CTAN Update: Phaistos.otf

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Tue Jul 1 15:13:24 CEST 2008

On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, Apostolos Syropoulos submitted an update to the



It is a A font that contains all the symbols of the famous Disc of Phaistos, 
together with a LaTeX package.  The disc was ‘printed’ by stamping the wet clay 
with some sort of punches, probably around 1700 BCE.

There are those who believe that this Cretan script was used to ‘write’ Greek 
(it is known, for example, that the rather later Cretan Linear B script was used 
to write Greek), but arguments for other languages have been presented.  Given 
that the disc is the only known example of the script, it seems unlikely that a 
decipherment will ever be confirmed.

Location on CTAN: /fonts/archaic/phaistos
License: lppl


Now that the symbols of the Disk of Phaistos are included in Unicode,
I have created an OpenType font from the Type 1 font that we had
created some years ago. 


Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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