Brill has taken the initiative of designing a typeface. Named “the Brill”, the new typeface presents complete coverage of the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts with the full range of diacritics and linguistics characters used to display any language from any period correctly.
There are over 5,100 characters in all.
This indispensable tool for scholars has become freely available for non-commercial use.
“The Brill” will be especially welcomed by humanities scholars quoting from texts in any language, ancient or modern. John Hudson of Tiro Typeworks, well-known for his multilingual fonts, is the Brill’s designer.
“Technically, the Brill fonts have to be able to legibly display any combination of the supported characters that might be encountered in text and to be able to do so in typographically sophisticated ways.
The idea is that users will be able to throw pretty much any text at these fonts and get back a legible and aesthetically pleasing display,” said John Hudson, designer, Tiro Typeworks