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Greek font family (Classic Didot revival)

Under the influence of the neoclassical ideals of the late 18th century, the famous French typecutter Firmin Didot in Paris designed a new Greek typeface (1805) which was immediately used in the publishing programme of Adamantios Korai, the prominent intellectual figure of the Greek diaspora and leading scholar of the Greek Enlightenment. The typeface eventually arrived in Greece, with the field press which came with Didot’s grandson Ambroise Firmin Didot, during the Greek Revolution in 1821.

Since then the typeface has enjoyed an unrivaled success as the type of choice for almost every kind of publication until the last decades of the 20th century. Didot's original type design, as it is documented in publications during the first decades of the 19th century, was digitized and revived by George D. Matthiopoulos in 2006 for a project of the Department of Literature in the School of Philosophy at the University of Thessaloniki, and is now available for general use.

Package version:1.1-2


The GSF Didot Classic font

GFS Didot Classic is released under the SIL Open Font License.
See OFL-FAQ.txt for details of the SIL Open Font License.

These fonts are automatically available through fontconfig (if it is
installed) to all fontconfig-aware applications. If you wish to use the
fonts in generic X11 applications you will have to install x-ttcidfont-conf


ttf-gfs-didot-classic (1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format
  * Add ${misc:Depends} to dependencies to properly cope with
    debhelper-triggerred dependencies
  * Add myself as Uploader
  * Update Standards to 3.8.3 (checked)
  * Drop no longer needed dependency and build dependency on defoma

 -- Christian Perrier <>  Sun, 06 Dec 2009 14:38:42 +


This package was debianized by Nicolas Spalinger <>
on Sat, 30 Jun 2007.

See the Alioth project for co-maintainership of open fonts:

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Upstream Author: Greek Font Society

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