Cyrillic How-To

Indices : How-To : Cyrillic Character Design

Common mistakes in deigning for Cyrillic include:
- Horizontally flipping a roman cap R to create the ya. (Watch the stress!)
- Horizontally flipping a roman cap N to create the e and ekratkoya. (Again, watch the stress.)
- Using a roman cap K to create the zhe. (This often leads to a form that is too wide.)

Cyrillic Lower Case
Cyrillic Kern Pairs
Cyrillic: equivalence of upper and lower case ?!
Cyrillic Script Glyphs
Understanding Cyrillic Letters?


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Indices : Writing Systems : Alphabets : Cyrillic

The Cyrillic alphabet is an alphabet used for several East and South Slavic languages, as well as many other languages of the former Soviet Union, Asia and Eastern Europe. With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union on January 1, 2007, Cyrillic is now the third official alphabet of the EU.

Russian Alphabet:



Indices : Terminology : Pangram

Pangrams are short passages that include all 26 characters of the alphabet. They’re commonly used to help users of the font quickly assess a character set. They may also be useful to designers in the process of designing their own work but they are too compact for a more thorough assessment. Perhaps the most common pangram is The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Clever pangrams:
Boxer M. Tyson packs his bags with Jay-Z DVDs, Quik, Holyfield’s ear.BJ Harvey

Typophile Boxing! Papazian jousts with quaking, anonymous detractor. Fight at eleven.Joe Pemberton

Chester Jenkins

Indices : Designers : Chester Jenkins

aka “chester”
b. 1971 in Montréal, Canada

Selected published types:
FF Schmelvetica
Galaxie Polaris

Selected published types, collaborations:
Infinity (with Rick Valicenti)
Apex Sans (with Rick Valicenti)
Alexey (with Rick Valicenti)
Apex Serif (with Rick Valicenti)
Orbit (with Rick Valicenti & Robb Irrgang)

Co-founder with Tracy Jenkins of Village.

John Baskerville

Indices : Designers : John Baskerville

John Baskerville (1706-1775)

John Baskerville was born in Worcestershire, England in 1706. As a young man he was introduced to the art of letters while working as a master writing teacher and stone engraver. He later began a career in manufacturing, making japanned ware (a type of lacquered metalware popular at the time). He soon amassed great wealth and purchased an estate near Birmingham.

Around 1751, Baskerville began experimenting with printing. Baskerville was a perfectionist, and as such he demanded complete control over the entire printing process. He designed and created type and layouts; improved the presses and inks; and developed new paper making techniques enabling the creation of smooth bright papers.


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CakeType was founded in 2004 as an independent digital type foundry and is owned and operated by Pieter van Rosmalen. CakeType specializes in the design, production and distribution of original and high quality typefaces.

CakeType also offers the creation of custom typefaces, as well as the improvement and adaptation of existing typefaces. We have produced exclusive typefaces for Audi (in collaboration with Paul van der Laan), KPN (Royal Dutch Telecom) and the road signage in South Korea, amongst others, as well as the lettering for the KWF Kankerbestrijding logo and Bookedoo logos.