"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..."