I like Gentium so much that I’m using it for my dissertation.

Gentium looks like this if you’re not already seeing it:

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So why download and use yet another font?

Yes, as the Gentium site says, “The design is intended to be highly readable, reasonably compact, and visually attractive.” I agree completely.

But an even better reason is Unicode. I could write a whole post about it, but let me instead share with just you Mac users my keyboard layouts folder, including icons I made myself. And also let me give you a link to a few someones who can explain it well. If you ever type in Greek and Hebrew you really need to learn this.

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.


  1. Phil Gons on August 16, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Gentium is a very nice font, but I don’t love the English font face. I’m using Minion Pro for English and Greek. It’s my favorite—for now anyhow.

  2. Jeremiah on August 17, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Interesting. Bookmarked.

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