Gentium Basic font by SIL International

TrueType Font

Gentium Basic font family comes in Regular and Bold weights, and each weight has an Italic style complement to the normal style. Gentium Basic is a unicode sans serif freeware TTF web font.

This distribution archive includes the 2 weights (regular and bold) in 2 styles (normal and italic) for a total of 4 .ttf font files, the font license text file (OFL.txt) and this distribution archive info note text file (Gentium Basic.txt).

This is a free webfont with commercial use allowed, licensed under the SIL Open Font License (OFL) version 1.1., which gives users a broad range of privileges, including allowing the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves. See the included aforementioned OFL.txt text file in this distribution archive for license specifics and details.

from SIL International:

Gentium is a typeface family designed for diverse ethnolinguistic communities worldwide who use a wide range of Latin-based alphabets. It is intended to be highly readable, reasonably compact, visually attractive and well-suited to the publishing industry. The letters added from the extended Latin character set are designed to naturally harmonize with the 26 traditional letters. Diacritics are treated with careful thought and attention to their use.

Gentium Basic is limited to basic Latin characters plus a variety of the most common extended Latin letters and diacritics.

Gentium Basic (and Gentium Book Basic) typefaces contain features that were not previously available in the Gentium family:

- Bold and bold italic fonts

- The slightly heavier Gentium Book Basic typeface

- OpenType and Graphite smart code for optimized diacritic placement

- OpenType and Graphite features

- Support for some recent additions to Unicode and the SIL PUA (Private Use Area)

- Character assignments updated to conform to Unicode 5.1

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