A new font called Gentium

From: Marion Gunn (mgunn@egt.ie)
Date: Wed Feb 19 2003 - 17:08:28 EST

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    Sharing with you a msg received today from a friend.

    How good is Gentium, and can it be used on a Mac?

    Anyone put it through all its paces - punctum delens, etc.?

    Dear colleagues,
            Just thought I'd share a discovery about a new font called Gentium
    which is excellent for
    diacritics. It supports a wide range of Latin-based alphabets and includes
    glyphs that correspond to
    all the Latin ranges of Unicode.

    It can be downloaded for free from


    and used like any other font in Microsoft Word etc.

    With Gentium you can even place a dot / punctum delens over consonants,
    which is a godsend to
    students of Old Irish.

    Another thing I learnt recently is that in Microsoft Word for Windows
    97-2000 a much more
    painless way than trawling the Symbol Box for letters with diacritics is to
    install a freeware add-on
    called UNIQODER. This adds two menus to the menu bar which makes entering
    characters much easier.
            This is available from


    Marion Gunn * EGT (Estab.1991) * http://www.egt.ie *
    fiosruithe/enquiries: mgunn@egt.ie * eamonn@egt.ie *

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