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GFS Gazis Greek font


During the whole of the 18th century the old tradition of using Greek types designed to conform to the Byzantine cursive hand with many ligatures and abbreviations — as it was originated by Aldus Manutius in Venice and consolidated by Claude Garamont (Grecs du Roy) — was still much in practice, although clearly on the wane.

GFS Gazis is a typical German example of this practice as it appeared at the end of that era in the 1790's. Its name pays tribute to Anthimos Gazis (1758-1828), one of the most prolific Greek thinkers of the period, who was responsible for writing, translating and editing numerous books, including the editorship of the important Greek periodical Ερμής ο Λόγιος (Litterary Hermes) in Wien.

GFS Gazis has been digitally designed by George D. Matthiopoulos.


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Greek Font Society OTF OFL 398841 gfs-gazis-fonts gfs-gazis-fonts

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