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Fedora 7 Update: gfs-didot-classic-fonts-20070415-1.fc7



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2007-3959
2007-11-29 01:46:18.605013
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Name        : gfs-didot-classic-fonts
Product     : Fedora 7
Version     : 20070415
Release     : 1.fc7
URL         : http://www.greekfontsociety.org/pages/en_typefaces19th.html
Summary     : GFS Didot Classic Greek font
Description :
Under the influence of the neoclassical ideals of the late 18th century, the
famous French typecutter Firmin Didot in Paris designed a new Greek typeface
(1805) which was immediately used in the publishing programme of Adamantios
Korai, the prominent intellectual figure of the Greek diaspora and leading
scholar of the Greek Enlightenment. The typeface eventually arrived in Greece,
with the field press which came with Didot’s grandson Ambroise Firmin Didot,
during the Greek Revolution in 1821. Since then the typeface has enjoyed an
unrivaled success as the type of choice for almost every kind of publication
until the last decades of the 20th century.

Didot's original type design, as it is documented in publications during the
first decades of the 19th century, was digitized and revived by George D.
Matthiopoulos in 2006 for a project of the Department of Literature in the
School of Philosophy at the University of Thessaloniki, and is now available
for general use.

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Update Information:

Greek Font Society OTF fonts
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Updated packages:

8520745abb541b9e0d65af334469d30dda705867 gfs-didot-classic-fonts-20070415-1.fc7.noarch.rpm
91641bb3f55db3af9ba15a5fa97443d5a73bc6ed gfs-didot-classic-fonts-20070415-1.fc7.src.rpm

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