extended smart font family for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic
DescriptionGentium ("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) and TDC2003 (2003). The goal 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. Gentium Plus is based on the original Gentium design. However, it now has the full OpenType and Graphite support that Doulos SIL and Charis SIL contain — including full IPA support. Gentium Plus Compact is a dedicated derivative with line spacing metrics modified to "Tight" via TypeTuner. More font sources (including web fonts and corresponding examples) are available in the main Gentium Plus release. Work is ongoing to provide bold and bold-italic weights, as well as a complete book-weight family. Webfont versions and HTML/CSS examples are also available. The full font sources are publicly available at https://github.com/silnrsi/font-gentium An open workflow is used for building, testing and releasing.
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