GFS Nicefore Font


GFS Nicefore is a display typeface that represents the typical Byzantine majuscule letterforms of the 5th to 7th centuries. The new art of Typography, as well as the need of the humanists to mimic the ancient Greco-Roman period brought back the extensive use of the majuscule letter-forms in both Latin and Greek typography. Greek books of the time were printed using the contemporary Byzantine hand with which they combined capital letters modelled on the Roman antiquity, i.e. with thick and thin strokes and serifs. At the same time the Byzantine majuscule tradition, principally used on theological editions, remained alive until the early 19th century.