Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 398761
Review Request: gfs-baskerville-fonts - GFS Baskerville Greek font
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:24 EST
Spec URL: http://nim.fedorapeople.org/gfs-baskerville-fonts.spec
SRPM URL: http://nim.fedorapeople.org/gfs-baskerville-fonts-20070327-2.fc9.src.rpm
John Baskerville (1706-1775) got involed in typography late in his career but
his contribution was significant. He was a successful entrepreneur and possesed
an inquiring mind which he applied to produce many aesthetic and technical
innovations in printing. He invented a new ink formula, a new type of smooth
paper and made various improvements in the printing press. He was also involved
in type design which resulted in a latin typeface which was used for the
edition of Virgil, in 1757. The quality of the type was admired throughout of
Europe and America and was revived with great success in the early 20th century.
Baskerville was also involved in the design of a Greek typeface which he used
in an edition of the New Testament for Oxford University, in 1763. He adopted
the practice of avoiding the excessive number of ligatures which Alexander
Wilson had started a few years earlier but his Greek types were rather narrow
in proportion and did not win the sympathy of the philologists and other
scholars of his time. They did influence, however, the Greek types of
Giambattista Bodoni. and through him Didot's Greek in Paris.
The typeface has been digitally revived as GFS Baskerville Classic by Sophia
Kalaitzidou and George D. Matthiopoulos and is now available as part of GFS'
gfs-baskerville-fonts.noarch: I: checking
gfs-baskerville-fonts.noarch: E: description-line-too-long Europe and America
and was revived with great success in the early 20th century.
Your description lines must not exceed 79 characters. If a line is exceeding
this number, cut it to fit in two lines.
gfs-baskerville-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.
Updated version posted at the usual place to fix the description-line-too-long
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.
Packaging looks ok.
rpmlint is wrong and does no know how to count UTF-8 properly. 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-baskerville-fonts
Short Description: GFS Baskerville Greek font
Branches: F-7, F-8, devel
Cvsextras Commits: Yes