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Gentium: An Award-Winning Font Joins the Free Software World

Jan 26, 2006, 19:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Gentium is something new in fonts. Its design is a mixture of the practical and aesthetically pleasing. It support the diacritical marks needed to render a wide range of Latin characters, yet it is also designed for readability, compactness, and visual appeal. What is really unusual is that its designer, Victor Gaultney, has released it under a free licence and is developing it as a free and open source project.

"Gaultney is a type designer for SIL International, a Christian academic organization whose concerns include literacy and the study and support of less-known languages worldwide..."

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