Free Fonts by Gary S. Dykes

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Here is where you will find free 21 typefaces offered by Mr. Gary S. Dykes.
All 21 typefaces are available as a download by simply clicking on the provided link(s).

The file size (for the full 21 fonts) is about 492,240 bytes, and should download over a 56K modem connection in less than 4 minutes.
After it is downloaded, click on it to unzip/open it, then place the fonts in your Windows/fonts folder. Restart your computer and the fonts are installed and ready for use. You can view the whole font(s) [all 255 characters] via the built-in Windows Charmap utility, or download a better viewer here [see below] -- a freeware product donated to serve this exclusive font collection! A link is provided below to download the viewer, it is about 230,000 bytes. Several of the fonts are/will be used in this website, and would be required to correctly view some pages (especially those with Greek texts).

Remember, to enter the upper ASCII characters, you will need to use the number keypad, [for laptops without a number keypad, you will need a different method!!] hold down the ALT key, then on the number key pad, type the 0 + XXX (the 3 digit number key code!). This is the usual method for accessing the upper ASCII characters in non-Unicode fonts. Recall that these fonts have not the large Unicode overhead, they also contain many "expert" custom and technical glyphs, not found in any Unicode sets.

After you use these fonts for awhile, you will easily recall most of these input combinations! The 4 part Hebrew font really requires the added manual, this 33 page manual shows the entire 850 or so glyphs, and how to easily access them. The Hebrew font contains items not seen in any UNICODE font!


To preview a few samples from the 21 fonts-- click on this link to a small PDF page:



(All fonts are non-Unicode, True Type fonts only). ALL fonts are hinted, and fully embeddable in PDF documents; and kerned where needed. Some folks have converted some of these to PostScript fonts, I do not support such conversion, do so at your own risk. Good reports come from others who did their own conversions, I just do not know where the glyphs will map!

Below is a list of the 21 typefaces:
download links follow the list


    Aram44.ttf - old Aramaic characters


    BLDgrk.ttf - Greek44.ttf - Greek44s.ttf (these 3 form a family, and the Greek44s is composed of Greek abbreviations with the supralinear stroke!. Abbreviations for many Greek NT terms - God, Lord, heaven et al, each typed from a single key!)


    Coptic44.ttf - Updated for Old Coptic and other rare glyphs (over 150 glyphs!). Old style lower case Bohairic and Sahidic included. Added (July 2008) is Copt_44a.ttf, a slightly revised font which works correctly on some printers. Copt_44a.ttf is also NOT hinted which also may improve its on-screen viewing. A read_me file is in the download.


    Disp_44.ttf (a display/title font)


    G100XTRA.ttf (a font complementing the Goudy Hundred font, this adds many foreign language (mostly European) characters and accents.


    Goudy100.ttf (the primary English text font, has many added features and TC symbols) - Goudy_B.ttf (the bold Goudy100) Goudy_It.ttf (the italic Goudy 100) and Goudy_IT_BD.ttf (the bold italic font for the Goudy100 font). This font is from an original F. Goudy font, recreated by Stephen Moye, and further adapted by myself. Mr. Moye has kindly given permission for me to use and modify this nice serif font (and I heavily modified it!!).


    Garys.ttf (a collection of papyrological symbols and symbols used in CRITICAL APPARATUSES (complements the Goudy 100 font)


    Heb44a.ttf and Heb44b.ttf and Heb44c.ttf and Heb44d.ttf (four parts of a massive Hebrew font!, Most users will find all they need in the first part Heb44a.ttf). Has a 33 page PDF manual illustrating the entire collections of glyphs and special keys and functions. Download of this chart is 3 MB. A user can create the full BHS text, with most apparatus symbols! See the provided link. Since it is not Unicode, many exceptional glyphs are provided, glyphs which are not available in any Unicode set!! Superior character positioning! Again, it is for those who have the time and need for precise Hebrew typography.


    Minu44a.ttf and Minu44b.ttf (a set of fonts which permit the creation of a beautiful Greek minuscule text!, must use to appreciate!) Based, in part, on minuscule 614 and several other actual NT Greek manuscripts.


    Sabaen44.ttf - A nice font of this S. Arabian language.


    Syriac44.ttf (with a complementary set of alternative Christian Palestinian Aramaic glyphs) This Syriac font is old Estrangelo!


    Ugar_44.ttf - Ugaritic font


    All 21 fonts are downloaded below in a single zipped file, download, unzip and install each font into your C:\windows\font directory: (now includes Copt_44a.ttf see ---- Coptic_readme.pdf)


    The Hebrew PDF help file is required to fully use the Hebrew set. This font set is well suited for complex and precise Hebrew typesetting. The actual 4 part Hebrew font is included in the above download. The Hebrew help manual is here: size 2.5 MB, zipped. Do also read the above description of this vast non-Unicode font set.


    A useful font/glyph viewing tool is available here, it allows you to view each character in the font, including the upper ASCII characters, and their individual input codes, as well as a copy paste input method! Simply unzip and install, and add a link to your desk top.



    If you have downloaded all three of the above downloads, and installed the fonts - you are ready to really produce some fine ancient Biblical language texts! Some of the fonts are used on this site as well, and are required to correctly view some pages. I have used the fonts without problems with Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Adobe Acrobat (4.05+), and Adobe Framemaker.

The Bold and Italic fonts are truly separate fonts, this is so because, when creating a written
document, users often click on the "BOLD" "UNDERLINE" or "ITALIC" attributes in the menu bar of their word processor (or DTP) program. However, these attributes are corrupted when converted to a PDF format. Thus is is best to use a separate font for each attribute to avoid corruption (Separate underlining "lines" are available in the fonts). In some programs I have found (for reasons unknown) that the quotation marks may not appear, so extra quotation marks are provide elsewhere in the font(s) so that they can always be input!

Full papyrological apparatus symbols included in several of these fonts!

Mr. Dykes has also created several professional type fonts, for the publishing of documents in English or German. Ask for information concerning these fonts. One is named JENSON44.ttf and is the best possible reproduction of the famous font created by Nicolas Jenson. It includes a proportional spaced Caps set, a special set of English ligatures and other professioanl publishing features. I sell the font, very low priced. You must see this font to appreciate it, I will gladly send you some samples and and further informations! It is non-Unicode in TTF format, with many needed and unusual glyphs!

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These fonts are copyrighted, and are free for anyone to use as often as they

want in any type of publication, including commercial works.

The fonts are fully embeddable in PDF documents, and HTML pages.

I ask that you simply give a line of credit similar to this:

This font (name.ttf) provided by Mr. G. S. Dykes -- OR
These fonts (names.ttf) provided by Mr. G. S. Dykes

That's all, and you CANNOT sell any of these fonts or charge for their use. Give them to your students,

and share them freely.

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