The Best Free Polytonic Greek Fonts

It is unfortunate that Greek fonts which are completely compatible with all the polytonic characters are so hard to find! This post is an attempt to list some of my favorites. It is by no means exhaustive, (see the links at the end of this post for more) but is just a resource to help those looking to replace Times New Roman or Arial with something that looks a little more “fresh”. 🙂

Free for Personal Use (or Unknown License)

Check the licensing on these before using in any commercial work. See below for fonts that are licensed freely for commercial work.

Luke 2 from Robinson & Pierpont’s Byzantine Greek NT (2005) demonstrating the KadmosU font

Free for Commercial Use

Page 381 from Rodney Decker’s Reading Koine Greek demonstrating the GentiumAlt font

Majuscule/Minuscule Greek fonts

If you’re interested in majuscule or minuscule Greek fonts, (also known as “paleographic fonts”) be sure to check out these resources:

The Greek Font Society (GFS) https://www.greekfontsociety-gfs.gr/typefaces

https://drshirley.org/fonts/polytonic.html

http://www.tlg.uci.edu/help/UnicodeTest.php

http://ntresources.com/blog/?p=1579

http://www.russellcottrell.com/greek/fonts.asp

Other resources

Check these font providers for more Greek fonts. Beware that many fonts advertise “Greek support” but only support modern Greek.

https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/list/language/greek

https://fonts.google.com/?subset=greek-ext

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