Package fonts-otf-gfs-nicefore: Information

Source package: fonts-otf-gfs-nicefore
Version: 20080303-alt3_17
Build time:  Feb 3, 2019, 03:55 AM
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License: OFL
Summary: GFS Nicefore majuscule Greek font
As it is known, the Greek alphabet was used in majuscule form for over a
millennium before the minuscule letters gradually replaced it until they became
the official script in the 9th century A.D. Thereafter, majuscule letters were
confined to sparse use as initials or elaborate titles until the Italian

The new art of Typography, as well as the need of the humanists to mimic the
ancient Greco-Roman period brought back the extensive use of the majuscule
letter-forms in both Latin and Greek typography. Greek books of the time were
printed using the contemporary Byzantine hand with which they combined capital
letters modelled on the Roman antiquity, i.e. with thick and thin strokes and
serifs. At the same time the Byzantine majuscule tradition, principally used on
theological editions, remainned alive until the early 19th century.

GFS Nicefore is a typical Byzantine sample of the 5th-7th century period.

It has been designed by George D. Matthiopoulos.

List of rpms provided by this srpm:
fonts-otf-gfs-nicefore (noarch)

Maintainer: Igor Vlasenko

List of contributors:
Igor Vlasenko

    1. fontpackages-devel
    2. unzip

Last changed

Oct. 20, 2017 Igor Vlasenko 20080303-alt3_17
- update to new release by fcimport
July 26, 2016 Igor Vlasenko 20080303-alt3_15
- update to new release by fcimport
Sept. 20, 2015 Igor Vlasenko 20080303-alt3_14
- update to new release by fcimport