About Linguist's Software, Inc.
inguist’s Software, a font foundry since 1984, produces and licenses professional-quality, scalable fonts for over 2600 languages for the Windows and Macintosh platforms. The company was founded in 1984 by Philip B. Payne, Ph.D. from Cambridge University in New Testament Greek, which he taught there, at various seminaries, and as a missionary in Japan. Phil needed Greek, Hebrew and Japanese fonts when none were available, so he bought one of the original 128K Macs and hired one of the original Mac programmers to teach him how to create fonts before there were any commercial font tools. MacWorld Magazine heard about it and published four columns of Greek, Hebrew, and Japanese text in the November 1984 MacWorld Magazine, pages 90-91, and Linguist’s Software was born. By 1992 Phil, with help from experts in many languages, had created fonts for 242 languages from Akkadian to Zulu in his basement. Forbes Magazine in its November 23, 1992 issue published an article about Linguist's Software on pages 162-164.
Linguist's Software produces the finest Greek, Hebrew and transliteration fonts used in Biblical studies today. Publishers use many of our archaic language fonts for things like Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Syriac, Amharic, and Ugaritic. We supply fonts for more than 88 North American Native languages, 13 Hindi and other Indian subcontinent languages, TransIndic transliteration fonts, and the IPA fonts used to publish The Journal of the IPA.
Linguist’s Software has been featured in many other publications, including the New York Times and the San Jose Mercury News. Our products are widely licensed and used in publishing. Our Greek fonts were used in the Nestle-Aland 27th and 28th ed. Novum Testamentum Graece and the United Bible Societies’ 4th ed., rev. Greek New Testament. Our beautiful NewJerusalemU font is being used to produce the new Oxford Hebrew Bible, and is the perfect font for reproducing the Hebrew Scriptures. Our Cyrillic II fonts were used to print the Easy-to-Read Russian Bible.
Licensees of our fonts include such companies as AutoDesk, Capcom, Clintrak Clinical Labeling Services, Geac, Honda, Dr. Pepper and Seven Up, Scheidt & Bachman, USA, the U.S. Army, and Volkswagen.
Scores of universities and seminaries have licensed LaserGreek and other Linguist's Software fonts, including Cambridge University, Oxford University, King's College London, St. Andrews University, the University of Wales, the University of Zuerich, Mainz University, Ecole Francaise d'Athenes, Bar Ilan University, the University of Victoria (BC), the University of Chicago, the University of California, University of Notre Dame, University of Texas, University of Washington, Southwestern University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Colorado, Wheaton College, Covenant Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary.
Linguist's Software is located in Edmonds, Washington State, USA, on the shore of beautiful Puget Sound, just north of Seattle.
If you have any questions about our products please contact us. If you call Phil will answer the phone personally. He would enjoy hearing from you.
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