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Fedora 8 Update: gfs-baskerville-fonts-20070327-3.fc8



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2007-3945
2007-11-29 01:43:08.002822
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Name        : gfs-baskerville-fonts
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 20070327
Release     : 3.fc8
URL         : http://www.greekfontsociety.org/pages/en_typefaces18th.html
Summary     : GFS Baskerville Greek font
Description :
John Baskerville (1706-1775) got involed in typography late in his career but
his contribution was significant. He was a successful entrepreneur and
possesed an inquiring mind which he applied to produce many aesthetic and
technical innovations in printing. He invented a new ink formula, a new type
of smooth paper and made various improvements in the printing press. He was
also involved in type design which resulted in a latin typeface which was used
for the edition of Virgil, in 1757. The quality of the type was admired
throughout of Europe and America and was revived with great success in the
early 20th century.

Baskerville was also involved in the design of a Greek typeface which he used
in an edition of the New Testament for Oxford University, in 1763. He adopted
the practice of avoiding the excessive number of ligatures which Alexander
Wilson had started a few years earlier but his Greek types were rather narrow
in proportion and did not win the sympathy of the philologists and other
scholars of his time. They did influence, however, the Greek types of
Giambattista Bodoni. and through him Didot's Greek in Paris.

The typeface has been digitally revived as GFS Baskerville Classic by Sophia
Kalaitzidou and George D. Matthiopoulos and is now available as part of GFS'
type library.

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ChangeLog:

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Updated packages:

9fb8e84dce5a1f83390437fcec4552478a2c4a18 gfs-baskerville-fonts-20070327-3.fc8.noarch.rpm
1d193559e717b20a0147e27539ee3ea9f342517d gfs-baskerville-fonts-20070327-3.fc8.src.rpm

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update gfs-baskerville-fonts' 
at the command line.  For more information, refer to "Managing Software
with yum", available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.
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