some fonts useful FOR numismatists

I have a number of fonts specifically designed for numismatic publication. These cannot be uploaded to this website as .ttf files, but are available directly from me.

The standard font is Inscription Numismatic. A dated description (e.g. referring to floppy discs!) is given below.

Some years ago, I launched a project to update this to current standards but the project was abandoned for lack of support. However, in the course of this work, a functional if incomplete font was created, which contains numerous useful characters and symbols. The provisional name, COIN010, remains unchanged and an extract is illustrated above.

I also have a runic font which has proved very useful for cataloguing purposes.

Inscription Numismatic

 

Inscription Numismatic (© Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) is a True Type font designed especially for the transcription of coin legends.  It is based on the Inscription Greek typeface originally designed by Michael Metcalf (© British Academy), which has been developed further by the Department of Coins and Medals of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

 

 

A complete list of the 199 characters of Inscription Numismatic is to be found overleaf.  The table then provides the location of each character.  Half are typed using the keyboard as normal; the extra characters are inserted into a document using the ‘Insert symbol’ command in Word, or by typing Alt and the character’s number using the keyboard keypad, or by the use of keyboard shortcuts (pressing Control with a variety of keys).  If your computer automatically converts apostrophes and quotation marks to ‘smart quotes’ (as do the majority), the characters on these keys will not work, and you will need to use the alternative locations given in the table to obtain û and ü.  The forward and backslash keys have been left blank.

 

 

 

To install the font:

(Instructions for PC users operating Windows 95 and its successors)

 

·  Click on Start.  Select ‘Settings’ in the menu.

·  Choose ‘Control Panel’ and open it.

·  Double-click on the icon for ‘Fonts’ to open the Fonts window.

·  On the toolbar, select the ‘File’ menu, and then ‘Install new font’.

·  Use the ‘Folders’ and ‘Drives’ menus in the window to locate the file Insc_numis1.ttf

·  If you are installing the typeface from a floppy disk, select A: in the ‘Drive’ menu.

·  If you have been sent the typeface as an attached file it will have been saved with your other attachments, probably within your email programme; use the ‘Folders’ menu to locate it.

·  Select the file INSC_NUMIS1.TTF and click ‘OK’ to install the font.

If you now open Word, the drop-down font panel should include the option ‘Inscription Numismatic’.

 

 

 

Please send any comments about this font (especially suggestions for extra characters, and details of problems encountered in its use) to Elina Screen at the Fitzwilliam Museum (ems17@cam.ac.uk).

 

Inscription Numismatic (© Fitzwilliam Museum)

 

Twelve point:

 

A a ã 0 @ ` À Á î ×    B b ¸ » ¼ ½             C c 6 { k © ¨ 

 

D d Í ð Î 5 Ð Ï å  E e ñ Ê É È ¹ º ÷  F f Ì

 

G g 1 è à               H h µ           I J K   L l ^ i j       M m 2 9 Ó ä Ò

 

N n 3 ê ë             O o ] Ö Õ ì         P p ÿ â ý þ ú } õ

 

Q q 8 §      R r Ù Ú ô      S s 4 | Û Ü ß é ó              T t ¾ ¿ ö í Þ 7

 

U v u V              W w æ X x ï Y y              Z z ç Ý

 

 

[ Ã Ä Å Æ Ë ª « ¥ ­ ù Ç ® ¯ Ñ ° ± Ô Ø ² ³ ò

 

œ ˜ Ÿ ´

 

 

+ # ™ = ¦        * Š š ¤       > Œ (            ! û £               ¡ $ ¢ % & ‰ ?

 

. ø , : á ) < ; ¬               _ - ~            ü ‹ ›              – — † ‡ ˆ …

 

 

Eighteen point:

 

A a ã 0 @ ` À Á î ×    B b ¸ » ¼ ½   C c 6 { k

 

© ¨       D d Í ð  5 Ð Ï å     E e ñ Ê É È ¹ º ÷

 

F f Ì      G g 1 è à     H h µ     I J K      L l ^ i j

 

M m 2 9 Ó ä Ò      N n 3 ê ë   O o ] Ö Õ ì

 

P p ÿ â ý þ ú } õ    Q q 8 §      R r Ù Ú ô

 

S s 4 | Û Ü ß é ó        T t ¾ ¿ ö í Þ 7        U v u

 

V Â      W w æ   X x ï    Y y       Z z ç Ý

 

 

[ Ã Ä Å Æ Ë ª « ¥ ­ ù Ç ® ¯ Ñ ° ±

 

Ô Ø ² ³ ò       œ ˜ Ÿ ´

 

 

+ # ™ = ¦ * Š š ¤ > Œ (           ! û £        ¡ $ ¢ % & ‰ ?

 

. ø , : á )   < ; ¬        _ - ~            ü ‹ ›        – — † ‡ ˆ …

 

 

 

Inscription Numismatic

 

Lower case                                                  Upper case

 

`   1   2  3  4  5  6  7  8   9   0  -  =        ¬ !  “  £  $ %  ^  &  *  (  )  _  +

` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 - =         ¬  ! (û) £  $  %   ^  &  * ( )  _ +

 

q  w  e  r  t   y u   i  o  p  [   ]   #           Q W E R T Y U  I O  P  {  }  ~

q w e r t y u i o p [ ] #           Q W E R T Y U I O P  { } ~

 

a   s d  f  g  h  j  k  l  ; ‘                        A S D F G H J K L : @

a s d f g h j k l ; (ü)                  A S D F G H J K L : @

 

\  z x  c  v  b n  m ,  . /                         |  Z X C V B  N M < > ?

- z x c v b n m , . -                         | Z X C V B N M  < > ?

 

Extra punctuation

 

Letter

ø

¡

¢

á

Œ

ü

û

š

Location

ø

¡

¢

á

Œ

ü

û

š

Alt +

0248

0159

0162

0137

0225

0140

0252

0251

0154

Ctrl +

/, o

Alt+!

/, c

 

‘, a

&, O

:, u

ˆ, u

Alt^, s

 

Letter

Š

¦

¤

ˆ

Location

Š

¦

¤

ˆ

Alt +

0138

0166

0139

0155

0164

0134

0135

0136

0133

Ctrl +

alt^, S

Alt, `

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alt, .

 

Letter

To obtain characters:

Press Alt and type number in keypad OR

Press Control with other keys specified, release and strike key(s) given after the comma or +.  Use Shift to obtain uppercase characters (eg ^, :, O, S).  (Sp.= Spacebar, Num.=key in keypad)

Location

Alt +

0150

0151

0153

Ctrl +

Num. minus

Alt+

Num. minus

Alt, T

 

Additional letters

 

Letter

ã

î

À

Á

î

×

¸

»

¼

Location

ã

î

À

Á

î

×

¸

»

¼

Alt +

0227

0238

0192

0193

0238

0215

0184

0187

0188

Ctrl +

~, a

ˆ, i

`, A

‘, A

ˆ, i

 

,+Sp.

`, >

 

 

Letter

½

¨

©

Í

Î

Ï

Ð

ð

å

Location

½

¨

©

Í

Î

Ï

Ð

ð

å

Alt +

0189

0168

0169

0205

0206

0207

0208

0240

0229

Ctrl +

 

:+Sp.

Alt, c

‘, I

ˆ, I

: +I

‘, D

‘, d

@, a

 

Letter

ñ

È

É

Ê

¹

º

÷

Ì

è

Location

ñ

È

É

Ê

¹

º

÷

Ì

è

Alt +

0241

0200

0201

0202

0185

0186

0247

0204

0232

Ctrl +

~, n

`, E

‘, E

^, E

 

 

 

`, I

`, e

 

Letter

à

µ

Ò

Ó

ä

ê

ë

Õ

Ö

Location

à

µ

Ò

Ó

ä

ê

ë

Õ

Ö

Alt +

0224

0181

0210

0211

0228

0234

0235

0213

0214

Ctrl +

`, a

 

`, O

‘, O

: +a

^, e

: +e

~, O

: +O

 

Letter

ì

ý

þ

ÿ

â

ú

õ

§

Ù

Location

ì

ý

þ

ÿ

â

ú

õ

§

Ù

Alt +

0236

0253

0254

0255

0226

0250

0245

0167

0217

Ctrl +

`, i

‘, y

 

: +y

^, a

’, u

~, o

 

`, U

 

Letter

Ú

ô

Û

Ü

ß

é

ó

¾

¿

Location

Ú

ô

Û

Ü

ß

é

ó

¾

¿

Alt +

0218

0244

0219

0220

0223

0233

0243

0190

0191

Ctrl +

‘, U

^, o

^, U

: +U

&, s

‘, e

‘, o

 

Alt, ?

 

Letter

ö

í

Þ

Â

æ

ï

ç

Ý

Location

ö

í

Þ

Â

æ

ï

ç

Ý

Alt +

0246

0237

0222

0194

0230

0239

0231

0221

Ctrl +

: +o

‘, i

 

^, A

&, a

: +i

, +c

‘, Y

 

Ligatures and abbreviations

 

Letter

Ã

Ä

Å

Æ

Ë

ª

«

¥

­

Location

Ã

Ä

Å

Æ

Ë

ª

«

¥

­

Alt +

0195

0196

0197

0198

0203

0170

0171

0165

0173

Ctrl +

~, A

: +A

@, A

&, A

: +E

 

`, <

 

 

 

Letter

ù

Ç

®

¯

Ñ

°

±

Ô

Ø

Location

ù

Ç

®

¯

Ñ

°

±

Ô

Ø

Alt +

0249

0199

0174

0175

0209

0176

0177

0210

0216

Ctrl +

`, u

, +C

Alt, r

 

~, N

@, Sp

 

^, O

/, O

 

Letter

²

³

ò

œ

˜

Ÿ

´

Location

²

³

ò

œ

˜

Ÿ

´

Alt +

0178

0179

0242

0156

0152

0159

0180

Ctrl +

 

 

`, o

&, o

 

: +Y

‘, Sp.

 

Print Print | Sitemap
© Tony Abramson, 2021. Contact Tony at t.abramson@ntlworld.com. Mobile: 07884 113388