Nikita Simmons categorized the Slavonic / Orthodox typefaces. I reproduce his classification system here. For links, information and downloads, please visit his site.
- Ustav Fonts - representing the handwritten system of Paleoslavonic, Old [Church] Slavonic, AND including the Glagolitic script.
- Glagolitic fonts
- Cyrillic fonts
- Dual fonts
- Packaged fonts
- Slavonic Incunabula - representing the primitive typographic tradition of the first editions of Venice, Krakow (Dr. Francisk Skorinja), and other locations in the Balkan lands (Skopie, etc.).
- Poluustav Fonts - this can be divided into three sub-families:
- Oldstyle Poluustav
- Newstyle Poluustav
- Kievan Poluustav
- Synodal Era Slavonic Fonts - Following the lead of the Moscow Synodal Typografiia, all of the other Slavic lands (with the exception for Kievan and Old Believer editions) adopted a style of modernized typography which was heavily influenced by elements of western European typography.
- Modern Slavonic Fonts - This includes font designs of the past 30 years which have cast aside all pretense of using historical typefaces as models.
- Civil Script Fonts - This includes any modern Unicode and legacy-encoded fonts (both serif and san serif typefaces) containing Slavonic characters redesigned to match Latin letter forms, which are primarily used for academic purposes.
- Decorative Slavonic Fonts - This includes the whole range of historical letter forms used for ornamentation. This family can be subdivided as:
- Bukvitsa Fonts ("drop caps")
- Zastavka and Viaz' Fonts (titling fonts)
- Artistic Text and Titling Fonts (non-standard, innovative styles)
- Balkan Decorative Fonts
- Romanian Latinitsa Fonts
- Symbol Fonts
- Handwriting Slavonic Fonts
- Skoropis' Fonts
- Modern Cursive Fonts
- Calligraphic Fonts
- Chant Notation Fonts - This includes neumatic notations (Byzantine and Znamenny notation) and Kievan Square-note notation.
- Other Languages
Cyrillic type design ⦿
Typeface Classification ⦿