3772RE: [PPLetterpress]Cyrillic font
- Feb 11, 2005
> Perhaps someone on the list could recommend a good Cyrillic font thatImho one of the core problems of present day font production: the absence of
> will work on Mac os
a complete glyph set, for all-round typographical use. Most fonts come only
with the standard western alphabet (not even with all accents needed for
setting text in central European languages). So, we will have to content
ourselves with mixing different fonts...
I my regard you should, of course, combine fonts of the same face. And even
then, you will notice that the design of the Latin alphabet glyphs will not
match with that of the Cyrillic glyphs of the same face (strokes, serifs,
contrast and so forth). Be very careful in choosing the right fonts, even
when you stay with the same face.
In some OpenType edition of good fonts (e.g. several Adobe 'Pro's) you'll
find a complete Cyrillic alphabet. This is the case for Minion Pro and
For my favourite, Bembo, there is alas no Cyrillic alphabet, not even a
Greek one, although Griffo cut several Greek alphabets for use in the Aldine
Officina. However (as I said on an earlier occasion), 'Cardo' will soon have
a Bembo-like Cyrillic and Greek alphabet.
It's a pity none of the resent Bodoni revivals have a Cyrillic alphabet, nor
Greek, although Bodoni cut these. The same goes for other much used, fine
If you would like to use Baskerville, I recommend Linotype's "Baskerville
*A lot* can be said on this subject!
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