GFS Galatea Bold revives in digital form an older hot metal typeface from the 1920’s, which can be found in older Greek type specimens named simply as FAT type. It has reduced stroke contrast, the use of a lunar lower case epsilon and in sturdier stems and slab serifs. An experimental projection of these characteristics to a lighter version has led to the introduction of GFS Galatea Regular.
The name Galatea is a tribute to the author and feminist Galatea Kazantzakis (1881–1962) as samples of the typeface were found in several of her books. Both typefaces were designed by George Triantafyllakos and are freely available for use.