New Athena Unicode Fonts

Release date: 
Saturday, 13 June, 2015




New Athena Unicode is a freeware multilingual font distributed by the American Philological Association under OpenFontLicense. It follows the latest version of the Unicode standard and includes characters for English and Western European languages, polytonic Greek, Coptic, Old Italic, and Demotic Egyptian (and Arabic) transliteration, as well as metrical symbols and other characters used by classical scholars.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Self-installing WarpIN package. See below for download link(s).

Is possible to enhance OS/2 standard TT font rendering using Innotek Font Engine or Freetype/2 and adding to the registry the value "Enabled=dword:00000001" for the specific application (if supported) in the subkeys "[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\InnoTek\InnoTek Font Engine\Applications\]".

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

New Athena Unicode Fonts v. (15/8/2021) Readme/What's new
August 2021: 5.008 --This version adds four characters to complement the Coptic set: U+1DCD Combining Double Circumflex Above (zero-width; type between the two characters to which it applies) U+FE24 Combining Macron Left Half (zero-width; type before the character to which is applies) U+FE25 Combining Macron Right Half (zero-width; type after the character to which is applies) U+FE26 Combining Conjoining Macron (zero-width; type between the two characters to which it applies)
New Athena Unicode Fonts v. (8/12/2019) Readme/What's new
December 2019: 5.007 --This version adds two characters useful to Egyptologiocal transcription: U+1E70 Latin Capital Letter T with Circumflex Below (the lowercase form U+1E71 was already present) precomposed glyph and OpenType composition instruction for Latin Capital Letter C with Caron and Dot Below (U+010C, U+0323).
New Athena Unicode Fonts v. (20/7/2015) Readme/What's new
July 2015: 5.002 --The glyphs for capital stigma (U+03da) and for capital modern koppa (U+03de) have been revised for better matching of the lowercase forms. The previous shapes were based on much earlier versions of the Unicode charts and should have been revised long ago. The regular and the styled versions are now all at version 5.002, dated July 12, 2015.
Record updated last time on: 17/09/2021 - 19:12

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