Tiresias (typeface)

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Tiresias Specimen.svg
Category Sans-serif
Designer(s) The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
License GNU General Public License

Tiresias is a family of TrueType sans-serif typefaces that were designed with the aim of legibility by people with impaired vision at the Scientific Research Unit of Royal National Institute of Blind People in London. The font was originally designed for the RNIB by Chris Sharville of Laker Sharville Design Associates who was working with John Gill at the time.


The family includes

In late 2007, all Tiresias fonts except Tiresias Screenfont were released under the GNU General Public License version 3 or any later version. [1]

The Tiresias Screenfont was sold by Bitstream Inc., who in 2012 were acquired by Monotype Corporation. The acquiring company continues to market Tiresias on its websites.

The name likely refers to Tiresias from Greek Mythology, a blind prophet of Apollo.

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  1. "Tiresias fonts free downloads". 2009-11-20. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 2010-10-11.