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Fedora 8 Update: gfs-olga-fonts-20060908-1.fc8



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2007-3945
2007-11-29 01:43:08.002822
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Name        : gfs-olga-fonts
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 20060908
Release     : 1.fc8
URL         : http://www.greekfontsociety.org/pages/en_typefaces20th.html
Summary     : GFS Olga experimental oblique Greek font
Description :
In Greece the terms italic and oblique have the same meaning since they are
borrowed from the latin typographic practice without any real historical
equivalent in Greek history. Until the end of the 19th century Greek typefaces
were cut and cast indepedently, not as members of a typefamily. The
mechanisation of typecutting allowed the transformation of upright Greek
typefaces to oblique designs. Nonetheless, the typesetting practice of a
cursive Greek font to complement an upright one did not survive the 19th
century.

The experimental font GFS Olga (1995) attempts to revive this lost tradition.
The typeface was designed and digitised by George Matthiopoulos, based on the
historical Porson Greek type (1803) with the intention to be the companion of
the upright GFS Didot font whenever there is a need for an italic alternative.

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ChangeLog:

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Updated packages:

993e3e48c9969aa6690bb338f192031c341a69d5 gfs-olga-fonts-20060908-1.fc8.noarch.rpm
3680ff135edfbeffa98cd235407f6372f4b0b40d gfs-olga-fonts-20060908-1.fc8.src.rpm

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update gfs-olga-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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