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.)

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

Books:
Книга про буквы от Аа до Яя, Юрий Гордон (Yuri Gordon), Russian.
The Lettering Art: Works by Moscow Book Designers 1959-1974

Printed Articles:
"ITC Cyrillics, 1992--" Language, Culture, Type: International type design in the age of Unicode. 2002, New York, ATypI, Vladimir Yefimov.
"Civil Type and Kis Cyrillic" Language, Culture, Type: International type design in the age of Unicode. 2002, New York, ATypI, Maxim Zhukov.
"On the Peculiarities of Cyrillic Letterforms" Typography Papers 1. 1996, Reading University Press, Maxim Zhukov.
related thread: http://typophile.com/node/8709

Online Articles
A Guide to using computer in Russian studies

Online Articles (Russian Only):
Vladimir Yefimov's primer on designing Cyrillic letters
Part I, Part II, Part III
Особенности построения шрифтов

Blogs:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/ru_typography/
Vera's Journal http://evra.livejournal.com/
http://www.livejournal.com/community/ua_typography/
http://www.livejournal.com/community/ua_calligraphy/

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