According to the orders of YSU rector (N 173§40 and 173§41, September 30, 2015) to increase the effective usage of the electronic resources a unified encoding system will be applied for the internal circulation of documents and the works, prepared by students.
Unicode encoding system will be used for YSU documents (internal regulations, agreements, letters, reports, etc.) and the following Armenian fonts - Sylfaen, Arial Unicode, Arian AMU, GHEA Grapalat and GHEA Mariam.
As for students, beginning with 2015-2016 academic their scientific works (term papers and final papers, master’s theses, doctoral dissertations, etc.) should be prepared in “Unicode” encoding system using the fonts mentioned above, with the exception for special programs, applied at the faculties of natural sciences.
The state official documentation circulation requires the use of computer fonts GHEA Grapalat and GHEA Mariam. This was approved on September 24, 2010.
Mariam and Grapalat fonts were developed in 2008 by the Head of the Department of the RA National Book Chamber, designer Edik Gabuzyan and are compatible with “IBM” and “Macintosh” computers.
“Grapalat” font as a screen font will be used mainly for official websites, while Mariam – for the documentation circulation or printed versions.
“Unicode” is the best international encryption system and is designed for the international communication. It was created in 1990 and accepted by the International Organization for Standardization. It works on modern “Windows” systems, as well as “MacOS”.
Experts believe that the new fonts will help to solve a number of issues, including the issue of copyright, because the selected fonts are the property of the RA, and their use is legal.
In addition, “Unicode” fonts are user-friendly. The user should only select Unicode in “KDWin”. For the details please contact YSU Information Systems Service and Development Department (Tel: 060-71-01).