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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.
The package is named after Theano, a famous Ancient Greek woman philosopher, who was first a student of Pythagoras, and supposedly became his wife. In 1211 or 1212 Michael Choniates, a highly educated Greek Metropolitan of Athens, wrote a large poem devoted to Theano. Thus Theano seemed a good example of a person joining the ancient and the medieval world. Another reason for which I selected her name is that it starts from theta, just like my Thessalonica package itself.The package currently includes three fonts, listed below. Each font is currently available just in one weight/shape (regular) and contains Latin, Greek and Cyrillic letters. Like Old Standard, all fonts also support a large set of advanced rendering features (in particular smart accent positioning) implemented by the means of OpenType and (for the TrueType fonts) also Graphite technology.
|You can find more samples of Theano classical fonts, accompanied by a list of supported smart font features with detailed explanations in Theano PDF specimen.|
Main distribution format for Theano Classical Fonts is TrueType, or, more precisely, OpenType with TrueType outlines. Note that despite the traditional *.ttf extension these files are "real" OpenType fonts, fully supporting all "smart" font features implemented in the package. They also contain a dummy DSIG table: such a dummy table is sufficient to cause Windows to recognize a font with TrueType outlines as an OpenType font and mark it in Windows Explorer with a dog-eared page icon with a slanted green "O".
Alternatively you can download a package containing OpenType fonts with PostScript outlines. You will probably want to do so if you are planning to use these fonts with Adobe's applications (e. g. Adobe InDesign). Install either *.ttf or *.otf fonts, but don't mix files from these two packages, as they share the same font names. So if you install them alongside, the result is unpredictable.
Finally, you also can download FontForge sources of Theano Classical Fonts. Of course this package may be useful for you only if you have the FontForge font editor and know how to use it.
Theano Classical Fonts are freely available and may be used by anyone at no cost. They are released under the SIL Open Font License, a free and open source license that permits modification and redistribution.
To download Theano Classical Fonts, go to my font download page, where all download links are placed.