GFS Decker fonts

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GFS Decker Greek fonts

Description

This typeface is a product of Deckersche Schriftgießere typefoundry owned by Rudolf Ludwig Decker (1804-1877) in Berlin, but it was frequently used in Greek editions by both Oxford and Cambridge University Press during the last decades of the 19th century. It was designed and cut before 1864, according to John Bowman, when a set of matrices was bought by OUP, although the type was not cast and used in England until 1882.

The typeface is an uncial design containing a case of capitals, and small capitals, too. The letters lack any sherifs although they retain their thick and thin strokes. It appeared as an alternate type of Byzantine tradition in mostly patristic texts.

The font was digitally designed by George D. Matthiopoulos and is freely available by GFS.


Characteristics

Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page
GFS OTF OFL 507151 gfs-decker-fonts gfs-decker-fonts
Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace



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