The Gentium Basic font family is based on the original Gentium design, but with additional weights. The family comes 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 Plus 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. In particular, these fonts do not support full extended Latin IPA, complete support for Central European languages, Greek and Cyrillic.
The "Gentium Book Basic" family is very similar but has a slightly darker weight.
Gentium Basic font contains 703 defined characters and 470 unique glyphs. The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (96), Latin Extended-A (91), Latin Extended-B (85), IPA Extensions (20), Spacing Modifier Letters (15), Combining Diacritical Marks (20), Greek and Coptic (3), Latin Extended Additional (216), General Punctuation (17), Currency Symbols (1), Letterlike Symbols (2), Mathematical Operators (14), Geometric Shapes (2), Private Use Area (18), Alphabetic Presentation Forms (2).
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