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Fedora 7 Update: gfs-olga-fonts-20060908-1.fc7



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2007-3959
2007-11-29 01:46:18.605013
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Name        : gfs-olga-fonts
Product     : Fedora 7
Version     : 20060908
Release     : 1.fc7
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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Update Information:

Greek Font Society OTF fonts
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Updated packages:

a999610fda38198e14772f2ba6ffa0eacc0f5d95 gfs-olga-fonts-20060908-1.fc7.noarch.rpm
7bfa352c9e8e45142addb4d6de6325bde41c7494 gfs-olga-fonts-20060908-1.fc7.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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