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Fedora 7 Update: gfs-porson-fonts-20060908-3.fc7



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2007-3959
2007-11-29 01:46:18.605013
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Name        : gfs-porson-fonts
Product     : Fedora 7
Version     : 20060908
Release     : 3.fc7
URL         : http://www.greekfontsociety.org/pages/en_typefaces19th.html
Summary     : GFS Porson Greek font
Description :
In England, during the 1790’s, Cambridge University Press decided to procure a
new set of Greek types. The university’s great scholar of Classics, Richard
Porson was asked to produce a typeface based on his handsome handwriting and
Richard Austin was commissioned to cut the types. The type was completed in
1808, after the untimely death of Porson the previous year. Its success was
immediate and since then the classical editions in Great Britain and the
U.S.A. use it, almost invariably.

In 1913, Monotype released the typeface with some corrections, notably
replacing the upright capitals suggested by Porson with inclined ones. In
Greece the typeface was used under the name Pelasgika type.

GFS Porson is based on the Monotype version, though using upright capitals, as
in the original.

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Update Information:

Greek Font Society OTF fonts
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Updated packages:

cd4c4f6dd37b80d611ba7364e06a329dce23b10c gfs-porson-fonts-20060908-3.fc7.noarch.rpm
ac473f4a6528183453716bf7f652bb65bf2d9595 gfs-porson-fonts-20060908-3.fc7.src.rpm

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