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Direc­tory fonts/archaic/phaistos

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phais­tos – Disk of Phais­tos font

A font that con­tains all the sym­bols of the fa­mous Disc of Phais­tos, to­gether with a pack­age. The disc was ‘printed’ by stamp­ing the wet clay with some sort of punches, prob­a­bly around 1700 BCE. The font is avail­able in Adobe Type 1 and OpenType for­mats (the lat­ter us­ing the Uni­code po­si­tions for the sym­bols).

There are those who be­lieve that this Cre­tan script was used to ‘write’ Greek (it is known, for ex­am­ple, that the rather later Cre­tan Lin­ear B script was used to write Greek), but ar­gu­ments for other lan­guages have been pre­sented.

Li­censesThe Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right2004 Apos­to­los Sy­ropou­los
Main­tainerApos­to­los Sy­ropou­los
Con­tained inTeX Live as phais­tos
MiKTeX as phais­tos
OTF Font
Ar­chaic Font
Font Type1
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