Gentium Plus Compact Font

Version: 
5000
Release date: 
Wednesday, 4 January, 2017

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Gentium is a Unicode serif typeface. It has wide support for languages using the Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic alphabets, and the International Phonetic Alphabet.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Available both as ZIP and WarpIN package:

  • download the ZIP package to temporary directory and unpack it to destination folder, use the Font palette object;
  • the WarpIN package is self-installing, uses INSTFONT, if found in PATH.
  • For OS/2 Warp 4.52 and previous, it is possible to enhance OS/2 standard TT font rendering using Innotek Font Engine or Freetype/2 and adding to the registry the value "Enabled=dword:00000001" for the specific application (if supported) in the subkeys "[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\InnoTek\InnoTek Font Engine\Applications\]".

See below for download link(s).

Following links are to additional programs, not mandatory but useful:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Gentium Plus Compact Font v. 5000 (4/1/2017) Readme/What's new
README Subsets ======================== SIL's Non-Roman Script Initiative has created very comprehensive fonts for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek character sets. Charis SIL, Doulos SIL, Gentium Plus and Andika are very large fonts that cover just about every need we know about in the Latin and Cyrillic world. Gentium Plus also covers Greek. Now, as we move into the age of mobile phone and web usage, there is a need for fonts that are small and compact. Our fonts are over a megabyte each and that is considered much too large for mobile phone usage. Current commercial font subsetting schemes remove the smart font information from a font when subsetting a font. While this may be acceptable for majority languages, we consider this unacceptable as so many languages in the world require smart diacritic positioning above and/or below base characters. We have now created subsets of our fonts for different regions of the world. These fonts currently contain both OpenType and Graphite smart code. Each regional font only contains the characters (and glyphs) that are known to be used in that region of the world. We have attempted to use the most common glyphs required for that region. Our font subset packages also contain .woff versions of our fonts. These are especially useful in the context of mobile phone and web usage. Please see software.sil.org/lcgfonts/font-subsets for more information.
 software.sil.org/downloads/r/lcgfonts/CDGA_Subsets-5.000.zip
Gentium Plus Compact Font v. 5000 (29/10/2014, Gentium Plus Compact Font Dev Team) Readme/What's new
ChangeLog --------- (This should list both major and minor changes, most recent first.) 27 Oct 2014 (SIL NRSI team) Gentium Plus version 5.000 - Added Stylistic Sets to the font for OpenType support of previously Graphite-only features - Added Character Variants to the font for OpenType support of previously Graphite-only features - Added Serbian feature when Serbian language is turned on - Added hook D variant feature (for U+018A/U+0257) - Removed "Show deprecated PUA" feature - Removed "Romanian-style diacritics" feature (because glyphs are now encoded) - Removed "Diacritic selection" feature - Added U+039E, U+03BC, U+03C6 and U+03C9 in the Greek and Coptic block - Added U+0528..U+052F in the Cyrillic Supplement block - Added U+2041 in the General Punctuation block - Added U+2095..U+209C in the Superscripts and Subscripts block - Added U+20B6..U+20BD in the Currency Symbols block - Added U+210C, U+2113, U+2117, U+212D, U+2135, U+214F in the Letterlike Symbols block - Added U+2150..U+2152 and U+2189 in the Number Forms block - Added U+2226, U+2234..U+2235, U+2262, U+2282..U+2287 in the Mathematical Operators block - Added U+2640, U+2642, U+266D, U+266F in the Miscellaneous Symbols block - Added U+27E8..U+27E9 in the Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A block - Added U+2C7E..U+2C7F in the Latin Extended-C block - Added U+2C88 in the Coptic block - Added U+2E00..U+2E0D, U+2E3A..U+2E3B in the Supplemental Punctuation block - Added U+A736..U+A73F, U+A742..U+A74D, U+A750..U+A787, U+A790..U+A7AD, U+A7B0..U+A7B1, U+A7F7..U+A7FA in the Latin Extended-D block. These were also added to relevant features. - Added U+A92E in the Kayah Li block (to support the Kayah Li language when using the Roman script) - Added U+AB64..U+AB65 in the Latin Extended-E block - Added U+1D40C, U+1D504..U+1D505, U+1D50A, U+1D50E..U+1D50F, U+1D514, U+1D516..U+1D517, U+1D519 in the Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols block - Added PUA characters U+F26C (curl J) and U+F26D (left-hook b) - Characters in our PUA that were added to Unicode have had their codepoints updated: F1AD>A7F9, F266>A78E, F26B>A78D, F32C>0526, F32D>0527, F17B>1DFD, F209>2C70 - These PUA characters were deprecated (now white on black glyphs): U+F17B, U+F1AD, U+F209, U+F247, U+F248, U+F266, U+F26B, U+F32C, U+F32D - Deleted U+0149 as it is officially deprecated in Unicode - Added support for shorter macrons under narrow letters (i,l,r,t). (This only works for Graphite or using precomposed characters in OpenType.) - Made it possible for saltillo characters (U+A78B and U+A78C) to "carry" diacritics - Improved design of U+A722..U+A725 and U+A78D - Refactored all cedilla positioning - Removal of unneeded duplicate glyphs (because of improvements in smart font code) - Bug fix in Graphite code to allow for simultaneous selection of Vietnamese alternates and Small Caps - Bug fix in Graphite code to allow for simultaneous selection of Ogonek alternates and Small Caps - Subscript and Superscript parentheses, minus, plus and equals were raised. Metrics were not changed. - Adjusted tails on U+2C6B, U+2C6C - Arrowhead design of U+21A8 modified to match the other arrows - Placement of Ogonek revisited - Improved hinting - Version number bumped up to match other SIL Roman fonts - Slight modification to positioning of U+0361 and U+035C - Narrow No-Break Space (U+202F) adjusted to be narrower than the No-Break Space (U+00A0) - Changed the strongly curved hooks on Cyrillic U+04C3..U+04C4, U+04C7..U+04C8, U+04FC..U+04FD, U+0512..U+0513 to be more consistent with other hooks and also reshaped U+0402, U+0452, U+0494, U+0495, U+04A6, U+04A7, U+0520..U+0523 to match - Modified Cyrillic italic versions of U+04AF, U+04B1 - Changed postscript names for U+0218 and U+0219 - Changed postscript names for U+2203, U+232A and U+2329 - "Hide tone contour staves" feature now works with single tonebar - Fixed outline for U+1DBF - Allowed combining marks to render properly with U+02D0 - Added U+037F in the Greek and Coptic block - Adjusted U+1FBD so that it is a spacing mark in Graphite - Improved design of U+2C72 and U+2C73 (hook w) for collision avoidance - Adjusted width of U+005F - Adjusted design of U+0264
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/multimedia/fonts/truetype/gentiumplus5000.wpi
Gentium Plus Compact Font v. 5000 (28/10/2014) Readme/What's new
ChangeLog --------- (This should list both major and minor changes, most recent first.) 27 Oct 2014 (SIL NRSI team) Gentium Plus version 5.000 - Added Stylistic Sets to the font for OpenType support of previously Graphite-only features - Added Character Variants to the font for OpenType support of previously Graphite-only features - Added Serbian feature when Serbian language is turned on - Added hook D variant feature (for U+018A/U+0257) - Removed "Show deprecated PUA" feature - Removed "Romanian-style diacritics" feature (because glyphs are now encoded) - Removed "Diacritic selection" feature - Added U+039E, U+03BC, U+03C6 and U+03C9 in the Greek and Coptic block - Added U+0528..U+052F in the Cyrillic Supplement block - Added U+2041 in the General Punctuation block - Added U+2095..U+209C in the Superscripts and Subscripts block - Added U+20B6..U+20BD in the Currency Symbols block - Added U+210C, U+2113, U+2117, U+212D, U+2135, U+214F in the Letterlike Symbols block - Added U+2150..U+2152 and U+2189 in the Number Forms block - Added U+2226, U+2234..U+2235, U+2262, U+2282..U+2287 in the Mathematical Operators block - Added U+2640, U+2642, U+266D, U+266F in the Miscellaneous Symbols block - Added U+27E8..U+27E9 in the Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A block - Added U+2C7E..U+2C7F in the Latin Extended-C block - Added U+2C88 in the Coptic block - Added U+2E00..U+2E0D, U+2E3A..U+2E3B in the Supplemental Punctuation block - Added U+A736..U+A73F, U+A742..U+A74D, U+A750..U+A787, U+A790..U+A7AD, U+A7B0..U+A7B1, U+A7F7..U+A7FA in the Latin Extended-D block. These were also added to relevant features. - Added U+A92E in the Kayah Li block (to support the Kayah Li language when using the Roman script) - Added U+AB64..U+AB65 in the Latin Extended-E block - Added U+1D40C, U+1D504..U+1D505, U+1D50A, U+1D50E..U+1D50F, U+1D514, U+1D516..U+1D517, U+1D519 in the Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols block - Added PUA characters U+F26C (curl J) and U+F26D (left-hook b) - Characters in our PUA that were added to Unicode have had their codepoints updated: F1AD>A7F9, F266>A78E, F26B>A78D, F32C>0526, F32D>0527, F17B>1DFD, F209>2C70 - These PUA characters were deprecated (now white on black glyphs): U+F17B, U+F1AD, U+F209, U+F247, U+F248, U+F266, U+F26B, U+F32C, U+F32D - Deleted U+0149 as it is officially deprecated in Unicode - Added support for shorter macrons under narrow letters (i,l,r,t). (This only works for Graphite or using precomposed characters in OpenType.) - Made it possible for saltillo characters (U+A78B and U+A78C) to "carry" diacritics - Improved design of U+A722..U+A725 and U+A78D - Refactored all cedilla positioning - Removal of unneeded duplicate glyphs (because of improvements in smart font code) - Bug fix in Graphite code to allow for simultaneous selection of Vietnamese alternates and Small Caps - Bug fix in Graphite code to allow for simultaneous selection of Ogonek alternates and Small Caps - Subscript and Superscript parentheses, minus, plus and equals were raised. Metrics were not changed. - Adjusted tails on U+2C6B, U+2C6C - Arrowhead design of U+21A8 modified to match the other arrows - Placement of Ogonek revisited - Improved hinting - Version number bumped up to match other SIL Roman fonts - Slight modification to positioning of U+0361 and U+035C - Narrow No-Break Space (U+202F) adjusted to be narrower than the No-Break Space (U+00A0) - Changed the strongly curved hooks on Cyrillic U+04C3..U+04C4, U+04C7..U+04C8, U+04FC..U+04FD, U+0512..U+0513 to be more consistent with other hooks and also reshaped U+0402, U+0452, U+0494, U+0495, U+04A6, U+04A7, U+0520..U+0523 to match - Modified Cyrillic italic versions of U+04AF, U+04B1 - Changed postscript names for U+0218 and U+0219 - Changed postscript names for U+2203, U+232A and U+2329 - "Hide tone contour staves" feature now works with single tonebar - Fixed outline for U+1DBF - Allowed combining marks to render properly with U+02D0 - Added U+037F in the Greek and Coptic block - Adjusted U+1FBD so that it is a spacing mark in Graphite - Improved design of U+2C72 and U+2C73 (hook w) for collision avoidance - Adjusted width of U+005F - Adjusted design of U+0264
 software.sil.org/downloads/r/gentium/GentiumPlus-5.000.zip
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