Gentium Book Basic Font
Font Name:Gentium Book Basic
Developer:Victor Gaultney
Category:Basic > Serif
Glyphs:467 glyphs / 703 characters
License:SIL Open Font License
Downloads:12 total (0 this week)
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The Gentium Book 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 Basic" family is very similar but has a slightly lighter weight.

Gentium Book Basic Font Character Map

Gentium Book Basic font contains 703 defined characters and 467 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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License Information & Download

Gentium Book Basic is a basic, serif font designed by Victor Gaultney. The font is licensed under SIL Open Font License. The font is free for both personel and commercial usages, modification and distribution. In doubt please refer to the readme file in the font package or contact the designer directly from

The font is also available as a webfont at Google Fonts.

The zip archive contains the following files:

  • › OFL.txt
  • › GenBkBasR.ttf
  • › GenBkBasI.ttf
  • › GenBkBasB.ttf
  • › GenBkBasBI.ttf
License: SIL Open Font LicenseDownload Font
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