[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#680936: package description too historical
erik.esterer at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 11:23:25 UTC 2012
Dear Fonts Task Force,
while translating the package description of fonts-gfs-neohellenic I checked the descriptions of fonts-gfs-* packages and I think they are too historic. E.g. the description of fonts-gfs-neohellenic has the most important information (What does it look like? Which weights?) hidden in a long text. Consider the following shortened version:
"New Greek font family with matching Latin
New Hellenic is a round, and almost monoline Greek font family. It consists of several weights (normal, italic, bold and bold italic) as well as a latin version.
It was originally designed 1927 by Victor Scholderer and cut by the Lanston Monotype Corporation. It is the revival of a type which had first appeared in 1492 in the edition of Macrobius, ascribable to the printing shop of Giovanni Rosso (Joannes Rubeus) in Venice. The Greek Font Society digitized the typeface (1993-1994) funded by the Athens Archeological Society with the addition of a new set of epigraphical symbols."
I wouldn't mind omitting the second paragraph as well.
PS: I intend to review the other fonts-gfs-* packages as well, after discussing this one :)
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