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I fancied a challenge, so I had a go at the Greek and Coptic set. Unfortunately I have no knowledge of the language and, therefore, am unable to judge these results. I would be really grateful if anyone who reads Greek could comment on how this looks.
Info: Created on 6th August 2013 . Last edited on 6th March 2014.
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I fancied a challenge, so I had a go at the Greek and Coptic set.

Unfortunately I have no knowledge of the language and, therefore, am unable to judge these results.

I would be really grateful if anyone who reads Greek could comment on how this looks.
Comment by p2pnut 23rd September 2013
I should add that this is the 'quick and dirty' version ... if it is thought to be worth it I would pay more attention to the curves etc.
Comment by p2pnut 23rd September 2013
woww, great! It looks good but as I don't know Greek I can't comment on the letters, sorry.
Comment by Aeolien 23rd September 2013
Well this is all Greek to me.

But a curve is a curve. Speaking strictly as non-native, the upsilon character might be a bit narrow though.

It's a fine looking sans in any case. Might as well add the Latin character set.
Comment by thalamic 23rd September 2013
Not bad. Granted, I know a bit of Greek ,but not enough when it concerns their alphabet—I'm more familiar with Coptic; but this looks great to me.
Comment by sarreyn 23rd September 2013
As everyone else, I know nothing, but the "tails" (I guess) on the alpha could be compressed a bit, beta could be more closed, and eta (the n-like one, if eta's even its name)seems a bit too wide compared to, say, theta.
Comment by Umbreon126 24th September 2013
oooh greek. hmm some (aka a lot of) comments:
- Γ could have a slightly longer arm
- Κ, Υ & Τ could be a bit wider (especially upsilon)
- Ψ's crossbar can be closer the vertical middle
- α can be a bit thinner
- β's right half should look more like a B than a ß
- δ's bowl should be proportionately bigger than the ascender
- yups i agree with umbreon η can be thinner
- θ should occupy the ascender
- ψ can have a longer vertical

whew that was a lot. haha but overall this is amazing and some of the lowercase forms are beautiful especially the more complex ones haha like ζ, ξ, ς, σ, ω. i can't offer comments about the archaeic greek or coptic though >
Comment by 3moDuDe 24th September 2013
Clean looking sans, especially at smaller sizes.
Comment by four 24th September 2013
Thanks everyone :)

@Umbreon126 and 3moDuDe: That's exctly the kind of information I was looking for ... many thanks. Now I can go back to this and update it.
Comment by p2pnut 24th September 2013
I have made the suggested changes - what do you think?
Comment by p2pnut 24th September 2013
I wish I can understand that. Too bad Fontstruct can't make a sample using Greek letters. I wanna see it "in action", you know what I mean. Overall, nice job! 10/10.
Comment by xX123Xx 24th September 2013
I wish I can understand that. Too bad Fontstruct can't make a sample using Greek letters. I wanna see it "in action", you know what I mean. Overall, nice job! 10/10.
Comment by xX123Xx 24th September 2013
For the Coptic, albeit, they don't seem to have all the letters (unless they're in the extended Unicode?), but I would make the 'j' a bit wider—that's the triangle-like character with the antennae. The bowl of the 'h' could be thinner vertically, but I rather like it circular—the character preceding the 'j'.
Comment by sarreyn 24th September 2013
Hmm, I don't understand Greek, so here's my so-called 'wise guy' advices...

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-The right 'leg' of letter π seems too straight.
-'Tails' of ζ,ξ,ς is too winding, stiff tails are looking good.
-ε should be more like a flipped 3 than an curved-side E. Or intentionally made ​​that way?

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Yeah, hope this helps. What do you think?

BTW, great stuff here! 10/10
Comment by cablecomputer 24th September 2013
Yep, it's a problem not being able to see the font in action.

Cheers for the added input sarreyn and cablecomputer ... I'll have a look at those glyphs tomorrow.
Comment by p2pnut 24th September 2013
@cablecomputer ε can look like that, and so can ζ,ξ,ς

@sarreyn The Unicode Consortium used to have the idea that Coptic and Greek could be put in the same space, but they've changed that and now Coptic has it's own special space in "extended" (not really, but from a FS point of view it is) Unicode
Comment by Umbreon126 25th September 2013
@Umbreon126 Ah yep, I understand what you mean. But actually, I spoke about the style not a shape of default Greek letters.

RM Greek somewhat resembles 'Core Sans NS' so I used it for my rough reference to decide what the letters should be.
Comment by cablecomputer 25th September 2013
cablecomputer has a good point: I would use an existing font/fonts for research or as sources.
Comment by sarreyn 25th September 2013
I used my own RM Sans as a base from which to work and then used the small letters at the bottom of each glyph for the shape - checking constantly with Google images to confirm my choices.

I think I have gone far enough with this one (apart from tidying up a few curves here and there).
Comment by p2pnut 25th September 2013
This looks great! I had some suggestions, but they're mostly fixed now. The Γ could have the spacing on the right side decreased a bit, but everything else is very nice.
Comment by ETHproductions 26th September 2013
Cheers :) I haven't done anything to the spacing as yet - just wanted to find out if the glyphs looked ok to Greek readers first.
Comment by p2pnut 27th September 2013
Excellent Greek :))) I challenge YOU TO MAKE AN ARAB FONT =D !!!
Comment by MIJOU 26th March 2014

You should add U+037F Greek Capital Letter Yot. It is the only closed space with Unicode on the boxes that appear, since VERY few fonts have it, so it'd be nice if I could have a nice, basic font using the Yot.

Comment by X2A3Q 29th December 2015

@X2A3Q: Sorry, but I don't think I will be coming back to this font any more - it was an experiment and I have finished it as far as it goes.

Comment by p2pnut 31st December 2015

Add a capital final sigma and numbers!

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