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Re: Review needed: Gentium font re-released under the SIL Open Font License

Dear All,
The Gentium font (http://scripts.sil.org/gentium) has been re-released under the SIL Open Font License (http://scripts.sil.org/OFL). This is excellent news as there are few free/open-source fonts that cover the Latin, Cyrillic and Greek Unicode blocks, and special characters/symbols.

I would like to update the ttf-gentium page, at
so that the font is no longer under "non-free".

Is the SIL Open Font License (final version) free?


Hi Simos and Martin-Eric,

I've now built a new .deb for Gentium 1.02 with improved maintainer scripts and all the right elements needed for an OFL release, it also includes the Fontlab sources.

You can get it from http://scripts.sil.org/Gentium_download

Your feedback is very welcome.

As soon as we get the official position of the FSF published (rms and other key members of the community including Jim Gettys from GNOME already told us OFL 1.0 was free), and - of course - the agreement of Debian, we can upload into main.

Eben Moglen and others from the Software Freedom Law Center are also looking into it.


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