About Gentium Book Basic

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License: SIL Open Font License, 1.1

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. Please see the Gentium project homepage for more details.

The Gentium Basic family is very similar but has a slightly lighter weight.

Updated: January 2016 to version 1.102

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Use on the Web

The Gentium Book Basic webfont is available for use on the web via the Google Fonts API.

1. Add this code to your website:

<link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Gentium+Book+Basic' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Instructions: To embed this font into your web page, copy this code into the <head> of your HTML document.

2. Integrate the font into your CSS:

font-family: 'Gentium Book Basic', Arial, sans-serif;

Instructions: Add the font name to your CSS selector just as you'd do normally with any other font.

Use in Desktop Software

The Gentium Book Basic font has been extracted from the Google Fonts API for use in desktop software.

1. Download the font file in your desired style:

Download TTF
GentiumBookBasic-700Italic.ttf
Download TTF
GentiumBookBasic-Italic.ttf
Download TTF
GentiumBookBasic-700.ttf
Download TTF
GentiumBookBasic-Regular.ttf
Note: As these fonts come directly from the Google servers, they will need to be renamed.

2. Install to your computer

  • For Windows 10/8/7/Vista
    Right-click the font file then click the "Install" menu option.

  • For Mac OS xx 10.3 or above
    Double-click the font file then click the "Install Font" button at the bottom of the preview.