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17 September 2003
> Gentium updated, now an SIL project

18 October 2002
> Dissertation on diacritics posted

> Gentium coming to UN Headquarters

7 October 2002
> Gentium mentioned in press about ATypI

14 September 2002
> Gentium site introduced

23 June 2002
> New Font Hints page

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21 June 2002
> Research paper posted

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Over the last decade I have been involved in many typeface development projects as part of SIL International. Projects for which I have been the main (or only) designer include:

I have also worked on as-yet-unreleased projects from Asia, Africa and the Americas.

My latest project is an extended Latin type family—Gentium—designed as part of my University program. It is intended to be a general text face for broad use, but specifically tuned for 9-12 point text. The design is based on ideas from my own calligraphic experiments, but within the boundaries of a sturdy text face. It is also intended, from the beginning, to be an extended Latin face, with special features that make it ideal for use with languages that need special characters and diacritics.

In December 2001, Gentium was one of the winners of the bukva:raz! international type competition, sponsored by the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) in celebration of the United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations (2001). It is featured in a recent book—Language Culture Type: International Type Design in the Age of Unicode—edited by John Berry and published by Graphis. It was also exhibited with other winners at the Rome ATypI conference in September 2002, and will be shown at exhibitions in Moscow, St. Petersburg and in the main lobby of the United Nations in New York.

The Gentium Web Site is now live, where you can read more about the project and download samples, a type specimen, and the fonts themselves.



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