Font name: Vulcanius

…to honor Bonaventura Vulcanius, the XVI century philologist who rediscovered the Gothic language and provided a first edition of the Codex Argenteus, which is the most extensive manuscript containing portions of the Gothic Bible. The Bible translation into Gothic is dated by mid IV century and traditionally attributed to Wulfila (aka Ulfilas) (ca. 311–383), the first bishop of the Goths.



Font version: 1.04

It is a final candidate version; updated on 20 October 2004.

Platform: Mac OS X and Windows

The font is in ".ttf" format, so it can be used both on Mac OS X and Windows systems.

As an experiment, it contains also additional glyph features in AAT format (work on Mac OS X 10.3 and above).

Style: Times-like

The aim was to reproduce the gothic script with the glyph shape of the Times New Roman capitals.


Vulcanius is a Unicode compliant font covering the Gothic script. The font includes all the gothic letters plus two glyph variants: one for the letter Sauil (S) and one for the letter Eis (I). The glyph variants work on AAT-compatible applications on MacOS X 10.3.


The font can be downloaded freely. Remember that it is still a work-in-progress. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

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