Some technical information about Unicode on the web
The encoding for the pages on this site is UTF-8, which is able to display Unicode characters without any modification, and is supported by all modern browsers and operating systems.
Unicode font utilities
The Polytonic Greek Virtual Keyboard
2020 update: should work in any up-to-date desktop browser. Interface is improved as well.
The Unicode Range Viewer
2020 updates: you can now find a code block by entering a Unicode character, or selecting a block from the list. If you choose a font, only the characters in that font are displayed.
The Surrogate Pair Calculator etc.
Calculates the surrogate pairs for high-bit supplemental plane values, the scalar value for a surrogate pair, or (new in 2020) both for a supplemental plane character. Also includes the algorithms and sample code for converting to and from surrogate pairs.
The Greek Number Converter
Converts numbers to the alphabetic Greek format. The only converter of its type that I know of.
2020 bug fix: the upper and lower numeral signs are now consistent.
unicode_font_utilities.zip (all the above, 33.2 kB)
Here are links to some font software if you decide to pursue fontmaking yourself.
A “starter” program is Softy by Dave Emmett. But you may quickly outgrow it.
The program I originally used to make the glyphs in Aristarcoj was TypeTool from FontLab.
To create the font file itself, I used Font Creator by
I now use it for the entire fontmaking process as the editing has beome more advanced in later versions.