Font family for wide range of languages that use Latin, Cyrillic, Greek scripts


Gentium ("belonging to the nations" in Latin) is a Unicode typeface family designed to enable the many diverse ethnic groups around the world who use the Latin script to produce readable, high-quality publications. The design is intended to be highly readable, reasonably compact, and visually attractive. Gentium has won a "Certificate of Excellence in Typeface Design" in two major international typeface design competitions: bukva:raz! (2001), TDC2003 (2003). The Gentium Plus font family is based on this original design.

The goal for this product is to provide a single Unicode-based font family that contains a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed for almost any Roman- or Cyrillic-based writing system, whether used for phonetic or orthographic needs, and provide a matching Greek face. In addition, there is provision for other characters and symbols useful to linguists. This font makes use of state-of-the-art font technologies to support complex typographic issues, such as the need to position arbitrary combinations of base glyphs and diacritics optimally.

Eight fonts from this typeface family are included in this release, grouped into two families, including a slightly heavier Book family:
    * Gentium Plus Regular
    * Gentium Plus Bold
    * Gentium Plus Italic
    * Gentium Plus Bold Italic

    * Gentium Book Plus Regular
    * Gentium Book Plus Bold
    * Gentium Book Plus Italic
    * Gentium Book Plus Bold Italic

Webfont versions and HTML/CSS examples are also available.

The full font sources are publicly available at An open workflow is used for building, testing and releasing.

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