phaistos – Disk of Phaistos font
A font that contains all the symbols of the famous
Disc of Phaistos,
together with a LaTeX package. The disc was
‘printed’ by stamping the wet clay with some
sort of punches, probably around 1700 BCE. The font is available
in Adobe Type 1 and OpenType formats (the latter using the Unicode
positions for the symbols).
There are those who believe that this Cretan script was used to ‘write’ Greek (it is known, for example, that the rather later Cretan Linear B script was used to write Greek), but arguments for other languages have been presented.
Table of symbols|
|License||The LaTeX Project Public License|
|Copyright||2004 Apostolos Syropoulos|
|Contained in||TeXLive as phaistos|
|MiKTeX as phaistos|
fonts reproducing archaic scripts or inscriptions|