fonts-sil-gentium - extended Unicode Latin font ("a typeface for the nations")

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Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-sil-gentium_1.03-1_all.deb
Package name fonts-sil-gentium
Package version 1.03
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category culture::greek fonts iso15924::grek made-of::font role::data x11::font
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 245.19 KB
Installed size 1.35 MB
Gentium ("belonging to the nations" in Latin) is a Unicode typeface family
designed to enable the many diverse ethnic groups around the world who use
the Latin script to produce readable, high-quality publications. The design
is intended to be highly readable, reasonably compact, and visually
attractive. Gentium has won a "Certificate of Excellence in Typeface Design"
in two major international typeface design competitions: bukva:raz! (2001)
and TDC2003 (2003).
Gentium provides glyphs for a wide range of Latin and Greek characters. The
additional 'extended' Latin letters are designed to naturally harmonize with
the traditional 26 ones. Diacritics are treated with careful thought and
attention to their use. Gentium also supports both ancient and modern Greek,
including a number of alternate forms. It currently supports the following
ranges of Unicode 3.0 (completely unless noted):
Range          Description
U+0020-U+007F  Basic Latin
U+00A0-U+00FF  Latin-1 Supplement
U+0100-U+017F  Latin Extended-A
U+0180-U+021F  Latin Extended-B
U+0222-U+0233  Latin Extended-B (continued)
U+0250-U+02AD  IPA Extensions
U+02B0-U+02FF  Spacing Modifier Letters
U+0300-U+036F  Combining Diacritical Marks
U+0370-U+03D5  Greek (not including archaic or Coptic)
U+1E00-U+1EFF  Latin Extended Additional
U+1F00-U+1FFF  Greek Extended
U+2000-U+203A  General Punctuation (partial)
U+2070-U+209F  Superscripts and Subscripts
U+20A0-U+20CF  Currency Symbols (partial)
U+2100-U+214F  Letterlike Symbols (only a couple)
Gentium Regular also includes some Cyrillic glyphs, but they are only early
drafts. A future version will include a completely revised set, including
italic, and will expand the support for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic to Unicode
GentiumAlt is an alternate font with flatter diacritics, specifically
designed for languages using multiple accents.
The extended sources (Fontlab .vfb) for this font family are available
in the source package and on the project website.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-sil-gentium_1.03-1_all.deb 1.03 all Debian Main
fonts-sil-gentium - - -


Name Value
fonts-gentium -
ttf-sil-gentium << 20081126:1.02-12


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Binary Package fonts-sil-gentium_1.03-1_all.deb
Source Package fonts-sil-gentium

Install Howto

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




2015-09-17 - Daniel Glassey <>
fonts-sil-gentium (20081126:1.03-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* no font change apart from filename change, 
but change of license to OFL 1.1
* d/docs: docs now .txt
* standards 3.9.6 (no changes)
* keep FONTLOG.txt with dh_installchangelogs -k
* machine readable copyright
2014-01-05 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-gentium (20081126:1.02-13) 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
* Fix incomplete Copyright statement in debian/copyright
2011-11-03 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-gentium (20081126:1.02-12) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Rename source package to "fonts-sil-gentium" 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 to
* Drop preinst script with defoma removal handling as
even the package in stable has no more defoma-related stuff.
* Drop Replaces: and Conflicts: on fonts-gentium as that transition
already happened.
2010-06-04 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-gentium (20081126:1.02-11) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop x-ttcidfont-conf, fontconfig et al. from Suggests
* Rebuild as non-native. Closes: #584370
* Update Standards to 3.8.4 (checked, no change)
2009-12-02 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-gentium (20081126:1.02-10) unstable; urgency=low
* Change the logic in preinst script to be really sure that we
remove the defoma hints file
2009-11-30 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-gentium (20081126:1.02-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Correct package name in preinst
2009-11-28 - Christian Perrier <>
ttf-sil-gentium (20081126:1.02-8) 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
2008-11-26 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-gentium (20081126:1.02-7) unstable; urgency=low
* preinst: Clear obsolete conffile. (Closes: #455109). (Thanks to Theppitak
2008-08-13 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
ttf-sil-gentium (20080813:1.02-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Now co-maintained by the Debian Fonts Task Force (pkg-fonts Alioth project)
* Fixed various problems left from Gürkan Sengün's packaging
* New upstream tarball available without pdfs specimens and fontconfig snippet
* Moved to debhelper compat level 5
* Added the XS-Vcs fields
* Installed the FONTLOG as the usual changelog
* Bump up Standards-Version to 3.8.0, no changes needed
* Moved Recommends to Suggests
* Updated descriptions, Recommends and README.Debian
* Included the complete source files in the source package
* Fixed the defoma-related configuration
2008-04-22 - Gürkan Sengün <>
ttf-sil-gentium (1.02+dfsg1-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed non-free local.conf. (Closes: #429650)
* Fixed typo in the long description. (Closes: #437697)
* Updated standards version (no changes needed).
* Updated my email address.
* Moved homepage field.

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