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W1G Fonts  (WGL4)

At the moment there are five distinct categories of OpenType fonts: OpenType Std, OpenType Pro, OpenType Com, OpenType W1G (WGL4), and OpenType W2G.

Here you will find an overview of all available W1G fonts at

W1G (WGL4) OpenType fonts have an extended character set for international communication. W1G not only supports many languages based on the Latin alphabet but also several languages based on the Cyrillic alphabet. In addition, W1G (WGL4) fonts sup-port monotonic Greek.
In the following character set table, characters which are W1G only, are highlighted bold, characters, which are WGL4 only, are highlighted gray.

With more than 600 characters, this standard guarantees that at least 89 languages can be supported by every W1G font:

Latin: Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, Arumanian, Asturian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Cornish, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Gaelic, Gagauz (Latin), Galician, German, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Karelian, Ladin, Latin (Lingua Latina), Latvian, Lithuanian, Luba, Maltese, Moldavian (Latin), Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Rheto-Romance, Romanian, Sámi (Lule), Sámi (Northern), Sámi (Southern), Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Turkmen (Latin), Vepsian, Welsh, Wolof, Zulu.
Cyrillic: Agul, Avar, Balkar, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Chechen, Erzya, Gagauz, Ingush, Karachay, Khvarshi, Komi, Komi-Permyak, Lezgian, Macedonian, Moldavian, Nenets Tundra, Ossetian, Russian, Rutul, Serbian, Ukrainian.
These fonts may also include further languages and typeface specific typographical character variants.

About WGL Fonts

Windows Glyph List 4 (abbreviated WGL4) is a Codepage defined by Microsoft. It contains 652 glyphs, including the entire range of the Microsoft Codepage Codepage CP1250 (Central European), CP1251 (Cyrillic), CP1252 (Western European), CP1253 (Greek), and CP1254 (Turkish), as well as the glyphs from MS-DOS-CP437. As of 2004, the WGL4 glyphs were the only glyphs whose consistent rendering could be guaranteed on all current operating systems. Additional Unicode glyphs are not supported in as many system faces, including the those needed for Armenian and Georgian under Windows 9x, Devanagari under Linux or Ethiopian and Runes under Windows XP. WGL4 glyphs may be found on almost all operating systems.

more ... W2G Fonts

Here is a list of all languages supported by W1G fonts (PDF file English/German, 1 mb).