[Scribus] Questions to Gentium, Myriad Pro, and Minion Pro

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Fri May 27 20:18:14 CEST 2005

Hi Maciej,

To answer your question (or at least trying to):

1. Gentium, as a serif font, is well suited for the production of books 
or magazines with large amounts of text. But be careful. Gentium is a 
bit tricky, because the ascents of lower case letters are higher than 
those of capital letters. Take care of line spacing! I have used Gentium 
for real world production purposes, and it looks great, plus it has 
excellent italics.

2. I couldn't find any hints in Adobe's AR 7 license on the use of the 
fonts. However, I wouldn't hesitate using them, because you can be 
almost sure that whoever will print your PDFs has the font installed 
(via AR 7). In case you're in doubt, call the printer. You still have 
the option to include only the glyphs actually used in your document, 
or, in case the printer has the font installed, not to include them at 
all. That's how I deal with the problem, because Myriad and Minion are 
too good to ignore them.



> Hi,
> I've started to to create a Wiki article with well chosen free typefaces for
> Polish users (please lads from pl, don't hesitate to join me in rhyme:):
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Darmowe_polskie_fonty_przeznaczone_do_druku
> Now the questions:
> 1. What is  Gentium ( http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=Gentium ) 
> best to use for: books, magazines, small prints?  Has anyone gathered
> some experience with this typeface, are there any issues to expect?
> 2. Myriad Pro and Minion Pro (delivered with Adobe Reader 7): what's
> their licence? Can we reliably use them for free in Scribus? Any links would be great.
> cheers
> Maciej 

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