fonts-sil-gentium-basic - smart Unicode font families (Basic and Book Basic) based on Gentium

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-sil-gentium-basic_1.1-7_all.deb
Package name fonts-sil-gentium-basic
Package version 1.1
Package release 7
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category fonts iso15924::latn made-of::font role::data x11::font
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 373.12 KB
Installed size 2.08 MB
Gentium Basic and Gentium Book Basic are font families based on the original
Gentium design, but with additional weights. The "Book" family is slightly
heavier. Both families come with a complete regular, bold, italic and bold
italic set of fonts.
The supported character set, however, is much smaller than for the main
Gentium fonts. These "Basic" fonts support only the Basic Latin and Latin-1
Supplement Unicode ranges, plus a selection of the more commonly used extended
Latin characters, with miscellaneous diacritical marks, symbols and
punctuation. A much more complete character set will be supported in a future
version of the complete Gentium fonts. These "Basic" fonts are intended as a
way to provide additional weights for basic font users without waiting until
the complete Gentium character set is finished.
There are, however, some wonderful new features that are still missing from
the main Gentium family:
* Bold
* Bold Italic
* The slightly-heavier Book family
* OpenType and Graphite smart code for diacritic placement
* A few useful OpenType and Graphite features
* Support for a few more recent additions to Unicode
* Character assignments updated to Unicode 5.1
The font sources are available in the source package and directly on the
upstream project website.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-sil-gentium-basic_1.1-7_all.deb 1.1 all Debian Main
fonts-sil-gentium-basic - - -


Name Value
ttf-sil-gentium-basic << 1.1-4


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-sil-gentium-basic_1.1-7_all.deb
Source Package fonts-sil-gentium-basic

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install fonts-sil-gentium-basic deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fonts-sil-gentium-basic




2014-01-05 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-gentium-basic (1.1-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Update Standards to 3.9.5 (checked)
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 9
* Drop transitional package
* Add 'Multi-Arch: foreign' field
* Use 'Breaks' instead of 'Conflicts'. Drop 'Provides' as it is no
longer needed (installations should have transitioned since wheezy
and the package has anyway no reverse dependency.
* Use xz extreme compression for deb packages
* Use git for packaging: adapt Vcs-* fields
* Complete copyright statement in debian/copyright
2011-11-26 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-gentium-basic (1.1-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix a typo in the package description. Closes: #650036
2011-11-24 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-gentium-basic (1.1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix description formatting. Closes: #649898
2011-11-04 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-gentium-basic (1.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Rename source package to "fonts-sil-gentium-basic" to fit the Font
Packages Naming Policy.
* Bump Standards to 3.9.2 (checked)
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 8
* Change fonts install directory from
usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-sil-gentium-basic to
* Drop preinst script with defoma removal handling as
even the package in stable has no more defoma-related stuff.
* Drop x-ttcidfont-conf, fontconfig et al. from Suggests
2009-12-02 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-gentium-basic (1.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Change the logic in preinst script to be really sure that we
remove the defoma hints file
* Correct package name in preinst
2009-11-28 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-gentium-basic (1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Use a minimal debian/rules file
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) source format
* Bump debhelper compatibility to 7
* Add ${misc:Depends} to dependencies to properly cope with
debhelper-triggerred dependencies
* Add myself as Uploader
* Update Standards to 3.8.3 (checked)
* Drop defoma use
2008-04-04 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-gentium-basic (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release under the OFL (Closes: #451201)

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