fonts-gfs-baskerville - ancient Greek font revival

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-gfs-baskerville_1.1-5_all.deb
Package name fonts-gfs-baskerville
Package version 1.1
Package release 5
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category culture::greek fonts iso15924::grek made-of::font role::data x11::font
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 42.40 KB
Installed size 131.00 KB
John Baskerville (1706-1775) got involved in typography late in his
career but his contribution was significant. He was a successful
entrepreneur and possessed an inquiring mind which he applied to
produce many aesthetic and technical innovations in printing. He
invented a new ink formula, a new type of smooth paper and made
various improvements in the printing press. He was also involved in
type design which resulted in a latin typeface which was used for the
edition of Virgil, in 1757.  The quality of the type was admired
throughout of Europe and America and was revived with great success
in the early 20th century. Baskerville was also involved in the
design of a Greek typeface which he used in an edition of the New
Testament for Oxford University, in 1763. He adopted the practice of
avoiding the excessive number of ligatures which Alexander Wilson had
started a few years earlier but his Greek types were rather narrow in
proportion and did not win the sympathy of the philologists and other
scholars of his time. They did influence, however, the Greek types of
Giambattista Bodoni. and through him Didot's Greek in Paris.  The
typeface has been digitally revived as GFS Baskerville Classic by
Sophia Kalaitzidou and George D. Matthiopoulos and is now available
as part of GFS' type library.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-gfs-baskerville_1.1-5_all.deb 1.1 all Debian Main
fonts-gfs-baskerville - - -


Name Value
ttf-gfs-baskerville << 1.1-3


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-gfs-baskerville_1.1-5_all.deb
Source Package fonts-gfs-baskerville

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fonts-gfs-baskerville deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fonts-gfs-baskerville




2013-09-16 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-gfs-baskerville (1.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Update Standards to 3.9.4 (checked)
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
* Drop transitional package
* Add Multi-Arch: foreign field
* Use Breaks instead of Conflicts. Drop Provides as it is no
longer needed (installations should have transitioned since wheezy
and the package has anyway no reverse dependency.
* Use xz extreme compression for deb packages
* Use git for packaging: adapt Vcs-* fields
* Add explicit Copyright mention in debian/copyright
2011-10-07 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-gfs-baskerville (1.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Add proper Replaces, Provides, Conflicts to handle smooth upgrades
after renaming
2011-08-29 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-gfs-baskerville (1.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Rename source package to "fonts-gfs-baskerville" to fit the Font
Packages Naming Policy.
* Bump Standards to 3.9.2 (checked)
* Change fonts install directory from
usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-gfs-baskerville to
* Drop x-ttcidfont-conf, fontconfig et al. from Suggests
* Drop leading capital in package description synopsis
2009-12-04 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-gfs-baskerville (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
2009-07-20 - Faidon Liambotis <>
ttf-gfs-baskerville (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Change Section to fonts instead of x11. 
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.2.
* Switch to debhelper 7 and use dh to simplify debian/rules.
* Remove non-free PDF specimen.
2008-04-03 - Faidon Liambotis <>
ttf-gfs-baskerville (1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Change Homepage field to point to upstream's new site
2007-06-30 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-gfs-baskerville (1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release under the OFL (Open Font License) version 1.1
(Closes: #421236)

See Also

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