Cyrillic & Greek extensions


Hey guys, I just need a bit of advice/opinions really.
I've been commissioned to build a display font for a client which I've done. They are now requesting cyrillic & greek extensions for other territories to use. Now what I'm wondering is what's the norm for this, ie. do you build the extra glyphs into the same font as extra unicode characters or do separate font files for the European, Cyrillic and Greek versions?
Thanks in advance, any help is gratefully appreciated!

Cyrillic "Identity crisis"

Hi everybody!
I'm from Bulgaria.
Long time I've wanted to discuss the issue of neglected Cyrillic alphabet.

It's a kind of orphan at the moment. It was developed during the Medieval time in the Bulgarian kingdom. Following very close graphical characteristic of Greek alphabet, together with Latin, the new alphabet become third one from the same family. After Bulgaria was conquered from the Ottoman empire the development of this alphabet stopped. It was like that until 18th century, when Peter The Great of Russia decided to make some reforms in it. Some letters were disregarded, others emerged, third received graphical changes.Initially good, this Reform somehow made the gap between similar Greek and Latin grow bigger.

Locl features for Cyrillic


I try to create locl feature for Serbian and Bulgarian letters. But while working in FontLab, they don’t work both in Illustrator and InDesign (CS4). My initial feature code:

feature locl { # Localized Forms
# Latin
language MOL exclude_dflt; # Moldavian
sub Scedilla by uni0218;
sub scedilla by uni0219;
language ROM exclude_dflt; # Romanian
sub Scedilla by uni0218;
sub scedilla by uni0219;
script cyrl; # Cyrillic
language BUL exclude_dflt; # Bulgarian
sub @russ by @bulg;
language SRB exclude_dflt; # Serbian
sub afii10066 by b.serb;
} locl;

It works for Moldavian and Romanian, but doesn’t work for Bulgarian and Serbian.
Then I used lookups:

feature locl { # Localized Forms
# Latin
lookup locl1 {
sub Scedilla by uni0218;
sub scedilla by uni0219;
} locl1;

Need Cyrillic Fonts

I am new at this forum, so I’m not sure whether this is the right place to post these kind of questions, but I need a typeface for everyday use with Cyrillic letters. Being a poor student, I don’t think I can afford an expensive, professional one. Does anyone have an idea or two?

What I’m looking for is to begin with, a good all-round typeface, like Garamond but for Cyrillic. The only thing I have now is Times Cyrillic, which I find rather boring. But if anyone has great tips for sans serif fonts, I’d appreciate that as well. And, as previosly stated, I’d prefer free fonts if that is possible.

Thanks in advance!

Caspian Rehbinder

more Turbota please


my new typeface Turbota ('care' in Ukrainian), drawn for a rehabilitation center for disabled children, is now released on MyFonts. it is a monolinear semi-serif font with soft terminals, it suits well for formal and informal writing in Cyrillic and Latin scripts.

and here are my son's paper models in this poster

Palimpsest, contemporary text font


Updated description: this is a contemporary serif family I'm working on since January 2010. It was initially just for personal use, but the project grow up to embrace complete Latin, Cyrillic and Greek scripts, besides phonetic alphabets, arrows and dingbats.

It's a text font and the family is planned to have several weights in roman and italic versions. I believe it will be released in early 2013.


1. it must be suitable for books and magazines, with more contrast than contemporary typefaces like Meta Serif, Greta Text or Stuart.

2. it must be clean and legible, with high x-height, generous counterspaces and reduced ornamental elements.

informal Cyrillic script from native hand


hi Typophiles,
i've just released AndrijScript Cyrillic.
it bases on my own handwriting, fascinated by historical Ukrainian 'skoropys' quick-writing and spiced by few chimeric shapes and unusual Cyrillic ligatures.

welcome see few pictures on
or test-drive on


David Brezina

Indices : Designers : David Březina

Czech type designer and typographer, writer, lecturer, the impresario of TypeTalks, and partner at Rosetta Type Foundry. He got Masters degrees in Informatics (Masaryk University, Brno) and Typeface Design (University of Reading, UK). From 2004 to 2007 he also ran his own design studio, with projects in graphic, web, and interface design. He has been working as an associate with Tiro Typeworks and giving various type workshops around Europe.

Agamemnon v.36, needs a new name! Help please?


Agamemnon began as an experiment I did on Fontographer years ago. I revived it over a year ago and began discussing it here on Typophile. That original thread is here, but has become long and unwieldy, potentially frightening off new critics trying to wade through the history of revisions. I've since moved development of this font to FontForge. The ability to edit with Spiro curve technology has been invaluable!

The font could be categorized as transitional and slab serif. The serifs and horizontal strokes are cupped and curved, creating a visual texture that should maintain legibility at small sizes and great distances. The current weight, though, is a tad awkward; too heavy for a book weight, but not quite a bold.