Gentium in the wild

Six years ago, at Epiphany, I though how the open-licensed typeface Gentium might be a nice choice for churches — not only for its name (“of the nations”) but because it’s attractive, doesn’t tempt churches into font theft and supports the non-Latin languages (Greek, Hebrew, overseas partner churches languages) that might appear in church print publications from time to time. (OK, rarely: but nice to be prepared.)

Well, I found a case in the wild, in a web graphic. Ellesmere United Church [of Canada], Burnaby, British Columbia, near one campus Simon Fraser University, uses it as part of their visual identity.

Nice. And a great opportunity to tweek the website CSS to add @font-face support.

A demo of Gentium as a web font (though it might show its limits as a web font)

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