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I was quite dismayed to discover that Storm Type's otherwise excellent Walbaum lacks Cyrillic small caps (even though it has Latin small caps) — any suggestions for a good replacement?
Scotch Modern is a didone, but other than that, not much like Storm's Walbaum, which seems more like an old-style face, with its low contrast, heaviness, and simple terminals.
But the Scotch Modern does have a similar "historically authentic" quality to Storm's Walbaum, both being conceived as micro-detailed facsimiles of the letterpress impression (informed by press gain and other traces of the printing process), rather than as cleaned-up, reductive revivals.
Cyrillic smallcaps? Is this some sort of joke? ;-)
There is nothing wrong with Cyrillic small caps, Hrant. However, I do not consider Štorm’s Walbaum Cyrillic ‘otherwise excellent’; I wish František were as respectful of the Russian typographic tradition as he is of German…
Nothing wrong, I just thought they were already built-in...
Nevermind - just a joke at your (plural) expense! :-)
What do you find most objectionable in Storm's Walbaum Cyrillic, Maxim?
Nick, thank you very much for suggesting Scotch Modern! I think that I would end up buying at least a couple of fonts, if only to complement my collection of beautiful typefaces.
Maxim, I never intended to judge the quality of Walbaum, Cyrillic-typography-wise; this was merely a comment on its glyph coverage. Do you have any suggestions for a similarly extensive typeface with a more native feel?