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Re: [PPLetterpress]Cyrillic font

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  • Charles Jones
    Thank you very much for the information. I am working on a book that will have Russian and English language text renderings of poems along with lmages based
    Message 1 of 12 , Feb 11, 2005
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      Thank you very much for the information. I am working on a book that
      will have Russian and English language text renderings of poems along
      with lmages based on line drawings . I have Baskerville in foundry
      type and could use it with Baskerville Cyrillic. Cheers, Charles Jones


      On Feb 11, 2005, at 1:17 PM, Ludwig M. Solzen wrote:

      >
      >> Perhaps someone on the list could recommend a good Cyrillic font that
      >> will work on Mac os
      >
      >
      > Imho one of the core problems of present day font production: the
      > absence of
      > 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
      > Warnock Pro.
      >
      > 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
      > faces.
      >
      > If you would like to use Baskerville, I recommend Linotype's
      > "Baskerville
      > Cyrillic".
      >
      > *A lot* can be said on this subject!
      >
      > Ludwig
      >
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      > Yahoo! Groups Links
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