The Kerkis Font Family
This is the first release of the Kerkis Font Family for the Xwindows
The fonts look good on the desktop, especially the Sans family
The distribution uses the Type1 format.
In order to use the polytonic glyphs in word processors check this
Get Kerkis for XWindows from here: Kerkis_for_X11.zip.
per user installation: Copy the pfb and afm files in the user's
home folder named .fonts/
(notice the dot!). Run fc-cache in a terminal or wait 30 seconds. The
fonts should appear in the font menus.
the archive in /usr/share/fonts/type1, run fc-cache as root and then
modify the configuration of your
xfs to read the directory /usr/share/fonts/type1/Kerkis-X11 by editing
Finally restart xfs (for example on a modern Linux system use
The fonts will be available to newly started applications. For a test,
(or restart) OpenOffice.
We suggest KerkisCal for the Desktop, KerkisSans-Bold
the title bar of windows and KerkisSans for all other needs (menu bars,
windows etc, and KDM too).
The license of Kerkis is not
GPL. Please read the License.txt
included in the distribution.
University of the Aegean
Department of Mathematics
atsol [at] aegean.gr