Computers & Writing Systems
SIL Apparatus (Obsolete)
Apparatus and Unicode
This SIL Apparatus Font System is a pre-Unicode or “legacy” font system. These fonts are superseded by the Unicode-encoded Apparatus SIL.
SIL Apparatus Pages
The SIL Apparatus Fonts were designed to provide most of the symbols needed to reproduce the textual apparatus found in major editions of Greek & Hebrew biblical texts. The fonts include:
The basic ASCII character set plus some international characters
Certain Greek, Hebrew, Gothic and other letters used for manuscripts
Other Signa and Sigla used in documenting manuscript contents
Like the SIL Greek Trans and SIL Hebrew Trans fonts, these fonts are based on SIL Charis, a font designed for optimum clarity and compactness when printed at small point sizes. This assures that all the fonts can be used together in documents with a consistency of style.
The SIL Apparatus Fonts are free of charge.