|GFS and TeX
GFS, true to its principal goals for the dissemination of time honoured Greek typography to every section of the new digital technology, eagerly accepted the collaborative project which was suggested by Antonis Tsolomitis, Lecturer in the Dept. of Mathematics, University of the Aegean for the introduction of our fonts into the realm of mathematics through the TeX typesetting system, which is favoured by most users in the sciences.
For this reason all GFS font families which are available as freeware in our website can also be downloaded in a file compatible for TeX which will be supported by the University of the Aegean.
UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN
The Department of Mathematics of the University of the Aegean has established a new laboratory on Digital Typography and Mathematical Software.
The aim of this laboratory is, among other things, the support of the scientific community on issues related to TeX and its derivatives, and the Greek language---TeX is the de facto tool for scientific documents worldwide. After the support for Greek was added by A. Syropoulos and the first complete Greek Metafont font was presented by Claudio Beccari there was an obvious need, to be able to use a scalable Greek font with LaTeX. With this in mind, we developed the first Greek fontfamily in Type1 format with complete LaTeX support, called "Kerkis". We wanted not only to present a new font for Greek but also to gain the needed know-how and also to create all the needed files for LaTeX support of Greek fonts based on Unicode standard. The decision of the Greek Font Society to release their fonts as a free download gives us the possibility (using the knowledge and the work we did for Kerkis) to present quality Greek fonts to the International, TeX community.The aim of the laboratory is not only to develop support for fonts and TeX, although due to great shortage of quality Greek fonts for TeX this remains our first priority.
Other objectives of the laboratory are (among others)
• to provide technical support for research in the department,
• to support the teaching through publication of relative material (printed or in electronic form)
• the development and the aquisition of know-how on issues relative to a Department of Mathematics
• the development of mathematical software and the support of open standards in the academic community
• the research in the history of typography with emphasis on Mathematics (as it developed in Greece and elsewhere).
Antonis Tsolomitis :: atsol[at]aegean[dot]gr
Laboratory of Digital Typography and Mathematical Software