CTAN Announcement Greek kerkis fonts

Rainer Schoepf schoepf at proteosys.com
Wed Apr 24 14:15:46 CEST 2002

On Tue, 23 Apr 2002, Antonis Tsolomitis wrote:

> I have uploaded to the incoming directory of ftp.dante.de (nova.dante.de)
> the file kerkis.zip
> The package contains the first (I believe) Type1 font to
> fully support Greek (polytonic included) through Babel.
> The support of the latin alphabet is also at a very good level
> as kerkis supports ot1 and t1 encodings. It is an extension
> of the Bookman Old Style fonts. In addition to Greek it contains
> many missing ligatures from URWBookman and true Small Caps.
> Since the package supports the latin languages I suppose that
> it is proper to be placed among the other Type1 fonts.
> Since it especially supports Greek I think that a link should be placed
> inside the Greek directory pointing to kerkis (for the moment it is the
> only free way to create descent pdf files in Greek as the default
> support for Greek provides only Metafont fonts).
> Licensing: They are free to redistribute. There is only one restriction
> that is if they are used for commercial purposes (eg books)
> the Copyright section must include a note about the fonts saying that
> the document uses
> "kerkis fonts (C) Department of Mathematics, University of the Aegean"

Thanks a lot for the upload, I installed these files in


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  Rainer Schöpf

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