[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#680936: package description too historical
Martin Eberhard Schauer
Martin.E.Schauer at gmx.de
Mon Jul 9 20:38:27 UTC 2012
the times they are a changin' … Until today I felt I could unconditionally
rely on the "JBR patch" ;-)
>> New Greek font family with matching Latin
>> New Hellenic is a round, and almost monoline Greek font family. It
>> of several weights (normal, italic, bold and bold italic) as well as
> New Greek font family with matching Latin
> Bear in mind that DevRef says not to capitalise the first word of the
Well, the international (TM) "German core team" (AT/DE) was not aware of
when it started its work.
> > New Hellenic is a round, and almost monoline Greek font family. It …
> This is a much better place to start, though skipping all the stuff
> about the British Museum does make it unclear how this is a "new"
> Greek font family - would "modern" make more sense?
I suggest introducing a shortened version of the British Museum stuff which
explains that New Hellenic is (just) a name.
> I might also mention that as a non-specialist I had no idea what
> "monoline" means - Wikipedia redirects me to a page on financial
Perhaps it is just a mistake and the author wanted to say monospaced.
Here is my suggestion (based also on comments not cited, text within 
[new] Greek font family with matching Latin
In 1927 Victor Scholderer, curator of the incunabula section in the
British Museum Library, chose a font following the needs of the
Classical Studies in the major European Universities, called "New
Hellenic". [It was the only successful typeface in Great Britain
well over a century before.] In 1993-4 the typeface was digitized
by the Greek Font Society, with the addition of a new set of
After having a second glance at my proposal, there is font information
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 has its origins in the printing shop of Giovanni Rosso
(Joannes Rubeus) in Venice.
This would have to be added.
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