gentium as font with pdflatex from texlive 2012 [closed]

How can Gentium be used as default font with pdflatex from TeX Live 2012? Somehow Gentium is included in TeX Live but cannot be accessed with \usepackage{gentium}, see What font packages are installed in TeX live?.

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closed as too localized by Joseph Wright♦Sep 16 '12 at 17:11

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Do you have the option to use XeLaTeX? It would make this a lot easier. –  AstroPig7 Aug 15 '12 at 19:05
That should be possible. So i rephrase the question: What is the easiest way to access the gentium font included in texlive 2012 as default font with pdftex/XeLaTeX/Luatex ...? –  Daniel Aug 15 '12 at 19:22
Welcome to TeX.sx! You should edit your question as well, so that the rephrasing isn't "hidden away" in a comment. –  Torbjørn T. Aug 15 '12 at 21:05

With XeLaTeX, this works for me:

\documentclass[english]{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX]{Gentium}
\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}
Lorem ipsum. Lorem ipsum. Lorem ipsum. Lorem ipsum. Lorem ipsum.
\end{document}


Here's the result:

Of course compile with xelatex \$filename.

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