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Information for build gfs-solomos-fonts-20071114-2.fc9

Package Namegfs-solomos-fonts
SummaryGFS Solomos oblique Greek font
DescriptionFrom the middle of the 19th century an italic font with many calligraphic overtones was introduced into Greek printing. Its source is unknown, but it almost certainly was the product of a German or Italian foundry. In the first type specimen printed in Greece by the typecutter K. Miliadis (1850), the font was listed anonymously along others of 11pts and in the Gr. Doumas' undated specimen appeared as «11pt Greek inclined». For most of the second half of the century the type was used extensively as an italic for emphasis in words, sentences or exerpts. In 1889, the folio size Type Specimen of Anestis Konstantinidis' publishing, printing and type founding establishment also included the type as «Greek inclined [9 & 12 pt]». Nevertheless, the excessively calligraphic style of the characters, combined with the steep and uncomfortable obliqueness of the capitals, was out of favour in the 20th century and the type did not survive the conformity of the mechanical type cutting and casting. The font has been digitally revived, as part of our typographic tradition, by George D. Matthiopoulos and is part of GFS' type library under the name GFS Solomos, in commemoration of the great Greek poet of the 19th century, Dionisios Solomos.
Built bynim
State complete
Volume fedora_koji_archive00
StartedTue, 27 Nov 2007 16:05:43 UTC
CompletedTue, 27 Nov 2007 16:07:52 UTC
Taskbuild (dist-f9, /cvs/pkgs:rpms/gfs-solomos-fonts/devel:gfs-solomos-fonts-20071114-2_fc9)
gfs-solomos-fonts-20071114-2.fc9.src.rpm (info) (download)
gfs-solomos-fonts-20071114-2.fc9.noarch.rpm (info) (download)
Changelog * Mon Nov 26 2007 Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at> ☠ 20071114-2 ⚑ Re-size description so the paupers that can not afford a 80th column in their terminal are not discriminated against. (Courtesy: the 79-column-liberation-front cell that subverted the rpmlint codebase) * Sun Nov 25 2007 Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at> ☺ 20071114-1 ✓ initial packaging