Package fonts-otf-gfs-porson: Information

Source package: fonts-otf-gfs-porson
Version: 20060908-alt3_23
Build time:  Feb 3, 2019, 04:09 AM
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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.

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

Maintainer: Igor Vlasenko

List of contributors:
Igor Vlasenko

    1. fontpackages-devel
    2. unzip

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