally flawed and barely legible. In addition, they had a medieval appearance that was wholly inappropriate for most printing jobs. In order to appreciate the magnitude of this problem, imagine having to read the New York Times in a gothic font because no other typefaces were available. Henri Friedlaender was the first to admit he was ill-prepared for this formidable challenge, but his knowledge of calligraphy and printing, as well as his aesthetic vision, gave him the tools to succeed where others had failed. As with any pioneering effort, the landscape was characterized by the complete absence of any guideposts. He had no idea what the final design would look like; indeed, he did not even know whether or not it would have serifs. His only guides would be his own aesthetic sensibilities and philosophy of typography. He knew the type would have to be simple, modern, and elegant, yet transparent to the reader. Without the quality of transparency, any type design would fail, no matter how good it might be otherwise. In the end, the type would attract too much attention to itself and defeat its efforts to communicate the author's text to the reader. To begin his work, Friedlaender made a survey of the existing Hebrew fonts. While everyone knew the existing Hebrew types were unsatisfactory, no one had made a thorough study to find out what made them so. The main problem, according to Friedlaender's research, was that the Hebrew alphabet never made an adequate transition from manuscript letter to typeface as had Roman letters. The Hebrew typefaces were more or less copies of the manuscript letters, incorporating all of their deficiencies and exhibiting few of their virtues. Some designers tried to apply the principles of Roman typography to Hebrew in an effort to avoid the extensive work that would be required to make this transition. These attempts failed miserably. The principles of Roman typography, known as Didot-Bodoni, emphasized horizontal lines with bold, dark, strokes and minimized vertical lines with hairline strokes. When this technique was used to produce Hebrew type, the result was barely tolerable. Obviously, Friedlaender's new design could not emerge from improving on any of the existing fonts. He would have to design a new typeface from scratch, from the fundamental basic forms of the Hebrew alphabet. Only then would he be able to create a type that would be a true typeface, and not merely a copy of the written letter. It was clear that he would have to conduct a thorough study of Hebrew writing in an attempt to discover its basic, fundamental forms; but a historical catalog of Hebrew letters did not exist, so Friedlaender began the daunting task of compiling his own. He photographed examples of different styles wherever he could find them: from tombstones, manuscripts, books, and anything that contained Hebrew letters from different periods and in different styles. It was here that his training in calligraphy in Leipzig during the 1920s came to the fore. Hermann Delitzsch, one of Friedlaender's teachers, was an expert in the scribal methods of copying old manuscripts. He had taught Friedlaender how to dissect a manuscript letter and determine what kind of writing implement was used as well as the angle needed to produce the various components of each letter. Friedlaender used these techniques to analyze the letters and isolate their most fundamental basic forms. From his study he saw the emergence of two major styles of Hebrew lettering: the Ashkenazi, which is the heritage of the Jews of Europe, and the Sephardi, which is of the Orient and Mediterranean. Written with a wide-nibbed reed, the Sephardi letters had strong horizontal and vertical lines that minimized the contrast among the lines in each letter. However, as the Sephardi style developed, a thinner reed was used to introduce more contrast within the letters. Ironically, the script became less legible. A number of letters could be easily confused. In addition, Friedlaender felt that some of the letters were too dark, especially the aleph. It was this late Sephardi script after which most early typefaces were modeled, and the defects of this script were subsequently inherited by these typefaces. The Ashkenazi style, however, employed a quill instead of a reed, which permitted much more contrast because of its ability to make heavy lines as well as very thin lines. This enabled the scribes to introduce new basic forms that helped distinguish some letters from others. However, this style was very ornate and was by its very nature gothic in appearance. Friedlaender began to see the direction his new type would take when he examined his scroll of Esther, which was copied by a scribe in the late eighteenth century. He could recognize the strengths of the Ashkenazi form as well as the improvements that the scribe made to minimize its weaknesses. In addition, the scribe did not slavishly follow the ornate tendencies of the Ashkenazi style. The result was a script that capitalized on the basic forms in both the Sephardic and Ashkenazic styles and lacked the usual gothic appearance. While Delitzsch's technique for analyzing letters was invaluable, it was his training under Rudolf Koch that he drew upon for designing the new typeface. Friedlaender's first full-time job was in the late 1920s as a typesetter in Ofenbach at the Klingspor workshop, and it was there that he came in to contact with Koch. In the evenings he attended Koch's calligraphy workshop. Although Koch was a gifted artist, Friedlaender noted that what was most important was his contact with the man. For here was an artist whose life embodied the spirituality and beauty that were evident in his work. It was a quality that many remarked on, and it struck a sympathetic chord with Henri Friedlaender, a student of Jewish mysticism and the wisdom of the East. Another source that would influence Friedlaender's project was Hugh J. Schonfield's The New Hebrew Typography, which was sent to him by the typographer Stanley Morison. After reading this book Friedlaender realized that he had to expand his goal from creating a single Hebrew typeface to a family of type: normal, bold, and cursive styles as well as punctuation and numerals. He also faced the question of designing the type for typesetting machines, which would require that each letter be the same width whether it was in normal, bold, or cursive form. As the situation in Germany worsened, it became clear to Friedlaender that he would have to leave. By 1932 the Nazi party had become the largest one in the Reichstag and was growing in power. So, in that year, he left the country where he had spent twenty-two of his twenty-eight years and went to the Netherlands to work as the art director at the Mouton publishing house in The Hague. There he became involved in designing book jackets and doing freelance work for other publishers. In 1936 he began his career as an educator, teaching typography and lettering in Amsterdam. All the while he continued his work on his Hebrew typeface, trying to capture the basic forms in his drawings. By 1941 he completed the first draft. In May of that same year, the Netherlands was invaded by Germany, and Friedlaender knew he would soon have to go underground. In the beginning of 1942, he packed up his drawings and photographs and buried them in his back yard in the hope that both he and his work would survive the war. While he was in hiding, he kept his professional and spiritual life alive through his calligraphy, producing excerpts from Biblical texts as well as wisdom from Hassidic and Eastern sages. The Netherlands was liberated in 1945 and although much of his work was destroyed, the drawings and photographs of his letters survived. Once again, he was able to support himself by doing freelance book-design work. He now began the task of looking for a type foundry that would work with him on casting the type. A number of obstacles stood in the way, the least of which was that the foundries already had more work than they could handle. In addition, no one at the foundries was in a position to evaluate the quality of Friedlaender's design. For all they knew, it would be a complete failure. But with the intercession of G.W. Ovink, a noted Dutch typographer, Friedlaender was able to convince the Lettergieterij Amsterdam to take a chance on his Hebrew type in 1949. A year later, Friedlaender took up the role of teacher by moving to Israel to become the head of the Hadassah Apprentice School of Printing in Jerusalem. There he began training the new generation of Israeli printers and graphic artists. Meanwhile, he continued his work with the Lettergieterij Amsterdam on the new typeface. When the first trial casting was made in 1950, it revealed a number of defects in the type. The normal and bold typefaces were entirely too dark. In addition, they were too stiff and rigid. Here Friedlaender's extensive study of Hebrew characters paid off again. He realized that Hebrew letters, unlike Roman letters, do not consist of any completely straight lines. The only solution was to redraw all the letters using a ruler and a french curve, a time-consuming and arduous process. The problems with the cursive typeface were so extensive that it had to be completely redesigned, and as a result, it was shelved. When the photographic copies of the new drawings came back in 12- and 24-point size, it was clear that more changes needed to be made. The type had a constricted feeling, and it was only after he cut apart the letters into separate pieces that he saw the solution to the problem. A number of letters appeared narrower than they actually were, and by shifting parts of some of the letters (the he, het, and taw), he changed the cramped feeling the type had on the page. Friedlaender described it as a striking confirmation of one of the fundamentals of the 'secret doctrine' of writing -- and mutatis mutandis of all art and all life: the non-written forms, the remaining white space, both between the letters and inside of them, is more significant than the written forms themselves. (Lao-Tze's eleventh Saying already deals with this.) After this breakthrough, a number of other minor corrections were made, and in 1958, the work on the text and boldface type was completed. Named after the Hadassah Apprentice School of Printing, the typeface became very popular both inside Israel and out. Perhaps the reason for this is Henri Friedlaender's guiding principle for type design. The typographer, if he is successful, will remain anonymous to the reader. The type should be pleasant and be a means of artistic expression, but only on a subliminal level; the typographer should remain in the background, focusing the reader's attention on the text. Friedlander's success at following this principle is evident from the many contemporary Hebrew texts using his type. He did, however, receive recognition for his contribution to typography and book design, when in 1971 he was presented the Gutenberg Prize, the highest honor for typographers. The Hadassah Hebrew type came to Dartmouth in an indirect way, a journey which began, in a sense, even before Henri Friedlaender undertook its creation. In 1926 Joseph Blumenthal established the Spiral Press in New York City. His aim was to enjoy himself in the pursuit of his livelihood, which meant producing fine books to the highest typographic standards. He made several trips to Europe, including one in 1928 that took him to Rudolf Koch's workshop in Offenbach. When he met this master printer and typographer, he expected to be granted only a short interview. But instead he was given an extensive tour of the workshop and spent a better part of the day with Koch, discussing graphic arts. His connections to the European world of printing benefited him throughout his professional life. And they paid off handsomely when, in the late 1950s, he was asked by the Limited Editions Club to produce a fine bilingual edition of the section of the Talmud known as Pirke Avot, or 'The Wisdom of the Fathers.' Dissatisfied with the available Hebrew fonts, which he thought 'looked like Kosher delicatessen signs,' he searched for a suitable type. Through his contacts he was able to discover Friedlaender's Hadassah design and obtain an advance casting from Amsterdam. The Spiral Press, which for forty-five years had lived up to its purpose, was closed in 1971 by Joseph Blumenthal. A few years later, Mr. Lathem purchased the remaining printing equipment, including this Hadassah Hebrew type, from Mr. Blumenthal. He presented this equipment to the College when, together with Mr. Lansburgh and Mr. Stinehour, he helped bring about the re-establishment of the Graphic Arts Workshop.

Author of Toward a modern Hebrew, Printing & Graphic Arts 7:43-56, 1959, of Modern Hebrew lettering, Ariel: A Quarterly Review of the Arts and Sciences in Israel, 4:6-15, 1962, of Modern Hebrew type faces, Typographica, 16:4-9, 1967, and of The making of Hadassah Hebrew, pp. 67-84, in: The development of the square letter by Moshe Spitzer. In his writings, Friedlaender severely criticizes the Hebrew typefaces Chayim and Aharoni. Hadassah, he writes, was influenced by three typefaces from H. Berthold AG (Meruba, Frank Ruehl, Stam), a typeface designed by Marcus Behmer commissioned by the Soncino Gesellschaft der Freunde des Juedischen Buches society, which used it to print the Pentateuch in the Officina Serpentis printing press in Berlin in the 1930s, and letters drawn by Berthold Wolpe. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hilti

A corporate URW studio sans family published in 2009. The 6-font family sells for over 5000 dollars and covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hobbes

Type 1 Hebrew fonts in this zip archive: ShalomHebrew, ShalomHebrew-Bold, ShalomHebrew-BoldItalic, ShalomHebrew-Italic, Miryam-Hebrew, Miryam-HebrewBold, Miryam-HebrewBoldItalic, Miryam-HebrewItalic, NarkissTamHebrew, NarkissTamHebrew-Bold, NarkissTamHebrew-BoldItalic, NarkissTamHebrew-Italic, NarkissimHebrew, NarkissimHebrew-Bold, NarkissimHebrew-BoldItalic, NarkissimHebrew-Italic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hofit Haddad

Graphic design graduate of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel. He has some logotypes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hovav Sraya

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he published Sraya MF and Bakbuk MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

How to read Hebrew on the web

"Instructions and freeware fonts necessary for configuring a computer for browsing in Hebrew on the WWW. (PC and Mac)". [Google] [More]  ⦿

How to View Hebrew letters on Hebrew--Israeli Web Sites

Useful links related to Hebrew fonts and web pages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Howard M. Berlin
[laxj]

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Hrant H. Papazian
[The MicroFoundry]

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Hubert and Fischer
[Sebastian Fischer]

Founded by Philipp Hubert (based in New York) and Sebastian Fischer (based in Stuttgart), Hubert & Fischer is a design studio with offices in New York and Stuttgart, Germany with a global client base. The studio specializes in creating editorial design, type design, visual identity, print, application, websites and e-commerce design from concept to production.

Google Creative Lab approached them to design a typeface for the branding of the Rubik's Cube Exhibition "Beyond Rubik's Cube" the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City. They designed a slightly rounded heavyweight font (Rubik One, 2014, and Rubik One Mono, 2014) in which the letters fit perfectly in a single cubelet of the Rubik's Cube. The font was expanded to include Cyrillic and Hebrew characters for the exhibition. Free downloads at Google Web Fonts. Rubik One was created by Elvire Volk Leonovitch under the art direction of Hubert and Fischer. Bickerton (q2014) is a rhombic typeface.

Other commissioned typefaces: Dumpling Grotesk (based on a hand-painted sign of a Chinese restaurant in New York and characterized by a two-legged m), Bickerton (based on the work of artist Ashley Bickerton), Akzidenz Grotesk Mono, Unterwirt Regular, Cold Comfort (2010, a sharp-edged typeface for the exhibition catalogue Cold Comfort of artist Rudolf Reiber), Stripe (by Sebastian Fischer: A signage system typeface developed for the high school Quinta das Flores in Coimbra, Portugal), EDP (by Sebastian Fischer: a thick geometric sans for Latin, Chinese, Hindi and Cyrillic), Oberkofler (a pixel script for the publication Blut im Schuh for artist Gabriela Oberkofler), Tiptop (a sans designed as headline for the publication Jugend Forscht), Morus (a hipster typeface family), Swollen.

Behance link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugo Cavalheiro d'Alte

Born in Porto, Portugal, in 1975. From 1994 until 1999 he studied graphic design at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design. In 2000 he became a postgraduate student at the KABK where he wrote a Masters thesis entitled "Type&Media". He joined Underware in the same year. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on On the edge of legibility, which in fact is a talk about blackletter. Affiliated since 2002 with Underware. He lives in Finland. Also doing business at Incubator at Village Type.

Cargo collective link. Link at Underware. Alternate URL: This is playtime.

His typefaces:

  • For Thirstype, he made Kaas (2005), a blackletter typeface for the 21st century, with Latin, Cyrillic, and Hebrew alphabets.
  • Still in 2009, he created a transitional type, Rolland (+Rolland Text, Rolland Small, Rolland Text Italic), about which he writes: Rolland is a digital interpretation of some of the printing types used at the "Typografia Rollandiana" in Lisbon at the end of the XVIII century. The printing and publishing house was established by Francisco Rolland after he moved to Lisbon (from France) in the second half of the XVIII century becoming one of the most successful publishers of his time.
  • Kalevala (2009): a custom sans type family for Finnish jewelry brand Kalevala Koru. The starting point for this project was a book printed and published by Francisco Rolland in 1797: "Escolha das Melhores Novellas e Contos Moraes; Escritos em Francez por MM, d'Arnaud, Marmontel, Madama de Gomez, e outros".
  • In 2009-2010, he made a DIN-like corporate font for Centro Portugues de Design, CPD Sans. This was accompanied by the CPDSerif family, which evolved from Rolland.
  • In 2009, he created the squarish unicase typeface Flexibility: Custom typeface commissioned by the portuguese design studio R2 for the identity of an exhibition that took place in Torino (Italy) in 2008 (World Design Capital 2008).
  • Kaas (2005, Incubator) is a modern geometric/constructed blackletter with a historically-accurate set of titling capitals, a large collection of accents, and Cyrillic and Hebrew alphabets.
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Humanist521BT

Greek font archive. Has Ralph Hancock's Milan in all formats. Also has the Bebrew font Ezra SIL (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Idan Yaniv

Haifa, Israel-based designer of the experimental Hebrew typeface Blowup (2014, with Efri Katz). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ido Zemach

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. He created the Hebrew faces Cavert MF (2003), May One MF (2004) and Blender MF (2003), all with Eran Bachrach.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

igaal

This site carries the Hebrew fonts DavkaSiddur-Bold (Davka Corporation, 1999), HadassahLight (Atech, 1991), KsavYadD (Davka Corporation, 1998), Nachlaot (Atech, 1991). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Armiach

Israeli designer (b. 1986) of Kitbiya Amerikaya (2006), an organic grunge jungle typeface created for the Sterna 2395 comic book series, and Chronicles of Arkmar (2008) and Hebrew Chronicles (2008). Alternate URL. In 2010, he made the Groovy Cursive Hebrew font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Armiach
[Snoosmumrik (was: Demosthenes' Voice)]

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Igor Labudovic

Vienna-based type designer who made the stencil type family Brilliant in 2010 at Facetype.

Still at Facetype, he cooperated with Michael Hager on Stanley Slab (2012), which is an interpretation of wood type combined with the idea of modern stencils. Stanzer (2010, a unicase typeface done with Michael Hager) is an interpretation of wood type combined with the idea of modern stencils.

Vendetta (2011) is a multilingual text type family that support Latin and Cyrillic.

Wiener is an upright italic created with a bamboo-pen.

Typo Passage is a high-contrast piano key display typeface. This is a modification of an original typeface by Mischa Zog at Erwin Bauer's office.

In 2013, he graduated from the MATD program at the University of Reading. His graduation typeface was Salom [peace]: Salom is a type family for complex, yet lively typography, supporting Arabic, Hebrew and Latin. The purpose of this typeface is to balance all three scripts in equal harmony, keeping in mind their individual cultural heritage. Salom is designed to bridge challenging typography with the outspoken voice of the streets. The family comes in Light, Regular, Semi Bold, Bold and Black, every weight in three styles, Roman, Italic and Stencil.

In 2014, Hans Renzler, Dmitrij Ritter and Igor Labudovic codesigned the sans serif and slab serif pair of typefaces Donau Neue and Donau Alte.

Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Ioj

Illustrator and designer from Niort, France. Creator of the experimental faces Lift (2008, geometric), Bgame (2011), Pen (2011) and Conceptualisation (2008), and of David's Font (2011). Zfont (2011) is an experimental excess done in a moment of mental weakness.

In 2013, Ilya designer Ioj Illustration Type (2013, Latin / Cyrillic) and Trait Gras.

Old URL. Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inbal Feivish

Israeli type designer, aka Inbal Fybish. Designer of Inbal (Masterfont). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Inbar Kassavi

Tel Aviv-based creator of the Hebrew font Marduk (2014), which was inspired by cuneiform writing used on the dead sea scrolls. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inesa Muchnik

Inesa Muchnik (Haifa, Israel) designed a grungy Hebrew typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iris Guy

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he created Bob MF, Bon MF, Paul MF, Polish MF, Retro MF, Safari MF, Tama MF, Tama Serif MF, Tofi MF, Tom MF, TOMsquare MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

+ism
[Matius Gerardo Grieck]

The gorgeous fonts by London-based Matius Gerardo Grieck at this commercial foundry include: Dysthymia, Typographiction, Idiosynoptium (very very original), Arsmagna, Transhuman, Xyperformulaic, Requiem (phenomenal face!), Karoshi, Nanoscopics, Kunstware (techno font), Circumcision (1999, simulating Hebrew), CQN-Molecular, Anthropolymorphics (2000), Arsmagna, Dysthymia, Hypertexturion, Karoshi, Metastases, Netopath, Transhuman (has a katakana component), Transkryption (one of the latter fonts in the family was done by Tsuyoshi Nakazako). Great web page (but a bit slow). Some of the fonts are also available at T-26.

Another MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ismar David

Letterer and calligrapher Ismar David (b. Breslau, 1910, d. New York City, 1996) designed David Hebrew in the 1950s (published by Intertype and Stempel). He emigrated to Israel in 1932 and lived in Jerusalem until 1952. During this period he worked as a graphic designer and developed the David Hebrew typeface. From 1953 onwards, he lived and worked in New York City as a book designer, lettering artist, calligrapher and architectural designer, and as an instructor at the Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. Ismar David's prolific design career was donated in 1997 to the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT.

Zapf wrote about him: The work of Ismar David can always be identified by his characteristic style. [...] His expressive drawings, with their undulating linear quality and unusual construction, show his elegant style in every detail. Helen Brandshaft and David Pankow wrote and edited the text The Work of Ismar David (RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2005), which covers his entire oeuvre.

Typophile discussion. One of his types, David, became a huge success in the digital era, thanks to a digitization by Zvika Rosenberg, although some say that it is not as elegant as the original pre-digital version.

In 2012, Monotype published David Hadash (or New David). Substyles include David Hadash Formal, David Hadash Sans, David Hadash Script, and David Hadash Biblical. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Israel Didovsky

Hebrew type designer who made Stone. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Israel Seldowitz
[Fontworld]

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Israel Soriano

Web and app designer in Hertsliyah, Israel, who created the delicately stenciled Latin typeface Apocalypto (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Itai Lustgarten

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he designed Itai MF, Soul MF (2001), Tiktak MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Itai Tamary
[Mekori]

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Itamar David

American type designer who made the Hebrew typeface David MF at Masterfont. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Itamar Lerner

Itamar Lerner is an Israeli-born graphic designer. He first started working as a designer at 2002. During the next three years he was emplyed in several design studios around Tel Aviv. He has been living in Berlin and Hamburg after that. Currently he studies Visual Communication at the Academy of fine Arts (Hochschule für bildende Künste) in Hamburg, and works in his spare time as a freelance designer. His typefaces include Spuistraat, Ostkreuz, Avidanium (Hebrew), and Hebrew Wax. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Itay Kander

From Raanana, Israel, Itay Kander (b. 1985) is the designer of beautiful bitmap font family Camilla (2002) and Asa (2003, Hebrew bitmap font) and of the pixel fonts Gaya (2002), QuarkNormal (2001), Hefner (2002), Ido (2002, at Concept), and RinoNormal (2001). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ittai Joseph Tamari

Curator associated with the Universitry Gallery at Tel Aviv University, where he published New Hebrew Letter Type, an exhibition catalog, in 1985. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Itzik Kahn

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts, where he published the Hebrew typeface Clipsim MF (2008). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Izzy Pludwinski

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Shir MF (2002, handwriting). His calligraphy. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jack Kilmon
[Jack's Scribal and Epigraphic Fonts]

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Jack's Scribal and Epigraphic Fonts
[Jack Kilmon]

Houston's Jack Kilmon designed many archaic and epigraphic TrueType fonts. Free for academics. His site also has an archive of some fonts by Reinhold Kainhofer (RK Ancient Fonts), and some Coptic, Hebrew, Hieroglyphic and Greek fonts. A list of his creations: Early Phoenician (8th century BC), Moabite/Mesha Stele Epigraphic, Lachish Ostraca Cursive Palaeohebrew, Elephantine Papyrus Cursive, Jack's Early Aramaic (10th c. BCE), Nabataean Aramaic, Jack's Samaritan, Jack's Siloam Inscription, Jack's Dead Sea Scroll Scribal (or DSS Scribal) (based on Great Isaiah Scroll), Jack's Habakkuk Scribal (based on Pesher Habakkuk), Jack's Meissner Papyrus Cursive, Dead Sea Scroll Scribal, Latin Epigraphic, Roman Rustica (Capitalis Rustica), Latin bookhand from 1st to 6th century, C. Sinaiticus Uncial Greek, Early Greek Epigraphic, Greek Minuscule with Ligatures, Carolingian Minuscule, Insular Minuscule, early Gothic, Gothic Textura Quadrata, C. Sinaiticus Uncial Greek, Early Greek Epigraphic, Greek Minuscule with Ligatures, Jack's Etruscan. Essay on the history of writing. And an archive of Greek, Coptic, Hebrew and hieroglyphic fonts.

Dafont link. Marc Smith is not kind in his critique of Kilmon, who he calls an amateur (page 65). He deplores (page 69) that most letters, o, b, p and y included, have the same height in Kilmon's work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacques J. Goldberg

Professor at the Technion (Haifa) who made the metafont family Redis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaffa Herzig

Israeli type designer who created Frau Doctor MF (MasterFont). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jakob Gonczarowski
[Typographics Ltd]

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James Banner
[Digital Type Foundry]

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James H. Banne

Designer of DTF Volume 3 (has runes and Hebrew). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Koehler
[Deniart Systems]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jan LeWitt

Polish graphic and type designer, b. 1907 (or 1908?), Czestochowa. He noticed how bad Hebrew type looked compared to Latin. So, in 1929 he designed the Hebrew alphabet Chaim. This alphabet became very popular in Israel since it departs from its Latin nemesis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean-Michel Jakubowicz

Jean-Michel tells us about Hebrew and Hebrew-English fonts and provides links. All in French. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine

Prolific type designer in Florida, b. 1952. His fonts were originally free and consisted largely of dingbats. Around 2005 he went commercial, and now sells his work (over 350 fonts as of 2009) via MyFonts. He has branched out into several font styles, with a soft spot for stencil fonts, fonts for signage, and fonts for advertising. Born in New York, his family moved to Florida in 1963, where he has been ever since. An interview. Alternate URL. Yet another URL with his early free fonts.

My pages on him.

Fontsy link. Picture. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jerusalem Type Foundry

This foundry was active in the 20th century. Faces by them include Peretz (1959). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Free Hebrew font Ismar. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

JH34

Designer who used FontStruct to make over 40 fonts in2008, including WPA Gothic Hebrew and Bubble Party (dingbats). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimmy Adair
[Scholars Press]

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Joel M. Hoffman

Creator of the metafonts hclassic and hcaption. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jogi Weichware

Berlin and Frankfurt-based company which published these fonts for ancient Middle Eastern scripts between 1990 and 2001: TitusAncientNeareastNormal, TitusArabic-Farsi, TitusArmenianNormal, TitusAsomtavruliMrglovani, TitusAsomtavruliMrglovani, TitusAsomtavruliNuskhuri, TitusBaltic, TitusBibleGothic, TitusBuzuku, TitusChristianEastNormal, TitusCyrillicNormal, TitusECLINGMxedruli-Normal, TitusECLINGTranscription-Bold, TitusECLINGTranscription-Italic, TitusECLINGTranscription, TitusEastEuropeanNormal, TitusGreekNormal, TitusGreekReverseNormal, TitusHebrew-Normal, TitusHebrewNormal, TitusIndoIranianNormal, TitusIndologyNormal, TitusKroatianGlagolicaNormal, TitusManichean, TitusMiddleIranian-Normal, TitusMxedruliNormal, TitusNearEastNormal, TitusNuskhaKhutsuri, TitusOghamNormal, TitusOldGeorgian, TitusOldPersianNormal, TitusOldPersianNormal, TitusOscanInscriptionsNormal, TitusRoundGlagolicaNormal, TitusRunicNormal, TitusSlavonicNormal, TitusSogdianIntNormal, TitusSyriacEstrangelo, TitusSyriacNestorian, TitusSyriacNestorianNormal, TitusSyriacSerto, TitusSyriacSertoNormal, TitusTaanaNormal, TitusUmbrianInscriptionsNormal, TitusWesternNormal. Downloadable here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johannes Giesecke

One truetype font here (bottom of page, click on Schriftart, the German word for font): Joe. This font has Latin, East-European, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic characters, and sure looks like a renamed Monotype Times to me. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Hudson
[Society of Biblical Literature]

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John Hudson
[Tiro TypeWorks]

[More]  ⦿

John M. Fiscella
[Production First Software]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Brecher

In 1990, Jonathan Brecher (Lexington, MA) made the freeware metafonts ShalomOldStyle, ShalomScript and ShalomStick, available at GIMP ort here in type 1 format. They are also on various archives in truetype format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Harel

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he created Harel MF, Meteor Condensed MF (2000), Meteor MF, Studio MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Munjak

Israeli type designer who made the Hebrew typeface Architekt MF (1992, Masterfont). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Rosenne

Jonathan's Hebrew page about Hebrew standards and ISO 8859-8. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joshua Trees
[Fake I.D.]

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Journal of Biblical Studies

Alternate URL. Archive: Altrussisch, Altrussisch-Bold, Altrussisch-BoldItalic, Altrussisch-Italic, Web-Hebrew-AD, BSTGreek, BSTHebrew, Coptic-Normal, Web-Hebrew-Monospace, Cyrillic, Cyrillic-Bold-Italic, Cyrillic-Bold, Cyrillic-Normal-Italic, DSS-Scribal-Normal, Elephantine-Aramaic, Etruscan-Epigraphic-Normal, Netextmo, Netextpro, Greek, Hebrew, IluInternet, Koine-Medium, l562-Minuscule-Normal, Lachish-Bold, Latin-Uncial-Normal, Linear-B, Nippur-Sans-Regular, Macedonian-Ancient, Meroitic---Demotic, Meroitic---Hieroglyphics, Nabataean-Aramaic, Nahkt, Paleo-Hebrew-NormalA, Phoinike, Qumran, RD-Akkadian1, RK-Ugaritic-Transscript, Rashi, SPAchmim, SPAtlantis, SPDamascus, SPEdessa, SPEzra, SPIonic, SPTiberian, Schwaben-Alt-Bold, Sinaiticus-Greek-Uncial, Sorawin-Plain, Ugarit. [Google] [More]  ⦿

JSGolan

Free font archive at the Department of Mathematics, University of Haifa, Israel, with about 1000 fonts, including many Letraset and Bitstream fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan-José Marcos García
[Alphabetum]

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Kabbalah Software

Located in Edison, NJ, this company sells Hebrew fonts. Some of the fonts: Hardar, Mirifx, Penina, Rashi, Rolit, Shlomo, Siddur, Torah, Aharon, Essex, Moses, Aryeh, Baluk, Budko, Cursiva, Grau, LCD Hebrew, Malka, Miri, Ora, Redis, Temima, Yerushalmi, Bashi, Leah. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karen Maoz

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts who created the handwriting Hebrew font Oron Yad MF (2007). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kenny Batu

Graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, who works in London. In 2013, he created the modular Tuscan typeface Hebrew Type.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenny Publications

Fonts for reading some religious works. Included are the truetype fonts AraTransRoman (1994, Link Software, Dortmund, Germany), AraTransRomanItalic, bwgrki (1994, Michael S. Bushell, Greek), bwgrkl, bwgrkn, bwhebb (Hebrew), bwhebl (Hebrew), AbdallaUbaAdamu-regular (1996, The Consortium). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kesher

Free Hebrew TrueType fonts: David, Dor (both from Kivun Computers), ShebrewMedium (Silver Mountain Software). Plus a few Latin fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kesher Downloads

Hebrew font archive: DavidD (Davka Corporation, 1997), GOH, Shebrew-Medium (Silver Mountain Software, 1995), David (Kivun Computers), hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kivun Computers

Hebrew font manufacturer active in the early nineties [note: the link is to a general archive]. Hebrew fonts made by them in 1991-1993 include: Aharoni-Bold, AharoniBold, David-Bold, David-Reg, DavidFix-Bold, DavidFix-Regular, DavidTransparent, Dor-Bold, Dor-Regular, FixedMiriamTransparent, FrankRuehl-Bold, FrankRuehl, Hadassah-Bold, Hadassah-Regular, Hayim-Bold, Kivun-Pi, Koren-Bold, Koren-Regular, LevenimMT, MF-Graffiti-Regular, MF-Ramot-Regular, Miriam-Regular, Miriam, MiriamFixed, MiriamTransparent, NarkisTam-Bold, NarkisTam-Light, NarkisTam-Medium, Narkisim-Bold, Narkisim-Bold30551, Narkisim, Ophir-Regular, Ophir-Regular30551, Rashi-Regular, Rod, RodTransparent, Sivan-Regular, SnTextFt, Stam-Regular, Stam-Regular30551, Vilna-Bold, Vilna-Regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kobi Benezri

Kobi Benezri was born in Jerusalem, Israel. He studied graphic design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and completed his studies at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. In 2003 he started working at I.D., the International Design Magazine in New York, and in 2004 he became the Art Director of the magazine. During his work at I.D. he has redesigned the magazine together with Nico Schweizer. In 2008 he opened his own studio, focusing on books, editorial, type, identities, and web design.

Lettera Txt (2012, Lineto) is a sans serif typeface designed by Kobi Benezri. It covers many languages.

Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koby Harati

Israeli type designer who made Hemdat, Shablul (curly numerals), Koby. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Konstantin Golovchenko
[Apostrof]

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Koren Publishers
[Raphael Freeman]

Foundry in Israel that continues the work of Eliyahu Koren (1907-2001). They developed two of his font families, Koren Siddur and Koren Tanakh, Raphael Freeman (Jerusalem) was involved in the font production. He wrote in 2010: Koren Siddur and Koren Tanakh were not available digitally until very recently. My first project at Koren was to oversee the digitisation of the Koren Tanakh font (we saw that people were prefering Windows and MacOS over lead for some odd reason :-) ) and now the entire original families are available in OpenType format from Masterfont (who has exclusivity our fonts). There are some very cool features in the font, particularly in the Tanakh Bold. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Koren Shedmy

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Hal MF, Moebius MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

krembo
[Tal Tadaaki Harada]

Tal Tadaaki Harada's page. Has some fonts, such as Krembo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ksenia Galantzan

Israeli graphic designer. At Masterfont, ca. 2002, Ksenia designed Agartal MF, Ariadna MF, Art Nouveaux MF, Buki MF, Classi MF, Esthetic MF, Extra MF, Fifty Five MF, Flamingo MF, Gan Eden MF, Hatuh MF, Iris MF, Ksenia Classi MF, Ksenia MF, Mandolina MF, Musical MF, Napoli MF, Oceanus MF, Ofna MF, Opera MF, Osher MF, Peer MF, Pikanti MF, Plastelina MF, Renessans MF (2004), Roman MF, Roosha MF, Sean MF, Sheli MF, Shoni MF, Start Up MF, Stav MF, Stone MF, Style MF, Tabasco MF, Tango MF, Tuki MF. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

ktf

Archive with free truetype fonts for Coptic, Hebrew, and Greek. Includes the Scholars Press fonts, Torah Sofer, wgreek. [Google] [More]  ⦿

kvant

Monotype's TimesNewRoman family in truetype. Each font has all accents for all European languages, Cyrillic, Hebrew and Greek. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ladislas Mandel

Born in 1921 in Transylvania, he trained at the Fine Arts Academy of Budapest (Hungary) and then at the Beaux-Arts in Rouen (Normandy, France). Ladislas Mandel was a stonecutter, painter and sculptor. However, he spent his life in France, mostly as a type designer at Deberny&Peignot, where he worked since 1954. In 1955, he headed the type atelier. He was taught by and cooperated with Adrian Frutiger during nine years at Deberny, finally succeeding Frutiger in 1963 as type director. In 1955, he was in charge of the transformation of the Deberny type repertoire from lead to phototype. He created original designs under the label International Photon Corporation, and turned independent designer in 1977. After that, he specialized in typefaces for telephone directories, and made, e.g., Colorado in 1998 with Richard Southall for US West. He cofounded the ANCT in Paris in 1985 and taught there and at Paris VIII. In 1998, he published the book Ecritures, miroir des hommes et des sociétés (éditions Perrousseaux), which was followed in 2004 by Du pouvoir de l'écriture at the same publisher. He died on October 20, 2006. Olivier Nineuil's description of his achievements.

  • His faces for the Lumitype-IPC (International Photon Corporation) catalogue include originals as well as many interpretations of famous typefaces: Arabica Arabic (1975), Aster (1960-1970), Aurélia (1967), Baskerville (1960-1970), Bodoni (1960-1970), Bodoni Cyrillic (1960-1970), Cadmos Greek (1974), Cancellaresca, (1965) Candida (1960-1970), Caslon (1960-1970), Century (1960-1970), Clarendon (1960-1970), Edgware (1974), Formal Gothic (1960-1970), Frank Ruehl Hebreu (1960-1970: this became one of the most popular Hebrew faces ever), Gill Sans (1960-1970), Gras Vibert (1960-1970), Hadassah (1960-1970), Haverhill (1960-1970), Imprint (1960-1970), Janson (1960-1970), Mir Cyrillic (1968), Modern (1960-1970), Nasra Arabic (1972), Néo Vibert (1960-1970), Néo-Peignot (1960-1970), Newton (1960-1970), Olympic (1960-1970), Plantin (1960-1970), Rashi Hebreu, Sofia (1967), Sophia Cyrillic (1969), Sphinx (1960-1970), Textype (1960-1970), Thai (1960-1970), Thomson (1960-1970), Times Cyrillic (1960-1970), Univad (1974), Weiss (1960-1970).
  • Types done or revived at Deberny&Peignot: Antique Presse (1964, Deberny&Peignot), Times (1964).
  • Types for phone directories: Clottes (1986, Sneat - France Telecom), Colorado (1998, U.S. West, created with the help of Richard Southall), Galfra (1975, Seat, Promodia, Us Seat, English Seat: there are versions called Galfra Italia (1975-1981), Galfra Belgium (1981), Galfra UK (1990), and Galfra US (1979-1990)), Lettar (1975, CCETT- Rennes), Letar Minitel (1982-1983), Linéale (1987, ITT-World Directories), Lusitania (1987, ITT-World Directories), Nordica 1985 (ITT-World Directories: Nineuil says that this is done in 1987-1988), Seatypo Italie (1980).
  • Other typefaces: Portugal, Messidor (1983-1985, old style numerals font for the Imprimerie Nationale), Solinus (great!!, 1999), Laura (1999).
Ladislas Mandel, l'homme derrière la lettre is Raphael de Courville's thesis in 2008 at Estienne. In 1999, Olivier Nineuil wrote Ladislas Mandel: Explorateur de la typo français (Etapes graphiques, vol. 10, pp. 44-64). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lahav Halevi

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lahav Halevi

Israeli type designer who published the Hebrew typeface Aram Heavy MF at Masterfont in 2005. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Larus Books

This used to be an archive with hundreds of truetype and type 1 fonts for Hebrew, and a few for Arabic. The archive is gone. Included were Acheneli-Medium, Acheneli, Aharoni-Bold, AharoniBold, ArabicTransparent-Bold, ArabicTransparent, Atzor-Outline, Atzor, BookmanOldStyle-Italic, Broadweli-Engraved, Broadweli, Busoreli, Busoreli, Careli-Medium, Careli, CityBlueprint, Coopereli-Outline, Coopereli, CordiaNew-BoldItalic, CordiaUPC-Bold, CordiaUPC-BoldItalic, CordiaUPC-Italic, CordiaUPC, CourierMCY-Bold, CourierMCY-BoldOblique, CourierMCY-Light, CourierMCY-LightOblique, David-Bold, David-Reg, DavidFix-Bold, DavidFix-Regular, DavidTransparent, DilleniaUPC, DilleniaUPCBold, DilleniaUPCBoldItalic, DilleniaUPCItalic, Dor-Bold, Dor-Regular, EstrangeloEdessa, EucrosiaUPC, EucrosiaUPCBold, EucrosiaUPCBoldItalic, EucrosiaUPCItalic, EuroRoman, EuroRomanOblique, FixedMiriamTransparent, FrankRuehl-Bold, FrankRuehl, FreesiaUPC, FreesiaUPCBold, FreesiaUPCBoldItalic, FreesiaUPCItalic, Frizeli, Frizeli, Gilgal-Ultra-Outline, Gilgal-Ultra, Hadassah-Bold, Hadassah-Regular, Hayim-Bold, Hebras-Book, HebrasBlack, Hobeli-Outline, Hobeli, IrisUPC, IrisUPCBold, IrisUPCBoldItalic, IrisUPCItalic, Ivricana-Bold, Ivricana-Outline, JasmineUPC, JasmineUPCBold, JasmineUPCBoldItalic, JasmineUPCItalic, Kabelim-Outline, Kabelim, Kivun-Pi, KodchiangUPC, KodchiangUPCBold, KodchiangUPCBoldItalic, KodchiangUPCItalic, Koren-Bold, Koren-Regular, Latha, LevenimMT, LevenimMTBold, LilyUPC, LilyUPCBold, LilyUPCBoldItalic, LilyUPCItalic, Lublineli-Condensed, Lublineli-Extra-Bold, Lublineli-XBold-Condensed, Lublineli, LucidaConsole, MF-Graffiti-Regular, MF-Ramot-Regular, Mangal, Mehandes-Bold, Mehandes, Miriam-Regular, Miriam, MiriamFixed, MiriamTransparent, NarkisTam-Bold, NarkisTam-Light, NarkisTam-Medium, Narkisim-Bold, Narkisim-Bold, Narkisim, Nekhoshet-Bold, Nekhoshet, NimbusSansLCY-Bold, NimbusSansLCY-BoldItalic, NimbusSansLCY-Regular, NimbusSansLCY-RegularItalic, OpTwo-Bold, OpTwo, Ophir-Regular, Ophir-Regular, Optimeli-Bold, Optimeli, PanRoman, Peigneli-Bold, Peigneli, Rashi-Regular, Revieli-Heavy, Revieli, RmzDavid-Bold, RmzDavid, RmzFrank-Bold, RmzFrank, RmzGaled-Bold, RmzGaled, RmzHadas-Bold, RmzHadas, RmzMeiri-Bold, RmzMeiri, RmzRashi-Bold, RmzRashi, RmzSofer, RmzVilna-Bold, RmzVilna, Rod, RodTransparent, RomanT, Romantic, RomanticBold, RomanticItalic, SNHebrewMultimode, SNhebrew, SansSerif, SansSerifBold, SansSerifBoldOblique, SansSerifOblique, ScriptC, ScriptS, Shebrew-Medium, Sivan-Regular, SnTextFt, Stam-Regular, Stam-Regular, SuperFrench, Technic, TechnicBold, TechnicLite, TimelessTCY-Light, TimelessTCY-LightItalic, TimelessTCY-Medium, TopType-Hatzvi-Normal, TopType-Jerushalmi, Uncieli-Outline, Uncieli, Vilna-Bold, Vilna-Regular, Yavaneli-Extra-Bold, Yavaneli. [Google] [More]  ⦿

LaTeX Navigator
[Denis Roegel]

General links on typography and fonts, compiled by Denis Roegel (with earlier contributions by Karl Tombre who is no longer involved). Very, very useful. This page contains, among other things:

  • METAFONT for Beginners (Geoffrey Tobin)
  • The METAFONT book (TeX source) (Donald E. Knuth)
  • How to Create Your Own Symbols in METAFONT and for use in LaTeX Documents (Richard Lin)
  • Milieu -- METAFONT and Linux: A Personal Computing Milieu (Thomas Dunbar)
  • Simple drawings with METAFONT (Zdenek Wagner)
  • Some METAFONT Techniques (article from TUGboat, 10 pages) (Yannis Haralambous)
  • List of all available Metafont fonts
  • Liam Quin's Metafont Guide (last version)
  • MetaFog: Converting METAFONT Shapes to Contours (Richard J. Kinch)
  • METAFONT source
  • Design of a new font family (slides) (Gerd Neugebauer) (1996)
  • PERL Module for reading .tfm files (Jan Pazdziora) (1997)
  • fig2mf (UNIX manual) (Anthony Starks)
  • bm2font (Friedhelm Sowa)
  • Essay on math symbols by Paul Taylor
  • drgen genealogical symbol font by Denis Roegel, 1996
  • Chess fonts
  • The Marvosym Font Package (Martin Vogels)
  • Eurosymbol, another font for the euro symbol
  • Lots of stuff on virtual fonts
  • P. Damian Cugley's Malvern (Greek) font
  • Yannis Haralambous's Omega project
  • DC and EC fonts by Joerg Knappen
  • Technical notes on Postscript fonts, and Postscript fonts in TEX
  • Computer Modern type 1 fonts
  • Articles on computer typography by Sebastian Rahtz, Aarno Hohti&Okko Kanerva, Richard J. Kinch, Basil K. Malyshev, Hirotsugu Kakugawa, Karl Berry, Victor Eijkhout, Vincent Zoonekynd, Tom Scavo, David Wright, Erik-Jan Vens, and Nelson H. F. Beebe.
  • Articles on mathematical symbol fonts
  • Links to essential pages for Cyrillic, Japanese, Berber, Khmer, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Indic, Syriac, Hebrew, Hieroglyphic, Tibetan, Mongolian, African fc
At FontStruct, he created Sixer (a pixel face) and Smallish (bold unicase). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laval Chabon

Québec City-based creator (b. 1952) of the octagonal font Vegesignes (2009, FontStruct). This font also appeared in 2010 at Open Font Library. It consists of almost 7,615 glyphs.As of 2014, 188 languages care covered, inclufing Afrikaans, Arabic, Archaic Greek Letters, Armenian, Baltic, Basic Cyrillic, Basic Greek, Basic Latin, Bengali, Catalan, Central European, Cherokee, Devanagari, Dutch, Euro, Farsi, Georgian, Gujarati, Hanunó'o, Hebrew, Igbo Onwu, IPA, Kannada, Kazakh, Lao, Malayalam, Myanmar, New Tai Lue, N'Ko, Ogham, Oriya, Pashto, Pinyin, Polytonic Greek, Romanian, Runic, Sindhi, Syriac, Tai Le, Tai Tham (Lanna), Telugu, Thaana, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Uighur, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, Urdu, Vietnamese, Western European.

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Aka Leaurend-Lavie-Hyppere (Laval) Chabon and as Joseph Rosaire Laval Frandey Leaurend Lavie Hyper Chabom. [Google] [More]  ⦿

laxj
[Howard M. Berlin]

20-font archive with the Howard M. Berlin Hebrew fonts AinYiddisheFontCursiv, AinYiddisheFontModern, AinYiddisheFontTraditional (1997) (see also here), and TorahSofer. Also Boomerang (Harold Lohner), DIVCHEM, Dahrlin (WSI), Fifties (WSI), GothicHijinx and GothicHijinxRough from Omega, Hirosh (AARRGGHH), MendelSiddurBold, ParishMedium (LMNo Designs, Steven Shepard), SymbolMW-Normal (MWSoft), and WarnSymbols5. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leeor Shahar

Israeli type designer, b. 1977. He created the Hebrew typeface Leeor MF (Masterfont). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Leif Wikaeren Nilsen

Greek and Hebrew truetype fonts: Hebreka by Donald P. Reiher, 1994; and "Greek", by Peter J. Gentry&Andrew M. Fountain, 1993. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leila Arvin

Author of The art of the Hebrew book in the twentieth century (1988), published in A Sign and a witness: 2,000 years of Hebrew books and illuminated manuscripts, Leonard Singer Gold ed., New York Public Library and Oxford University Press. In 2001, Sivan Toldeo comments: Avrin briefly describes the typefaces that were available at the turn of the 20th century, then turns to 20th century typography. She describes the design and manufecture of many Hebrew typefaces, including Frank Ruehl, Miryam, Hadassah, Schocken, David, Koren, Narkiss BLock, Oron, and HATzvi. Avrin conjectures that Miryam was designed by Rafael Frank (the conjecture is proved as correct by Ittai Joseph Tamari, 1996), and points that Henri Friedlaender designed Aviv, Hadar, and Shalom for IBM. She also briefly describes the careers of some of the designers. She also lists and describes particularly finely printed Hebrew books, calligraphers, and significant publishers and printers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leor Franko

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lerfu
[Mark E. Shoulson]

Lerfu is Mark E. Shoulson's foundry located in Highland Park, NJ. Creator of a variety of fonts:

  • The Visible Speech Fonts in metafont and truetype cover a phonetic alphabet invented by Alexander Melville Bell (his son was Alexander Graham Bell). Bell was a teacher of the deaf (as was the younger Bell), and this alphabet was intended as an aid to teaching the deaf how to pronounce words. An example is VS MetaPlain PUA.
  • Marin, MarinCaps, MarinCapsItalic, MarinItalic: four free extensive phonetic truetype fonts made in 2004. They also cover Cyrillic, Greek and Hebrew.
  • Okuda: A metafont for "Okuda" orthography of pIqaD (Klingon language). This font was later modified by Olaf Kummer.
  • Gill Hebrew (2004, based on Gill Sans) and Shen (2004), both sold via Shoulson's foundry at MyFonts, called Lerfu.
  • Itonai (2005), a Hebrew version of Times New Roman, also sold via Lerfu.
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Letterpress
[Eyal Holtzman]

Eyal Holtzman is a type designer who was born in Haifa, Israel in 1969. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and teaches typography and graphical arts in various places. He also runs Letterpress, his own studio/foundry, Letterpress, where you can ogle his creations, Joel, Jerusalem (part Hebrew) and Kristal.

Eyal Holtzman has designed typefaces for clients such as The Enschedé Font Foundry and Nationale Nederlanden. His work has been exhibited in many places, including in Museum of the Book - Meermanno in The Hague.

MyFonts writes: In the book Ha, daar gaat er een van mij! (Hey, there goes one of mine!, a chronicle of graphic design in The Hague from 1945 to 2000, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam 2002) he is called "one of the most idiosyncratic letter talents from The Hague" and in Dutch Type (010 Publishers, Rotterdam 2004) expert Jan Middendorp describes his letters as being "among the most original alphabets produced in the Netherlands", (...) "tapping into an idiom that no other type designer working in the Netherlands has ever used".

Page at Myfonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lighthouse
[David Hamuel]

David Hamuel (Lighthouse) is the Los Angeles-based designer of commercial Hebrew fonts in the Umbrella Type Collection at Veer: Shirah Joie, Shirah 25, Poster 1492, Kitra 77, Hannah Joie, Hamuel Nine Five, Ayasha. These fonts can also be purchased from MyFonts: Ayasha, Hamuel Nine Five, Hannah Joie, Kitra 77, Poster 1492, Shirah 25, Shirah Joie. Most fonts were made in 2006. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lihi Ashkenazi

Graphic designer based in Israel, who graduated from the Department of Visual Communications, Minshar for Art, in 2012.

Creator of the Hebrew typeface Klinika (2012). Lihi also designed a font for use on a cover of a Hebrew book on Kurt Schwitters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linotype Library - Hebrew Mac

Commercial Hebrew fonts for the Mac at Linotype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lior Daniel

Petah Tiqva, Israel-based designer of the angular Hebrew typeface Shtut (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liron Lavi Turkenich

Israeli type designer who graduated from the MATD program at the University of Reading, class of 2013. Liron's graduation typeface, Makeda, is the first typeface that covers Latin, Hebrew and Amharic (Ethiopic) in a purposeful sense, i.e., not as three parts of one of the well-known full Unicode fonts. Liron writes: The three scripts were designed simultaneously in order to allow mutual influences. The design efforts were put into harmonising the scripts into one coherent family, while preserving their basic traditional structure. Makeda is named after an Ethiopian Queen also known as the Queen of Sheba. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liron Segal Lahav

Tel Aviv-based designer of a Hebrew typeface (2013) that was inspired by art nouveau furniture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liya Ophir

Israeli type designer who made the straight-edged monoline Hebrew typeface Omes (2011, Alefalefalef). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Logos Bible Software
[Eli T. Evans]

Company located in Bellingham, WA, which is involved in ancient languages. Eli Evans developed some fonts for Ugaritic, a Semitic language written in cuneiform, in use around 1300 bc in the city of Ugarit in modern Syria. The fonts, called Zebel Open, are part of a commercial Ugaritic package. Here we learn that he designed Gotisch (2003) with letters representing the Gothic alphabet, as written by Wulfila and presumably as used by the Goths (pre-uncial). This was followed by a bold version, Gothic 1. He also created the runes font Futhorc. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maayan Kra-Oz

Tel Aviv-based graphic designer who made the ultra-experimental typeface TypoGaga (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mac OS text encoding: Hebrew

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MAN

In their Global Type collection, URW++ has MAN (2012), a private corporate typeface family for the MAN company. There is a limited retail version for the volume at 7,500 Euros. It covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcus Behmer

Marcus Michael Douglas Behmer (b. 1879, Weimar, Germany, d. 1958, Berlin) began painting at an early age under the direction of his father who was also a painter. He worked primarily as an illustrator and graphic artist. His early work was heavily influenced by the work of Aubrey Beardsley. He achieved his first success in 1903 when he illustrated Oscar Wilde's Salome. He illustrated for the journals Die Insel, Simplicissimus and continued to do book illustrations until his death. He designed Stefan George-Schrift (1904, Otto von Holten), Behmer Antiqua or Behmer Schrift (1920, Otto von Holten), and Soncino Hebräisch (1927, cut by Georg Pfendt, Genzsch & Heyse, it influenced Friedlaender's Hadassah).

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark E. Shoulson
[Lerfu]

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Mark Goodacre
[The Greek New Testament Gateway: Fonts]

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Mark H. David
[UYIP: Understanding Yiddish Information Processing]

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Mark Williamson

Designer of a public domain Unicode font in 2005 called MPH 2B Damase. It can be found here. Created by Mark Williamson, it covers Armenian, Cherokee, Coptic (Bohairic subset), Cypriot Syllabary, Cyrillic (Russian and other Slavic languages), Deseret, Georgian (Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri but no Mkhedruli), Glagolitic, Gothic, Greek (including Coptic characters), Hebrew, Latin, Limbu, Linear B (partial coverage of ideograms and syllabary), Old Italic, Old Persian cuneiform, Osmanya, Phoenician, Shavian, Syloti Nagri (no conjuncts), Tai Le (no combining tone marks), Thaana, Tifinagh, Ugaritic, Vietnamese. See also here. The font is used by the popular Debian Linux software. Mark Williamson also designed a free fonts for Osmanya, Ugaritic and Shavian called Andagii (2003). His Penuturesu covers Linear B.

Mark contributed to the GNU Freefont project, which used these ranges:

  • Hanunó?o (U+1720-U+173F)
  • Buginese (U+1A00-U+1A1F)
  • Tai Le (U+1950-U+197F)
  • Ugaritic (U+10380-U+1039F)
  • Old Persian (U+103A0-U+103DF)

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Mendelsberg

Denver, CO-based typographer and graphic designer. He earned his BFA degree from Minneapolis College of Art&Design and MFA from the University of Denver. He is currently Chair: Graphic Design&Interactive Media at Rocky Mountain College of Art&Design in Denver, Colorado. At ATypI 2003 in Vancouver, he traces his ten year journey to develop a digital Hebrew font based in the ancient scribal writings found in the ancient Torah. Creator of the Hebrew typeface Shin. His typeface Torah was released in 2003 by Masterfont Ltd, and this was followed by Torah Neue in 2005. His completed designs (including his Torah font) are now available in Israel. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Martin Schuster
[Schriftarten für den theologischen Gebrauch]

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Matius Gerardo Grieck
[+ism]

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Maxim Iorsh
[Culmus Project]

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Maximdude

Israeli creator of MDs Crappy Handwriting and Spikey, both made in 2009. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meir Sadan
[Oketz Fonts]

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Meir Sadan
[Sadandotcom (was: Sadantype and before that, Life white on blue)]

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Mekori
[Itai Tamary]

Mekori is a set of Hebrew fonts for the Mac marketed by Panergy. The fonts were designed by Itai Tamary at the University of Köln for Elsner and Flake. Included: Aviv, Aharony, Amir, Drugulin, Hadassa, Hatzvi, Chaim, Saphir, Frank-Ruhl, Tikva, David, Karen. At one point, Tamary was senior lecturer at the Beazalel academy of art and design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merck

A corporate URW typeface family published in 2009. The 17-font family sells for nearly 10,000 Euros. There are sans, serif, semi-sans and semi-serif subfamilies. This family started out as a design for the Merck company. URW writes: URW++ is authorized by Merck KGaA to deliver the Merck corporate typeface family for a license fee to external users, i.e. Merck KGaA suppliers such as ad agencies, signmakers and the like. The Merck corporate typefaces are available in four different volumes with correspondingly multi lingual character encoding. All Merck Global Fonts contain approximately over 45,000 glyphs including the complete CJK glyph set (China, Japan and Korea). Besides all Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic glyphs as well as the complete CJK glyph set also cover Japanese Katakana and Hiragana plus Korean Hangual syllables. Furthermore they are supporting Thai and Arabic (including Farsi and Urdu) plus Hebrew and Vietnamese as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meytav David

FontStructor who made the Hebrew stencil typeface MDshine (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Cunliffe Thompson

Designer (b. 1939, Bebington, UK) of the free Hebrew font family Mike Hebrew (2005). See also here. He is located in Lunenburg, MA, and works as a painter since 2002.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Kania

Michael Kania (Frankfurt am Main) created Hebrew Michol (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michael Neuhold

Austrian designer of Palm fonts: for Greek: Helbetike, HelbetikeNarrow, Britannike and BritannikeBold. For Hebrew, his Palm fints include EnGedi and BeerSchebar. Finally, he created Makarios (Coptic), and Narrow (a slightly modified version of Narrowfont by Michael Nordström (micke@sslug.dk) and Robert O'Connor (rob@medicalmnemonics.com)). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael S. Bushell
[Bible Works Fonts]

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Michal Krieger

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Michal MF (2002, handwriting). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michal Moral

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. He created the hand-printed Hebrew faces Pheonicy MF and Morell MF (2008).

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michal Sahar

Hebrew font designer who launched Hagilda in 2002 with Danny Meirav (aka Hatayas). Both graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art&Design, Jerusalem, in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and both run separate graphic design studios in Tel Aviv. Their fonts: Lemon Araq, Maccabi Block, Maccabi, A Glass of Milk Dfus, Speedman, Plastic, A Glass of Milk, Blender (+Condensed), The Smoker Sans and Serif, South, Southwest, Raanan, Exclam, Alenbi Sans and Serif, Mann, SemiComeback, Palestina, Cristyle, New Font, New Hebrew Type, Simple, TLV, Uzi Slanted, Dote, HatzviG, AharoniG, FrankG, MiriamG, HaimG, HaimG Soft. Most types cover Hebrew and Latin. Sahar designed the Hebrew faces Darom, Blender, Palestina (with Oded Ezer) and Alenbi.

Scans and posters: Dana Peretz did a poster for Alenbi Serif. Maayan Schorr did one for Palestina.

Alef was made available in 2013 via Google Web Fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michal Sahar

Born in 1970, this Israeli designer runs her own design studio after having studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem in 1996. She lives in Tel-Aviv and made several Hebrew typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michel d'Anastasio

French calligrapher, based in Paris. The broad-stroked calligraphic alphabet shown on this page is extraordinary. Alternate URL. In 2008, he got involved in and exhibited his Hebraic calligraphic art. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikael Zerbib

Designer of these Hebrew fonts in 1993 (that used to be on some archives): Acheneli-Medium, Acheneli, Atzor-Outline, Atzor, Broadweli-Engraved, Broadweli, Busoreli, Careli-Medium, Careli, Coopereli-Outline, Coopereli, Frizeli, Gilgal-Ultra-Outline, Gilgal-Ultra, Hebras-Book, HebrasBlack, Hobeli-Outline, Hobeli, Ivricana-Bold, Ivricana-Outline, Kabelim-Outline, Kabelim, Lublineli-Condensed, Lublineli-Extra-Bold, Lublineli-XBold-Condensed, Lublineli, Mehandes-Bold, Mehandes, Nekhoshet-Bold, Nekhoshet, OpTwo-Bold, OpTwo, Optimeli-Bold, Optimeli, Peigneli-Bold, Peigneli, Revieli-Heavy, Revieli, RmzDavid-Bold, RmzDavid, RmzFrank-Bold, RmzFrank, RmzGaled-Bold, RmzGaled, RmzHadas-Bold, RmzHadas, RmzMeiri-Bold, RmzMeiri, RmzRashi-Bold, RmzRashi, RmzSofer, RmzVilna-Bold, RmzVilna, Uncieli-Outline, Uncieli, Yavaneli-Extra-Bold, Yavaneli. [Google] [More]  ⦿

miqraot.com

At this Korean site, derived truetype fonts for many languages: BwCyrl, BwEeSs, BwEeTi, Bwgrkl, Bwhebb, BwSymbol, Bwviet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monario

Four free truetype fonts: Hebrew (by Andrew M. Fountain&Peter J. Gentry, 1993), NewGreek (by Va in Monario, 1996), GreekMathSymbols, Czar-Normal (Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monospac821 Hebrew BT

Bitstream font from 2002 that combines Latin glyphs from Monospace 821 and some Hebrew fixed width characters. It was designed for Microsoft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monotype

Hebrew fonts by Monotype: Alachsoni, Andalé Mono Hebrew, Andalé Sans Hebrew, Arial Hebrew, Ave, Monotype Corsiva Hebrew, Hadassah, Levenim, Peninim, Thorndale Mono. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monotype

Monotype sells fonts for the following languages: Amharic, Aksara Kaganga, Arabic, Armenian, Balinese, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Coptic, Devanagari (Hindi/Marathi/Nepali), Farsi, Georgian, Glagolitic, Gujerathi, Gurmukhi (Punjabi), Hebrew, Japanese, Javanese, Jawi, Kannada, Korean, Laotian, Lontarak, Malayalam, Old Bulgarian, Oriya, Pushto, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Surat Pustaha, Syriac, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monument Art (was: M-Art)
[Reg Owens]

Monument Art or "Monumental Art Fonts for cemetery monuments" is run by Reg Owens out of Elberton, GA. Commercial truetype Windows fonts for monuments: Mod Roman, Vermarco, Government Marker, Double Outline, Polished Outline, Double V-Line, Monument Gothic, Monument Block, Monument Shadow, Hebrew, Old English. Dead link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mor Rabinov

Ra'anana, Israel-based graphic motion and print designer. Creator of the Hebrew font Zulta (2013), named after the Israeli rock star Eli Zulta.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mordecai Pinchas

Mordecai Pinchas is a sofer, a scribe. He has excellent resource page for special Hebrew scripts. I quote: The Hebrew script used for sofrut is called K'tav Ashurit. There are basically three types:

  • Beyt Yosef (script generally used by Ashkenazi Jews)
  • Beyt Ari (script used by Jews of Chassidic descent or influence)
  • Sefardi (veilish) (used generally by Sephardi Jews).
Most importantly there are a great deal of rules governing the formation of the letters so that their temunah (symbol) is defined precisely and so that there is no confusion between the letters written. They should be clean and crisp and the test of validity is whether a young child who is neither especially clever, i.e., that he could work out the letter from the context or especially stupid, i.e., that he doesn't recognise the letters at all. The most well established ruling is Mishnat Sofrim written by the Chafets Chayim as part of the Mishnah Berurah on Tefillin. However there are other descriptions of letters in the Alpha Beta of Rabbeinu Lipman, Kol Sofrim (Yoseph Klein), L'david Emet (showing the sefardi letters forms), Baruch Sheamar, Da'at Kdoshim, Mikdash Me'at, L?vush, Kol Haremez etcetera, all collected in an anthology called "Tsurat Ha-otiyot" (the forms of the letters). Beyt Yoseph and Ari are similar differing only in a few letters, whilst Veilish is much more rounded and quicker to write. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moshe Amar

Israeli type designer. Creator of the paint drip Hebrew typeface Tipot (2010, Masterfont), Plateau MF (2010, Hebrew signage face), Amar MF (1986, Masterfont). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Moshe Spitzer

Editor of an eight-paper collection of papers entitled A Letter is Forever: A Collection of Papers on the Design of the Hebrew Letter, Israel Ministry of Education and Culture, 1989 or 1990. His own article in this collection is The development of the square letter. Sivan Toledo calls this the definitive paper on the Brew letter: The paper surveys the development of Hebrew letters from the earliest known uses of the alphabet in the Second Temple Era to the 1960’s. The paper dis- plays numerous examples of Hebrew lettering from inscriptions, manuscripts, and printed works. Spitzer discusses and displays several modern Hebrew typefaces: Frank Ruehl, Chayim, Aharoni, Stam, Schocken, Gill, Koren, Hadassah, David, and Hatzvi. He also displays and describes partial typefaces cut by Harry Carter and by Frederic Goudy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moshik Nadav

Type and graphic designer in Jerusalem, where he studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He also did one exchange student term at OCAD in Toronto. Behance link. He created these typefaces:

  • Moshik Hebrew (2010).
  • Some Latin display faces (2009).
  • His Moshik typeface (2010) has upper and lower cases that emulate chic jewelry. Poster about Toronto. Details of the upper case of his Moshik Nadav typeface (2010): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, a, b, c.
  • In 2011, he created an extraordinarily beautiful didone display family called Paris (followed in 2013 by Paris Pro) about which he writes: Paris is a new typeface that inspired by the world of fashion. Paris Typeface should be in use by the most popular fashion magazines and super luxury brands. Paris typeface include awesome ligatures and sexy numerals. Paris typeface include 9 different styles: Paris Regular, Paris Regular Exit, Paris Regular Strip, Paris Regular White, Paris Ultra Light, Paris Bold, Paris Bold Exit, Paris Bold, Strip, Paris Bold White. Examples: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x.
  • A few months after Paris came the art deco marquee version called Paris Strip (2011).
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Mota Italic
[Rob Keller]

Foundry, est. 2009 by Rob and Sonja Keller. Located in Berlin, Mota Italic is a type design studio specializing in unique, extensive type families. Rob Keller (b.1981) is a typeface designer from Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he earned Bachelor (BFA) degrees in both Graphic Design and Sculpture. From 2006 until 2007 he attended the University of Reading, England, for the MA in Typeface Design program. Immediately following the dissertation submission, Rob moved to Frankfurt, Germany, to work at Linotype GmbH in the Product Marketing department. He left Linotype to be able to do type design full time, first as a freelancer then forming Mota Italic in 2009.

Sonja Keller (b.1984) is a native Berliner who also happens to be a serious type nerd. She comes from real life font-family: her mother is a technical specialist for fonts and has worked with almost every German typefoundry; her late step father was a Berthold man. Sonja began her professional career at Linotype where she worked in customer support for several years. She left Linotype to focus on programming, both online and with fonts, at Mota Italic. Their fonts include Vesper (basic text family started by Rob Keller while he was at Reading), Vesper Devanagari (2006), Vesper Hebrew, Gemma (informal), and Mota Pixel (free), all made in 2009. The Vesper Devanagari character set was completed in 2014 through the collaboration with Kimya Gandhi. The free font Vesper Libre (2014) is a special web version that has been optimized for online use. Tiny details have been simplified and the character set is reduced for the perfect balance of beautiful web typography with fast page loading.

In 2013, he created the ultra-fat counterless typeface Pufff with three f's. Fip is a techno family scheduled to be released in 2014.

Type blog by Rob Keller. When he was a student at Reading he announced that he was working on these font projects: Azul y Blanco Pin Pan Pun (hand-printed), Compilation Serif, New Orleans Light, Unicase Monospace, Untitled Experiment, Chef, Gemma. He graduated in 2007 with Vesper, a hookish and sturdy serif face.

At the University of Reading, he published Linotype Devanagari: an abridged history of the typeface with analysis of the 1975 redesign (2007).

Alternate URL for his blog. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

mwfon103

All links for mwfon103, a 600K font file with Greek and Hebrew fonts. Free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MYOSB

Hebrew font ShebrewMedium by Silver Mountain Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Myriad

Myriad is a large humanist sans serif family developed from 1990-1992 by Carol Twombly at Adobe with the help of Robert Slimbach and Fred Brady. Originally a multiple masters font, it continues its life as Myriad Pro (opentype) today. It is used for both text and display. Since the launch of the eMac in 2002, Myriad has been replacing Apple Garamond as Apple Computer's corporate font. Adobe states: An Adobe Originals design first released in 1992, Myriad has become popular for both text and display composition. As an OpenType release, Myriad Pro expands this sans serif family to include Greek and Cyrillic glyphs, as well as adding oldstyle figures and improving support for Latin-based languages. The full Myriad Pro family includes condensed, normal, and extended widths in a full range of weights. Designed by Robert Slimbach&Carol Twombly with Fred Brady&Christopher Slye, Myriad has a warmth and readability that result from the humanistic treatment of letter proportions and design detail. Myriad Pro's clean open shapes, precise letter fit, and extensive kerning pairs make this unified family of roman and italic an excellent choice for text typography that is comfortable to read, while the wide variety of weights and widths in the family provide a generous creative palette for even the most demanding display typography.

John Berry published two PDF files at Adobe with descriptions of Myriad Arabic and Myriad Hebrew. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Naama Sekely

Israeli type designer. Creator of the Hebrew typeface Secely MF (Masterfont). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadav Barkan

Israeli graphic designer. He made the army gear dingbat typeface Sticks Stones (2011, Alefalefalef. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadav Ezra

Israeli type designer who made these Hebrew typefaces at Masterfont: Olimpus MF, Rozmarin MF, Klulot MF, Iguana MF, Hangover MF, Bangy, Sharon MF, Kesher MF, Inbar MF, Harakiri MF, Golshim MF, Firma MF, Cola MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Naomi Kundu

Student of Graphic Design at the National Institute of Design, India, in 2014. Bangalore, India-based designer of the Hebrew display typeface Elefent (sic) (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Narkis and Koren win against Microsoft

Reporting on a court decision in 2010 that pitted famous (now deceased) Hebrew type designers Zvi Narkiss (or Narkis) and Eliyahu Koren (via Masterfont and Zvika Rosenberg, who digitized the faces) against Microsoft. Before I quote from Nurit Roth's piece, note that Microsoft [allegedly] argued that fonts cannot be copyrighted, because they are "designs". Interestingly, the Israeli judge decided that fonts can be copyrighted, and ruled in favor of the estates of Narkiss and Koren. On Microsoft's web page, we read though that Narkisim, Narkiss's font used by Microsoft, is in the copyright of Microsoft---how can they have it both ways?

Quoting Roth: International software giant Microsoft must receive permission to use Hebrew fonts that were created by groundbreaking Israeli graphic artists during the middle of the last century, the Petah Tikva District Court ruled last week. The fonts, which were created by Zvi Narkis and Eliyahu Koren, are not in the public domain, as Microsoft tried to argue, the court ruled. It said the software giant needs permission from the font makers' estates to use their work. The ruling comes in response to two suits filed by Narkis and by Koren's estates against Microsoft in 2008. The suits alleged that Microsoft was violating the creators' copyrights by including the two men's fonts, named Narkis and Koren respectively, in its Windows operating system in Hebrew. Narkis died two months ago. His eponymous font is the most popular Hebrew sans serif typeface. When it was developed in the 1950s, it was groundbreaking due to its contemporary appearance, as well as the fact that it was the first Hebrew font family with coordinated fonts for different uses, such as headlines, body text and bolded text. Microsoft argued that its use of the font was acceptable, because they had entered the public domain, and therefore were no longer protected intellectual property. Indeed, Microsoft argued against the entire system of copywriting fonts: Fonts cannot be copyrighted; they should be considered designs, Microsoft argued. Designs of objects are protected by law for 15 years in Israel. Judge Ofer Grosskopf sided with the designers' estates, and ruled that fonts are protected by copyright and not design law. He ordered Microsoft to pay them NIS 50,000 in expenses.

There is a very legalistic and analytic article by Israeli patent attorney Michael Factor. Excerpts: Microsoft's defence was that the correct form of protection for typefaces is design registration. Since copyright and design are mutually exclusive, type faces are not copyright protected. No design registrations were filed and even had they been, they would have lapsed 15 years after filing. Consequently, the fonts are in the public domain. The moral right of the creators is acknowledged as the fonts bear their name. If copyright protected, the protection would last for life of creator + 70 years and the owners could prevent Microsoft using the proprietary fonts, or could demand a royalty. [...] Citing the New Copyright Law 2007, Judge Gruschkopf ruled that legislation in Israel Law prevents something registerable as a design being also protected by copyright. Essentially Section 4 of the New Copyright Law extends Copyright to original artistic works and section 7 excludes designs as covered by the Patents and designs Ordinance, unless not intended as objects of manufacture.

In July 2012, a district court in Israel held that the inclusion of Guttman Keren in Microsoft's Office Suite violated the plaintiffs' rights in the font Koren, designed by Eliyahu Koren. Read the decision in Hebrew here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalie Ben Arush

Tel Aviv-based creator of a Hebrew font in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalie Rauch

From 2009 until 2013, Natalie Rauch studied towards a Bachelors in Communications Design at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Germany. In 2014, she obtained a Masters in Type Design at the University of Reading, UK. During an internship at Carrois Type Design in 2012, she created the experimental sharp-edged typeface Kink. For her Bachelors in 2013, she created the modern fashion mag typeface Anouk. For her Masters at Reading, she developed the angular typeface family Raikka (2014). Raikka is a forceful unconventional multiscript typeface family that covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew. It is characterized by a calligraphic almost fuzzy italic that is in sharp contrast to the more severe regular weight. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nava Abel

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nava Eibel

Israeli type designer who created a number of Hebrew faces at MasterFont, ca. 1998: Calligraphy MF, Niflaot MF, Not Symetric MF, Ornafont MF, Scripty MF, Shocolade MF, SoomSoom MF. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nave Segev
[FONTi]

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Nely Rubin

Israeli type designer. Creator of these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Rubin MF, Rubin Poster MF, Stephan MF, Nelly MF, Elick MF.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Netian.com

The LucidaSans at this site is a Unicode font covering all European languages, plus dingbats, Arabic, Cyrillic and Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Netscape + Fonts = Hebrew

Hebrew site at Stanford. Free Hebrew web fonts, including Elrofont, made at Stanford (it seems). [Google] [More]  ⦿

New Breed Software

Free truetype fonts for Greek (Thryomanes by Herman Miller, 2002), Chinese (AR PL SungtiL GB by Arphic Design, 1999), Japanese (Kochi Gothic by Wadalab), Tamil (TSCu_Comic by Thukaram Gopalrao, 1999), Hebrew (Nachlieli Light by Maxim Iorsh, 2002) and Korean (Baekmuk Gulim by Hwan Design, 2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection
[Allan Loder]

Commercial package by Linguist's Software that includes fonts for the following codices or papyri of the New Testament or distinctive character forms of inscriptions from that period: Codex Vaticanus, Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Alexandrinus, Codex Bezae, Codex Bezae Latin, Codex Washingtonianus, P46, P66, P.Oxy.4401, P39, Konya inscriptions. A blurb from the site: Linguist's Software gratefully acknowledges the original character design work by Allan Loder. All the fonts have been revised by the Payne Loving Trust. Copyright 2003 Allan Loder and the Payne Loving Trust. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NF Fonts (or: Nicole Fally Fonts)
[Nicole Fally]

Nicole Fally started NF Fonts in 2012. She is an Austrian-born graduate of the type design program at the University of Reading in 2010.

She created the typeface Miss Informed there. It has Latin styles (regular, italic, connected script), as well as Hebrew styles (regular and script). The Latin has one-sided serifs to fit in with the Hebrew. The italic and script styles are soft, smooth and balanced.

In 2011, she published Hammersmith One with Sorkin Type / Google Font Directory: Hammersmith One is a very low contrast typeface inspired by the Johnston UK lettering tradition. Hammersmith One shows the quirks of a somewhat naive, handmade, brush written letters including a wider than normal "e" and "s" as well as dark joins between stroke which are normally compensated for in type. The sources for this design have been adapted not just for type but specifically for use as a web type. This font works well to even smaller sizes than was originally expected. Nicole Fally's elegant art deco typeface Limelight (2011, Sorkin Type) can also be found on the Google Font Directory, as well as Ovo (2011). Vast Shadow (2011) is a Victorian slab serif advertising type. Pinyon Script (2011, Sorkin Type) is a (free) romantic round hand script style font.

BUT (2012) was first drawn as a logotype for the magazine BUT Bilder und Texte, which was published by an experimentally-oriented non-commercial initiative. This fat poster / headline typeface became the first commercial typeface at NF Fonts.

Oldenburg (2012, Google web fonts) is a slabby bouncy poster face. Stoke (2012, Google Web Fonts) is a semi-wide high contrast serifed text typeface. Rye (2012, Google Web Fonts) is a medium contrast design inspired by posters using wood type, and is in the Western style.

Google Plus link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nicole Fally
[NF Fonts (or: Nicole Fally Fonts)]

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Nimbus

In their Global Type collection, URW++ has Nimbus Sans (2005, 5 fonts, 2000 Euros) and Nimbus Roman (2005, 2 fonts, 2000 Euros). The former is based on Helvetica, the latter on Times New Roman. Meant as workhorses, these fonts cover Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nimrod Dado

Together, Nitzan Gelbard and Nimrod Dado designed Iyyov (2013), a Hebrew blackletter typeface, as part of a school project at the Wizo Academy of Design in Haifa, Israel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nir Yenni

Jerusalem-based creator of the free Hebrew typeface Carmela (2013). Dedicated site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nitzan Gelbard

Together, Nitzan Gelbard and Nimrod Dado designed Iyyov (2013), a Hebrew blackletter typeface, as part of a school project at the Wizo Academy of Design in Haifa, Israel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

nmt.co.il

Commercial Hebrew fonts. One free font, Step. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Noah Aibel

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Noam Katriel

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Noam Shidlovsky

Israeli type designer. Designer of Noam MF, Kashiach MF and Noamkashiach MF, all published by Masterfont. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Noam Vinakur

Tel Aviv-based creator of an unnamed Hebrew typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

North Park

Greek and Hebrew font archive run by Eric Pement. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Northwest semitic links

Great links page maintained by Reinhard G. Lehmann (Lecturer for Classical Hebrew and Old Aramaic, Johannes-Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) with links related to Hebrew, old Aramaic, Greek, Coptic, old Syrian, Ugaritic and Phoenician. [Google] [More]  ⦿

nosepol

Hebrew-Regular, NewGreek, GreekMathSymbolsNormal, CzarNormal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Noy Naiman
[Studio Noyman]

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Oded Ezer
[Oded Ezer Design Studio]

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Oded Ezer Design Studio
[Oded Ezer]

Givatayim, Israel-based Hebrew type design studio in London established in 2000 by one of the main Hebrew type designers of today, Oded Ezer (b. Tel Aviv, 1972). Ezer designed the award-winning font Mayai (Hebrew script: awards at TDC2 2001 and Bukvaraz 2001), Anemia, Kafka, Eden, Impacta, Ezer Shapes, Neve Zedek, OE Meoded, OE Shalvata, OE Kafka, Franrühlya, Impacta, Anemia, Systeza (based on Schiavi's Sys) and Alchimai. In 2010, he published Rutz.

Another designer at the studio is Michel Sahar. Ezer graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art&Design, Jerusalem, with a Bachelor degree in Visual Communication Design (1998). He teaches typography and graphic design in several academies in Israel and other countries, among them the Bezalel Academy for Art&Design, Jerusalem, the Shenkar College of Engineering near Tel Aviv, the Wizo College of Design, Haifa, and the Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Fine Arts Graphic Design Department, in Istanbul, Turkey. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Contemporary hebrew typography as an expression of a new identity. He spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on Contemporary hebrew typography as an expression of a new identity. About his award-winning posters. The Oded Ezer Typosperma Project. Ezer's Flickr page. His experimental Hebrew typography is discussed by Uleshka in Ping Mag. It deals with a 3-d lettering experiment called Plastica, and describes many other ingenious projects. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. Winner at D&AD 2011 with his typeface Rutz (2011, aka Vesper Hebrew).

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Oded Gigi

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Gogo MF (2002). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ofer A. Israel

Designer of the Hebrew font Mantisoft Wind (1998). His outfit is called Advanced Technological Solutions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Offir Markus

Graphic designer/typographer based in Tel-Aviv, Israel, who graduated from the Visual Communication Department (B.Des) at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, in which he specialized in print, identity, logo, type and book design.

He writes about his Ziona typeface (2012): Ziona is a new Hebrew serif typeface, inspired by calligraphic manuscripts written by Iberian Jews (Jews who lived in the Iberian Peninsula) during the Middle Ages. The typeface has a modern look, but preserves the unique attributes of the Hebrew calligraphy - specifically those that originated from the "Formal Style" of hand writings. The Formal Style of hand writing was used for 2000 years to write Bibles and other sacred Jewish books. The Ziona typeface is my graduation piece at Shenkar College of Enineering and Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ofir Shafit
[Fontark]

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Ofira Peretz

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts who made the handwriting typeface Tehelet MF (2008).

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Okefenokee

FontStructor who made the Hebrew family Deuteronomy:6:4 in 2010. He also made Morse Code (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oketz Fonts
[Meir Sadan]

Hebrew font site. This is Meir Sadan's site with the following Hebrew fonts: Akitza, AkitzaHeavy, Alima, Anarchy, AnarchyBold, Antiochus, AntiochusBold, Ashem, Betzefer, Boker, Busta, Cafe, Camping, CampingBold, Choco, ChocoBlack, Dlila, DlilaBold, DlilaBoldOblique, DlilaHollow, DlilaHollowOblique, DlilaLight, DlilaLightOblique, DlilaOblique, Dybbuk, Eldad, EldadBold, Fixier, FixierDot1, FixierDot1Oblique, FixierDot2, FixierDot2Oblique, FixierLight, FixierLightOblique, FixierOblique, Gagua, GaguaBold, GaguaLight, Helem, Hofesh, Ilana, Kammer, KammerDiet, Keshet, KeshetBlack, KeshetRomanized, Kurkevan, Motek, MotekDiet, PingPong, PingPongOutline, Plishtim, Putch, Ron, RonBlack, Salami, SalamiBold, Shimshon, ShimshonBold, ShimshonBoldOblique, ShimshonLight, ShimshonLightOblique, ShimshonOblique, ShimshonRound, ShimshonRoundBold, ShimshonRoundBoldOblique, ShimshonRoundLight, ShimshonRoundLightOblique, ShimshonRoundOblique, Shlili, Sinaa, Touring, TouringBold, Yoav, YoavBlack, YoavBold, YoavKtav, YoavKtavBlack, YoavKtavBold, Zaam. Sadan also offers a very readable introduction to Hebrew type. Alternate URL. Another download site had Alima, Alima-Bold, Anarchy, Anarchy-Bold, Antiochus, Antiochus-Bold, Ariana, Ashem-Regular, Betzefer, Busta, Cafe, Dunkleberg, Dybbuk, Dybbuk-Bold, Eldad, Eldad-Bold, Gagua, Gagua-Bold, Gagua-Thin, Haim-Reloaded, Haim-Revolutions, Hatachana-Habaa, Hatachana-Habaa-Full, Ilana-Regular, Kermit.One, Kermit.One-Bold, Kunstlicheberg, Kurkevan, Lakahat, Lakahat-Bold, Latet, Latet-Bold, Motek, Motek-Bold, Petel, Petel-Bold, Petel-Ding, Shaliah-Sans, Shaliah-Sans-Black-Regular, Shaliah-Sans-Bold, Shimshon-Agol, Shimshon-Agol-Bold, Shimshon-Agol-BoldItalic, Shimshon-Agol-Italic, Shimshon-Agol-Thin, Shimshon-Agol-Thin-Italic, Stanger, Stanger-Bold, Stanger-Cursive, Stanger-Cursive-Bold, X_Alima, X_Alima-Bold, X_Anarchy, X_Anarchy-Bold, X_Antiochus, X_Antiochus-Bold, X_Ariana, X_Betzefer, X_Busta, X_Cafe, X_Dunkleberg, X_Dybbuk, X_Dybbuk-Bold, X_Eldad, X_Eldad-Bold, X_Gagua, X_Gagua-Bold, X_Gagua-Thin, X_Haim-Reloaded, X_Haim-Revolutions, X_Hatachana-Habaa, X_Hatachana-Habaa-Full, X_Kermit.One, X_Kermit.One-Bold, X_Kunstlicheberg, X_Kurkevan, X_Lakahat, X_Lakahat-Bold, X_Latet, X_Latet-Bold, X_Motek, X_Motek-Bold, X_Petel, X_Petel-Bold, X_Shaliah-Sans, X_Shaliah-Sans-Black-Regular, X_Shaliah-Sans-Bold, X_Shimshon-Agol, X_Shimshon-Agol-Bold, X_Shimshon-Agol-BoldItalic, X_Shimshon-Agol-Italic, X_Shimshon-Agol-Thin, X_Shimshon-Agol-Thin-Italic, X_Stanger, X_Stanger-Bold, X_Stanger-Cursive, X_Stanger-Cursive-Bold, X_Yoav, X_Yoav-Bold, X_Yoav-Cursive, X_Yoav-Cursive-Bold, Yoav, Yoav-Bold, Yoav-Cursive, Yoav-Cursive-Bold, Zaam-Regular.

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omar Ziv

Omar Ziv's fonts (Hebrew). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omer Agiv
[Fontomania (or: Fontilizer)]

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Omer Peleg

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he published Adva Patuah MF, Adva Sagur MF, Andrelamusia MF, Bacchus MF, Bank MF, Eshed MF, Extaza MF (handwriting), Gal-galim MF, Hofesh MF, Lehavot MF, Maslul MF, Masoua MF, Nachshol MF, Or Halevana MF, Orient MF, Sixtees MF, Spirala MF, Sticks MF, Tiftuf MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Online bible resources

Some Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic and Coptic font links. Has BSTGreek, BSTHebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Open Siddur

Free/Libre and Open Source Licensed Unicode Hebrew Fonts collected by The Hierophant. Included are the following fonts:

  • 11 fonts supporting the full set of diacritical marks (vowels/nikkud and cantillation/t'amim):
  • 14 fonts supporting niqud (w/out t'amim)
  • 45 fonts (not intended for use with niqud)
    • Sofer Stam Ashkenaz, Sofer Stam Sefarad, and 16 really Ancient Semitic Scripts (by Yoram Gnat, Culmus Project)
    • Drugulin CLM, Aharoni CLM, Miriam Mono CLM, Yehuda CLM, Ellinia CLM, Journal CLM (v.0.12 by Maxim Iorsh, Culmus Project)
    • Comix No2 CLM by Richard Schoeller for the Culmus Project)
    • Anka CLM, Gan CLM, Gladia CLM, Hillel CLM, Ktav-Yad CLM, Ozrad CLM (Fancy Fonts by Maxim Iorsh, Culmus Project)
    • Refoyl and Nachlaot (cursive fonts by Refoyl Finkl)
    • Migdal HaEmeq, Miri, Retro Perspective, Stop Motion, and Tnua Libre (by Elad Mordechai Mizrahi)
    • Asakim, Dragon, Nehama, and Paskol (by Printer Killer)
    • FreeMono, FreeSans, and FreeSerif (by the GNU FreeFont Project)
  • 4 fonts of symbols and dingbats
  • 10 Non-Hebrew Open Source Unicode Fonts
    • Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Geez, and Arabic (by SIL)
    • Linux Biolinum (by Linux Libertine)
    • Aegyptus, Akkadian, Analecta, and Anatolian (by George Douros)
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Open Source Publishing (or: OSP)
[Harrisson]

Free software project based in Belgium and run by four people (and I quote from their web page):

  • Harrisson: Graphic designer and typographer, based in Liege and Brussels. Started to use as much Open Source software as possible on his Macintosh, as part of a research project The Tomorrow Book at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.
  • Pierre Huyghebaert: Exploring for eighteen years several practices around graphic design, he currently drives his own studio Speculoos. Interested to use free sofware to re-learn to work in others way and collaboratively on cartography, type design, web interface, schematic illustration, teaching and book design.
  • Nicolas Malevé: Systems- and software developer from Brussels with a long interest in the politics and practice of software. Uses Linux since 1998 and makes publishing- and distribution systems for collaborative work.
  • Femke Snelting: Graphic designer and artist based in Brussels. Most of her current work is for the web. Recently switched to Linux after using Apple Macintosh for more than ten years.
Alternate URL. They also describe interesting autotrace software included in Inkscape and UNIX batch tools for good autotracing of images. Designers of free fonts:
  • Alfphabet (2009). Based on the Belgian road signage system in use from 1945 until 1975. It came from Minneapolis to Brussels with 3M.
  • Broodthaers.
  • Cimatics (2009). Totally experimental. This font was designed in July 2009, for the graphic identity of Cimatics A\V Platform. It gathers glyphs from FreeSerif, FreeSerifItalic, DejaVuSans, DejaVuSerif, the OSP_frog mascot, the Cimatics two piece heart, a baronchon_palm_tree from Open Clip Art Library and private use dingbats drawn for Cimatics (Cimatics_scare_eye, white_pentagon).
  • Crickx. A digital reinterpretation of a set of adhesive letters.
  • Distilled Spirit and Whisky Jazz. In September 2009, Harrisson and Jean Baptiste Parre from LPDME remixed URW Gothic (Avant Garde) and published the free fonts Distilled Spirit and Whisky Jazz.
  • DLF. DLF stands for Dingbats Liberation Fest.
  • Libertinage. In August 2008, Harrisson designed 26 variations on Philipp H. Poll's 2006 font Libertine, and called the new family Libertinage. It covers Greek, Latin and Cyrillic.
  • Limousine. This font was made for a poster to support nine people accused of "criminal association for the purposes of terrorist activity". They were arrested the 11th of November 2008, in France. They and others are the victims of a witch-hunt where the word "terrorism" was applied to any idea or practice which challenges the status quo. An international movement is emerging in their support. For the poster, we re-mixed an open font, the Free Sans from Free UCS Outline Fonts.
  • Logisoso. Logisoso is a reinterpretation of the Delhaize logo lettering.
  • NotCourierSans. NotCourierSans is a reinterpretation of Nimbus Mono and was designed in Wroclaw at the occasion of Linux Graphics Meeting (LGM 2008). We took Nimbus as the base of the design. We proceeded to remove the serifs with raw cuts. We did not soften the edges. We are not here to be polite.
  • OSP-DIN (2009). The first cut of OSP-DIN was drawn for the festival Cinema du réel.
  • Polsku Regula (2010). Polsku Regula is inspired by polish signage, street signs and shop windows lettering.
  • Reglo (2011) was used for the new identity of Radio Panik.
  • Sans Guilt (2011). The three Sans Guilt fonts have been produced during "Read The Fucking Manual", an OSP workshop at Deparment 21 (Royal College of Art), using Gimp, Fonzie and Fontforge. They are different versions of Gill Sans based on three different sources. Sans Guilt MB: based on a rasterized pdf made with the Monotype Gill Sans delivered with Mac OSX. Sans Guilt DB: Based on early sketches by Eric Gill Sans Guilt LB: Based on lead type from Royal College of Arts letterpress workshop.
  • Univers Else (2010-2012). A geometric sans, about which they write: Univers Else is an experiment, a first attempt to escape the post ’80 era of geometrical purity that is so typical of Postscript vector based font drawing. The shapes of Univers Else were obtained from scanning printed textpages that were optically composed by cheap phototypesetting machines in the sixties and seventies. Some of Univers Else beautiful features are: round angles, floating baselines, erratic kerning. More precisely in this case, George Maciunas of the Fluxus group used an IBM composer (probably a Selectric typewriter) for most of his own work, and as a former designer, for all Fluxus work. In the 1988 book Fluxus Codex, kindly given to Pierre Huyghebaert by Sylvie Eyberg, the body text is typeset in a charmingly rounded and dancing Univers that seems to smile playfully at its dry swiss creator. Different scans were assembled by Grégoire Vigneron following different grids. These huge bitmaps were processed with appropriate potrace settings by the Fonzie software* through a .ufo font format as a working format, and an OpenType as output. Some testing and fine-tuning was done by Pierre Marchand, Delphine Platteeuw and Pierre Huyghebaert in FontForge and the font was ready, in a finished state enough to typeset the book. The oblique versions was simply slanted on the fly.
  • VJ12 (2009).
  • W Droge. In 2008, they ran a workshop in Wroclaw, Poland, to design a font in a day with the free tools Inkscape, Gimp and FontForge---called W Droge. It was based on Polish traffic signs. Cooperation with Dave Crossland, Alexandre Prokoudine and Nicolas Spalinger.
  • Le Patin Helvète (2012) is a slab typeface derived from Nimbus L. It covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew.
  • Mill (2012) is an architectural style typeface that has been created for engraving building instructions into the wood of a bench.
  • Sans Guilt Wafer (2012) is described by OSP as follows: Gill Sans eats a Gaufrette.
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Ori Ben Dor

Israeli type designer (b. 1980) of Eccentric (1997). At Masterfont, he designed 1984 MF, Afifonim MF, Avtala MF, Capriza MF, Cinamon MF, Cubist One MF, Cubist Two MF, Flyntstones MF, Goolish MF, Inflazia MF, Milizia MF, Monumental One, Monumental Two, Musa Decor MF, Populist MF, Technocratia MF, Temperament MF. In 2005, he made Hagalil, discussed here. He also created this unnamed pixel face (2005). He lives in Mevasseret Zion near Jerusalem. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Orna Pinhasov

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Crippy MF (2002, blood dripping face), Glass MF, Guns MF, Lehem MF, Mediterano MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

OSU Hillel

3MB font file with Hebrew fonts. Dead link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Otsela
[Shmuel Sela]

Otsela is Shmuel Sela's foundry in Israel. He designs and sells quite a few Hebrew font families: Maayan, InfoHead, Hana, Sphinx, Info, Koteret, Magnet, Classic, Frank, Zlaliot, Krystal, Shavit, Shoham, Shmuel, Azil, Salit, Pixels, Mapal, Mesiba, Mango, Michal, Kohavim, Yael, Yahalom, New Yahim, Avaya, Dulphinim, Barsela, Alon, Okyanus. [Google] [More]  ⦿

OtzarStock

OtzarStock sells a collection of (royalty free) photographs of Jewish daily life and culture. In addition, OtzarStock.com offers a collection of Hebrew fonts at low prices. It is unclear who made these fonts. Its font library at the end of 2008: Ahavah, Haddar, Menasha, Hatzlacha, Melucha, Ziv, Stam, Malchut, Tifereth, Blackletter, Nechmad, Yoel Tovia, Calligraphic, Hinanoth, Shalvah, Velish, M'iry, Torah, Zahala, Ditza, Sfarad, Wilna New, Wilna Classic, Wilna, Wilna News, Lemberg, Tefilah, Sofer, Rashi, RashiNew, Rashi Old, Script, Simcha, Yad, Write. [Google] [More]  ⦿

PaleoBora

The Hebrew rune font PaleoBora (2000). See also here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Palmyrenian alphabet

From Encyclopaedia Britannica: Semitic script used in Palmyra, a city on the trade routes between Syria and Mesopotamia, from the 3rd to the 2nd century BC until shortly after the conquest of the city by the Romans in AD 272. Developed from the Aramaic alphabet, Palmyric had 22 letters and was written from right to left. It occurred in two forms: a rounded, cursive form derived from Aramaic about 250 BC and a decorative monumental form. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ParaType

The main digital type foundry in Russia. ParaType was established as a font department of ParaGraph International in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. At that time in the Soviet Union, all typeface development was concentrated in a state research institute, Polygraphmash. It had the most complete collection of Cyrillic typefaces, which included revivals of Cyrillic typefaces developed by the Berthold and Lehmann type foundries established at the end of 19th century in St. Petersburg, and artwork from Vadim Lazurski, Galina Bannikova, Nikolay Kudryashov and other masters of type and graphic design of Soviet time. ParaType became the first privately-owned type foundry in many years. A license agreement with Polygraphmash allows ParaType to manufacture and distribute their typefaces. Most of Polygraphmash staff designers soon moved to ParaType. In the beginning of 1998, ParaType was separated from the parent company and inherited typefaces and font software from ParaGraph. The company was directed by Emil Yakupov until February 2014. After Yakupov's death, Irina Petrova took over the reins.

Products include FastFont, a simple TrueType builder, ParaNoise, a builder for PostScript fonts with random contours, FontLab, a universal font editor and ScanFont, a font editor with scanning module. Random, customized fonts. Multilingual fonts including, Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek, Georgian and Hebrew fonts for Macintosh and Windows.

Catalog. Designers. Alternate URL.

Famous typefaces by Paratype include Academy, Pragmatica, Newton, Courier, Futura, Petersburg, Jakob, Kuenstler 480, ITC Studio Script, ITC Zapf Chancery, Amore CTT (2004, Fridman), Karolla, Inform, Hafiz (Arabic), Kolheti (Georgian), Benzion (Hebrew).

The PT Sans, PT Serif and PT Mono families (2009-2012) are free. PT stands for Public Type. Another download site. PT Sans, for example, consists of PTSans-Bold, PTSans-BoldItalic, PTSans-Caption, PTSans-CaptionBold, PTSans-Italic, PTSans-Narrow, PTSans-NarrowBold, PTSans-Regular.

Other free ParaType fonts include Courier Cyrillic, Pushkin (2005, handwriting font), and a complete font set for Cyrillic.

Type designers include Vladimir Yefimov, Tagir Safayev, Lyubov Kuznetsova, Manvel Schmavonyan and Alexander Tarbeev. They give this description of the 370+ library: The Russian constructivist and avant garde movements of the early 20th century inspired many ParaType typefaces, including Rodchenko, Quadrat Grotesk, Ariergard, Unovis, Tauern, Dublon and Stroganov. The ParaType library also includes many excellent book and newspaper typefaces such as Octava, Lazurski, Bannikova, Neva or Petersburg. On the other hand, if you need a pretty typeface to knock your clients dead, meet the ParaType girls: Tatiana, Betina, Hortensia, Irina, Liana, Nataliscript, Nina, Olga and Vesna (also check Zhikharev who is not a girl but still very pretty). ParaType also excels in adding Cyrillic characters to existing Latin typefaces -- if your company is ever going to do business with Eastern Europe, you should make them part of your corporate identity! ParaType created CE and Cyrillic versions of popular typefaces licensed from other foundries, including Bell Gothic, Caslon, English 157, Futura, Original Garamond, Gothic 725, Humanist 531, Kis, Raleigh, and Zapf Elliptical 711.

Finally, ParaType offers a handwriting font service out of its office in Saratoga, CA: 120 dollars a shot.

View the ParaType typeface library. Another view of the ParaType typeface collection. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Peter J. Allen Ramsey
[Swordfish Design Studio]

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Peter Specht

Designer who created the pixel grid typeface z001-rom (2008), Katerina (2010, almost LED face), Kinryu (2010), Kinryu No. 14 (2009), z001-rom_v10.4, Normal (2009, pixel face), Elektrogothic (2008, futuristic), Laurier Test (2009, serifed), Laurier No. 7 (2009, an extensive Unicode typeface that covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, most Indic languages, Thai, Hebrew, Lao, Tibetan, runic, Khmer, and mathematical, chess and other symbols), Kinryu No. 8 Regular (2009, an extension of Laurier towards Japanese), Clucky Duck (2008, rounded), and the double-scratch handwriting typeface Wild Freak (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Petro Design

Makers of the Hebrew font PurpleTentaclePD. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philip Barton Payne

President of The Payne Loving Trust, which owns Linguist's Software (Edmonds, WA). A selection of the fonts of "Payne Loving Trust" that are floating around in cyberspace includes AradLevelVI, CityBlueprint, CountryBlueprint, EuroRoman, EuroRomanOblique, Graeca, PanRoman, Romantic, RomanticBold, RomanticItalic, SansSerif, SansSerifBold, SansSerifBoldOblique, SansSerifOblique, SuperFrench, Supergreek, TbilisiCaps, TbilisiText, TbilisiText13215, Technic, TechnicBold, TechnicLite. Apparently, Linguist's Software calls upon a battery of nameless typographers for font design. They also sell LaserIPA fonts (IPARoman, IPAKiel, IPAKielSeven and IPAExtras). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philip Jones

Creator in 1999 of the following fonts for use in religious texts: pjheg, pjspgrk (Greek), pjspheb (Hebrew). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philip Kelly

Type designer who runs Philip Kelly Digital Design in the UK. He worked for Letraset from 1959-1994 as a type designer. His type design work there included Arabic and Hebrew letterforms. From 1994 until 1997, he designed typefaces at Signus, and became an independent designer in 1997. His typefaces:

  • Codesigner with Mike Daines of the well-known University Roman (1972, Letraset), which is now offered in a myriad of digital libraries, such as Scangraphic, where it is called University SH.
  • Gillies Gothic Extra Bold Shaded (1982).
  • Cortez (1977). An exaggerated flashy copperplate.
  • Pump EF (1980). This family has rounded simple letterforms including a triline style.
  • Croissant (1978, ITC or Elsner+Flake). Rounded and almost an oriental simulation face. See Croissant SH at Scangraphic).
  • The often copied Algerian (1988). See, e.g., Algerian SB.
  • Emporium (Letraset). A circus font.
  • Spritzer (1987, Letraset). A shadowed face.
  • Impress (1983, Letraset).
  • Sendai (2010). A gracious copperplate-influenced 6-weight sans family.
  • Fantail (2012). An arts and crafts style all caps typeface inspired by an RO monogram used during a Roy Orbison concert at the now defunct Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles.
  • Elan Greek and Elan Cyrillic to match ITC Elan (1985, Albert Boton).
  • Elegant hand-drawn numeral typefaces based on calligraphic samples by illustrator Sarah Jane Coleman (2009).
  • The italics for IR Modena (IR stands for Inland Revenue).
  • Calligraphic typefaces done for Mandalay in 2009.
  • Sendai (2001-2010).

Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Portfolio. Testiminial of Kelly's days at Letraset. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Phillip Andrade
[Dry Heaves Fonts (was: Phil Fonts)]

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Pierre Cot

French typefounder of the early 18th century. Pierre Cot Type Specimen of 1707 was written by Douglas C. McMurtrie in 1924 (Chicago: Robert O. Ballou). It shows a facsimile of the original 8-leaf booklet of Hebrew and Greek type specimen of Pierre Cot, with a 3-page preface by McMurtrie. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Piki Rosenberg

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts who created the hand-printed Hebrew typeface Piki MF (2008). As the spouse of MasterFont's Zvika Rosenberg, she deals with the business/legal side of things. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pini Hemo

Pini Hemo (or Hamou) is an Israeli type designer at Masterfont. Creations, ca. 1997-2002, include Autonomy MF, Autopia MF, Hadasa Blur MF, Yahav MF, Aadir MF, Algom, April MF, Arela, Bitel MF, Computer, Congres MF, Dahlia MF, Democratia MF, Domino, Evitar, Galileo MF, Goni MF, Ido MF, Ielai MF, Kahos, Keren, Koral, Liri, Migzert Bold, Miriam MF, Misgarot, Naama, Namog, Nastasia MF, Nekudot, Noa Extented MF, Noaa, Omeer MF, Ooptimis MF, Opoos MF, Optimi MF, Orsula MF, Oxford MF, Petra, Petros MF, Pini, Pini Agol, Pixel, Radius MF, Semalim, Shalem MF, Sticker MF, Sticker Gas MF, Tushtush Bold, Yalon, Yarden. Additional URL at MyFonts, where one can buy these Hebrew fonts: Aadir MF, April MF, Arrows MF, Bitel MF, Congres MF, Dahlia MF, Democratia MF, Edipus MF, Evitar MF, Galileo MF, Goni MF, Haim MF, Ido MF, Ielai MF, Kahos MF, Keren MF, Liri MF, Maya MF, Misgarot MF, Naama MF, Namog MF, Nastasia MF, Nekudot MF, Noa Wide MF, Noaa Square MF, Omeer MF, Optimi MF, Opus MF, Orsula MF, Oxford MF, Petra MF, Petros MF, Pini Agol MF, Pini MF, Pixel MF, Radius MF, Semalim MF, Shalem MF, Sticker Gas MF, Sticker MF, Tepeer MF, Tushtush MF, Yalon MF, Yarden MF, Zorba MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Planet Nana

Hebrew font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pomoerium

Fonts by Pomoerium: AncientGreekNormal (truetype), TimesPhoneticNormal (truetype), a font with extra characters for Times, such as Hebrew glyphs and accented Latin letters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Printer Killer

Designer of these free Hebrew fonts at OFL: Asakim (2010), Paskol (2010), Nehama (2010) and Dragon Fight (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Production First Software
[John M. Fiscella]

Production First Software offers original, revival and historic designs and specializing in non-latin scripts including Armenian, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Thai, mathematical symbols and pi characters. It is run by John M. Fiscella in San Francisco since 1990, with most typefaces created immediately after that. John M. Fiscella designed the fonts for symbols and many of the alphabetic scripts for the unicode charts and all typefaces complky with unicode standards. Type glossary. List of typefaces: BernalPF, Blck2LineGothicPF Logo, Blck3LineGothicPF Logo, Blck4LineGothicPF Logo, CourPF, CourPF Bold, CourPF BoldOblique, CourPF Oblique, EdwardianMansePFTitling, EriePF, EuroPF-Bold, EuroPF-BoldOblique, FiftiesPopPF, GrandVictorianPFTitling, HlvPF Bold, HlvPF BoldOblique, HlvPF Medium, HlvPF Oblique, ItalianatePF, ItalianateMulticolor1PF, ItalianateMulticolor2PF, ItalianateMulticolor3PF, ItalianateSansPF, LafayettePF, LosPFBold, MisionPFAntique, MisionPFBold, MisionPFBook, MisionPFBookMetal, MisionPFLight, MisionPFTitling, PalouPFTitling, PiazzaPFScript, RadioPF, RadioCityPF, SymbolPF Bold, SymbolPF BoldItalic, SymbolPF Italic, TexMexPF, TmsPF Bold, TmsPF BoldItalic, TmsPF Cursive, TmsPF Italic, TmsPF Rom +, TmsMathPF Cursive, TmsHebWidePF Rom, UnvPF Bold, UnvPF BoldOblique, UnvPF Oblique, UnvPF Medium, UviewPF Bold, UviewPF BoldOblique, UviewPF Oblique, UviewPF Medium, ZenonPFTitling. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Proflame

The FrankRuehl family (4 Hebrew truetype fonts), by Davka Corp, 1995. Other Hebrew truetype fonts include HadasahLight and HadasahShamen by Davka Corporation. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Psychonomicon Library

Archive with fonts for Hebrew, Greek, alchemy, Persian, Sanskrit, Coptic and runes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Qumran

Hebrew font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raanan Elizov

Israeli type designer at MasterFont. He created these Hebrew faces ca. 2004: Kilo Meter MF (experimental), Etgar MF (3d outline face), Bool MF (LED face), Ashoor MF, Tiko MF, Vetta Tlat MF, Vetto Round Tlat MF (more 3d faces), Kotz MF (experimental), Kottza MF, Still MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rachel Abidov

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts who made the hand-printed Hebrew typeface Racheli MF (2009).

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Rachel Brenig

Israeli type designer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rafael Frank

Late nineteenth century, early twentieth century rabbinical scholar, teacher, and typographer, b. Ischenhausen bei Augsburg, 1867, d. Leipzig, 1920. His typeface Frank Rühl (or Frank Ruehl), designed in 1908, became the main Hebrew typeface of the 20th century. It was published by the C.F. Rühl Schriftgiesserei in Leipzig. He also designed the Hebrew typeface Mirjam (1919, published by Berthold in 1924).

A digital version of Frank Rühl Hebräisch was done by Bitstream in 2002 as Frank Ruehl BT.

Author of Über hebräische Typen und Schriftarten (1926, Berlin).

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Rafi Mozes

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rafi Rovny

Israeli type designer who made the Hebrew typeface Rovny MF.

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Ralf Vollmann

Ralf Vollmann's page at the University of Graz. Tibetan fonts Esama, Esamb, Esamc. Greek font Greek. Hebrew font hebrew. Phonetic fonts IPARoman2, IPARoman1, SILDoulosIPA, SILDoulosIPA93Bold, SILDoulosIPA93BoldItalic, SILDoulosIPA93Italic, SILDoulosIPA93Regular, SILManuscriptIPA93Bold, SILManuscriptIPA93BoldItalic, SILManuscriptIPA93Italic, SILManuscriptIPA93Regular, SILSophiaIPA93Bold, SILSophiaIPA93BoldItalic, SILSophiaIPA93Italic, SILSophiaIPA93Regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rami Ben-Ami

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he published Tziporen MF, Laguna MF, Harmonya MF, Dolfine MF, Concord MF, and Caspit MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Randy Caldwell
[Fonts For Flash]

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Raphael Freeman
[Koren Publishers]

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REDIS Hebrew font

From the Department of Physics at the Technion, Jacques Goldberg's REDIS Hebrew (meta)font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reem Deek

Tel Aviv-based designer of an unnamed Hebrew typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reg Owens
[Monument Art (was: M-Art)]

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Reuben Rosh

Tel Aviv-based graphic and type designer. Behance link. Creator of the Hebrew type families DBLR Bloop (2009, rounded), DBLR Snack (2009, octagonal), DBLR Solid (2008) and DBLR Milkman (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reuven Adler

Israeli type designer who created Adler MF (2002) at Masterfont. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Revital Matof

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. He created the Hebrew faces Drushim MF and Znam Meshoar MF (2008). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rob Keller
[Mota Italic]

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Robert Slimbach

After a start at Autologic in Newbury Park in 1983, this prolific American master craftsman (b. Evanston, IL, 1956) helped pioneer digital type design at Adobe (which he joined in 1987) and created

  • ITC Slimbach (1987).
  • ITC Giovanni Book (1988).
  • Adobe Garamond (1989-1991): A bit of the history of Adobe Garamond revealed.
  • Adobe Jenson (1996).
  • Utopia (1989-1991) [the Utopia Opticals were released in 2002].
  • Minion (1990-1991): Minion was first released in 1990, and became later the first Adobe Opentype font. It has support for Greek and Cyrillic, including polytonic Greek. Minion Cyrillic is from 1992.
  • Myriad (1992, with Carol Twombly). Myriad Arabic and Myriad Hebrew were first published in 2011.
  • Poetica (1992). In 2010, Paulo Heitlinger compared Poetica, in its smooth perfection, with P22 Operina, which is closer to the original chancery models of the 20th century, and he thinks Poetica lacks the vigor and dynamism of the originals (and P22 Operina does not).
  • Sanvito (1993).
  • Caflisch Script (1993, not my favorite script).
  • Cronos (1996). Image by Jamie Groenestein). modeled after Kuester's Today Sans. Image of Cronos Pro Display.
  • Kepler (1996).
  • Warnock Pro (2000), which won an award at the Type Directors Club (TDC2) 2001 competition.
  • Brioso (2002). A calligraphic/renaissance family comprised of over 40,000 glyphs. Images of Brioso: A poster by Kristina Reinholds, a poster by Nick di Stefano.
  • Garamond Premier Pro (2005), based on originals found in the Plantin Museum in Antwerp. Weights include GaramondPremPro-BdItalic, GaramondPremPro-Bold GaramondPremPro-Italic, GaramondPremPro-Medium, GaramondPremPro-MediumIt, GaramondPremPro-Regular, GaramondPremPro-SbIt, GaramondPremPro-Semibold. Greek, Latin and Cyrillic are covered.
  • Arno Pro (2007: typophile discussion) is in the style of Adobe Jenson. Review by Typographica Thomas Phinney: Arno is what you might call a modernized Venetian oldstyle. I think of it as having the same relationship to Adobe Jenson that Minion has to Garamond Premier.
  • Adobe Clean (2009). David Lemon: After more than 25 years in the type development business, Adobe decided to have its own corporate typeface family. The Creative Suite uses were early versions of a family designed by Robert Slimbach. Now that it has been officially adopted at Adobe, I can tell you about our latest design, called Adobe Clean. There is no plan to make it available for licensing, but you will be seeing more of it in Adobe materials and products as time goes on. Our initial question was "Why not just keep using Myriad Pro and Minion Pro?" These faces were designed to be timeless, and they are among our most popular families. But that second part points to the catch in this situation: Myriad, in particular, is used to represent many other companies, including businesses close to Adobe's (such as Apple and Verizon). Adobe wanted a fresh look that could remain unique. While some typeface designers do much of their work for corporate clients, this area was new to us. Robert&I met with the leaders of Adobe's Experience Design and Brand teams to develop a design brief. They wanted a 21st-century feel combined with an earnest readability. As the project grew, Christopher Slye led regular follow-up meetings with the client teams to keep them up to date and tease more input out of them. Robert's accustomed to aiming his work at the more general case, so it was an interesting challenge to have a very specific set of design goals. What he produced is as classic as all his other designs, but with an uncharacteristic blend of contemporary touches for on-screen rendering and a more progressive feel. More scans: i, ii, iii, iv.
  • Adobe Text (2010), a transitional family included in the standard font set for Adobe Creative Suite 5.
  • Trajan Pro 3 (2011, with Carol Twombly) and Trajan Sans (2011). The Trajan Sans family comprises six weights, ranging from Extra Light to Black (matching the weight range in Trajan Pro 3), with language coverage for Pan-European Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek. Maxim Zhukov advised on the design of the Cyrillic portion of the family, and Gerry Leonidas advised on the Greek, while Frank Grießhammer provided technical production support.

For Warnock Pro, he got an award at the Type Directors Club (TDC2) 2001 competition. In 1991, he received the Prix Charles Peignot for excellence in type design. Minion Pro Greek, Minion Pro Cyrillic&Greek and Brioso Pro won awards at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. At TDC2 2006, he won an award for Garamond Premier Pro. Arno Pro won an award at the TDC2 2007 competition. Bio at Linotype. Minion Pro now ships with Acrobat Reader and covers all European languages, including Greek and Cyrillic.

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Roi Eventov

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Roman Mamontov

Jerusalem-based typographer and graphic designer who created the experimental minimal FontTape (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ron Benabu

Designer with Amit Fuchs of Ron's Thi (Hebrew) and Ron's Handwriting (Hebrew). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ronen Bash

Israeli type designer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Roni Arieh

Israeli font designer who made the Hebrew faces Afifon MF (hand-printed), Krashim MF (2006). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ronnie Blhsn

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rotem Azram Malka

Illustrator and graphic designer in Tel Aviv. She created New Font (2013, Hebrew). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rotem Shamli

Based in Tel Aviv, Rotem Shamli designed the curvy Hebew display typefacee IratKavod (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruben Leaf

Israeli type designer. He made Kedma MF (MasterFont). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ruth Nezer

Student at the KABK in Den Haag from 2004-2005, who is working on various types, including Ribbit (2004), a pixel typeface done as a project in the class of Paul Van Der Laan. Her final project there is entitled "An Exploration of the Hebrew Script and its Relation to Reading Difficulties, Producing the Typeface Derora Lynne -- A semi-cursive Hebrew typeface designed to help beginners and people with reading difficulties." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruttie

Creator of the Japanese sword-inspired Hebrew typeface Katana (2013). Ruttie lives in Tel Aviv. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sadandotcom (was: Sadantype and before that, Life white on blue)
[Meir Sadan]

Beautiful designs by Meir Sadan (Sadandotcom) of the life-at-the-edge style, like Dalila (pixel font), Samson (checkbook font), Trilok (handwriting), Baklava, Shockheaded, Lovitz, Serena, Quincy, Phank, Carlie, Tfutfu, Pink, Blockquote, Penny, Goola, Chaiee, Freemason, Meiry, Geeker. There also used to be Coola Blah, Plutonite Blah, Turklebutter Blah. Hebrew fonts: Shlili, Zaam and Betzefer. In 2000, he made a bitmap Hebrew font for the Israeli "Concept" magazine, inspired by Bruhn's Sevenet and Gillespie's Mini7. That font is being reworked.

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

saf

AutoCAD faces for Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sami Artur Mandelbaum

Sao Paulo-based designer of Pirkei Avot (2008), a calligraphic Hebrew font modeled after the Hebrew Book by the same name. It has a GNU license and was designed for biblical Hebreww applications. Free download. Another free download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samy Zafrany

Professor at the Technion (Haifa) who made the metafonts crml10 and crmlsl10 (Carmel and Carmel Slanted), both bold titling fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scholars Press
[Jimmy Adair]

The Scholars Press Fonts are public domain fonts that are designed to work on both Windows computers and Macs. Fonts for Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, Coptic, and Semitic-language transliteration. (Mac and Windows): SPEzra (fixed width Hebrew/Aramaic, 1998) and SPTiberian (Hebrew/Aramaic), SPIonic (Greek, see also here), SPEdessa (Syriac), SPDoric (1999, uncial Greek), SPAchmim (Coptic), SPDamascus (Hebrew, 1998), SPCaesarea (dingbats, 1998), and SPAtlantis (transliteration). All fonts by Jimmy Adair. He states: "Patrick Durusau, formerly my colleague in crime at Scholars Press and now with the Society of Biblical Literature, was instrumental in the design and disseminatation of the SP fonts." FTP access. Truetype archive. See also here. fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schriftarten für den theologischen Gebrauch
[Martin Schuster]

Two fonts by Martin Schuster (40DM a piece) for use in old theological texts. Fully accented, in truetype: MTS Hebrew BHS, MTS NT Graece. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schueler

Original rune fonts by "Schueler", and some other ones: AlphGeniiFzpg100 (runes by Fuzzypeg), Alphabet-of-the-Magi, Angelic-Regular (Digital Type Foundry, 1992), AntoniousNormalThin (Greek), AntoniousOLOverLineThin, Astro (astrological symbols, Laser Printing Solutions&Cosmorama Enterprises, 1991-1992), DEEnoch (1997), Daggers (Digital Type Foundry, 1992), Enochian-Regular (Digital Type Foundry, 1991), Gary (astrological symbols), KoineMedium (Greek), Malachim (by Fuzzypeg), Schuelers-Enochian, Shalom (1993, Hebrew), ThebGL (Greekish runes by Richard Mitchell, the Underground Grammarian, 1994), Theban. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scott-Martin Kosofsky
[The Philidor Company]

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Searay's reincarnation

Japanese designers of the Hebrew font Yahweh, the rune font Odein, and the angelic font Michael. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Fischer
[Hubert and Fischer]

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shamash.org

Hebrew fonts: truetype, type 1, metafont, Mac fonts, BDF format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shani Barber

Israeli graphic and type designer. She made Apollo (2011, a Hebrew typeface inspired by Hannes von Döhren's Quench Pro), and Parashat Hashavua (2011, a revival of the calligraphic Rashi type; published at Alefalefalef). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shani Meller

Shani Meller is a student of Visual Arts in my final year at Holon Institute of Technologies, Israel. She created Rashi Script in 2012, a semi-cursive typeface family for the Hebrew alphabet. It is named for the author of the most famous rabbinic commentary on the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud, Rashi, and is customarily used for printing his commentaries. The typeface is based on 15th century Sephardic semi-cursive handwriting. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shany Levi

Tiberias, Israel-based creator of several heavy Hebrew display typefaces in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shanyasmin

Tel Aviv-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Font Princess (2014) for Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sharon Bronsher

Israeli type designer who created these faces at Masterfont: Bronsher MF (2003, handwritten Hebrew). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sheli Gilad

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Shimi Cohen

Tel Aviv-based designer of the monoline sans typeface Shalosh (2014) for Hebrew. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shiree Williamson

Tel Aviv-based designer of a set of Arabic / Hebrew icons and a Hebrew typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shmuel Guttman
[Galiad Computers]

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Shmuel Katz

Israeli type designer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Shmuel Lastigson

Israeli type designer who made the Hebrew typeface Graffiti MF (Masterfont). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Shmuel Mor

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Shmuel Sela
[Otsela]

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Shpitzer

Israeli type designer. He created Hazvi MF (Masterfont). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Shuki Dayan

Israeli type designer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sigall

Hebrew font archive: AddamMF-BoldItalicA, AddamMF-BoldItalicA, AlicObliq, Amaricainline, Apollyon, Avigail, BNAcla, BNArnon, BNBallsOfSteel, BNBenWitchProject, BNBlade, BNBoxPower, BNBulletHoles, BNClassic, BNCosmicGirl, BNDeepSpace9, BNDots, BNDotsBig, BNDrank, BNEightFour, BNEmulator, BNFunky, BNGolani, BNGoyava, BNHackers, BNHalomotBehakizith, BNHate, BNHipercall, BNIntaglios, BNInternet, BNJNCO, BNMicsov, BNMonster, BNMonsterBlack, BNMoogBoy, BNMoviePoster, BNMuseum, BNNiv5000, BNPlonski, BNSmash, BNSvita, BNWebDesign, BNWorms, BNZarbobim, BNfAtBoy, Bezalelinline, BnaiaMed, CheapFire, ComicsH, Dakick, Dimdumim, EDBIndians, EDBSweatinIt, Floersheim, GaisericDemo, GroovyGhosties, HebRapBold, Ian-Bent, Kremboplain, Ktorahalul, LokiCola, Machine-gun, MantisoftWind, MetalHebrew, MillenniumHebrew, ParparLaila, SouthParkHebrew, Tentaclehebrew, TerminatorHebrew, TushTad, X-Files, YoavKtavBold, yakov-narrow, yakov. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SIL Apparatus Fonts

Four free fonts that provide most of the symbols needed to reproduce the textual apparatus found in major editions of Greek&Hebrew biblical texts. Based on SIL Charis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SIL Hebrew Font System

Fonts from the Summer Institute of Linguistics, divided into SIL Heb Trans, SIL Heb Trans Caps, and SIL Ezra. Free for the academic community. I quote: "The SIL Hebrew Font System provides an integrated, complete system for entering, displaying, and printing Biblical Hebrew texts, including transliteration from Hebrew into Roman text." Bravo, SIL! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Silver Mountain Software

Shareware Windows utility for typesetting Greek, Hebrew, Latin and Coptic, with fonts included. The Greek font 5truetype) is called Sgreek. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Prais

Site dedicated to Hebreww and Latin typography, and how to mix them. For his Master of Arts at the Department of Communication Arts and Design, at Manchester Polytechnic in 1985, he wrote a thesis erntitled Design considerations affecting the simultaneous use of Latin and Hebrew typography. He gives several symbiotic examples: Chaim and Helvetica Bold, Hadassa Medium and Congress Medium, Narkis Medium and Souvenir Medium, New Narkis 45 and Antique Olive Light. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Wickham-Smith

Composer and religious thinker (b. Rustington, UK, 1968) who has designed two unpointed Hebrew fonts, Beckercocks Pointless and Polansky Cursive, as well as a Roman font, Xaara. No downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sivan Toledo

Sivan Toledo is a Professor in the School of Computer Science at Tel-Aviv University. His site has information about Hebrew typography, and contains articles and other materials by typeface designers, as well as technical articles about Hebrew typography and fonts. Mostly in Hebrew. The pages contain an article by Rafael Frank entitled Hebräischen Typen und Schriftarten (Berthold, 1926). Sivan wrote a package to typeset Hebrew with vowel points using a type 3 font to set the vowel points. Mainly but not exclusively for use with TeX. Sivan has cooperated with Zvika Rosenberg (MasterFont Studio) on the production of a large number of Hebrew OpenType fonts in 2002-2003. Annotated bibliography of Hebrew typesetting (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Snoosmumrik (was: Demosthenes' Voice)
[Igor Armiach]

Las Cruces, NM and Israel-based designer (b. 1991) of Elite, a grunge version based on Adobe's Trajan. Creator of the Hebrew fonts Groovy Cursive (2014) and Shakked Pirate (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

snunit

About Hebrew fonts and reading Hebrew. Huge, informative page, to be bookmarked. [Google] [More]  ⦿

snunit main font site

Main site for Hebrew fonts. Has many Mac, PC and UNIX fonts, including TrueType, type 1 and screen formats. Plus FAQs and installation instructions. A few more Hebrew fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Society of Biblical Literature
[John Hudson]

Tiro (John Hudson) is publishing Unicode-compliant typefaces called SBL Hebrew (2003), SBL Greek (2003) and SBL Latin (2003, not sure of the last name though). For now, these faces are commercial, but SBL (the Society for Biblical Literature) states: "SBL and the font foundation will lobby Microsoft to distribute the font with its future releases of Windows." Early 2004, the Hebrew face went public (free). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sources for Hebrew Fonts

Links to Hebrew fonts, and some discussion of Hebrew coding. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Southern Software Inc. (SSi)

SSi sells foreign fonts for Arabic, Urdu, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Baltic, Burmese, Cherokee, Cyrillic, Cree, Simplified Chinese, Ethiopian, Inuktitut, Gaelic, IPA, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Mayan. Farsi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Syriac, South Arabian, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ugaritic, and Vietnamese. Plus musical dingbats. Of course, they did not make a single of these fonts themselves. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SPTiberian, SPIonic

Place to download SPIonic and SPTiberian. Alternate URL. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

STEP fonts

The Greek and Hebrew fonts SPAtlantis, SPIonic, SPTiberian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stepan Roh
[DejaVu Fonts]

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Steve White
[GNU Freefont (or: Free UCS Outline Fonts)]

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Studio Noyman
[Noy Naiman]

Israel-based graphic design studio of Noy Naiman. At AlefAlefAlef, he published Noyland (2011), a rounded geometric Hebrew typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio Rosenberg (or: Masterfont)
[Zvika Rosenberg]

Zvika Rosenberg (b. 1949, a graduate from Bezalel Academy of Design in Jerusalem) designs the Hebrew fonts at Tel-Aviv's Studio Rosenberg (est. 1975, his own design studio) and Masterfont Ltd (est. 1986 in Tel-Aviv). Commercial Hebrew, Arab, Latin and barcode fonts for Mac and PC. Included in the 1300+ font library are Akvarel (oriental simulation), Evyatar, Eventov, Elizov, Aspeset, Nisha, Rahav, Ego, Edgar, Muly, Adam, Aharony, Autograph, Hugo, Alexandra, Grafity, Hafgana, Ura, Rahat, Oron, Iguana, Eyal, Junior, Ayalon, Internet, Interes, Litam, Stempa, Copyfax, Ishit, Panda, Arava, Dror, Algom, Elegant, Erela, Aristo, Eshkol, Golda, Pola, Azmaout, Diploma, Gnuzot, Midbar, Mizrahi, Margaliot, Azmaout, Partom, Papaya (Bukvaraz 2001 award), Universe, Mekorot, Koren, Shmuel, Frankruhl, Gilboa, David, Narkis, Ada, Abetka, Hadassa, Yarden, Meteor, Miriam, Naama, Skitza, Petite, Cola, Yalon, Rosenberg, Tamrurim, Agada, Efrat, Arbel, Arsenal, Beresheet, Bruto, Bat Sheva, Greifer, Hut, Hatzvi, Zorea, Hermon, Architekt, Junior, Klilit, Rubin, Chocolade, Handwriting, Marhaba, Poster, Inbal, Media, KtivaTama, Jeep, Asam, Ecology, Dalia, Johnni Lasso, Hiroshima, Harakiri, Lahmaniot, Sapir, Haim. A signature font at 45 USD. Logo font service as well. Vendor of the Boutros Arabic fonts. Vendor for Bitstream, Agfa, Adobe and many others. MyFonts page. Designers at Masterfont include Zvi Narkiss, Yaakov Agam, Asher Oron, Pini Hamou, Asher Gat, Yigal Feurstein, Ada Yardeni and many others. Zvika Rosenberg himself designed these faces: Abirim MF, Agada MF, Agudal MF, Aharoni Polished MF, Alilon MF (2009, hand-printed), Almenat MF (2008), Balonim MF (2005), Etzada MF (2005), Ribuim MF (2009), Selihot MF, Tachsheet MF (2008), Aluma MF, Autograph, Ayalon, Azmaout, Balora MF, Banim MF, Bat Sheva MF, Braun MF, Broadway, Brosh MF, Brutto MF, Butterfly MF, Capital MF, Chilli MF, Chips, Circle Numbers MF, Comics MF (1997), Copy Fax, Darbuka MF, David MF, Dimdumim, Emda MF, Enzoagada MF, Esheet MF, Eyal, Fantazia MF (a house font---I am not sure Rosenberg did this himself), Finish MF, Garinim Shehorim MF, Graffiti (1993), Greifer MF, Hafgana, Haim Arukeem MF, Haim MF, Havazelet MF, Interes MF, Jeans, Katava MF, Kilshon MF, Klaf, Klemantina MF, Ktiva MF, LeBe MF, Linoleum MF, Lippa MF, Litam MF, Lueeza MF, Magazine MF, Marhaba, Marker, Mechola, Melach Haaretz MF, Mishpatim, Molecule MF, Ovech MF, Panda MF, Papaya MF, Parmezan MF, Pergula MF, Petit MF, Pigama MF, Pitka MF, Poema MF, Portal MF, Pronto MF, Protocol MF, MF Ramot (1993), Remington, Rimon, Rosenberg, Rosenberg Naot Square MF, Rosenberg Promo MF, Rosenberg Ski MF, Rosenberg Solo MF, Rosenberg-Naot MF, Rosenberg Textile MF (2010), Shablona, Shanti MF, Shavit MF, Shiboota MF, Shmulik Yael MF (2010, hand-printed), Shmulik Three Egozim MF (2010), Shmulik Kibutz MF (2010), Shmulik Katz MF (2010), Shmulik Hasamba MF (2010, painted letters), Shmulik Dorit MF (2010, signage face), Shmulik Diralehaskir MF (2010), Shooma, Shopping MF, Skitsa, Square Numbers MF, Stempa MF, Sucariot, Sweeta MF, Tapuz MF, Tambour MF (2010), Taxi MF, Terminal MF, Tiltan MF, Turmus MF, Unplugged MF, Zeebra MF, Zlafim, Zoola MF. PDF file showing these 2009 fonts: MFTVilna-Bold, MFTVilna, MFTDavid-Bold, MFTDavid, MFTNarkisClassic-Bold, MFTNarkisClassic, MFTNarkisClassicLight, MFTNarkisClassicMedium, MFTNewLivorno-Bold, MFTNewLivorno. These fonts feature Nikud, justification alternates and cantillation marks (in Hebrew, Teamim or Teamey Hamiqra), which are used with Biblical texts as notes for reading the text in public.

Besof Hakaitz MF (2014) is a Hebrew typeface that emulates the techno disco style of the 1980s. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Su Lucas
[Su Lucas Fonts]

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Su Lucas Fonts
[Su Lucas]

Su Lucas is a South African designer who joined Apostrophic Labs [dead link] in March 2001. She published the barbed wire typeface Barbarello there in 2001.

Her oeuvre includes SL Christmas Silhouettes (2000), JunariClaws (2002, with Bella Morte), JunariClawsItalic, SLBookArts (2003, book dingbats), SLDividers (2003, used to be called filets), SLForknFont (2000), SLSignLanguage (2001), SLSquareOrnaments (2003), SLZodiacIcons (2002), Boere Tudor (2002, a medieval font), SL Wash, SL Star of David, SL Squiggles, SL Zodiac Stencils, SL Woodcut Faeries, SL Kid's Alphabet, SL Safety, SL Mythological Silhouettes, Back to the Futurex, and Rock Art in South Africa dingbats (2000). About that last dingbat font, she writes: ...This font was made from photographs and drawings of the rock art in South Africa....The Bushmen (San) were the most prolific painters....A lot of the male figures are shown with a semi-erection, as can be seen in q, e, r, and p. This is a physical trait peculiar to the San, called "penis rectus". This characteristic helped with cooling and heat dissipation in the very hot summers experienced in South Africa. A recurrent image is that of one or more crossbars across the penis. The meaning of this is unclear, but it is theorised that the foreskin was adorned with ornaments like pieces of bone and feathers.

Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Summer Institute of Linguistics (also: Fonts in Cyberspace)

Sources of language fonts on the internet (about 400 font sources). Fantastic site with pointers to a vast pool of foreign language fonts and links. A must for non-roman language users. Some fonts are here. Examples:

  • Ezra SIL (2003): for Hebrew and Latin.
  • SIL Galatia (1997) and SIL Greek Trans (1997): for Greek.
  • SIL Apparatus (1998): a strange mix of glyphs.
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Sveta Dorosheva

Calligrapher and illustrator in Rehovot, Israel. She made some great hand-drawn posters in 2010, including Animal Man (2010), Fish Man, Smiling Man (2010) and Strugatskie (2010).

In 2013, she drew many decorative drop caps. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Swordfish Design Studio
[Peter J. Allen Ramsey]

UK-based Peter J. Allen Ramsey owns Swordfish and designed SF Extinction and SF Distro. Co-designer later of Distro (2001) with Apostrophe at Apostrophic Laboratory [dead link]. He is planning a Hebrew version of Distro. Newer versions include Distro II and Distro Bats. Home page. Dafont link. Homepage of peter A Designer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sylvie Chokroun

French designer in Paris (b. 1977) who graduated at the École Estienne there. She won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Nathan (Sephardi Hebrew). This font was published as Nathan MF in 2003 at Masterfont.

Co-designer with Serge Cortesi of the new Gaz de France typeface, called Dolcevita, produced for the studio Plan Créatif.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tal Aviv

Israeli type designer. Designer of Haratza MF (2009, Masterfont; with Avital Fuks). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tal Tadaaki Harada
[krembo]

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Tali Vinski

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tamar Roth

Israeli designmer of the Hebrew typeface Windy (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tambov State Technical University

Russian Orthodox font archive with plenty of fonts used by that church. A non-exhaustive list of mostly Cyrillic fonts:

  • From DoubleAlex Team: Blagovest.
  • From SoftUnion: Half-Ustav and Evangelie, both by A. Shishkin and Nikita Vsesvetskii, 1994.
  • From TypeMarket: Ustav, Fita_Poluustav (1995), Fita_Vjaz (1995), Fita_church (1994), all by Serge Shanovich.
  • From Intersignal: SlavonicGothic, Slavonic-Plain, SlavonicCond-Plain, all made in 1991.
  • By Andrei Izotov (Moscow State University): Church AI (1995), Church plus (1995).
  • From VNLabs: CyrillicOld (1992).
  • From DS Studio: DSCyrillic (1999), DSRussia Demo (by Nikolay Dubina, 1999), DS Sholom (by Nikolay Dubina, 1999), DS UstavHand (by Nikolay Dubina, 1999).
  • From Atech: Decor-Bold (1991).
  • From Payne Loving Trust: Graeca (1993), a Greek font
  • From Galaxie Software, Garland TX: Greek (1992).
  • From Calmius Software: Irmologion (by Vladislav V. Dorosh, 1996).
  • From ParaGraph: Izhitsa (Dmitry Komissarov, 1992).
  • By Peter R. Rudneff: Myfont1 (1995), a Cyrillic font.
  • By Vladimir Romanov: Nestor (1999).
  • By Yuri A. Lyamin: SkazkaForSerge, a Cyrillic version of Arnold Boecklin.
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Tammy Mike Laufer

Two free Hebrew fonts by Tammy Mike Laufer, Tml-wini, Tml-step. [Google] [More]  ⦿

tammy99

Hebrew fonts by tammy99, made in 1996: Tml-acro, Tml-aron, Tml-arriba, Tml-asterx, Tml-baby, Tml-bar, Tml-big, Tml-bill, Tml-bis, Tml-buly, Tml-blood, Tml-bug, Tml-cave, Tml-crack, Tml-foll, Tml-ink, Tml-lily, Tml-mama, Tml-matis, Tml-morning, Tml-music, Tml-oil, Tml-pacman, Tml-pig, Tml-pingi, Tml-plop, Tml-poof, Tml-print, Tml-shower, Tml-sixtis, Tml-soap, Tml-time, Tml-vals, Tml-victory, Tml-ballon, Tml-bom, Tml-holly, Tml-jazz, Tml-joker, Tml-metro, Tml-pats, Tml-pop, Tml-roy, Tml-sefi, Tml-suger, Tml-top, Tml-toto, Tml-wini, Tml-woman, Tml-yoyo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tero Kivinen

Finnish designer of the bitmap font Sshlinedraw (Tero Kivinen and SSH Communications Security Oy, linedrawing characters for VT100 terminal, 1997). He also discussed the Microsoft truetype collection, EstrangeloEdessa (by Paul Nelson and George Kiraz, 2000, Syriac Computing Institute), ITC Franklin Gothic, Gautami (Microsoft, 2001), Latha (Microsoft, 2001), LucidaSansUnicode, MV Boli (Agfa-Monotype, 2001), Mangal (Microsoft, 2001), PalatinoLinotype (1998, a Unicode font), Raavi (Microsoft, 2001), Shruti (Microsoft, 2001), Sylfaen (Microsoft, 1999). All of these fonts are basically Unicode for all European languages, Cyrillic, Armenian, Hebrew, Arabic, basic mathematics, and Greek. But the site disappeared. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Terra Art Studio

Located in Israel, this studio created the outline caps typeface Alef (2011, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

TFaces
[Alexander Tarbeev]

TFaces is a design studio in Moscow run by Alexander Tarbeev, designer of Cyrillic versions of ITC typefaces like ITC Garamond, ITC Benguiat Gothic, Friz Quadrata and other Cyrillic faces. Tarbeev teaches in the Faculty of Graphic Design at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts.

Showcase of Alexander Tarbeev's typefaces at MyFonts.

List of the new designs and the old typefaces designed since 1988 for NPO Poligraphmash, ParaGraph/ParaType and TFaces: Academy, AdverGothic, ITC Anna, ITC Baltica, ITC Benguiat Gothic (1994-1997, ParaGraph; he made the Hebrew typeface Benzion in 1991 based on Benguiat Gothic as well), ITC PT Benzion, FF Beowolf, PT Bernhard, PT BetinaScript (1992, based on the handwriting of the German graphic artist Betina Kuntzsch), PT Bodoni (1989-1997), MathFont 1 (1987, Polygraphmash, based on the math font of Kudryashevskaya Encyclopedicheskaya, 1960-74, a typeface by Nikolai Kudryashev and Zinaida Maslennikova), PT Compact, PT Courier (1997; the original Cyrillic weights were done by Tagir Safayev), PT Crash (1995), PT Dagger (1996), Den Haag, Dots, DoubleClick, PT Drunk (1997), Exposure, PT FixSys (1995, pixel font), ITC Friz Quadrata (1997, ParaGraph, based on the typeface by Ernst Friz for Visual Graphic Corp. in 1965), PT Futuris, ITC Garamond (1993-1995, based on Tony Stan's 1975 version), PT Graffiti (1996, ParaGraph), PT Hermes (1993, ParaGraph), Inform, Izhitsa, PT Jakob (1994), [kAk), Lazurski, PT Matterhorn (1993), PT MonoCondensed (1990), PT Montblanc (1993), PT Newton (1994, ParaGraph, a phonetic font), PT Pollock (1995), PT Pragmatica (1989), Sketch, PT Star (1995), PT Tauern (1993, extra compressed), Titanic, PT Wind (1995, based on TextBook, 1987, by Emma Zakharova).

Honorable Mention at the 3rd International Digital Type Design Contest by Linotype Library for Linotype Den Haag.

Free fonts made for fun at FontStruct in 2008: giammba, schlange, squaresans, squaresans_heavy, TFa BCode (extremely condensed), TFa KnightRider. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

The Black Box
[Yoav Farhi]

Four free original Hebrew fonts by Yoav Farhi: Lee, Flydog, Beebop and Arse. Other fonts by him include Blabla. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Greek New Testament Gateway: Fonts
[Mark Goodacre]

Greek, Coptic, Aramaic and Hebrew font links maintained by Dr. Mark Goodacre. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Imagemaster
[David Lerner]

Creator of the free Hebrew font RashiAmiti (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Invisible Basilica

Free Dorovar and SPTiberian (Hebrew) fonts. All formats. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The MicroFoundry
[Hrant H. Papazian]

From the Center for Digital Innovation at UCLA, Hrant Papazian designs and works with type, and is a specialist of Armenian. He has even done multiple master fonts for Armenian. Born in 1968 in Beirut, Hrant specializes in Armenian fonts and legibility issues in general. Designer of Linotype Maral. Founder of The Microfoundry, where he practices type design for Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian and Georgian. The company is located in Glendale, CA. Latin faces: TMF Daam (with sub-version Domination, Brutaal and Cristaal, all useful as dungeon typefaces), TMF Paphos, TMF Patria (serif). Armernian fonts: Linotype Maral, TMF Arasan (see here for a download), TMF Roupen. Georgian: TMF Akhalkalak. Other fonts: Brutaal, Cristaal, Trajic NotRoman (unpublished, a destructured version of Trajan, submitted to and rejected by Emigre), and DominationAvailable. In 2004, he joined Ultra Pixel Fonts, where he made the pixel typeface Mana. An entertaining speaker and all-round type boulevardier, he will be remembered for many of his insightful and entertaining quotes. He invented the word Helvomita, and once replied this to a poster: I will now Fartura in your general direction. Bio at MyFonts.com. Bio at Linotype. Bio at ATypI. Interview by Daidala. He won an award at Granshan 2008. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. FontShop link. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

The Philidor Company
[Scott-Martin Kosofsky]

Scott-Martin Kosofsky is the Boston-based designer of the Type Directors Club 1999 award-winning designs Philidor Bell-Text (1995) (an absolutely fantastic family, after Richard Austin, London, 1788), and Philidor Hillel (Hebrew). At the Philidor Company in Boston. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Schoenfieldian script Page
[Barry Eshkol Adelman]

A web page devoted to Hugh J. Schonfield's reformed Hebrew script. I quote: In his 1932 book The New Hebrew Typography (London: Denis Archer), Hugh J. Schonfield ranted about his dissatisfaction with the Hebrew writing system. His complaints included a limited selection of typefaces, the lack of a capital-lowercase distinction, and finding Hebrew type ugly. His solution was to revise how Hebrew was written. Schonfieldian script has capital and small letters; Hebrew script letters do not have this distinction. Five Hebrew letters have special forms for when they occur at the ends of words; Schonfieldian does not have any final forms. Hebrew letters forms usually are emphasized horizontally; Schonfieldian letters are emphasized vertically like Latin letters. Punctuation and numerals are horizontally flipped versions of the usual Western forms; in Hebrew script, they are not flipped. The pages include four truetype fonts made by Barry Eshkol Adelman, called Schonfield. Schonfield experiments: Cable Light Hebrew (1932), Caslon Old Face Heavy Hebrew (1932). [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Shalom fonts for Windows Collection

Free fonts here include Torah Sofer, the Shalom family, and wgreek. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas T. Pedersen
[Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets]

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Tim Larson
[Christ Trek Fonts]

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Tiqwah

Yannis Haralambous wrote a package called Tiqwah for TeX for typesetting Hebrew with vowel points and cantillation marks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiro TypeWorks
[John Hudson]

John Hudson and Wm. Ross Mills, the co-founders of Tiro Typeworks, design wonderful top-of-the-line fonts in Vancouver. From the TIRO web page: TIRO TYPEWORKS is an independent digital type foundry developing&marketing high quality typeface families for PC and Mac platforms. Our commitment is to continuing the independent tradition of typography, as it has existed for more than five hundred years, free from the influence of fashion and novelty. Tiro is increasingly involved in font technologies, and are avid advertisers for OpenType and work often with Microsoft and Linotype on projects. Interview in 2008 by Hiba Studio. Tiro's typefaces:

  • Academia (1997, by Mills).
  • The titling and display typeface Aeneas based on classical Roman capitals. This incomplete typeface was created by John Hudson based on glyphs drawn by an Austrian designer.
  • 1530 Garamond (one of the most beautiful and faithful revivals of Claude's creations), by Mills.
  • Manticore (John Hudson's own absolutely magnificent brainchild).
  • Plantagenet (by Mills).
  • Sylfaen was designed for Microsoft in 1998 by John Hudson and Wm. Ross Mills of Tiro Typeworks, and Geraldine Wade of Monotype Typography. Sylfaen is a Welsh word meaning "foundation"; an apt name since the font stemmed from research into the typographic requirements of many different scripts and languages. Sylfaen supports the WGL4.0 character set, for Pan-European language coverage. In addition to Latin, Greek and Cyrillic letterforms, the font contains the characters necessary for support of the Armenian and Georgian languages. [Download site, see also here].
  • Hudson also does corporate identity work, such as HeidelbergGothicOsF (done for Heidelberger based on NewsGothic). Other clients included Microsoft, IBM and Apple.
  • In 2001, Mills developed Pigiarniq (Download site), a multiscript typeface for native American languages. This project was commissioned by the government of Nunavut, a new Canadian territory. Note: please visit the page on James Evans' type cutting methods: it was this missionary who developed the Cree writing system which was later adapted for use with Inuktitut.
  • Winner with Mamoun Sakkal and Paul Nelson at the TDC2 2003 competition for Arabictype.
  • In 2003, he is publishing unicode-compliant fonts called SBL Greek, SBL Hebrew and SBL Latin, at the Society for Biblical Literature.
  • In 2004, winner of an award at TDC2 2004 with Nyala, an Ethiopic text face, which has a nice Latin component as well.
  • Hudson and Mills have, to date, designed and built fonts for the Arabic, Cherokee, Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, Inuktitut (Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics), extended Latin, and Ogham scripts. These include, for example, Adobe Hebrew (2000-2008).
  • Constantia (2004, a beautiful OpenType family made for Microsoft's ClearType project).
  • Helvetica Linotype (2004), for which he received a TypeArt '05 award for the Cyrillic component.
  • Vodafone Hindi (2007, with Tim Holloway and Fiona Ross) won an award at TDC2 2008.
  • Gabriola (2008) is a script font by Hudson done for Microsoft---it is included in some Windows packages---see, e.g., here. It has many swashes and special ligatures, but it is not connected.
  • Athena Ruby (2012), a winner at the TDC 2013 competition. Client: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection, Washington DC.
  • Brill (2012, with Alice Savoie). Also a winner at the TDC 2013 competition. Client: Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Slabo 27px and Slabo 13px (2013) are free Google Web Fonts. Optimized to be used at 27px and 13px, resectively, these fonts were created for use in online advertising.
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TITUS Instrumenta

Free TrueType fonts of old Christian times, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Christian Oriental, East European, and ancient languages. The TITUS project is run by Jost Gippert in Frankfurt. They intend to develop a special unicode font. TITUS Ogham is an Ogham font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomas Kindahl

Aka Rursus, this Swedish viking calls himself a nerd and a cyber vagabond---exactly my kind of guy! Designer of the slab typewriter font for Latin and Cyrillic called Rursus Compact Mono (2007-2010), an Open Font Library font that covers everything under the sun: Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, IPA Extensions, Spacing Modifier Letters, Combining Diacritical Marks, Greek and Coptic, Cyrillic, Cyrillic Supplement, Armenian, Arabic, Runic, Phonetic Extensions, Phonetic Extensions Supplement, Latin Extended Additional, Greek Extended, General Punctuation, Superscripts and Subscripts, Currency Symbols, Number Forms, Arrows, Mathematical Operators, Miscellaneous Technical, Optical Character Recognition, Enclosed Alphanumerics, Geometric Shapes, Miscellaneous Symbols, Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A, Latin Extended-C, Lycian, Carian, Old Italic, Gothic, Phoenician. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomasek

Hebrew and Yiddish font archive. This subarchive includes Avigail (Yakov Mendelson, 1999), Dakick (Amir Ashkenazi, 1999), Floersheim (Barak Floersheim, 1999), HebRapBold (Barak Floersheim), JurassicHebrew (Barak Floersheim, 1999), Kremboplain (Tal Tadaaki Harada, 1999), KtavMeugalHebrew (Barak Floersheim, 1999), MantisoftWind (Advanced Technological Solutions), MetalHebrew (Barak Floersheim, 1999), MillenniumHebrew ((Barak Floersheim, 1999), ParparLaila (Barak Floersheim), Shaltplain (Tadaaki Harada, 1999), StarTrekHebrew (Tadaaki Harada, 1999), StarTrekHebrewItalic, Stone (Israel Didovsky), Tentaclehebrew (Barak Floersheim, 1999), TerminatorHebrew (Barak Floersheim, 1999), TushTad (Tal Tadaaki Harada, 1999), yakov-narrow, yakov (Yakov Mendelson, 1999). This subpage has Lashon-Tov, Miriam, Gad, Reuven and Dor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Torah Scroll

Torah Scroll, Malachi Z. Goodman's site, announces a 1MB Hebrew font zip file, but I could not find it. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Transkription semitischer Texte
[Ulrich Seeger]

Ulrich Seeger from Karlsruhe explains about the transcription from/to Hebrew. His nice page (in German) includes free Mac type 1 fonts such as HaifaTimes, GalilTimes, Beyrut, Hatra (a rare script). Plus the Galil family by Ulrich Seeger (1998) for Windows. Also, assur (for Akkadian), Bock and Nebe (for Aramaic), Sima (for South-Arabian), Abbas (for Persian). All these are adaptiations of Times for easy transcriptions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets
[Thomas T. Pedersen]

From Copenhagen and Estonia, Thomas T. Pedersen's page on non-Roman alphabets. He specializes in all kinds of Cyrillic alphabets, such as Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altay, Arabic, Armenian, Avar, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian (Belorussian), Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Chukchi, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa (Dargin), Dungan, Erzya Mordvin (Mordva), Eskimo - Yupik, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Georgian, Greek, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Ingush, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay-Balkar, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakass, Khanty, Kirghiz, Komi (Komi Zyryan), Komi-Permyak, Koryak, Kumyk, Lakh, Lezgian (Lezgin), Macedonian, Mansi, Mari: Hill Mari, Meadow Mari, Moksha Mordvin (Mordva), Moldovan (Moldavian), Nanai, Nenets, Nivkh, Nogay (Noghay), Ossetian (Ossetic), Ottoman Turkish, Russian, Rusyn (Lemko&Vojvodinian), Selkup, Serbian, Tabasaran, Tajik, Talysh, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvinian, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Yakut, Yiddish. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tsadock Inc

Graphic design company. They made the Hebrew faces PostTI (2009; the Latin version is PostEnglishTI), Tsadock-Nue (2008), Tsadock-Japan (2008), Tsadock-Yad (2008), Tsadock-Lord (2008), and the Latin brush typeface Roughbrush TI (2009), Coffee TI (2009, experimental) and the Latin typeface FreehandTI (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

T.T. Kach

Two Web Hebrew truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tuvia Aharoni

Israeli type designer, b. Radomska, Poland, 1909, d. 1981. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

typO969
[Douglas Lyle McCue Jr]

Douglas Lyle McCue Jr (typO969) created some free and some commercial fonts: Coptic Sahidic, Douglas Hand, Engletan, Systema Encéphale, VAST Nude, Edgar A Poe Hand, Hebrish, James Douglas Morrison Hand (2004), Sterces, Wulfila S-type. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographics Ltd
[Jakob Gonczarowski]

Jerusalem-based company headed by designer and font software developer Jakob Gonczarowski. Jakob also wrote (and is now selling) an X-Windows font editor for SUN machines (soon for Linux machines as well). Jakob also made many of the present Hebrew faces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographie synopsis

History of Hebrew type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tzu-yuan "Erik" Yin

Erik Yin (b. 1988) lives in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Creator of the gridded rhombic typeface Prism (2013) and the sans headline typeface ERKN (2013). ERKN covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian and Georgian. In 2014, he created the Latin typeface Coward.

Dafont link. Behance link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Udi Oher

Israeli font designer. He created the Hebrew typefaces Hermon MF and Eilat MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Uiman Gad

Israeli type designer who created these Hebrew faces at Masterfont: Elef Layla MF (brushstroke), Gilo MF (brushstroke), Pirkey Avot MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ulrich Seeger
[Transkription semitischer Texte]

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Umbreon 126

Tamagotchi, or Umbreon 126, made several fonts with the aid of FontStruct in 2012 and 2013. These include pixel faces (FS Rebellion, FS Rept, FS Comic Mono, FS Flower Shop, FS 126 Serif), but also truly large workhorse typefaces. For example, FS 126 Sans (a pixel sans face) has 4871 characters and covers Nko, Lisu, Armenian, Tai Le, Ogham, Thaana, Georgian, Coptic, Kayah Li, Tifinagh, Samaritan, and Lao. The 3114 glyph pixel typeface FS Semioriginal covers Hiragana, Katakana, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Bopomofo, Georgian, Greek, and Cyrillic. The 2000+ glyph pixel typeface FS Unoriginal covers Hiragana, Katakana, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Bopomofo and Tifinagh. Other typefaces include FS Fat Piano, FS Typ Stencil (piano key face), FS Frakletter (blackletter) and FS Stupid Me (white on black typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Unicode ISO 8859

Description of character sets.

  • 8859-1 Europe, Latin America (Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faeroese, Finnish, French, German, Galician, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.)
  • 8859-2 Eastern Europe
  • 8859-3 SE Europe
  • 8859-4 Scandinavia (mostly covered by 8859-1 also)
  • 8859-5 Cyrillic
  • 8859-6 Arabic
  • 8859-7 Greek
  • 8859-8 Hebrew
  • 8859-9 Latin5, same as 8859-1 except for Turkish instead of Icelandic
  • 8859-10 Latin6, for Eskimo/Scandinavian languages
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Unilang

The rar file has an enormous number of Hebrew truetype fonts: AkitzaHeavy, Akitza, Alima, AnarchyBold, Anarchy, AntiochusBold, Antiochus, Ashem, BN88Fingers, BNAmnesia, BNAnnaBold, BNAnna, BNBarvaz, BNBilbo, BNBoxiBold, BNBoxi, BNBulletItalic, BNBulletTall, BNBullet, BNButtercupX, BNButtercup, BNCalculator, BNCapuccino, BNCloud, BNDamagia, BNDog, BNElkana3D, BNElhananBold, BNElhanan, BNElkana, BNFlorida, BNGlida, BNGolani, BNGrafity, BNGremlinsBlack, BNGremlins, BNKaramelBold, BNKaramel, BNKolavim, BNLithium, BNMadregotBold, BNMadregotThin, BNMadregot, BNMazlega, BNMichal, BNMiriBlack, BNMiriBold, BNMiri, BNMusic, BNNautilus, BNNextGenartion, BNOldTimes, BNOriaBold, BNOriaThin, BNOria, BNPakistan, BNPinkyBold, BNPinky, BNPixeliom, BNShirly, BNSlayer, BNTorrensBold, BNTorrensThin, BNTorrens, BNTraktor, BNZikaron, Betzefer, Boker, Busta, Cafe, CampingBold, Camping, ChocoBlack, Choco, Dlila, DlilaBold, DlilaBoldOblique, DlilaHollow, DlilaHollowOblique, DlilaLight, DlilaLightOblique, DlilaOblique, Dunkleberg, Dybbuk, EndorAlt, EldadBold, Eldad, FixierDot1, FixierDot1Oblique, FixierDot2, FixierDot2Oblique, Fixier, FixierLight, FixierLightOblique, FixierOblique, Gagua, GaguaBold, GaguaLight, Helem, Hofesh, Ilana, KammerDiet, Kammer, KeshetBlack, Keshet, KeshetRomanized, Kunstlicheberg, Kurkevan, MotekDiet, Motek, PingPongOutline, PingPong, Plishtim, Putch, Ron, RonBlack, SalamiBold, Salami, ShimshonBold, ShimshonBoldOblique, ShimshonLight, ShimshonLightOblique, ShimshonOblique, ShimshonRound, ShimshonRoundBold, ShimshonRoundBoldOblique, ShimshonRoundLight, ShimshonRoundLightOblique, ShimshonRoundOblique, Shimshon, Shlili, Sinaa, TouringBold, Touring, Yoav, YoavBlack, YoavBold, YoavKtavBold, YoavKtavBlack, YoavKtav, Zaam, Mangal-Regular. All of these are by Oketz Fonts/Meir Sadan (2000), except the "BN" series, which is by Ben Nathan (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ustu.ru

The 1.5MB rar file has the Arial and TimesRoman families (truetype) with full coverage of all European languages, Turkish, Cyrillic, Hebrew and Arabic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

UWASA

Hebrew fonts from Kivun Computers (1993): Aharoni-Bold, David-Regular, David-Bold, Dor-Regular, Dor-Bold, FrankRuehl-Regular, FrankRuehl-Bold, Hadassah-Regular, Hadassah-Bold, Hayim-Bold, Koren-Regular, Koren-Bold, Kivun-Pi, Miriam-Regular, Narkisim-Regular, Narkisim-Bold, NarkisTam-Medium, NarkisTam-Bold, NarkisTam-Light, Ophir-Regular, Rashi-Regular, Rod-Regular, Sivan-Regular, Stam-Regular, Vilna-Regular, Vilna-Bold. And the Cyrillic fonts CyrillicHelv, CyrillicHelvBold, CyrillicHelvBoldItalic, CyrillicHelvItalic, CyrillicTimesRoman, CyrillicTimesBold, CyrillicTimesBoldItalic, CyrillicTimesItalic by NPO "Polygraph Mash" Moscow (1992). [Google] [More]  ⦿

UYIP: Understanding Yiddish Information Processing
[Mark H. David]

Links to useful sites for Yiddish information processing, maintained by Mark H. David. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Uzi Batish

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts who created these Hebrew fonts: Batish MF, Blind Date MF, Degol MF, Liti MF, Mabsut MF, Pashkevil MF, Shishki MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Vered Gilad Friedman
[vfont]

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vfont
[Vered Gilad Friedman]

Vfont is a distressed font foundry with typefaces by Vered Gilad Friedman, an Israeli digital artist born in 1970. Fonts made by her in 2001-2002: Badpcopyvgfgrunge, Chopchop, Chopchopbig, Copycriptveredgf, Crookiidveredgf, DirtyEnglish (calligraphic), DrunkRomanbyveredgf, FakeAncientveredgf, FatHorse, HandRight, Handwritefill, Pixalong, Pixapointv3veredgfpix, Pixuriav3, Pollockveredgf, Slantorama (handwriting), StableNobyveredgf, Thatsit, Tlatyalduti, Wetsampleveredgf, Blotchyahoo, Akoom, Butterscratch, Doubletrouble, Handmuck, Interloop, Very3. Direct download. In 2005, she finished Akoom. In 2008, she added the hand-printed Not Perfect and the pencilled grunge typeface Strippin Dirty. In 2009, the hand-drawn outline typeface FasType followed, as well as Moody Boys (script), Freekture (grunge), Angry Prego, Prinks (grunge), Grumbling Effect (grunge), MonoMadness, Balballa (grungy script) and CanScan (scratchy script). In 2010: Tracing Blood. Alternate URL. Dafont link. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vic Fieger

American graphic designer (b. 1982) located in Medway, MA, who has created many free fonts, and some low cost commercial fonts. He is also known for his web comic, Dubmarine. Until 2006, all his fonts were free, but starting in 2006, he started selling them via MyFonts. Fontsy link. Font Squirrel link. Fontspace link. Kernest link . Devian Tart link. FontM link. Dafont link. Aka Xaviera Comics.

In 2004, he created Airstrip Four, AlphaEcho, BostonTraffic (stencil), Breakaway, CarbonType (old typewriter), Corporate HQ, DataControl (nice octagonal face), DataControlUnifon, Delta Echo, Eurocentric, FormerAirline, GangofThree (oriental simulation), Helsinki, IonicCharge (LCD simulation), JamPact, KarmaticArcade, KnowYourProduct (stencil), LandSpeedRecord, MajorSnafu (stencil; Major Snafu Pro (2012) is a cooperation with Cheap Pro Fonts), NervousRex, Osaka-SansSerif (techno), PillboxOpaque (dripping blood face), QuickEndJerk, Refrigeration, SiameseKatsong, Tetroserbogia, Umbrage, Virgo01, Whitehall1212, Xenophone (+Pro version in 2011), Yukarimobile, ZonaArmada. In 2005, he designed FrauleinUnifon, Fraulein, Fraulain II, Fraulein Hex, KarmaticArcade, NukuNuku (oriental simulation face), OffshoreBankingBusiness, PlannedObsolescence, TerryScript, Wunderbar, YachtingType, Zero&Zero-Is, Xerography, FrauleinHex, ICBMSS20, ICBMSS25 (stencil faces), Hydrogen Type, Gumbercules, Kremlin (Cyrillic letter simulation; followed in 2010 and 2014 by Kremlin Pro and Kremlin II Pro at CheapProFonts), Johnny Homicide, Lilac Malaria, Motorway, Offshore Banking Business, Planned Obsolescence, Nuku Nuku Paradiso (Asian simulation), Quadrophonic, Ruth Script, Shoplifter (ransom note font), Under Influence (scratchy face), Viva Allende, KarmaticRevolution (with Mike "Karma" Alkire), RanmorianStd-B (artificial language script) and Ex (kana).

His 2006 additions, still free: Big in America, Maxine Script, Gisele Script, Siamese Katsong (oriental simulation), Pokopen, Grecian Formula (Greek simulation), Edo (brush; this became Edo Pro in 2010), Armalite Rifle (grunge stencil; a Pro version followed in 2010), Ruth Script, Terry Script, Oil Age Heiroglyphs (grunge), Nyamomobile (gorgeous futuristic stencil face), Q-Bert's Funeral, Xtreme Chrome, Fawn Script, Ukiah Caps (a hip all caps face), Banzai (fake Japanese), 106 Beats That, Azudings1, Fawn Script, Freelance Kamchatka, and Daisy Script.

Commercial fonts: Sixpak (2008, pixel face), Jaipur (2007, Indic script simulation), Santa Mensch (2006, brush face), Celonius Mark XIX (2006 geometric design), Argon Type (2006, futuristic), India Echo (2007, futuristic), How to Consume Oxygen (2007, grunge), Statue Of Liberty's Underwear (2007, Russian constructivist style), Moon Corps (2007, katakana), Underwood Champion (2008, distressed typewriter), Heavy Data (2008, computer simulation face). Perlmutter (2008) is a Hebrew and Yiddish font designed for the purpose of legibility at great distance (included are niqqud, letters with dagesh, punctuation, sheqel sign, and aleph-lamed ligature). In 2009, he created Edifice Wrecks (graffiti), Damon Script (comic book face) and Maritime Flags and Curses (dingbat face). Fonts made in 2010: Single Sleeve.

Fonts at FontStruct in 2009: Newhome (LED simulation).

Free fonts made in 2011: Death to Smudgey (grunge), Lino Chisel (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Viktor Kharyk

Ukrainian designer, b. Kiev, 1957. Graduate of the Senior College for Print and Design in Kiev in 1982. Viktor became art director at Sphera in Kiev. Main type designer at Düsseldorf-based company Unique GmbH since 1998. He designs Armenian, Greek, Georgian, Devanagari, Hebrew, Cyrillic and Arabic fonts. His work:

  • At Elsner and Flake, he published EF Bilibin (2004, uncial), EF Abetka (2004), EF Gandalf (2004, uncial), Bilbo (2004-2008, an uncial family), Kiev EF (2002), Lanzug EF (2002, letters as zippers), Rose Deco EF (2001), EF Elf (2002, imitating Tolkien's writing), EF Deco Uni (2001-2004), EF Deco Akt Light (2001-2004), EF Fairy Tale (2003-2008, caps face), EF Varbure (2004, an experimental family), Rose Garden EF (2001, initial caps ornamented with roses; the text is uncial), and Viktors Raven EF (a spectacular caps font with letters made out of a raven).
  • At MasterFont: Abetka MF (1999, with Alexeev), Kiev MF (1976-2003), and Netta MF (1999, text family). These fonts have Latin and Hebrew components.
  • At Paratype, he published Uni Opt (2007, Op Art letters based on free brush technique similar to experimental lettering of the early decades of the 20th century; for instance to Graficheskaya Azbuka (Graphic ABC) by Peter Miturich and works by Victor Vasareli), Joker (1978, a subtractive font---since 2000, also in Cyrillic, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Georgian, Armenian and Arabic), Blooming Meadow (2007, flowery ornaments), Bogdan Rejestrowy and Bogdan Siczowy (2006, based on Ukrainian Skoropis (fast handwriting) of the 16th and 17th centuries, and named after Ukrainian Getman Bogdan Khmelnitsky. The character set contains Cyrillic, Old Slavonic, Glagolitic, Latin and Greek alphabets), Lidia (2006, a lined engraving typeface based on a 1967 font by Iraida Chepil for Polygraphmash).
  • At 2D Typo: Florentin 2D (2011, angular family), New Hotinok 2D (2010, with Henadij Zarechnijuk).
  • Other work: Simeon 2D (2011, 2D Typo), some fonts at Face Typesetting (1970s), Getto (1970s), White Raven (2002), Handwritten Poluustav Ioan Cyrillic (1999-2001), Letopis (1983), New Zelek (1980s), UniAkt (2001, based on Unifont, an erotic caps face, done with Natalia Makievska).
  • Free fonts at Google Web Fonts, published via Cyreal: Iceberg (2012, octagonal).
  • Cyrillizations by Viktor Kharyk: Data 70 (1976; original from 1970 by R. Newman), ITC American Typewriter, Bullion Shadow (1984; of the shadow font Bullion Shadow (1978; original from 1970 by Face Photosetting), Calypso (1984; of Excoffon's 1958 original), Lazybones (1980s; of a 1972 Letraset font with the same name), Glagolitic (1983, Elvira Slysh, digitized in 2003), Augustea (1947, Allessandro Butti), Stencil (after a 1938 typeface by R.H. Middleton called Stencil), Columna (1980s; after Max Caflisch's original from 1955), Sistina (1951, Hermann Zapf), Weiss Kapitale (1935, Emil Rudolf Weiss), Vivaldi (1965, Friedrich Peter), ITC Tiffany (1974, Ed Benguiat, digitized in 1995), ITC Bookman Herb Lubalin (1974, digitized in 1980s), Berthold Cyrillic Helvetica Cyrillic (1980), Churchward Galaxy (1970s, J. Churchward, digitized in 1980s), Olive Bold Condensed (1980s, original of Roger Excoffon in 1962-1966), Motter Ombra (1980, original by O. Motter in 1975), Sinaloa (1981, original by Odermatt and Tissi in 1972), Serif Gothic (1990, original by Herb Lubalin and Tony DiSpigna in 1974), Dynamo (1980s, original of K. Sommer in 1930), EF Gimli and EF Gloin (2004-2010, mediaeval faces done at Elsner&Flake together with Marina Belotserkovskaja).

At TypeArt 01, he won first prize with Varbur Grotesque (1999-2001, with Natalia Makeyeva), third prize with Joker (1970-2000), and honorable mention with Abetka. At TypeArt 05, he received awards for UniOpt (2002, Kafkaeqsue Op Art display style) and Blooming Meadow (dingbats). In 2009, his 2006 digitization of Anatoly Shchukin's 1968 typeface Ladoga (+Text, +Display, +Ladoga Armenian) won an award at Paratype K2009.

At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki he spoke about Ukrainian fonts. At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, his talk is entitled Old Slavic alphabets and new fonts. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke (well, was supposed to speak) on Old Roman Styles and Cyrillic. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, where he explains the development and multilingual extensions of Ladoga.

MyFonts page. Victor's friends: a Ukrainian/Russian news blog. FontShop link. Author of Non-Latin Fonts Cyrillic and Other (2004, Düsseldorf).

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Vistawide

Archive of free foreign language fonts covering Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Celtic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Old English, Farsi, Georgian, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Latvian, Myanmar, Nepali, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

W. Drugulin

German foundry established in 1800 and based in Leipzig. It became Haag-Drugulin, as ATypI explains: The Offizin Haag-Drugulin has played a significant role in publishing, printing and literary history. Its origins can be traced back to the 18th Century. 1829, when Friedrich Nies from Offenbach acquired the printing workshop, is regarded as the year of its foundation. As early as 1831, Nies had attached a type foundry to the business, which he equipped with typefaces for setting Oriental languages. Since then, the printing workshop has always been a synonym for typographic diversity and quality. At the end of the 19th Century, it was even trying to take the place of the lavishly equipped state printing works in Vienna and Paris in the field of Oriental languages. In spite of these conditions, business did not always develop smoothly. After the First World War the interest for Oriental books waned. And people no longer had any money for lavishly designed books, once a speciality of the company. In 1928 the company merged with the Haag printing house, which had moved into the area, and it has traded as Offizin Haag-Drugulin since that time. Typefaces first developed at Offizin W. Drugulin include Ehmcke Fraktur (1910, F.H. Ehmcke) and this blackletter wood type. The type division was acquired by D. Stempel in 1919. Haag-Drugulin published Anwendungsproben der schönsten Drugulin Schriften erstes heft (1932) [see here].

Hebrew typefaces in their collection include Hebraeisch II, Hebraeisch I, Maruba, Hebraeisch IV, Schreibschrift, and Rabbinische.

The story of Drugulin was told by Peter Gericke and Wolfgang Hendlmeier in 1993: I, II, III, IV. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Web-Hebrew-MultiMode

The Web-Hebrew-MultiMode font in truetypei, made in 1999 by TorahScroll.com by basically extending/copying ArialMT. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Webjunkie

Hebrew font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Weidmüller

A corporate URW studio sans family published in 2012. The six-font family sells for over 4000 dollars and covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

William Montrose

German / American type designer who graduated from the MATD program of the University of Reading in 2013. His graduation typeface family is called Natan (2013), named after the Russian mathematician Sergey Natanovich Bernstein.

Natan covers Latin and Hebrew in styles that range from regular to chunky. William adjusted both scripts back and forth in function of each other in a process he calls script juggling. He writes: Natan is a punch cutting fantasy turned into Bézier curves. A tribute to craftsmanship sans nostalgia. Chunky elegant curves deriving from a broad scuffed nib, worked into metal with gravers and files. Angular calligraphic strokes, cast in typographic solutions for modern day text setting. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Würth

A corporate geometric URW studio sans family published in 2012. The three-font family sells for over 5000 dollars and covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. URW++ is authorized by the Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG to deliver the new corporate fonts to external service providers of Würth on the basis of royalty payment. Würth covers Turkish, Baltic, Romanian, Cyrillic, Greek, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, and Hebrew. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yaacov Agam

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Yaacov Zim

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts who created the Hebrew faces Zim Noam MF (2004) and Zim Hagada MF (2004). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Yaakov Agam

Israeli type designer at Masterfont, where he published Agam MF. Aka Yaacov Agam. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Yakir Naftali

For a typography class at the Wizo Haifa School of Design and Education in Israel, Yakir Naftali created the Hebrew typefaces Modular Drogolin (2014), Bodhi (2014: ornamental) and Moksha (2014: ornamental). It seems that all typefaces were codesigned by Reut Holdengreber pines. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yakov Mendelson

Free Hebrew fonts by Yakov Mendelson: Avigail, Dassi-Normal, Haimnew, Leah, Michali, Avigail-new, RochiFun, RachelChayaBold, RachelChaya, Rochele, RocheleBold, RocheleExtraBold, RochiFunHollow, RochelePoint, Shifra, Stamp, Tzipora, Yakov, Yakovthin, Yehonatan, Zinaida. Direct access. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yanek Iontef
[Fontef]

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Yannis Haralambous

Metafont/TEX font and font software developer, specializing in non-Latin fonts and their integration in TEX. Ran Atelier Fluxus Virus in Lille, France. Codeveloper of the Omega typesetting system which includes the Omega Font Family (type 1). Since 2001, professor of Computer Science at the École Nationale Supérieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne in Brest. He is the author of the 1000+-page text Fontes et codages (O'Reilly, 2004), which was translated by P. Scott Horne with the English title Fonts & encodings. From Unicode to advanced typography and everything in between (2007, O'Reilly). See also here. Also author of Keeping Greek Typography Alive, an article presented at the 1st International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication held in Thessaloniki in June 2002.

Yannis Haralambous and John Plaice are the authors of Omega typesetting system, which is an extension of TeX. Its first release, aims primarily at improving TeX's multilingual abilities. In Omega all characters and pointers into data-structures are 16-bit wide, instead of 8-bit, thereby eliminating many of the trivial limitations of TeX. Omega also allows multiple input and output character sets, and uses programmable filters to translate from one encoding to another, to perform contextual analysis, etc. Internally, Omega uses the universal 16-bit Unicode standard character set, based on ISO-10646. These improvements not only make it a lot easier for TeX users to cope with multiple or complex languages, like Arabic, Indic, Khmer, Chinese, Japanese or Korean, in one document, but will also form the basis for future developments in other areas, such as native color support and hypertext features. ... Fonts for UT1 (omlgc family) and UT2 (omah family) are under development: these fonts are in PostScript format and visually close to Times and Helvetica font families.

Active participant in the GNU Freefont project. With John Plaice, he contributed to these Unicode ranges:

  • Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F)
  • IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF)
  • Greek (U+0370-U+03FF)
  • Armenian (U+0530-U+058F)
  • Hebrew (U+0590-U+05FF)
  • Arabic (U+0600-U+06FF)
  • Currency Symbols (U+20A0-U+20CF)
  • Arabic Presentation Forms-A (U+FB50-U+FDFF)
  • Arabic Presentation Forms-B (U+FE70-U+FEFF)
He also added glyphs for Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF). In 1999, Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich made a set of glyphs covering the Thai national standard Nf3, in both upright and slanted shape. Range: Thai (U+0E00-U+0E7F). These too are in the GNU Freefont family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yaronimus

A comprehensive Hebrew typography blog and Hebrew type design and typography jump site with the latest news. Israel-based Yaronumus is the author of From Le Be to Days and Nights, which is based on his seminar work [in Hebrew]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yaronimus Maximus

Creator of a Hebrew alphabet in 2007. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yeal Levin

Yeal Levin designed Ascola font (Hebrew). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yehuda Hofshi

Yehuda Hofshi is an Israeli typographer, design researcher and educator. He graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, with a Bachelor degree in Visual Communication Design (1990). After working as an art director for Studio David Tartakover (1991) and Studio Philip Bulakya, Hofshi founded his own independent studio in Tel Aviv, Israel, designing corporate identities, logos and corporate fonts. He was appointed head of the Visual Communication Department at the Technological Institue, Holon (2000-2003). He also teaches typography and graphic design in several academies in Israel, among them the Bezalel Academy for Art&Design, Jerusalem. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yiddish fonts

James Robert Aarons explains about the use of Yiddish fonts in UNIX (X-Windows) and Windows, and offers some fonts for download: WebHebrew AD, Web Hebrew Monospace. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yigal Feurstein

Israeli type designer at Masterfont. He created these Hebrew typefaces: Hut MF, Enigma MF, Bandan Twent Five, Zabar MF, Tornado MF, Templet MF, Keshet MF, Hefkerut MF, Gofrit MF, Ego MF, Bossa Nova, Bandana Twenty Three, Bandana Twenty Six, Bandana Twenty One, Bandana Twenty Four, Aristo. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Yigal Zorea

Israeli type designer who created Zoea MF (Masterfont: a Hebrew face).

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Yitz Woolf

Canadian designer of a Hebrew font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yoav Einhar

Israeli type designer. His Hebrew fonts, all done at Masterfont, include Machbesh MF, Plaasma MF and Yoyo MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Yoav Farhi
[The Black Box]

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Yonah

Small Hebrew font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yonatan Sheinker

Graphic design student at Shenkar Collage in Israel, who says he is from Italy on his Behance site. Flickr page. Creator of the Hebrew typeface Urbanica (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yonatan Ziv

Tel Aviv-based designer who created the Hebrew typeface Nuba (2013) for local African events. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yoram Gnat

Israeli type designer who in the conext of the Culmus Project (free Hebrew fonts) made the free Hebrew typefaces Taamey Ashkenaz, Shofar, Taamey David CLM, Taamey Frank CLM, Keter Aram Tsova, Keter YG, ca. 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yoram Neeman

Israeli type designer who created the Hebrew typeface Font Com MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Yossi Biran

Israeli type designer. At Masterfont, he published the Hebrew faces Beeran MF, Beeranit MF, Birana MF, Birana plus MF (2010), Efrat MF, Kookies MF, Noale MF, Noalle Dak MF (2010), Nookik MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Yossi Orbach

Israeli type designer at MasterFonts. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Yvan Martinez

Codesigner of Ghetto, with Joshua Trees, at Fake I.D. in Los Angeles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Y&Y

Foundry of Charles Bigelow, Kris Holmes, and Berthold Horn, which ceased operations near the start of the 21st century. They have the following font sets: Galilei, XY_Pic fonts (Nine ATM compatible fonts in Adobe Type 1 format for use with Ross Moore and Kristoffer Rose's XY Pic drawing package for TeX), Y&Y American Mathematical Society (AMS) fonts (Computer Modern, Euler), Y&Y European Modern (EM) fonts, Y&Y Lucida fonts (1996), LucidaBrightAstro, Lucida Bright Expert, LucidaConsole, Lucida Fixed Narrow, Lucida Greek, Lucida Latin, Lucida Sans Cyrillic and Latin 2, Lucida Sans Hebrew, Lucida Sans Linedraw, Lucida Sans School, Lucida Sans Unicode, Y&Y MathTime 1.1 fonts, Y&Y MathTime Plus fonts, Y&Y TeX Pi fonts, Alan Jeffrey Geometric Sans Serif Blackboard Bold, Ralph A. Smith Formal Script typeface (based on R. Hunter Middeleton), Jeremy Gibbons and Alan Jeffrey St. Mary's Road Symbolic Logic, Roland Waldi extension of LASY symbol --- version 2.0, APL (free), Crufty (free old typewriter font), Finger (free finger dingbats), MarVoSym (free). The Lucida collection (Lucida Blackletter, Lucida Bright, Lucida Bright Math, Lucida Calligraphy, Lucida Casual, Lucida Console, Lucida Fax (1985), Lucida Handwriting, Lucida Sans, Lucida Sans Typewriter, Lucida Typewriter, and Lucida Unicode) is distributed by Ascender Corporation from 2005 onwards. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zeev Lipman

Israeli type designer who published some typefaces at MasterFont, including Rosh Gadol MF, Gabriela MF, Korsiva MF, Maxim MF, Rahat MF, and Rolit MF. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Zina Yeremenko

During her graphic design studies in Haifa, Israel, Zina Yeremenko created the Hebrew typeface Iris (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zionsigns font

Jewish dingbat font for 30USD from Nisus Software. Truetype for Mac and PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zohor Arazi

Based in Tel Aviv, Zohor Arazi designed a Hebrew typeface in 2013 that is based on Bodoni. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zooloo.co.il

Archive with about 10 free Hebrew fonts: Ashem, Betzefer, Cafe, Choco, Dybbuk, Eldad, Fixie, HebRapBold, Helem, Ilana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zvi Bregman

Hebrew wood type manufacturer in Palestine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zvi Narkiss

Sometimes spelled Zvi Narkis. Well-known Hebrew type designer, b. 1921, d. 2010. He was academic consultant for the graphic design course of the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology, and lectured on Graphic Design and Typography. Freelance designer since 1950 of books, posters, stamps and bank notes. The Narkisim font, developed in the 1950s, became one of the most widespread Hebrew fonts, and has been distributed by Microsoft since ca. 1990. Fonts offered by Masterfont include Narkiss New MF, Narkis Block, Narkisim, Narkis Tam, Narkis Classic MF, Narkis Shulamit, Narkis Gazit, Rutti MF, Tammy, Narkiss Block Mutag MF, Narkis Chen MF (1995) and Narkis Chen Sefer MF. Speaker at ATypI in 2001 in Copenhagen.

Obituary from which I quote:

Narkis was born in Romania in 1921. In 1944 he immigrated to Jerusalem, where he studied painting with Jacob Steinhardt and Mordechai Ardon and then graphics at Bezalel. From 1950 to 1955 he was the chief designer of instructional materials in the Israel Defense Forces and headed the textbook design unit in the air force.

In 1955 he opened a graphic design and typography studio, where he worked for more than 50 years designing books, exhibitions, stamps, paper currency, coins, posters and symbols. Among other things he designed two Bibles, for which he created unique typefaces - the Horev Bible and the Hebrew University - Keter Jerusalem Bible. He designed the state of Israel's first tourism poster, the IDF pavilion at the Decade Exhibition (1958), the Victory Medal (1967), the Peace Medal (1977) and several of the Bank of Israel's currency bills.

Designer David Tartakover, an Israel Prize laureate for design, says he met Narkis for the first time after completing his studies and was working on the establishment of Israel Television. Narkis was working on creating Israel Television's first symbol.

"He was a very special person in his conduct - serious, modest and noble. The modesty was the thing that most stood out with his. He was a man of small gestures," Tartakover said.

In 1985 prof. Shimon (Jogol) Sandhaus began working as the designer at the mass-circulation daily newspaper Ma'ariv. Two years later the newspaper came out in a new design, which included a change in the paper's font from FrankRuehl to Narkis.

"[He was] the last remnant of the last generation of typeface designers who learned their letters by writing in pen," Sandhaus said. "In contrast to the designers of today, what is interesting in his case is that he very quickly concentrated on designing letters. Designing a font has to take several years, not a month and not one year. I don't know any designer today who concentrates for three years on designing a font."

In an interview published in Haaretz (in Hebrew) in 2006 on the occasion of his winning the Emet Prize, Narkis too expressed his regret at the decline of the art of calligraphy and the damage caused to the world of fonts.

"For a large number of years now they haven't been teaching calligraphy at Bezalel at all, whereas when I was studying the number of hours of calligraphy was the same as for graphics. I know explicitly that in classes on letter design it has happened that students were told, 'You can take an existing font and change it in your direction.' In this way they only distort other shapes. There has to be prior baggage, because in order to design a worthy letter you have to begin at the beginning."

Designer, typographer and typography scholar Yehuda Hofshi, who has been researching and documenting the works of Zvi Narkis, intends to publish a book about his work next year.

In a 1985 interview with Simon Prais, he found Latin more interesting than Hebrew and argued that Hebrew latters shopuld be matched in height with Latin ones, but be slightly heavier, and that in nay case one should never try to imitate Latin typography in Hebrew characters. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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