Package fonts-otf-gfs-porson: Information

    Binary package: fonts-otf-gfs-porson
    Version: 20060908-alt3_23
    Architecture: noarch
    Build time:  Feb 3, 2019, 04:09 AM
    Source package: fonts-otf-gfs-porson
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    License: OFL
    Summary: GFS Porson Greek font
    Description: 
    In England, during the 1790a.'s, Cambridge University Press decided to procure a
    new set of Greek types. The universitya.'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.

    Maintainer: Igor Vlasenko

    List of contributors:
    Igor Vlasenko

    Last changed


    Oct. 20, 2017 Igor Vlasenko 20060908-alt3_23
    - update to new release by fcimport
    July 26, 2016 Igor Vlasenko 20060908-alt3_21
    - update to new release by fcimport
    Sept. 20, 2015 Igor Vlasenko 20060908-alt3_20
    - update to new release by fcimport