From: Marion Gunn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Feb 19 2003 - 17:08:28 EST
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.?
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: email@example.com * firstname.lastname@example.org *
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