AncientGreek font

AncientGreek started using Alexey Kryukov's "Old Standard TT" font for Ibycus Keyboard Layout active style since v. 1.4-rc1. As new features are added to the extension, the font proved inadequate to display all desired characters.

The way to go from there would be to either find another font to satisfy out needs, or edit the currently used font. Finding a font that would satisfy our needs proved to be very difficult, provided that it should be originally published under an open source license which would permit its redistribution.

So, the way to go is to edit Alexey Kryukov's "Old Standard TT" font and bring it to AncientGreek needs.

Alexey Kryukov's "Old Standard TT" is published under the SIL Open Font License (OFL), which under PERMISSION & CONDITIONS clearly states:

3) No Modified Version of the Font Software may use the Reserved Font
Name(s) unless explicit written permission is granted by the corresponding
Copyright Holder. This restriction only applies to the primary font name as
presented to the users.

I have tried to contact Alexey Kryukov but got no answer, so I have just renamed "Old Standard TT" to "AncientGreek", increasing the version number from 2.0.2 to 2.0.3.

In case you have already set Old Standard TT as default font for Ibycus Keyboard Layout, you should change it to AncientGreek.

You can do that form the Main Dialog / Ibycus Keyboard Layout. Click on the dots.png button next to Font Definition.

On the Ibycus Keyboard Layout Font dialog click on the edit-redo.png button. Then follow the instructions to install the font on your system.

About the font^

As already stated, AncientGreek font is nothing more than the Old Standard TT font with some corrections and additions.





Greek Small Dotted Lunate Sigma Symbol (ͼ - U+037C) and Greek Small Reversed Dotted Lunate Sigma Symbol (ͽ - U+037D) rendering has been fixed.


  • The following characters were added:
  1. U+222C - Double Integral
  2. U+222D - Triple Integral
  3. U+22EE - Vertical Ellipsis
  4. U+22EF - Midline Horizontal Ellipsis
  5. U+22F0 - Up Right Diagonal Ellipsis
  6. U+22F1 - Down Right Diagonal Ellipsis
  • Added fullwidth / halfwidth characters.


Version 2.0.3 changes refer to the original Old Standard TT font.

  • Capital Iota with macron and capital Iota with breve corrected.
  • The following characters were added:
  1. U+0370 - Capital letter Heta
  2. U+0371 - Small letter Heta
  3. U+0372 - Capital letter Archaic Sampi
  4. U+0373 - Small letter Archaic Sampi
  5. U+0376 - Capital letter Pamphylian Digamma
  6. U+0377 - Small letter Pamphylian Digamma
  7. U+037B - Capital letter Reversed Lunate Sigma
  8. U+037C - Small letter Dotted Lunate Sigma
  9. U+037D - Small letter Reversed Dotted Lunate Sigma
  10. U+037F - Capital letter Yot
  11. U+03F7 - Capital letter Sho
  12. U+03F8 - Small letter Sho
  13. U+03FA - Capital letter San
  14. U+03FB - Small letter San
  15. U+03FC - Rho with Stroke Symbol
  16. U+03FD - Capital letter Reversed Lunate Sigma
  17. U+03FE - Capital letter Dotted Lunate Sigma
  18. U+03FF - Capital letter Reversed Dotted Lunate Sigma
  19. U+2025 - Two Dot Leader
  20. U+2626 - Orthodox Cross
  21. U+2627 - Chi-Rho
  22. U+2628 - Cross of Loraine
  23. U+2629 - Cross of Jerusalem
  24. U+E19B - Greek h (Epigraphical Heta) [PUA]


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