Contest for Armenian fonts to be summed up June 28-29


YEREVAN, June 28. /ARKA/. The results of a contest for the best
Armenian fonts ` Granshan 2008 ` will be summarized June 28-29.

`We have received 15 bids with 42 types of fonts from six countries `
Armenia, USA, Great Britain, Russia, Ukraine and Germany, ` Minister of
Culture Hasmik Poghosyan told reporters June 28.

She said it is the non-government organizations that undertook the
development of Armenian fonts. Later the Ministry took charge of the
project.

Prizes will be awarded in six nominations, a member of the jury, Edik
Gabuzyan, said. In addition to Armenian fonts, the nominations include
best Latin fonts and Cyrillic, as well as free display fonts.

`The winner fonts will be used in software for computers and Internet,
as well as in school text-books,' he said.
Many young people are participating in the contest this year though a
few years ago those working on Armenian fonts were very few and over
50.

100,000 AMD will be awarded to the grand prix winner, 70,000 AMD to the
first-prize winner and 50,000 to the second-prize winner. The contest
was announced in November 2007. ($1 ` 302.06 AMD). --0'