I like Gentium so much that I’m using it for my dissertation.
Gentium looks like this if you’re not already seeing it:
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.