fonts-sil-gentiumplus - extended smart font family for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename fonts-sil-gentiumplus_5.000-1_all.deb
Package name fonts-sil-gentiumplus
Package version 5.000
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category fonts
License -
Maintainer Debian Fonts Task Force <>
Download size 2.68 MB
Installed size 5.62 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). The goal is to provide a single Unicode-based font family that
contains a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed for almost any Roman- or
Cyrillic-based writing system, whether used for phonetic or orthographic
needs, and provide a matching Greek face. In addition, there is provision for
other characters and symbols useful to linguists. This font makes use of
state-of-the-art font technologies to support complex typographic issues, such
as the need to position arbitrary combinations of base glyphs and diacritics
Gentium Plus is based on the original Gentium design. However, it now
has the full OpenType and Graphite support that Doulos SIL and Charis
SIL contain — including full IPA support.
Work is ongoing to provide bold and bold-italic weights, as well as a
complete book-weight family.
More font sources are available in the source package and on the
project website. Webfont versions and HTML/CSS examples are also available.


Package Version Architecture Repository
fonts-sil-gentiumplus_5.000-1_all.deb 5.000 all Debian Main
fonts-sil-gentiumplus - - -


Name Value
fontconfig -


Name Value
fonts-sil-gentium-plus -


Type URL
Binary Package fonts-sil-gentiumplus_5.000-1_all.deb
Source Package fonts-sil-gentiumplus

Install Howto

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




2015-09-17 - Daniel Glassey <>
fonts-sil-gentiumplus (5.000-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
* now includes woff webfont
* d/copyright: fix formatting, years, upstream contact
* Standards 3.9.6 (no changes)
2014-05-17 - Christian Perrier <>
fonts-sil-gentiumplus (1.510-web-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to Debian. Closes: #747574
* Bump Standards to 3.9.5 (checked)
* Set debhelper compatibility level to 9
* Use 1.0 copyright format URL in debian/copyright
* Use FONTLOG.txt as upstream changelog
2013-11-26 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
fonts-sil-gentiumplus (1.510-web-1ubuntu2+precise) precise; urgency=low
* Adjust dependencies 
2013-11-25 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
fonts-sil-gentiumplus (1.510-web-1ubuntu1+precise) precise; urgency=low
* new upstream version (maintenance release with no developer version) 
* Update Standards to 3.9.3 (checked)
* drop the old transitional package
* Add "Multi-Arch: foreign" field
2011-11-03 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
fonts-sil-gentiumplus (1.508-developer-1ubuntu8) oneiric; urgency=low
* Rebuild for oneiric 
2011-11-03 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
fonts-sil-gentiumplus (1.508-developer-1ubuntu7) natty; urgency=low
* Rebuild for natty 
2011-11-03 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
fonts-sil-gentiumplus (1.508-developer-1ubuntu6) maverick; urgency=low
* Rebuild for maverick 
2011-11-02 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
fonts-sil-gentiumplus (1.508-developer-1ubuntu5) lucid; urgency=low
* Adjust dependencies for name transition 
* Adjust Suggests
* Adjust DEP5 syntax
2011-10-22 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
fonts-sil-gentiumplus (1.508-developer-1ubuntu4) oneiric; urgency=low
* rebuild for oneiric 
2011-10-22 - Nicolas Spalinger <>
fonts-sil-gentiumplus (1.508-developer-1ubuntu3) natty; urgency=low
* rebuild for natty

See Also

Package Description
fonts-sil-harmattan_1.00-1_all.deb Arabic script font for West African languages
fonts-sil-lateef_1.001-1_all.deb OpenType Arabic font for Sindhi and other languages of South Asia
fonts-sil-mondulkiri-extra_5.300-1_all.deb Mondulkiri OpenType font family for Khmer script - additional fonts
fonts-sil-mondulkiri_7.100-1_all.deb Mondulkiri OpenType font family for Khmer script
fonts-sil-nuosusil_2.1.1-8_all.deb Unicode font for Yi (a script used in southwestern China)
fonts-sil-padauk_2.80-2_all.deb smart Unicode font for languages in Myanmar
fonts-sil-scheherazade_2.100-1_all.deb smart Unicode font for Arabic
fonts-sil-sophia-nubian_1.000-6_all.deb smart Unicode font family for Nubian languages using Coptic
fonts-sil-taiheritagepro_2.500-2_all.deb smart font in traditional hand-written style of the Tai Viet script
fonts-sil-zaghawa-beria_1.000-3_all.deb font for Zaghawa Beria (script used in western Sudan and eastern Chad)
fonts-sipa-arundina_0.2.1-1_all.deb Thai DejaVu-compatible fonts
fonts-smc_6.0-1_all.deb Various TrueType fonts for Malayalam Language
fonts-stix_1.1.1-4_all.deb Scientific and Technical Information eXchange fonts
fonts-symbola_2.59-1_all.deb symbolic font providing emoji characters from Unicode 7.0
fonts-takao-gothic_00303.01-1_all.deb Japanese TrueType font set, Takao Gothic Fonts