Package fonts-otf-gfs-jackson: Information

Source package: fonts-otf-gfs-jackson
Version: 20080303-alt3_26
Build time:  Oct 22, 2023, 03:03 PM
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License: OFL
Summary: GFS Jackson, a majuscule Greek font family
Description: 
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
Renaissance.

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 modeled 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, remained alive until the early 19th century.

GFS Jackson is an edition of the font cut, in 1788, by Joseph Jackson on
commission by the Cambridge University in preparation of the edition of the
Beza codex containing the New Testament from the 5th-6th century. Theodore
Beza was the erudite scholar from Geneva who had given the codex as a gift to
the University in 1581.

It has been designed by George D. Matthiopoulos.

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

Maintainer: Igor Vlasenko

List of contributors:
Igor Vlasenko

    1. rpm-build-fedora-compat-fonts
    2. rpm-build-fonts
    3. rpm-macros-fedora-compat
    4. rpm-macros-fonts
    5. unzip

Last changed


Feb. 7, 2022 Igor Vlasenko 20080303-alt3_26
- update to new release by fcimport
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