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ALA-LC Romanization Tables - Library of Congress web page
Concise Compendium of the World's Languages book
Diacritics Project - Dialytika - Diacritics Project web page
Diacritics Project - Tonos - Diacritics Project web page
Dialytika-Tonos - Diacritics Project web page
From Unicode to Typography, a Case Study : the Greek Script academic paper
Gerry Leonidas' resources on Greek typeface design - Gerry Leonidas web page
Greek Alphabet - Wikipedia web page
Greek Alphabet - Omniglot web page
Greek Polytonic Small Caps: is it worth doing? - Typophile web page
Language-Specific Style Guides from Microsoft web page
Non-Latin Font: Greek Monotonic - MonotypeFonts web page
Non-Latin Font: Greek Polytonic - MonotypeFonts web page
Proper way to draw µ - Typophile web page
Script features by language - rishida.net web page
The Greek Alphabet book section
The handwritten font Pecita web page
Typophile Discussion - Angle of the tonos? - Typophile web page
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  • These Library of Congress tables are used by librarians in cataloging data from a non-Roman script into the Latin script.

    Site name Library of Congress
    Link ALA-LC Romanization Tables
    Abstract

    The definitive transliteration guide for anyone who transliterates words, names, titles, or text from a non-Roman script into the Roman script. Provides the most up to date ALA-LC transliteration schemes for even obscure scripts. Includes 61 transliteration tables covering more than 145 languages and dialects written in non-Roman scripts. The first single source for accurate, up to date LC romanization practice. Supersedes all ALA-LC romanization tables previously issued. Organized for practical use.

  • This book contains short entries on about a hundred languages. Articles are ordered alphabetically, and each has a standard structure for ease of reference, including:

    • General Historical and Sociolinguistic Introduction
    • Writing System
    • Sound System
    • Grammatical System
    • Sample scan from a publication

    The book has an Appendix of Scripts. Each script entry is generally a chart of the characters as well as a transliteration. Most of the script entries have a small amount of explanatory text.

    Author George L. Campbell
    Publisher Routledge
    Location London and New York,
    Year First published 1995, Reprinted 1999.
    ISBN/ISSN 0-415-16049-9 [Second edition published 2011: 0-415-47841-3]
  • The Diacritics Project was set up by Filip Blažek. It is a database of information related to diacritics, such as the correct shape, size and position of each accent. It also provides lists of accented or special characters used in particular languages, with their historical background, language-specific information, useful links etc. This page is about the dialytika.

    Author Filip Blažek
    Site name Diacritics Project
    Date Accessed 29 March, 2011
    Link Dialytika
  • The Diacritics Project was set up by Filip Blažek. It is a database of information related to diacritics, such as the correct shape, size and position of each accent. It also provides lists of accented or special characters used in particular languages, with their historical background, language-specific information, useful links etc. This page is about the tonos, used for writing Greek.

    Author Filip Blažek
    Site name Diacritics Project
    Date Accessed 29 March, 2011
    Link Tonos
  • Dialytika-Tonosweb page

    The Diacritics Project was set up by Filip Blažek. It is a database of information related to diacritics, such as the correct shape, size and position of each accent. It also provides lists of accented or special characters used in particular languages, with their historical background, language-specific information, useful links etc. This page is about the dialytika-tonos.

    Author Filip Blažek
    Site name Diacritics Project
    Date Accessed 29 March, 2011
    Link Dialytika-Tonos
  • Written by the founder of Atelier Fluxus Virus, a typesetting company specializing in the typesetting of books with special needs, like dictionaries, critical editions, etc, a detailed and informative synthesis of the Greek script from a typographical point of view.

    Type
    Author Yannis Haralambous
    Institution Atelier Fluxus Virus
    Link From Unicode to Typography, a Case Study : the Greek Script
  • A list of research references and practical resources for designers working on Greek typefaces.

    Author Gerry Leonidas
    Site name Gerry Leonidas
    Date 2012-03-30
    Link Gerry Leonidas / Greek type design
  • Greek Alphabetweb page

    Site name Wikipedia
    Date Accessed 8 July 2010
    Link Greek Alphabet
  • Greek Alphabetweb page

    Author Simon Ager
    Site name Omniglot
    Date Accessed 8 July 2010
    Link Greek Alphabet
  • Typophile discussion of the typographic usefulness of small caps in Greek fonts, including how diacritics are handled.

    Site name Typophile
    Date 2011-08-24
    Link Greek Polytonic Small Caps
  • Microsoft Style Guides are collections of rules that define language and style conventions for specific languages. These rules usually include general localization guidelines, information on language style and usage in technical publications, and information on market-specific data formats.

    Date accessed 2014-07-03
    Link Microsoft Style Guides
  • This is a brief description of the Greek script, from the Monotype Font Foundry's Non-Latin Library. The page contains information about the script, font samples, and the glyph repertoire.

    Site name MonotypeFonts
    Date Accessed 2011-08-24
    Link Non-Latin Font: Greek Monotonic
  • This is a brief description of the Polytonic Greek script, from the Monotype Font Foundry's Non-Latin Library. The page contains information about the script, font samples, and the glyph repertoire.

    Site name MonotypeFonts
    Date Accessed 2011-08-24
    Link Non-Latin Font: Greek Polytonic
  • Typophile discussion about how draw the GREEK SMALL LETTER MU.

    Site name Typophile
    Date 2011-04-12
    Link http://www.typophile.com/node/78525
  • Richard Ishida has created a chart to show which features (for example, combining characters, ligatures, case, baseline etc.) apply to a number of writing systems. The characteristics described are based on the exemplar character lists in the CLDR. The chart is intended to give a basic idea of which writing systems require what types of feature support.

    Author Richard Ishida
    Site name rishida.net
    Date 2010-08-30
    Link Script features by language
  • The Greek Alphabetbook section

    Author Leslie Threatte
    Book The World's Writing Systems
    Editor Peter T. Daniels, William Bright
    Publisher Oxford University Press
    Location Oxford, UK
    Year 1996
    ISBN/ISSN 0-19-507993-0
    Pages 271-280
  • The goal of this font is to faithfully reproduce handwriting without making major concessions to the criteria of readability, conformity and aesthetics.

    Author Philippe Cochy
    Link Handwritten font with glyphs connected
    Abstract

    See all the characters in the font and download it.

  • A discussion on the Typophile forums relating to the correct angle and placement of the Greek tonos diacritic.

    Site name Typophile
    Date 2006-01-02
    Link Typophile Forum - Tonos

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