AW: Unicode-compliant Garamond font ?

Gruenendahl, Reinhold gruenen at SUB.UNI-GOETTINGEN.DE
Thu Oct 1 16:47:23 UTC 2009

The key question seems to me whether the respective font covers  the Unicode
range "Latin Extended Additional" (with underdot characters etc.).
Look here for those that do:
The list contains "jGaramond" (of which I know nothing). For download and
additional information try here:
Good luck!
Reinhold Grünendahl
Dr. Reinhold Gruenendahl
Niedersaechsische Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek
Fachreferat sued- und suedostasiatische Philologien
(Dept. of Indology)
37070 Goettingen, Germany
Tel (+49) (0)5 51 / 39 52 83
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Von: Indology im Auftrag von Jean-Luc Chevillard
Gesendet: Do 01.10.2009 16:44
Betreff: Unicode-compliant Garamond font ?

Dear list members,

is there a Unicode-compliant Garamond font
available somewhere on the internet?
(or a Garamond look-alike?)

Thanks for your feedback

-- Jean-Luc Chevillard

Richard MAHONEY a écrit :
> Dear Readers,
> John Smith's recently updated font collection will be of interest to
> some of you.
> -----Forwarded Message-----
> From: John Smith <jds10 at>
> To: Richard MAHONEY <r.mahoney at>
> Cc: John Smith <jds10 at>
> Subject: IndUni fonts
> Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 11:53:36 +0530
> [snip]
> I have recently created upgraded versions of my "IndUni" OpenType
> fonts. These are Unicode-compliant fonts that contain a comprehensive
> set of "Indological" characters, as well as all the European characters
> that scholars are likely to need. They are available as freeware, and
> include high-quality lookalikes for Times, Palatino, New Century
> Schoolbook, Helvetica and Courier. They are based on the freeware fonts
> so generously contributed by URW++ of Germany.
> The upgraded fonts now contain all the accented characters specified by
> MES-1, the smallest of the recognised Multilingual European Subsets of
> Unicode. They also contain numerous other accented forms that linguists
> tend to require (e.g. vowels with both macron and breve, vowels with
> both macron and tilde), all the accented characters needed for Pinyin,
> and a set of Cyrillic characters. This is, of course, in addition to
> all the characters known to be used in representing Indian languages in
> Roman script.
> As well as a greatly enhanced character set, the new versions of the
> fonts have had various small bugs fixed, and have been set up to work
> with both "composed" and "decomposed" forms of complex characters --
> e.g. the form for "a macron" will be used whether the document contains
> the one character U+0101 ("a macron") or the two characters U+0061
> ("a") + U+0304 ("macron"). Since there seems to be something of a shift
> in usage under way here, this is a major advantage.
> The fonts can be downloaded from
> John Smith
> John Smith
> jds10 at
> <> 

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