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Gentium Basic fontpack for connect-fonts.


  1. Include connect-fonts in a node module.
const font_middleware = require("connect-fonts");
  1. Include the font packs that you want to serve.
const font_pack  = require("connect-fonts-gentiumbasic");
  1. Add a middleware by calling the setup function.
      fonts: [ font_pack ],
      allow_origin: ""
  1. Add a link tag to include the font CSS.
<link href="/genbasb/fonts.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">

Multiple fonts from the family can be included by using a comma separated list of fonts:

<link href="/genbasb,genbasbi,genbasi,genbasr/fonts.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">

Available fonts:

  • genbasb
  • genbasbi
  • genbasi
  • genbasr

Locale-optimised font sets can be served by specifying the locale in the fonts.css URL.

<link href="/latin/genbasb/fonts.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">

Available subsets:

  • latin
  1. Set your CSS up to use the new font by using the "Gentium Basic" font-family.
    body {
      font-family: 'Gentium Basic', 'sans-serif', 'serif';

Font Info

Gentium Basic

The Gentium 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. The "Gentium Book Basic" family is very similar but has a slightly darker weight.

  • Copyright: Copyright (c) SIL International, 2003-2008.
  • Trademark: Gentium is a trademark of SIL International.
  • Designer: J. Victor Gaultney and Annie Olsen
  • Designer URL:
  • Vendor: SIL International
  • Vendor URL:

Development Info

Font pack author


Software: Licenced under version 2.0 of the MPL

Fonts: Licensed under version 1.1 of the SIL Open Font License