Wilson Greek

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Wilson Greek is a polytonic Greek typeface designed in 1995 by Matthew Carter, notable for its large inventory of ligatures. It is based on a typeface designed in 1756 by Alexander Wilson for an edition of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey published that same year in Glasgow by Robert and Andrew Foulis.[1][2] Wilson's typeface was innovative in its rejection of the normative Greek typeface design of the time, which was heavily influenced by Claude Garamond's Grecs du roi (1541).[2]

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  1. ^ Kegler, Richard, et al. Indie Fonts: A Compendium of Digital Type from Independent Foundries, p. 82. Gloucester, MA: Rockport Publishers, 2002-2003.
  2. ^ a b Iliad. Odyssey. Four Volumes for-sale listing at Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America website.

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