Junicode 2 is a completely rebuilt version of Junicode, the font for medievalists. When complete, it will offer the full MUFI (Medieval Unicode Font Initiative, version 4.0) character set in all faces, which will include Light, Regular, Medium, Semibold and Bold weights, Condensed, Semicondensed and Regular widths, and (of course) roman and italic styles. All fonts will include an expanded set of OpenType features—for example, automated transliteration of Latin text to runic or Gothic, mirrored runes, historical ligatures (easing access to MUFI’s specialized ligatures), old-style figures, and many variant letter-shapes.
As of January 2022, the roman style is complete, with final refinement of outlines, metrics, kerning and OpenType features ongoing. The italic is about 91% complete, and development is proceeding briskly. The project is hosted on Github, where beta versions of the font can be downloaded.
Play with a generous selection of the many features of Junicode 2 by selecting a style for the box below from the drop-down menu and by selecting features. The text box is editable: type or paste in some text of your choosing to see how it will look in Junicode 2.
Check out the guide to making searchable web pages with Junicode 2.