fonts-otf-gfs-neohellenic - A 20th century Greek typeface

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Classic noarch
Package name fonts-otf-gfs-neohellenic
Package version 20090918
Package release alt3_12
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Installed size 824.80 KB
Download size 824.80 KB
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The design of new Greek typefaces always followed the growing needs of the
Classical Studies in the major European Universities. Furthermore, by the end
of the 19th century bibliology had become an established section of Historical
Studies, and, as John Bowman commented, the prevailing attitude was that Greek
types should adhere to a lost idealized, yet undefined, greekness of yore.
Especially in Great Britain this tendency remained unchallenged in the first
decades of the 20th century, both by Richard Proctor, curator of the incunabula
section in the British Museum Library and his successor Victor Scholderer.
In 1927, Scholderer, on behalf of the Society for the Promotion of Greek
Studies, got involved in choosing and consulting the design and production of a
Greek type called New Hellenic cut by the Lanston Monotype Corporation. He
chose the revival of a round, and almost monoline type which had first appeared
in 1492 in the edition of Macrobius, ascribable to the printing shop of
Giovanni Rosso (Joannes Rubeus) in Venice. New Hellenic was the only successful
typeface in Great Britain after the introduction of Porson Greek well over a
century before. The type, since to 1930a.'s, was also well received in Greece,
albeit with a different design for Ksi and Omega.
GFS digitized the typeface (1993-1994) funded by the Athens Archeological
Society with the addition of a new set of epigraphical symbols. Later (2000)
more weights were added (italic, bold and bold italic) as well as a latin


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-otf-gfs-neohellenic - - -


Name Value
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -


Name Value
font(gfsneohellenic) -
font(gfsneohellenicrg) -
fontlang(en) -
fonts-otf-gfs-neohellenic = 20090918-alt3_12


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-otf-gfs-neohellenic-20090918-alt3_12.noarch.rpm
Source Package fonts-otf-gfs-neohellenic-20090918-alt3_12.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install fonts-otf-gfs-neohellenic rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install fonts-otf-gfs-neohellenic


/usr/share/doc/fonts-otf-gfs-neohellenic-20090918/NeoHellenic Specimen.pdf


2017-10-20 - Igor Vlasenko <> 20090918-alt3_12
- update to new release by fcimport
2016-07-26 - Igor Vlasenko <> 20090918-alt3_10
- update to new release by fcimport
2015-09-20 - Igor Vlasenko <> 20090918-alt3_9
- update to new release by fcimport
2014-10-27 - Igor Vlasenko <> 20090918-alt3_8
- update to new release by fcimport
2014-06-26 - Igor Vlasenko <> 20090918-alt3_7
- update to new release by fcimport
2013-08-12 - Igor Vlasenko <> 20090918-alt3_6
- update to new release by fcimport
2013-02-22 - Igor Vlasenko <> 20090918-alt3_5
- update to new release by fcimport
2012-07-27 - Igor Vlasenko <> 20090918-alt3_4
- update to new release by fcimport
2012-03-22 - Igor Vlasenko <> 20090918-alt3_3
- rebuild to get rid of #27020
2012-01-21 - Igor Vlasenko <> 20090918-alt2_3
- update to new release by fcimport

See Also

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