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Slavonic Fonts [Nikita Simmons]

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

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