1450 Sebastos Fonts
Klaus-Peter Schaeffel 2009. Humanistic Greek hand from Homer, Ilias, Vatican Library, Cod. Pal. Gr. 246, written by the Peloponnese Matthaios Lampudes, called Sebastos, undated. The font viewer and any text application without Open Type support only show a Latin Humanist book hand from 1480; when Stylistic Set 19 is on, the Greek characters are inserted typing phonetically on the latin keyboard ( or for eta, u, or y for ypsilon, w or for omega, ch or kh for chi, ph for phi, ps for psi, th for theta). If, in addition, the discretional ligatures are activated, spirits and accents can be inserted typing numbers after the main character; for example, a1 = alpha acute. The codes are 1 acute, 2 gravis, 3 circumflex, 4 iota sub- or adscriptum, 5 short vowel, 6 long vowel, 7 tonos, 8 spiritus asper, 9 spiritus lenis, 0 dieresis. Combined accents are inserted typing two or three digit numbers in whatever order: a18 or a81 is alpha asper acute, 349, 394, 439, 493, 934 or 943 is eta lenis circumflex with iota subscriptum). The final s is inserted automatically (manually: paragraph sign), as well as several easily legible ligatures. The letters eta, my, ny and pi of this font have been modernized; if the contextual variants are on, the authentic forms are inserted, together with some more difficult ligatures.