FONTLOG Gentium Plus font family ======================== This file provides detailed information on the Gentium Plus family of fonts

. This information should be distributed along with the Gentium Plus fonts and any derivative works. Basic Font Information ---------------------Gentium ("belonging to the nations" in Latin) is a Unicode typeface family designed to enable the many diverse ethnic groups around the world who use the Latin script to produce readable, high-quality publications. The design is intended to be highly readable, reasonably compact, and visually attractive. Gentium has won a "Certificate of Excellence in Typeface Design" in two major international typeface design competitions: bukva:raz! (2001), TDC2003 (2003). The Gentium Plus font family is based on the original design. It currently comes with regular and italic face only, although additional weights are in development. The goal for this product is to provide a single Unicode-based font family that contains a comprehensive inventory of glyphs needed for almost any Roman- or Cyrillic-based writing system, whether used for phonetic or orthographic needs, and provide a matching Greek face. In addition, there is provision for other characters and symbols useful to linguists. This font makes use of state-of-the-art font technologies to support complex typographic issues, such as the need to position arbitrary combinations of base glyphs and diacritics optimally. Two fonts from this typeface family are included in this release: * Gentium Plus Regular * Gentium Plus Italic Work is ongoing to provide bold and bold-italic weights, as well as a complete book-weight family. For detailed documentation see the contents of the 'documentation' folder. A Note Regarding the Open Font License and TypeTuner ---------------------------------------------------The OFL prohibits the use of Reserved Font Names "Gentium" and "SIL" in the name of any font that is derived from the Original Version of Gentium Plus. However, SIL International (the Copyright Holder) grants through this separate written agreement the right to use the Reserved Font Names in any Modified Version of this font created by using TypeTuner as long as the feature information contained in the Original Version is used, unmodified, as the source for TypeTuner feature information, and "Gentium Plus" is not the resulting font family name. TypeTuner-produced fonts created in this manner are still bound by the terms of the OFL. Specifically, the use of Reserved Font Names is prohibited when making derivatives of a TypeTuner-produced font. Anyone

There is still no manual hinting. For example a TypeTuner-produced font may be named "Gentium Plus Literacy SomeFarAwayPlace" but a derivative of that font made with other tools would not be allowed to use the "Gentium" and "SIL" Reserved Font Names and would have to be named something like "Nations Serif".Information to reflect the changeover to an SIL project .Added an empty dsig table 16 Nov 2010 (SIL NRSI team) Gentium Plus version 1.Included FontLab source files .502 Regular and Italic weights only New OpenType and Graphite support Converted kerning to OpenType (but not Graphite) New extended Cyrillic script support.2 and 6.506 .but is not yet complete enough.Fixed italic angle 19 Sep 2003 (Victor Gaultney) Gentium version 1.with good results .502 (and any subsequent versions) under the OFL license provides a means for people to modify the fonts to meet their . 16 Sep 2002 (Victor Gaultney) Gentium version 1.Changed licensing to the SIL Open Font License .the Greek mu PS name was changed to try and fix a display/printing problem.106 Support for more historic Greek characters and alternate seriffed beta No separate GentiumAlt fonts (replaced by font features) Added WOFF versions and examples 28 Nov 2005 (Victor Gaultney) Gentium version 1.508 .0 (using ttfremap) .Removed the VDMX table .Added device metric tables . Information for Developers/Contributors --------------------------------------The release of Gentium Plus version 1.Fixed some duplicate PostScript glyph names .No manual hinting is included in this version.Changed version number (using ttfsetver) 25 Aug 2011 (SIL NRSI team) Gentium Plus version 1.Changed version number (using ttfsetver) .There is only one bug fix . Some has been done . most recent first.Added codepage bits for 1251 (Cyrillic). inc.Corrected problem with coverage tables (using ttfsortcover) .Double-encoded the SIL PUA characters which were added to Unicode 5. Serbian alternates Character set and features up to same level as Charis SIL 4.01 .making a derivative of a TypeTuner font will need to find a different name.) 12 September 2011 (SIL NRSI team) Gentium Plus version 1. 1257 (Windows Baltic).00 .Maintenance release focused on changing internal font .02 .504 . ChangeLog --------(This should list both major and minor changes.First public release . 1258 (Vietnamese) 1 Nov 2010 (SIL NRSI team) Gentium Plus version 1.

If you wish to make submissions. we will ask you to affirm that it is your original work.org http://www. Keep in mind that we are a not-for-profit organization committed to free/libre and open source software. If you make modifications be sure to add your name (N). please make it available to us (via email or a URL) as either a FontLab database (preferred) or a PostScript Type 1 (or OT-CFF) font. web-address (W) and description (D).needs and contribute to the project.if you want to help package or maintain a package. contact us on the timing. Anyone can make their own modified version of Gentium Plus (using a different name). Here are some things to keep in mind: Format: We are open to contributions in various formats. or ask you to make specific revisions. Linux packages: Please contact the upstream maintainer of the various packages .org/~gaultney/ Original Designer . and that any contributions incorporated in the fonts will always be available under the OFL or a similar license. we will review submissions carefully. This follows the same principle used by the FSF. and ask you to assign the copyright of your work to SIL International. Acknowledgements ---------------(Here is where contributors can be acknowledged.sil.nicolas_spalinger@sil. They contain all the important data in the fonts and can be studied and modified using open font tools such as FontForge and TTX. The developer release contains additional source files that might be useful. This also avoids two people working on the same type of addition at the same time. This is to ensure that future releases can be made under improved versions of the OFL without needing to track you down for further permission. we welcome contributions. code. Quality: Because we want to be able to guarantee a high level of quality for the primary Gentium Plus fonts. This list is sorted by last name in alphabetical order. scripts. consult the OFL and OFL-FAQ. but SIL International will continue to maintain and develop the canonical version of the Gentium Plus fonts. As the package maintainer. email (E).please contact us before you do any work to see if it is a contribution we currently need.org .txt in that release archive for further information.a set of additional glyphs. Please don't be discouraged if we do not include a submission for this reason. etc. Every addition adds to the complexity of the project and needs to be carefully planned. . Source files: The primary source files for the fonts are the fonts themselves. See the file source/SOURCES. When submissions will be included: We plan to revise the fonts when major updates are needed (eg new versions of Unicode).) N: E: W: D: Victor Gaultney victor_gaultney@sil. For information on what you're allowed to change or modify. but if you want to maximise the chances of us including your work. Types of contributions: If you wish to make a contribution . Copyright attribution: If you submit something for inclusion in the main Gentium Plus fonts.

org/gentium Or send an email to gentium@sil. and TypeTuner code.org http://scripts.org http://scripts.org/ Contributed some extended Latin glyphs Iska Routamaa fonts@sil.org http://scripts.sil.org/ Graphite. and build support The Gentium and Gentium Plus fonts are maintained by SIL International.sil. OpenType.sil.org/ Contributed some extended Latin glyphs and extensive work on the italic face SIL font engineers fonts@sil.sil.N: E: W: D: N: E: W: D: N: E: W: D: Annie Olsen fonts@sil. For more information please visit the Gentium page on SIL International's Computers and Writing systems website: http://scripts.org .

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