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Books

Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul's Letters

Man and Woman, One in Christ, the latest book by Philip Payne. Signed copy only $19.99 plus shipping. Also see  NT essays by Payne, available for free download.


The Codex Vaticanus open, showing that each leaf has its original shape

Bibliorum Sacrorum Graecorum Codex Vaticanus B is the only color facsimile of the oldest surviving manuscript of virtually the entire Bible in Greek. It was written about A.D. 350 and is regarded as the most important manuscript of the Greek Bible. The photographic quality and color reproduction is amazingly faithful to the original. Most of the 450 numbered copies printed for sale have already been sold, so availability is limited. The $5490 price includes express shipping and insurance.


Codex Sinaiticus Facsimile, available for a short time for $475.

Codex Sinaiticus facsimile, The remarkably clear color facsimile of the fourth-century Codex Sinaiticus of all the NT and half of the LXX plus Tobit, Judith, 1 and 4 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, Barnabas, and the Shepherd is available for a limited time for $699.95, Order Form. We believe this is by far the best price available anywhere. The list price is $999. Shipping the 32 lb box by UPS ground is $59 within the USA 48 states. Shipping to the UK is $149 and $129 to most other western European countries, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea are $149. Egypt, Israel, India, and Singapore are $169. 828 pages 13.5 x 16.5 in., cloth with slipcase. ISBN: 9781598565775


Le manuscrit B de la Bible

Le manuscrit B de la Bible, probably the most important book on Codex Vaticanus ever written, with PB Payne's historic chapter on Distigmai. Only $49.95 plus shipping.


New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode


Now you can type faithful representations of the original hand of important early codices or papyri of the New Testament and distinctive character forms of inscriptions from that period with Unicode-encoded Greek fonts!

for Windows

for Macintosh

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The New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode for Windows and Macintosh includes fonts for the following codices or papyri of the New Testament or distinctive character forms of inscriptions from that period:

  • bulletCodex Vaticanus
  • bulletCodex Sinaiticus
  • bulletCodex Alexandrinus
  • bulletCodex Bezae
  • bulletCodex Bezae Latin
  • bulletCodex Washingtonianus
  • bulletP46
  • bulletP66
  • bulletP.Oxy.4401 (Oxyrhynchus papyrus 4401)
  • bulletP39
  • bulletKonya inscriptions

The fonts are provided in Unicode-encoded TrueType format. The Windows and Macintosh versions of the fonts are cross-platform compatible. They permit direct exchange of all their standard Unicode-encoded characters with any other Unicode-encoded font containing those characters on either platform. Many of these fonts contain distinctive characters found only in that manuscript. To view these, users must have the same font installed, whether on the same platform or on the other platform. All of these Greek fonts also include the extra characters (such as text-critical sigla, manuscript symbols, superscript or subscript numbers, and manuscript grain direction arrows) that are included in all Linguist’s Software Unicode-encoded Greek fonts (LaserGreek in Unicode, sold separately).

Linguist's Software gratefully acknowledges the original character design work by Allan Loder. All the fonts have been revised by the Payne Loving Trust. © 2003-2014 Payne Loving Trust.

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New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode Font Samples

Font Samples

Go directly to one of the sets below or scroll down to see them all. Especially see the VaticanusLSU samples to learn how to reproduce the various texts in your own word processor. Each of the following product sets may be purchased separately, or all together as NT Mss Font Collection Professional in Unicode for Windows or for Macintosh.

NT Mss. Font Collection – VaticanusLSU includes two fonts

NT Mss. Font Collection – VaticanusLSU includes two fonts

VaticanusLSU contains the letters and other special characters necessary to reproduce the standard character form text of Codex Vaticanus in the "original hand." Because many users may want to type the original hand, but also display the breathing marks and accents of the reinforcing hand, the VaticanusLSU font includes these diacritical marks in the same positions as the VaticanusRLSU font.

VaticanusLSU, part of the New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection

VaticanusRLSU contains the letters, breathing marks, accents and other special characters necessary to reproduce the standard character form text of Codex Vaticanus in the "reinforced hand" from the Middle Ages. The "R" in the font name stands for "reinforced." The character strokes of the reinforced hand are typically slightly thinner than the original hand. The VaticanusRLSU font is the same in layout and content as the VaticanusLSU font, with the exception that the alphabetic letters and ligatures follow the handwriting style of the reinforcing hand.

VaticanusRLSU, part of the New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection

Both fonts contain the additional special letters, numbers, and symbols that embellish Codex Vaticanus. This sample shows many of these characters, and demonstrates how the bars and scrolls that decorate the codex are created.

VaticanusBLSU, part of the New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection

Using these two fonts together you can type text just as it was originally copied by its scribe in 325-350 A.D. This sample from the beginning of Romans was typed in Microsoft Word for Macintosh, opened in Word for Windows (with no conversion necessary) and a screen shot was then made of the text.

A reproduction of Romans 1 from Codex Vaticanus, using the VaticanusLSU fonts

The secret to creating the above text sample is to type it in your word processor using tables, like this:

Formatting text in Word, using the VaticanusLSU fonts, to create reproductions of Codex Vaticanus

The above text was then imported into a graphics program, arranged, and color was applied. It faithfully reproduces the beginning of Romans in Codex Vaticanus. This shows you what is possible using the VaticanusLSU fonts.

A faithful reproduction of Codex Vaticanus, using the VaticanusLSU fonts

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NT Mss. Font Collection – SinaiticusLSU includes a single font

NT Mss. Font Collection – SinaiticusLSU includes a single font

SinaiticusLSU contains the primary variant forms of the characters, ligature forms, punctuation and extendible overstriking bars for creating titles and abbreviations occurring in Codex Sinaiticus. The font also includes forms with breathings and accents from the extended Greek section of the Unicode Standard. Another useful feature is the automatic formation of nomina sacra. (This is a sample from Codex Sinaiticus – the end of Romans and beginning of 1 Corinthians.)

Sample of text from Codex Sinaiticus (end of Romans, beginning of 1Corinthians) using the SinaiticusLSU font

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NT Mss. Font Collection – AlexandrinusLSU includes a single font

NT Mss. Font Collection – AlexandrinusLSU includes a single font

AlexandrinusLSU contains the primary variant forms of the characters, large alphabet, ligature forms, punctuation and extendible overstriking bars for creating titles and abbreviations occurring in Codex Alexandrinus. (This sample is from John 21, starting at verse 25, formatted just as it is found in Codex Alexandrinus.)

John 21:25+ from Codex Alexandrinus, using the AlexandrinusLSU font

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NT Mss. Font Collection – BezaeLSU includes a single font

NT Mss. Font Collection – BezaeLSU includes a single font

BezaeLSU contains the primary variant forms of the characters, the kai ligature, punctuation and extendible overstriking bars for creating titles and abbreviations occurring in Codex Bezae. (This sample is from Matthew 22, starting at verse 38.)

Matthew 22:38+ from Codex Bezae, using the BezaeLSU font

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NT Mss. Font Collection – BezaeLatinLSU includes a single font

NT Mss. Font Collection – BezaeLatinLSU includes a single font

BezaeLatinLSU contains the primary form of the characters, punctuation, and extendible overstriking bars for creating titles and abbreviations occurring in the Latin text of Codex Bezae.

Sample of BezaeLatinLSU, reproducing a portion of the Latin text of Codex Bezae

(BezaeLatinLSU does not include Greek, or the extra Greek symbols, found in the other fonts. It only supports the Latin text of Codex Bezae.)

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NT Mss. Font Collection – WashingtonianusLSU includes two fonts

NT Mss. Font Collection – WashingtonianusLSU includes two fonts

WashingtonianusLSU contains the primary variant forms of the characters, ligature forms, punctuation and extendible overstriking bars for creating titles and abbreviations occurring in Codex Washingtonianus. (This is a sample of text from Codex Washingtonianus - the beginning of Mark.)

WashingtonianusLSU font sample, showing a portion of the Gospel of Mark from Codex Washingtonianus

WashingtonianusJnQIU is like WashingtonianusLSU, but contains the primary variant forms of the characters, ligature forms, punctuation and extendible overstriking bars for creating titles and abbreviations occurring in the first quire of John in Codex Washingtonianus. This is called the "second hand" of Washingtonianus.

WashingtonianusJnQI, reproducing a portion of the "second hand" in the first quire of John of Codex Washingtonianus

The font also includes the special symbols and decorations of the quire.

WashingtonianusJnQIB sample, showing some of the special characters and symbols in the "second hand" of Codex Washingtonianus

Both fonts also contain over 90 nomina sacra, abbreviations, numbers and rare symbols occurring in Codex Washingtonianus. Three alternate input methods are included in the product—overstriking overbars, direct keyboard input of whole nomina sacra, or in OpenType-compatible applications automatic formation. (This sample shows the nomina sacra in the font.)

WashingtonianusNS font sample, showing some of the Nomina Sacra titles and abbreviations in Codex Washingtonianus

Special characters in WashingtonianusLSU and WashingtonianusJnQIU

Special characters in WashingtonianusNS

Use the above special characters to create these borders and special design accents found in Codex Washingtonianus.

Special borders and design accents from Codex Washingtonianus, using the WashingtonianusNS font

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NT Mss. Font Collection – P46LSU includes a single font

NT Mss. Font Collection – P46LSU includes a single font

P46LSU contains the primary variant forms of the characters, ligature forms, punctuation and extendible overstriking bars for creating titles and abbreviations occurring in P46.

P46LSU sample, showing the characters needed to reproduce the hand of P46

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NT Mss. Font Collection – P66LSU includes a single font

NT Mss. Font Collection – P66LSU includes a single font

P66LSU contains the primary variant forms of the characters, ligature forms, punctuation and extendible overstriking bars for creating titles and abbreviations occurring in P66.

P66LSU sample, showing some of the characters needed to reproduce the hand of P66

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NT Mss. Font Collection – POxy4401LSU includes a single font

NT Mss. Font Collection – POxy4401LSU includes a single font

POxy4401LSU contains the primary variant forms of the characters, ligature forms, punctuation and extendible overstriking bars for creating titles and abbreviations occurring in P.Oxy.4401 (Oxyrhynchus papyrus 4401).

POxy4401LSU sample, showing some of the characters needed to reproduce the hand of POxy4401

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NT Mss. Font Collection – P39LSU includes a single font

NT Mss. Font Collection – P39LSU includes a single font

P39LSU contains the primary variant forms of the characters, ligature forms, punctuation and extendible overstriking bars for creating titles and abbreviations occurring in P39.

P39LSU sample, showing the characters needed to reproduce the hand of P39

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NT Mss. Font Collection – IKonyaLSU includes a single font

NT Mss. Font Collection – IKonyaLSU includes a single font

IKonyaLSU contains the primary variant forms of the characters, ligatures, punctuation and extendible overstriking bars for creating titles and abbreviations occurring in the Konya inscriptions.

IKonyaLSU, showing the characters needed to reproduce the hand of the Konya inscriptions

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The New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode is available for both Windows and Macintosh. Continue below for the Windows System Requirements or scroll down for the Macintosh System Requirements.

New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode for Windows

New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode for Windows

Windows System Requirements:

  • bulletOperating Systems
    1. bulletRequires Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, or 2000 SP3.
  • bulletApplications
    1. bulletRequires any Unicode-compatible application, such as Microsoft Word 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, or 2000, OpenOffice.org 3.0 or newer, LibreOffice, QuarkXPress® 7.0 or newer, Adobe® InDesign® and Microsoft Publisher.
    2. bulletOther components of Microsoft Office are believed to be compatible, but have not been tested. Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and earlier is not compatible.
    3. bulletOlder, non-Unicode applications such as QuarkXPress 6.5 and earlier, PageMaker, and FrameMaker are not compatible.
    4. bulletCertain features of some of the fonts can more easily be typed using an OpenType input method. This method requires an application that supports the OpenType layout features built into the fonts. The only applications known to support these features are Microsoft Word 2010 or 2003, OpenOffice.org 3.2 or newer, LibreOffice, InDesign CS4 or newer, and QuarkXPress 8.02 or newer. Other components of Office 2013, 2010 and 2003 (except PowerPoint 2003) should also be compatible, but have not been tested. QuarkXPress 7 may be compatible, but has not been tested. Microsoft Office 2007 is not compatible with the OpenType input method.
  • bulletNotes
    1. bulletCompatibility: These fonts are compatible with the Macintosh version of NT Mss Font Collection in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files to a Macintosh if your applications are fully Unicode-aware and compatible fonts are installed on both systems. If the OpenType input methods are used the Macintosh user must be using a compatible application.
    2. bulletPrinter: The fonts will print to any Windows printer at the highest quality allowed by your printer.
    3. bulletDocumentation: All documentation, including a User's Manual and Keyboard Layout Charts (showing placement of the characters on the keys), is in Adobe Acrobat™ PDF or Microsoft Word format, and is installed into the Windows Start menu for easy access. Users may view the PDF documentation on screen or print it, using Acrobat Reader, available free online if you do not already have it.

Cost: USD $49.95 each, or $249.95 the entire collection (called New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection Professional in Unicode for Windows on the Order Form) Order

Do you need to upgrade? Check the current version number and a Release History.

See above for Font Samples

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New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode for Macintosh

New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode for Macintosh

Macintosh System Requirements:

  • bulletOperating Systems
    1. bulletRequires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.
  • bulletApplications
    1. bulletRequires any Unicode-compatible application.
    2. bullet The only Macintosh applications we are aware of that support Unicode at this time are Microsoft Word 2011/2008/2004, Mellel, InDesign CS, QuarkExpress 7.0 or newer, OpenOffice, Pages, Nisus Writer Express, TextEdit (included with Mac OS X), Oxygen, and BBEdit. We have only tested the fonts in Word 2004, Mellel, Nisus Writer Express and TextEdit. (If you are aware of additional applications please let us know.)
    3. bulletCertain features of some of the fonts can more easily be typed using an OpenType input method. This method requires an application that supports the OpenType layout features built into the fonts. The only applications known to support these features are the Mellel word processor, available from Linguist's Software, or InDesign CS5 or newer.
    4. bullet Even applications that claim to be Unicode and OpenType compliant may only support a limited range of Unicode characters or a limited set of OpenType features. Contact Linguist's Software about compatibility questions and about the availability of a non-Unicode version of this product that works in all applications.
  • bulletNotes
    1. bulletThese fonts are compatible with the Windows version of NT Mss Font Collection in Unicode. No conversion of files is necessary when transferring files to Windows if your applications are fully Unicode-aware and compatible fonts are installed on both systems. If the OpenType input method is used the Windows user must be using a compatible application.

Cost: USD $49.95 each, or $249.95 the entire collection (called New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection Professional in Unicode for Macintosh on the Order Form) Order

See above for Font Samples

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Also Available

The Greek Old and New Testament texts, with and without verse references, have been formatted for use with the NT Mss Font Collection in Unicode font collections. When you are representing the original hand of the above early Greek manuscripts and inscriptions you now can copy portions of the Old and New Testament texts and format them to represent these original hands using the Greek fonts in the NT Mss Font Collection in Unicode. For details see:

 

Testimonials

Here's what others are saying about New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode Here's what others are saying about New Testament Manuscripts Font Collection in Unicode:

"Many congratulations, Philip, for the incredible font families you have created. Your fonts are really the best."
Professor Federico Giuntoli, the Pontifical Biblical Institute, the Vatican, Rome, Italy

"Thank you once again for everything. I truly think that I have the best font package in the world. I am amazed at what you all have done and I am amazed that I have been able to obtain it. In truth, I could not be more delighted with my fonts. May God look on your works and kindness and bless you and yours."
Brian Smith, Smyrna, TN

"Every step in receiving, installing and using the New Testament Manuscript Font Collection P39 in Unicode worked smoothly: the SendThisFile download, installation, and use of the font! The font coding to the base characters without accents works the way I wanted - and the SESB Libronix/Logos text looks great!"
Veli Voipio, Helsinki, Finland


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