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What is a good font for both Latin with diacritics and polytonic Greek

I would recommend Noto, which attempts to represent all of Unicode in a consistent style. It's available for free in both sans and serif versions. I'm generally pretty happy with it; you can see in ...
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Ancient Greek: how worried do I need to be about "long" and "short" accents?

I don't seem to recall seeing many of these "short" and "long" diacritics in Wiktionary. Are they actually Ancient Greek in origin (I mean, added by Aristophanes of Byzantium, or ...
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Why does the Misal rico de Cisneros uses the word "Qiſſa", and what is it supposed to mean? Why not "Miſſa" (Missa)?

I agree with brianpck's comment: I don't understand why you're reading this glyph as a Q. In isolation, it might look like a Q, but considering the context, it appears to be a variant of M (it's not ...
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What are popular fonts for polytonic Greek?

I've long relied on the free Gentium typeface, which has a simply gorgeous, highly readable polytonic Greek font, with diacriticals that I've always found quite easy to distinguish, both on the ...
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Is there a Latin version of "Quick brown fox..."?

Came across this single line in the Poetae Latini Minores (author uncertain): Sic fugiens, dux, zelotypos quam Karus haberis. The translation I see floating around the internet is odd, though: ...
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What is a good font for both Latin with diacritics and polytonic Greek

Another free option is DejaVu, from an older project with the same aim as Noto (i.e. trying to cover as much of Unicode as possible). I don't like its look quite as much, but it was my go-to for ...
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Is there an "comprehensive" list of Tironian symbols?

The bottom of the Wikipedia article Tironian notes includes a link to Wilhelm Schmitz's edition of the Commentarii notarum tironianarum. I apologize if you've already seen it, but in case you have not,...
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What is a good font for both Latin with diacritics and polytonic Greek

Gentium Plus covers the Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic scripts, as well as the IPA, and seems to support the sample texts very well. Gentium is freely published under the SIL Open Font License.
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Greek font with legible diacritics

I tested a few out. The spiritus in DejaVu Sans Moto looks actually fine to me at 12 pt, the older standard font size. https://postimg.cc/p9JscYS2 I wonder if it's a platform issue rather than a font ...
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Greek font with legible diacritics

On optical size I’ll add this as an answer, as it might be helpful in guiding your future searches for good fonts. For recommendations, I do not have anything to offer which has not already been ...
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What is a good font for both Latin with diacritics and polytonic Greek

There is also Charis SIL, though I haven't checked against all your requisites: Charis also makes other fonts, like Andika (see same link above): Charis says this about those fonts: "This font ...
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Ancient Greek: how worried do I need to be about "long" and "short" accents?

From the fact that you refer to macrons and breves as "accents" and wonder if you can do without them, I get the sense that you don't really understand what vowel length is. In English, we ...
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Ancient Greek: how worried do I need to be about "long" and "short" accents?

Be reassured. Greek is not Hebrew. Words written using the alphabet alone, without dots squiggles and wiggles, are perfectly memorable and perfectly comprehensible. Don’t be overly distracted by the ...
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What is a good font for both Latin with diacritics and polytonic Greek

You can use my free Unicode font, Dihjauti. Unlike many fonts, I actually included an i/j dot replacement table, i.e., you can stack diacritics like in Gentium without them overlapping the dot. I ...
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Greek font with legible diacritics

A possible solution that I'm employing while learning myself as well as teaching others is to stop using the smooth breathing at all. EDIT: Hey there;) So to respond to your questions in comments: I ...
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