|Read more about Thessalonica for OpenOffice.org!|
|Read more about Thessalonica for Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP/2003!|
Old Standard is my multilingual font family, supposed to be a good companion for Thessalonica. It is based on Russian and German editions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and reproduces the so-called "Modern" style, extremely popular in its time, but almost completely abandoned later. This project is currently most mature and stable, although still has a large field for improvements. The Old Standard font family currently includes three shapes (regular, italic and bold) and has more than 1400 glyphs in the regular version.
Theano is a common name for some fonts I have designed from historic samples. Most of these fonts were initially intended as Greek-only faces, but finally I found it interesting to supplement them with stylistically compatible Latin letters, thus reproducing the general look of old classical text editions. For this reason Theano fonts currently have no additional weights or styles and don't provide extensive Unicode coverage: just a standard set of Latin, Greek and Cyrillic characters (including the full polytonic set for Greek) and some additional characters I found interesting to design. Nevertheless I decided to make them publicly available in the hope they can be useful for other classicists or medievalists.
Tempora LGC Unicode was my first attempt to create a multilingual font supporting Latin, Greek (including polytonic characters) and Cyrillic scripts. This family is based on two well-known free typefaces similar to Adobe Times: Nimbus Roman No 9 L by URW (russified by Valek Filippov), and the Omega Serif family, developed by Yannis Haralambous. However, all basic components of the font, and especially its Greek and Cyrillic parts, have suffered serious modifications, so that currently Tempora LGC Unicode represents an independent typeface, quite different from its predecessors.
Currently I am not planning to develop this family further, as I am tired from Times-styled fonts. I prefer to concentrate on enhancing Old Standard, which has more elegant design, and in general seems much more promising. However, in case you are interested in Tempora LGC Unicode, you still can download it here. Like Old Standard, Tempora LGC Unicode is available in several formats (TrueType, OpenType-CFF, FontForge sources), but TrueType font files are unhinted, and so they would probably look bad on screen unless you have enabled font antialiasing. So the preferred format for this typeface is OpenType-CFF: use it, if only your software allows this.