Gentium versions: Smallcaps and Sans serif

samadam's picture

I have taken it upon myself to design a smallcaps version of the OFL licensed Gentium font.
For copyright reasons, it is called GsmCaps for now.

I also made a semi-sans serif version of Gentium, called GsemiSans.

Both were really learning processes for me, and I plan to use them for an upcoming project. I may submit them to SIL, I don't know yet.

Thanks for any comments and critisisms; I am a complete beginner, with no formal training. But I just love typography!

Gentium original: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=Gentium...

(Tell me if the PDFs don't work for you, and I know one of the fonts is not serif, but I had to pick a forum.)

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GsemiSans.pdf9.55 KB
GsmCaps.pdf22.09 KB
canus's picture

I think the pdf doesn't work. they both contain one page. On the upper part there are a few letters randomly spread.

fontplayer's picture

Very nice. If you decide to let the public have access please let me know. Thanks.

Palatine's picture

Your work looks fantastic so far. How is this coming along? It's certainly worth completing.

sgh's picture

Any further work on this? Does anyone know if it's been releaesed publicly?

samadam's picture

Unfortunately, I believe I have lost the original semi sans font. The pdf is all that remains. I don't know if anything can be done with the pdf but I will keep looking for the original.

A copy of the smallcaps font is available, probably with some bad kerning errors.

Sam

_Palatine_'s picture

If there is a pdf available the fonts can be extracted. You'll need to redo the kerning though.

Here I go reviving a thread, but if it helps . . .

samadam's picture

If you know how to do it, have at it.
I've lost all of the files at this point, I believe.

JanekZ's picture

There are 41 glyphs in GsemiSans.pdf (only a subset of your font). Let me know if you want to restore them. (I believe the font is Open and I can do it)

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