Bug 398541 - Review Request: gfs-olga-fonts - GFS Olga experimental oblique font
Summary: Review Request: gfs-olga-fonts - GFS Olga experimental oblique font
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Parag AN(पराग)
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-25 18:09 UTC by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-11-27 21:37:58 UTC
panemade: fedora-review+
kevin: fedora-cvs+

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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2007-11-25 18:09:49 UTC
Spec URL: http://nim.fedorapeople.org/gfs-olga-fonts.spec
SRPM URL: http://nim.fedorapeople.org/gfs-olga-fonts-20060908-1.fc9.src.rpm

In Greece the terms italic and oblique have the same meaning since they are
borrowed from the latin typographic practice without any real historical
equivalent in Greek history. Until the end of the 19th century Greek typefaces
were cut and cast indepedently, not as members of a typefamily. The
mechanisation of typecutting allowed the transformation of upright Greek
typefaces to oblique designs. Nonetheless, the typesetting practice of a
cursive Greek font to complement an upright one did not survive the 19th

The experimental font GFS Olga (1995) attempts to revive this lost tradition.
The typeface was designed and digitised by George Matthiopoulos, based on the
historical Porson Greek type (1803) with the intention to be the companion of
the upright GFS Didot font whenever there is a need for an italic alternative.

Comment 1 Parag AN(पराग) 2007-11-26 17:09:14 UTC
rpmlint reported only
gfs-olga-fonts.noarch: W: no-version-in-last-changelog
The last changelog entry doesn't contain a version. Please insert the
version that is coherent with the version of the package and rebuild it.

Otherwise packaging looks ok.

Comment 2 Nicolas Mailhot 2007-11-26 20:03:24 UTC
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: gfs-olga-fonts
Short Description: GFS Olga experimental oblique Greek font
Owners: nicolas.mailhot@laposte.net
Branches: F-7, F-8, devel
InitialCC: fedora-fonts-bugs-list@redhat.com
Cvsextras Commits: Yes

Comment 3 Kevin Fenzi 2007-11-27 04:03:43 UTC
cvs done.

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