This is my debut post on typophile, and I'd like to post a question about Gentium, the free font I suppose most of you know about.
Trying out this font, I thought it looked strikingly crappy in Word, compared to when you print it (the same page from Word). This difference may be common, but it seems greater for Gentium. I think it's beautiful on paper, but it's just horrible and not very legible in Word.
So I wonder, how come? What is it about Gentium that causes this?
The difference I'm talking about is for example smaller for Verdana or Calibri, typefaces designed to be legible on screen as well as on paper.