ULFILAS (after Bishop Wulﬁla, the creator of the Gothic alphabet) is the most extensive of my Gothic fonts. There are four typefaces: standard, bold, italic and bold-italic. To allow writing in programmes that don’t support the high Gothic Unicode range (as for example MS Word), the Gothic characters are mapped to the Latin range as well.
To satisfy today’s requirements, this font contains uppercase- as well as lowercase letters, although there were only capital letters in historic Gothic. The minuscules of this font have been derived from those majuscules. Doing so wasn’t particularly difﬁcult, as the Codex Argenteus’ uncial script already shows attempts of ascenders and descenders. Further aid gave me the relation between Latin and Greek upper- and lowercase letters.
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