Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 398711
Review Request: gfs-solomos-fonts - GFS Solomos oblique Greek font
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:24 EST
Spec URL: http://nim.fedorapeople.org/gfs-solomos-fonts.spec
SRPM URL: http://nim.fedorapeople.org/gfs-solomos-fonts-20071114-1.fc9.src.rpm
From the middle of the 19th century an italic font with many calligraphic
overtones was introduced into Greek printing. Its source is unknown, but it
almost certainly was the product of a German or Italian foundry. In the first
type specimen printed in Greece by the typecutter K. Miliadis (1850), the font
was listed anonymously along others of 11pts and in the Gr. Doumas' undated
specimen appeared as «11pt Greek inclined». For most of the second half of the
century the type was used extensively as an italic for emphasis in words,
sentences or exerpts. In 1889, the folio size Type Specimen of Anestis
Konstantinidis' publishing, printing and type founding establishment also
included the type as «Greek inclined [9 & 12 pt]».
Nevertheless, the excessively calligraphic style of the characters, combined
with the steep and uncomfortable obliqueness of the capitals, was out of favour
in the 20th century and the type did not survive the conformity of the
mechanical type cutting and casting. The font has been digitally revived, as
part of our typographic tradition, by George D. Matthiopoulos and is part of
GFS' type library under the name GFS Solomos, in commemoration of the great
Greek poet of the 19th century, Dionisios Solomos.
gfs-solomos-fonts.noarch: I: checking
gfs-solomos-fonts.noarch: E: description-line-too-long specimen appeared as
«11pt Greek inclined». For most of the second half of the
Your description lines must not exceed 79 characters. If a line is exceeding
this number, cut it to fit in two lines.
gfs-solomos-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.
(In reply to comment #1)
> gfs-solomos-fonts.noarch: I: checking
> gfs-solomos-fonts.noarch: E: description-line-too-long specimen appeared as
> «11pt Greek inclined». For most of the second half of the
> Your description lines must not exceed 79 characters. If a line is exceeding
> this number, cut it to fit in two lines.
The lines have been resized using the standard "fold" tool. So they are all 80
column max. rpmlint targets a non-standard terminal width, 79 column and I don't
believe this width is actually in use anywhere or that any terminal user will
actually be inconvenienced if we use the full 80 column. If you really insist I
may resize the text but that seems a waste of time to me.
> gfs-solomos-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.
rpmlint wants to force you to put the version at the end of the first changelog
line, however the official approved Fedora changelog format list includes a
style where the version is not on this line
(http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Changelogs, 3rd style) so
rpmlint's warning is bogus
I prefer you to fix rpmlint error description-line-too-long. Reason, If this is
bogus message then we should have already removed it from rpmlint tool itself
but as rpmlint is made to report it as error, good to fix this.
Updated version posted at the usual place to cut lines at 79 columns.
Note that rpmlint does not know how to count UTF-8 characters, so if it still
complains do check in an UTF-8 aware editor he's actually right (he isn't)
I agree it was big work for you to ask to fix small issue but still I prefer to
follow what rpmlint says till rpmlint tool gives it as Error and not Warning.
Dunno, But with updated version I still see
gfs-solomos-fonts.src: E: description-line-too-long specimen appeared as «11pt
Greek inclined». For most of the second half of the
Otherwise Packaging looks ok.
I don't want you to waste your time again now so if you want to fix it then fix
at time of cvs import.
rpmlint is wrong. I actually cheched the line it tags manually - it's less than
79 columns in UTF-8, which is our default encoding.
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: gfs-solomos-fonts
Short Description: GFS Solomos oblique Greek font
Branches: F-7, F-8, devel
Cvsextras Commits: Yes