Package fonts-otf-gfs-ambrosia: Information

Source package: fonts-otf-gfs-ambrosia
Version: 20080624-alt4_27
Build time:  Feb 9, 2022, 10:58 AM
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License: OFL
Summary: GFS Ambrosia, a Greek majuscule 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 Ambrosia has the main characteristics of the majuscule forms of the early
Christian tradition.

It has been designed by George D. Matthiopoulos.

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

Maintainer: Igor Vlasenko

List of contributors:
Igor Vlasenko

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

Last changed


Feb. 6, 2022 Igor Vlasenko 20080624-alt4_27
- use short alt-style fontdir name
Feb. 6, 2022 Igor Vlasenko 20080624-alt3_27
- update to new release by fcimport
Oct. 20, 2017 Igor Vlasenko 20080624-alt3_17
- update to new release by fcimport