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Is there any font for writing in cuneiform?
Every once in a while, I take offence at the possibility that any Unicode script might not be rendered on my Mac—even if I never use the script, will never see the script, and will have no idea what the script even is. And I go hunting for free fonts.
There are five cuneiform blocks in Unicode: Ugaritic (Unicode block), Old Persian (Unicode block), and three blocks for Sumero-Akkadian: Cuneiform (Unicode block) , Cuneiform Numbers and Punctuation, and Early Dynastic Cuneiform.
These are the fonts sitting on my computer, and the blocks they contain. Fonts containing Sumero-Akkadian are in boldface.
- Aegean: U OP
- Alphabetum Unicode: U OP
- Akkadian: C CNP EDC
- Andagii: U
- Code2001: U OP
- Everson Mono: U
- MPH 2B Damase: U OP
- Noto Sans Ugaritic: U
- Noto Sans Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform: C CNP
- Universalia: U OP C CNP
The Akkadian and Aegean fonts are by George Douros, and the world owes him gratitude for his Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts, including his typographically meticulous fonts for Greek.