For a glossary of terms: https://github.com/jagracey/Awesome-Unicode/blob/master/GLOSSARY.md
For everything about Unicode: www.unicode.org/
Type in a symbol to find the Unicode identification:
Choose a language and pick from the virtual keyboard:
If you can not type a symbol, then draw it: http://shapecatcher.com/
Various input methods: http://hapax.qc.ca/
Usage: copy and paste ff into a terminal and replace *
by the name of the font:
fntsample -f *.ttf
fntsample -f DejaVuSerif-BoldItalic.ttf
If you do not have a font, whose name you know: http://www.identifont.com/
Wikipedia has a list of open-source fonts:
I have used fonts from the following, and other, sources. I have placed a
selection of PDF tables
in the directory FONTS+UNICODE/SPECIFIC_FONT_TABLES:
Libertine Fonts. I use the serif version as my main type: http://libertine-fonts.org/
Dieter Steffmann has many, very interesting and finely crafted, fonts:
The League of Moveable Type: https://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/ has Raleway and other nice fonts.
Hack is an excellent mono space (teletype =\tt or fixed spacing) designed
Various fonts such as "Old Italic": http://scholarsfonts.net/
If you need a glyph and can not find another font that has it, then
Unifont is for you!
"[There are] ... glyphs for every printable code point in the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP).
The BMP occupies the first 65,536 code points of the Unicode space, denoted as U+0000..U+FFFF."
For more on Unifont, see: https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/unifont
My main interest is in biblical Hebrew and ancient semitic scripts and in addition I am in the process of learning to read modern Arabic.
For the biblical texts I use the Society of Biblical Literature SBL Hebrew Font:
This is the default font at:
This excellent site has the most up-to-date electronic version of the Lenningrad Codex.
You can copy portions of the Bible off the screen, then paste them into the [FORM_for_RIGHT_to_LEFT.tex]
and obtain very eloquent versions using XeTex.
For detailed instructions on how to use tanach.us, see: http://web.ncf.ca/en493/JUDAICA/judaica.html
Other Hebrew fonts and ancient semitic fonts are available at: http://culmus.sourceforge.net/
There are also Hebrew fonts available at: https://opensiddur.org/help/fonts/
For Arabic one can obtain the Scheherazade font at: https://software.sil.org/scheherazade/
SIL has been developing scripts for various languages and also fonts which are aimed at literacy groups: https://scripts.sil.org/
Xetex was developed in the 1990s by Jonathan Kew who was at SIL; see the interview with him at: http://tug.org/interviews/kew.html
A wide variety of fonts and a great deal of information are available
at Chris Harvey's site: