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Gill Sans is a sans-serif typeface created by Eric Gill and published by the Monotype Corporation between 1928 and 1930. Based on Edward Johnston's font for the London Underground, Gill Sans is widely admired for its quiet gracefulness and versatility.

It was notably used by the London and North Eastern Railway and later by British Railways.

Since 1997 the BBC has used Gill Sans as the font for the lettering in its logo, and many derivative uses such as the logos of individual services.

Included with Mac OS X, Gill Sans has found its way into numerous books, advertisements, and signs.

In the Bitstream font collection, Gill Sans is called Bitstream Humanist 521.

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Sample

The following paragraph is in Gill Sans, Gill Sans MT, or Bitstream Humanist 521 if it installed in your machine. If not, a monospace font is used:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog. 这是一些汉字。 Zh sh y xiē Hnz. Example of IPA transcription: /ɪg'zɑːmpəl əv aɪpiː'eɪ tɹɑːn'skɹɪpʃən/. Greek: Ελληνικά. Cyrillic: Кириллица. Thai: ฟหกดึ้. Khmer: កខ. Arabic: العربية. Scandinavian characters: .

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