Unicode-compliant Garamond font ?

Jean-Luc Chevillard jean-luc.chevillard at UNIV-PARIS-DIDEROT.FR
Thu Oct 1 18:23:56 UTC 2009

Dear Reinhold Gruenendahl,

Thanks for your feed back!

I am indeed looking for a font covering the "Latin Extended Additional" 

The page for "jGaramond" does not seem to be very encouraging
since the person in charge has written that he "consider[s] the font 
jGaramond to be deprecated."

The closest approximation to Garamond I have found for the time being
is a font called "Junicode", which is said to be "very similar in style 
to typefaces of the 18th century such as Caslon."
(See the Wikipedia entry <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junicode>)

It is available from the following URL:

For those interested in typography,
here is what TYPEDIA has to say:

"Junicode (a contraction of ‘Junius-Unicode’) is an old-style font. The 
roman is based on early-18th century type used by the Clarendon Press; 
the italics and bold are designed to match. It contains Greek characters 
based on the Greek Double Pica cut by Alexander Wilson of Glasgow in the 
eighteenth century. Specifically, the type is based on that in George 
Hickes’s “Linguarum Vett. Septentrionalium … Thesaurus” (Oxford, 
1703-05), which was commissioned by Franciscus Junius.

(SEE: <http://typedia.com/explore/typeface/junicode>)

HOWEVER, since Claude Garamond (c.1480–1561) was active in the 16th century
(SEE <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Garamond>),
I am afraid Junicode will not be considered as completely adequate
by the person who incited me to start this search,
although the 18th century is closer to the 16th century as to the 21st :-)

Best wishes

-- Jean-Luc Chevillard (Paris)

Gruenendahl, Reinhold a écrit :
> 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:
> http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/latin_extended_additional.html
> The list contains "jGaramond" (of which I know nothing). For download and
> additional information try here:
> http://www.janthor.com/jGaramond/index.html
> Good luck!
> Reinhold Grünendahl
>  [....] 
> GRETIL - Goettingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages:
> http://www.sub.uni-goettingen.de/ebene_1/fiindolo/gretil.htm
> [...]

> Von: Indology im Auftrag von Jean-Luc Chevillard
> Gesendet: Do 01.10.2009 16:44
> An: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
> 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 cam.ac.uk>
>> To: Richard MAHONEY <r.mahoney at iconz.co.nz>
>> Cc: John Smith <jds10 at cam.ac.uk>
>> 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 fonts can be downloaded from http://bombay.indology.info/.
>> John Smith
>> John Smith
>> jds10 at cam.ac.uk
>> http://bombay.indology.info <http://bombay.indology.info/> 

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