A font based on "Grecs du roi" and the "First Folio Edition of Shakespeare"
Greek letters are based on "Grecs du roi" designed by Claude Garamond (1480- 1561) between 1541 and 1544, commissioned by king Francis I of France, for the exclusive use by the Imprimerie Nationale in Paris. Mindaugas Strockis prepared a modern version of "Grecs du roi" in 2001. Latin letters have been digitized directly out of the titles and front pages of the 1623 "First Folio Edition of Shakespeare". Scott Mann and Peter Guither prepared a modern version of the font for "The Illinois Shakespeare Festival" in 1995. The font covers the Windows Glyph List, IPA Extensions, Greek Extended, Ancient Greek Numbers, Byzantine and Ancient Greek Musical Notation, various typographic extras and several Open Type features (Case-Sensitive Forms, Small Capitals, Subscript, Superscript, Numerators, Denominators, Fractions, Old Style Figures, Historical Forms, Stylistic Alternates, Ligatures). It was created by George Douros.