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Abkhaz is a Caucasian language with about 300,000 speakers in Georgia, Turkey and Russia. Literary Abkhaz is based on the Abzhui dialect which is spoken in the capital of Abkhazia, Sukhumi. Abkhaz has been written with the Latin, Georgian and Cyrillic alphabets. This page includes the Abkhaz fonts Abzia and Amra. [Google] [More] ⦿
Akaki Razmadze is from Tbilisi, Georgia, b. 1991, Tbilisi. He graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (Tbilisi, Georgia) in 2014. Since 2014, Akaki is a Masters level student of Communication Design at Trier University of Applied Sciences (Trier, Germany). During his studies, he completed an internship at Monotype (Bad Homburg, Germany), where he worked on Georgian versions of various Monotype typefaces such as Helvetica and Meta.
Several Georgian typefaces were designed by him. They are distributed for free, and are quite popular in Georgia. He created Lushgunin (2011), a monoline hairline sans using grids and circles in the design.
In 2013, he designed Melany, a Latin / Georgian sans titling font.
In 2017, he finally published FF Meta Georgian. Each of the two weights in the family contain all the characters needed to set modern Georgian, as well as additional symbols for the Old Georgian, Megrelian, Svan, Abkhazian and Ossetian languages.
In 2016, he designed Sabon Georgian.
Neue Frutiger Georgian (2018) was created by Akaki Razmadze and a team of designers and font engineers from the Monotype Studio, under the direction of Monotype type director Akira Kobayashi.
Akaki Razmadze collaborated with Akira Kobayashi and Monotype Studio on Avenir Next Georgian (2021).
Alan M. Stanier from Essex University (UK) has created the following metafonts: ams1, cherokee, cypriote, dancers (the "Dancing Men" code of Conan Doyle), estrangelo (ancient Syriac language), georgian, goblin, iching, itgeorgian, ogham (found on ancient Irish and pictish carvings), osmanian (twentieth-century font used in Somalia), roughogham, shavian, southarabian (for various languages circa 1500BC), ugaritic (ancient cuneiform alphabet). More direct access. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2013, the following typefaces could be bought at Graphic River: AS Scripty, AS Vardo (hairline sans), AS Negal, AS Vino, AS Neo Medium, AS Amplo (a wide all caps sans), AS Neo, AS Bordo Regular, and AS Grammatika.
Karlsruhe-based software developer. Creator of the large (and free) Unicode font Quivira (2005). It covers mathematics, chess, astrological symbols, arrows, fists, Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Tifinagh, Coptic, emoticons, Vai, and Braille, to name just a few ranges. Alexander graduated in computer science at the Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (degree: Diplom-Informatiker (UAS)). [Google] [More] ⦿
Georgian typographer, 1933-1998. He designed many Georgian fonts, such as Gruzinskaya obyknovennaya ("Standard Georgian"), a photocomposition typeface of Polygraphmash [this typeface was digitized in 1994 by Paratype]. Paratype also published Dumbadze Display (1994) Dede Ena (1994), Shemokmedi (1994, based on a metal design of Dumbadze), Muki Groteski (1994, based on a metal design of Dumbadze), Geo Courier (1997), PT Kolheti (1994) and Literaturuli (1994). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
The original Avenir typeface was designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1988. Unlike Futura, which has partially colored Avenir, Avenir is not purely geometric---it has vertical strokes that are thicker than the horizontals and a lower case o that is not a perfect circle. And just as most fonts from the 1980s, Avenir has shortened ascenders. These nuances aid in legibility but the small x-height makes it less elegant.
In 2012, Akira Kobayashi worked alongside Adrian Frutiger on Avenir Next. Akira kept expanding Avenir to cover more languages. Avenir Next World family, released by Linotype in 2021, is an expansive family of fonts that offers support for more than 150 languages and scripts. The subfamilies include Avenir Next Hebrew, Avenir Next Thai, Avenir Next Cyrillic, Avenir Next Arabic and Avenir Next Georgian. Avenir Next World contains 10 weights, from UltraLight to Heavy.
Contributors besides Adrian Frutiger and Akira Kobayashi: Anuthin Wongsunkakon (Thai), Yanek Iontef (Hebrew), Akaki Razmadze (Georgian), Nadine Chahine (Arabic), Toshi Omagari (Arabic) and Elena Papassissa (Greek, Armenian). See also Avenir Next Paneuropean (2021; 56 styles; by Akira Kobayashi). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
A set of Georgian truetype fonts: the 4-weight GeoWWWTimes family by Gia Shervashidze, and the GeoCourier family by Anton Dumbadze, George Bagrationi, Gia Shervashidze. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Besarion Paata Gugushvili
Besarion Gugushvili (born 1945) is a Georgian politician and a former Prime Minister of the country. Gugushvili was appointed prime minister after Tengiz Sigua resigned in August 1991. The closest associate of Georgia's former President Zviad Gamsakhurdia, he followed him into exile after the 1991-1992 coup and participated in the 1993 uprising. After the failure of the uprising and Gamsakhurdia's death, Gugushvili was granted political asylum in Finland.
Besarion Paata Gugushvili Gugushvili designed the Georgian glyphs for the DejaVu typeface. He was also involved in the design of the Georgian script for the Nokia Pure typeface. Finally, he made a series of Georgian fonts with the acronym BPG in the font names and ran BPG-InfoTech. These fonts include
They are now part of the Dejavu open source font distribution (see also here). Some downloads and discussions here. Google group presence. BPG Classic Medium. BPG Dede Ena Block. BPG Glaho (2005) is here. Other families less easy to locate include BPG Afxazeti (2005). BPG Dede Ena. Direct access to these BPG fonts: BPGAcademiuriUAm, BPGChveulebriviUm, BPGClassic99U, BPGDumbadzeU, BPGLortkipanidzeU, BPGMikheilStefaneUm, BPGNinoKhutsuriU, BPGPaataKhutsuriMtavruli, BPGPaataKhutsuriU, BPGParisianU, BPGSanSerDina, BPGSansSerifUE, BPGSanSerUE2, BPGSanSerUE!, BPGSanSerUEm, BPGSerifUE, BPGSysVarEU, BPGUcnobiU. Nice 19th century fonts, with characters in unicode positions. Alternate URL. Download link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brett T. Johnson
Designer of the free font "Greek Garamond". The page also archives some fonts by others, such as Academiury-ITV, CopticNormal, CopticNormal_II, Cyrillic-Regular, Greek-garamond-1.1, Greek-garamond, Greek, Linear-B, Masis, Ultima-Runes----ALL-CAPS, gothic-1. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mark Leisher's creation: "ClearlyU is a set of BDF (bitmap) 12 point, 100 dpi fonts that provides glyphs that can be used for Unicode text. The font contains over 4000 glyphs, including numerous additional glyphs for alternate forms and ligatures. The ClearlyU typeface was originally inspired by Donald Knuth's Computer Modern typeface, but has been slowly evolving into something else." Supported are: Navajo, Armenian, Cyrillic, Georgian, Greek and Coptic, Hebrew, Lao, Thai. [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniel J. Kai
Daria Zorkina is a calligrapher and graphic and type designer based in Moscow. She graduated from British Higher School of Art and Design in 2009 and took a type design course from Ilya Ruderman. In 2017-18 was an intern at CSTM fonts type foundry. A talented calligrapher, she published the wavy Latin / Cyrillic variable typeface Flicker in 2020 at Tomorrow Type. Flicker is ideal for advertizing diarrhea medication. At the other end of the variable font spectrum, we find a tall bold condensed movie credit sans.
In 2021, CSTM Fonts and Type Today released the 42-style sans family Loos (Latin, Cyrillic, Georgian), a typeface designed by Yury Ostromentsky, Ilya Ruderman, and Daria Zorkina. Advisers on Georgian included Alexander Sukiasov and Lasha Giorgadze. [Google] [More] ⦿
Organized font archive. Many subcategories including Party fonts, Holiday fonts, Balloons, Halloween, Christmas, screen fonts, phonetic fonts, African, Balinese, Bengali, Burmese, Cambodian, Croata-glagolitic, Cyrillic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Malayan, Nepali, Nko, runes, Tamil, Vietnamese. [Google] [More] ⦿
About 50 Georgian truetype fonts in this German archive. Contains many fonts of the Soma Press. It also has TbilisiCaps and TbilisiText (1990-94 Daniel J. Kai/XenoType Technologies). One of the best Georgian font archives anywhere. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian type foundry, est. 2014 by Dmitry Goloub, the Moscow-based codesigner with Lucas Perdidaão of the free grid-based art deco typeface Bobber (2012, in ai format) and of Alpine (2014). From 2009 until 2010 and again in 2012, he lived in Firenze, Italy.
Typefaces from 2013 include Bolognese Sans, Moor (multilined art deco family), Bobber Script, and Bread & Milk Sans. Genplan (2013) is a great free layered inline typeface for Latin and Cyrillic that is based on 1930s Soviet poster types. See also TT Genplan Pro (2014).
Cittadino Symbols (2013) is a free rounded city traffic icon font related to a Milan subway project. In 2013, this was replaced, still for the Milan metro maps, by Meneghino Wayfind, a tweetware typeface that was influenced by PT Sans Caption.
In 2015, Goloub created Ardent: Ardent is my Sergey Chekhonin-inspired typeface. Ardent is an attempt to prove that the bizarre Cyrillic letterforms of 20s are still decent for use in modern design, even in Latin script. It is highly ornamental and lapidary. Still in 2015, he designed the sans typeface family Intersans (a multilingual Swiss army knife sans), which supports Extended Latin, Extended Cyrillic (including Bulgarian and Serbian Cyrillic), Polytonic Greek, Armenian (Asomtavruli, Nuskha-khutzuri, Mkhedruli, Mkhedruli Mrglovani), Georgian and Hebrew. It also includes true italics, small caps, small caps italics and a lot of pictograms.
Typefaces from 2020: Grrr (at Paratype, with Alexandra Korolkova: a techno family characterized by an oversized lower case f).
This file contains the following Georgian fonts: AcadMtavr, AcadNusx, BPGGlahoArialV5, DumbaMtavr, DumbaNusx, DumbaNusx, Dumbadze, DumbadzeTD, GEOLitNusx, GeoArial, GeoArialBold, GeoArialBoldItalic, GeoArialItalic, GeoCourier, GeoCourierBold, GeoCourierBoldItalic, GeoCourierItalic, GeoTimes, GeoTimesBold, GeoTimesBoldItalic, GeoTimesItalic, GeorgiaNET, LitMtavrPS, LitNusx, SPAcademi, SPAcademiBold, SPAcademiMT, SPAcademiMTBold, SPBalavari, SPChveulebriviBold, SPChveulebriviMTBold, SPChveulebriviMTMedium, SPChveulebriviMedium, SPDumbadzeBold, SPDumbadzeMTBold, SPFebos, SPGogebashvily, SPGogebashvily, SPGorda, SPGordaBold, SPGremi, SPGrigolia, SPGrigoliaBold, SPGrigoliaMT, SPGrigoliaMTBold, SPGrotesk, SPKolhetiBold, SPKolhetiMTBold, SPKolhetiMTMedium, SPKolhetiMedium, SPLiteraturuly, SPLiteraturulyBold, SPLiteraturulyMT, SPMdzime, SPPakizi, SPParliamentBold, SPParliamentMTBold, SPParliamentMTMedium, SPParliamentMedium, SPRustavely, SPSakartvelo, SPShemokmedi, SPSiradze, SPSiradzeBold, SPVenaBold, SPVenaMedium. [Google] [More] ⦿
FiraGO (2012-2018) is an outgrowth of the open source Fira Sans typeface family by Carrois and Spiekermann. Script support has been considerably extended from Latin Extended, IPA, Pan African, Cyrillic Extended (+ locl BGR and SRB), and Polytonic Greek, already present in Firs Sans, to Arabic, Devanagari, Georgian, Hebrew, and Thai. Manual basic truetype hinting was done with Glyphs. Copyright of various parts of Firago: Carrois Corporate GbR, HERE Europe B.V., The Mozilla Foundation, Telefonica S.A., and bBox Type GmbH. Credits for the various additons and modifications:
Fontbilisi (was: Germán León)
Fontbilisi was established by German Leon (b. Madrid, Spain) in 2013. For a while, he was located in Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 2014, he is in Lima, Peru. In 2017, his MyFonts page places his origins in Ukraine. He explains: He was born in Madrid, but crisis and love brought him to Tbilisi, Georgia, from where he is currently designing.
His first typeface is the quaint Latin slab serif Miraflores (2012). In 2013, he published GL Tetuan (a slab serif that covers Latin, Cyrillic, Georgian and Greek) and GL Benicassim (a sans for Latin and Cyrillic). The foundry Germán León was renamed Fontbilisi that same year.
Huge Georgian font archive: AALiteraturulibold, ACADEMIURYAV-Bold, ACADEMIURYAV, ACADEMIURYAV, ACADEMIURYP, AGogeb, AGorda, AGrigoliaH, AGrigoliaL, AGroteskN, AMerabgecadzeh, ANusxuri, AParisuli, ARTANUJI, ASakartvelo, AShesha, ATtbilH, AZacademiury, AZacademiuryBold, AZacademiuryBoldItalic, AZacademiuryItalic, AacadHN, AacadLN, AcadMtavr, AcadNusx, AcadNusxGeo, AcadNusxWd, AcademicNormal, Academiury-ITV, Academiury-ITVBold, Academiury-ITVItalic, Academiury, AchveulBold, AchveulH, AchveulL, AdamianiERI, AdumbadzeHN, Adumbadzel, Akademiuri-mtavruli, Akademiuri, Akademiuri, AkademiuriBJG, Aladini, AmartveNormal, AmicoGeo, Amiran, AmiranSP, ApakizH, ArachveulebriviThin, ArachveulebriviThinSP, ArialCyrMT, ArialCyrMT, ArialGEO, ArialMT, Ashemok, AsoMtavruly-ITV, AsoMtavruly, AtbilisiL, Avaza, AvazaMtavruli, AvazaMtavruliSP, BPGAlgeti, BPGAlgeti, BPGAlgetiCompact, BPGAlgetiCompact, BPGBoxo-Boxo, BPGBoxo, BPGClassicMedium, BPGDedaEna, BPGDedaEnaBlock, BPGDedaEnaNonblock, BPGGlaho-Bold, BPGGlaho, BPGGlaho2008, BPGGlaho2008, BPGGlahoArial, BPGGlahoArial2008, BPGGlahoArial2008, BPGGlahoArialV5, BPGGlahoMix, BPGGlahoSP, BPGGlahoTraditional, BPGGlahoTraditionalArial, BPGIngiri2008, BPGIngiriArial, BPGIngiriArial2008, BPGIngiriBArial, BPGIrubaqidze, BPGIrubaqidze, BPGMikheilStefane, BPGNinoElite, BPGNinoEliteCaps, BPGNinoEliteCond, BPGNinoEliteCondCaps, BPGNinoEliteExp, BPGNinoEliteExpCaps, BPGNinoEliteRound, BPGNinoEliteRoundCond, BPGNinoEliteUltra, BPGNinoEliteUltraCaps, BPGNinoMedium, BPGNinoMediumCaps, BPGNinoMediumCondenced, BPGNinoMkhedruli-Bold, BPGNinoMkhedruli-Bold, BPGNinoMkhedruli, BPGNinoMkhedruli, BPGNinoMkhedruliBook, BPGNinoMkhedruliBook, BPGNinoMtavruli-Bold, BPGNinoMtavruli-Bold, BPGNinoMtavruli, BPGNinoMtavruliBook, BPGNostalgia-Bold, BPGNostalgia-Bold, BPGNostalgia, BPGNostalgia, BPGNuskhaModern, BPGPaata, BPGPaataCaps, BPGPaataCond, BPGPaataCondCaps, BPGPaataExp, BPGPaataExpCaps, BPGPaataUltra, BPGPaataUltraCaps, BPGParaGraphChveulebrivi, BPGParaGraphChveulebrivi, BPGPhoneSansMini-Bold, BPGPhoneSansMini-BoldItalic, BPGPhoneSansMini-Italic, BPGPhoneSansMini, BPGRioni, BPGRioniArial, BPGRioniContrast, BPGRioniVera-CondensedLight, BPGRioniVera, BPGRioniVeraLight, BPGSans, BPGSerif, BPGTahomaGlaho, Babuka, BabukaMtavruli, BalavMtavr, Balaveri, Barnaba, Beka, Bolnisi, BolnisiMtavruli, Bondo, BordeauxGeorgian, BrushScriptGeorgian, Calligraphy, Chveul, ChveulebriviTT, ChveulebriviTTOki, Chveulebrivy-ITV, Chveulebrivy-ITV, Chveulebrivy-ITVBold, Chveulebrivy-ITVBoldItalic, Chveulebrivy-ITVItalic, Chweulebrivi-Book, Constitution, Daviti, DejaVuSans, DejaVuSans, DumbaMtavr, DumbaNusx, Dumbadze-ITV, Dumbadze-ITVBold, Dumbadze-ITVBoldItalic, Dumbadze-ITVItalic, DumbadzeCapsGGE, DumbadzeCondGGE, DumbadzeGGE, DumbadzeItalicGGE, DumbadzeNormal, DumbadzeSmallGGE, DumbadzeTD, DumbadzeTFNormal, Eka, EkaHor, Elguja, Fido, G&G_Ilia-Bold, G&G_Ilia-Normal, G&G_Ilia-Normal, G&G_IliaM, G&G_IliaMBold, G&G_IllliaM-Normal, G&G_Shirim-Normal, GEODumbaMtavr, GEOGrigolia, GEOKolkhetmtav, GEOKolkhetmtav, GEOKolkhetnusx, GEOKolkhetnusx, GEOKolkhety, GEOKolkhetyBold, GEOKolkhetyMtavBold, GEOLitMtavr, GEOLitNusx, GEOLortkipanidzeNormal, GEOLortkipanidzeNormal, GEOZaza, GEOZhorzholadze, GEO_AKADEMIURI, GEO_DUMBADZE_MT, GEO_KOLHETI, GEO_KOLHETI_MT, GF-Satellite-17-Mt-Bold-Italic, GF-Satellite-17-Mt-Bold, GF-Satellite-2-Mt-Italic, GF-Satellite-2-Mt, GF-Satellite-3-Mt-Bold, GF-Satellite-6-Mt-Bold-Italic, GF-Satellite-6-Mt-Bold, GF-Satellite-6-Mt, GFSatellite28Mt-Italic, GFSatellite28Mt, GFSatellite2MtBold, GFSatellite2MtBoldItalic, GFSatellite3Mt-BoldItalic, GGogebashviliNormal, GNMmamuk, Gancxadebebi, Gancxadebebi, Geo-Gza, Geo-TabidzeNusx-ASTER, GeoABC, GeoABC, GeoAcadMtavr, GeoAcadMtavrBold, GeoAcadNusxBold, GeoAcadNusxNormal, GeoAcademiuri, GeoAcademiuriItalic, GeoAladdin, GeoAlami, GeoAmiran, GeoArial, GeoArialBold, GeoArialBoldItalic, GeoArialItalic, GeoAvazaMtavr, GeoAvazaNusx, GeoBalaveri, GeoBauhausMtavr, GeoBauhausNusx, GeoBecker, GeoBernhardFashion, GeoBodoni, GeoBombay, GeoBordeauxMtavr, GeoBordeauxNusx, GeoBrushScript, GeoCalligraphy, GeoChveuMtavrBold, GeoChveuMtavrNormal, GeoChveuNusxBold, GeoChveuNusxNormal, GeoCourier, GeoCourier, GeoCourierBold, GeoCourierBold, GeoCourierBoldItalic, GeoCourierBoldItalic, GeoCourierItalic, GeoCourierItalic, GeoDabali, GeoDedaena, GeoDevi, GeoDochanashviliMtavr, GeoDochanashviliNusx, GeoDumba-Bold, GeoDumba-BoldItalic, GeoDumba-Italic, GeoDumba, GeoDumbadze-Regular, GeoDumbadze, GeoDumbadzeItalic, GeoDumbadzeMtavr, GeoDumbadzeMtavrBold, GeoDumbadzeMtavrBoldItalic, GeoDumbadzeMtavrItalic, GeoDumbadzeNusx, GeoDumbadzeNusxBold, GeoDumbadzeNusxBoldItalic, GeoDumbadzeNusxItalic, GeoEka, GeoEklesia, GeoElguja, GeoGediMze, GeoGeorge, GeoGogebashvili, GeoGorda, GeoGordeladze, GeoGothic, GeoGraniti, GeoGremi, GeoGrigoliaMtavr, GeoGrigoliaMtavrBold, GeoGrigoliaNusx, GeoGrigoliaNusxBold, GeoGrigoliaPolygraph, GeoGrigoliaPolygraphBold, GeoGrotesk, GeoIliaMtavrBold, GeoIliaMtavrNormal, GeoIliaNusxBold, GeoIliaNusxNormal, GeoInstitution, GeoKalamiMtavr, GeoKalamiNusx, GeoKaterina, GeoKiknadze, GeoKokhodze, GeoKolkheti, GeoKolkhetiBold, GeoKolkhetiBoldItalic, GeoKolkhetiItalic, GeoKolkhetiMtavrBold, GeoKolkhetiMtavrNormal, GeoKolkhetiNusxBold, GeoKolkhetiNusxNormal, GeoKvamli, GeoKvebliani, GeoLadoGrigolia, GeoLiterMtavrBold, GeoLiterMtavrNormal, GeoLiterNusxBold, GeoLiterNusxNormal, GeoLiterSmall, GeoLiteraturuli, GeoLiteraturuliBold, GeoLiteraturuliBoldItalic, GeoLiteraturuliItalic, GeoLiteraturulyN, GeoLiteraturulyNBold, GeoLiteraturulyNBoldItalic, GeoLiteraturulyNItalic, GeoLordkipanidzeTT, GeoLortkipanidzeBold, GeoLortkipanidzeMtavrBold, GeoLortkipanidzeMtavrNormal, GeoLortkipanidzeNormal, GeoMaghali, GeoMartve, GeoMdzimiseburiNormal, GeoMistral, GeoMrgvlovaniNormal, GeoMrudeNormal, GeoMziuriMtavr, GeoMziuriNusx, GeoNanaZhorzholadze, GeoNaniko, GeoNapraliani, GeoOrqidea, GeoPakizi, GeoParagraphic, GeoPhunjiMtavr, GeoPhunjiNusx, GeoPicasso, GeoPixel, GeoPreston, GeoRustaveli, GeoSabechdiMtavr, GeoSabechdiMtavrASTER, GeoSabechdiNusx, GeoSabechdiNusxASTER, GeoSakarMtavr, GeoSalkhino, GeoScript, GeoShemoqmedi, GeoShesha, GeoShirim, GeoSiradze, GeoSlim, GeoSoftLiter, GeoTabidze, GeoTbilisiMtavr, GeoTbilisiNusx, GeoTiko, GeoTimes, GeoTimesBold, GeoTimesBoldItalic, GeoTimesGeorgian, GeoTimesItalic, GeoTimesMtavr, GeoTimesNusx, GeoVenuri, GeoVenuriBold, GeoVenuriBoldItalic, GeoVenuriItalic, GeoVeziriMtavr, GeoVeziriNusx, GeoVicroASTER, GeoVictoriaNormal, GeoWWWTimes, GeoWWWTimesBold, GeoWWWTimesBoldItalic, GeoWWWTimesItalic, GeoXelnaceri, GeoXibli, GeoXucurNusx, GeoZaza, GeoZghapariMtavr, GeoZghapariMtavrASTER, GeoZghapariNusx, GeoZghapariNusxASTER, Geodum, GeorgiaNET, GeorgianTimesBold, GeorgianTimesNormal, GigaMsxviliMtav, GigaMsxviliNusx, GigaNewMtav, GigaPirveliMtav, GigaPirveliNusx, GigaTxeliMtav, GigaTxeliNusx, Gogebashvili-ITV, Gogebashvili-ITVBold, Gogebashvili-ITVBoldItalic, Gogebashvili-ITVItalic, GogebashviliNormal, GogebashviliTFNormal, GoturiGoturi, GremiMtavr, GremyCond, Grigolia, Grigolia, GrigoliaMta, GrigoliaMtavr, GrigoliaPolygraph, GrigoliaPolygraphBold, Grotesk, Grotesk, Ia, Imedi, Ioane, IoaneOqropiri, KA_KOLHETI, KA_LITERATURULI, KA_LORTKIPANIDZE, KGDCourierCyrPSzura, Kolkhety-ITV, Kolkhety-ITV, Kolkhety-ITVBold, KolkhetyTeleTypeNormal, KvadroMt, LadoGrigolia, Lali, LitMtavrPS, LitNusx, Literaturuli-Book, LiteraturuliITV, LiteraturuliTD, LiteraturuliTDBold-Italic, LiteraturuliTDBold, LiteraturuliTDItalic, Literaturuly-ITV, Literaturuly-ITVBold, Literaturuly-ITVBoldItalic, Literaturuly-ITVItalic, Literaturuly, Liziko, LortkipanidzeNormal, MTMchedlidze1, MTMchedlidzeHelnatceri1, MTMchedlidzeNushuri, MZIURI1Light, Margo, Migdebuli, MistGeorgian, Muqara, NTHarmonicaPS-Normal, Naniko, New_2, PakizyITV, PataraNino, Peikari, Phatima, Phunji, PhunjiMtavruli, SPAcademi, SPAcademiBold, SPAcademiMTBold, SPBalavari, SPChveulebriviBold, SPChveulebriviMTBold, SPChveulebriviMTMedium, SPChveulebriviMedium, SPDumbadzeBold, SPDumbadzeMTBold, SPFebos, SPGogebashvily, SPGorda, SPGremi, SPGrigolia, SPGrigoliaBold, SPGrigoliaMT, SPGrigoliaMTBold, SPGrotesk, SPKolhetiBold, SPKolhetiMTBold, SPKolhetiMTMedium, SPKolhetiMedium, SPLiteraturuly, SPLiteraturulyBold, SPLiteraturulyMT, SPMdzime, SPPakizi, SPParliamentBold, SPParliamentMTBold, SPParliamentMTMedium, SPParliamentMedium, SPRustavely, SPSakartvelo, SPShemokmedi, SPSiradze, SPSiradzeBold, SPVenaBold, SPVenaMedium, Saba, SakarMtavr, SanHelBold, Sanet, Sggg1, Shalva, ShemoMtavr, Sylfaen, Sylfaen, TalguriRS, Tamaz, Tamta, Targamos, TbilisiCaps, TeoHeavy, TimesNRCyrMT, TimesNewRomanPSMT, Tinano, UCNOBICOMThin, Zaza, ZazaDU, ZazaSP, Kolkhety-ITV, literaturuli_BJG_2000-Bold, misha.nd-cristal, misha.nd, sb_ge. 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Dino Manzella's draft on a book entitled Forgotten Scripts: a Book of Runes. Fantastic pages in all respects! Many fonts can be downloaded. Includes Academiury-ITV (Georgian, by Alexander&Temuri Imnaishvili), Rashi, Alex and ChayaBold (by Aaron Schmiedel), Angelic and Enochian (by Digital Type Foundry), several rune fonts by Dan Smith, Beth-Luis-Fearn and Beth-Luis-Nion (by Curtis Clark), Cherokee (by Joseph LoCicero), Moonrune (Morton Bek, 1995), Eshmoon (by Salim G. Khalaf, Family Health International), Glagoljica UGL and Glagoljica OBL (old Croatian; by Zox), RK Meroitic, RK Sanskrit, RK Ugaritic, Mendel Siddur, Nug-Soth (by Daniel U. Thibault), Tzipporah and RuthFancy (by AFS Ltd), and RNIB Braille. [Google] [More] ⦿
Georgian font archive: AcadMtavr, AcadNusx, Avaza (Create Soft Collection, Slava Meskhi, 1997), BalavMtavr (1991, Atech Software, Carlsbad CA), Chveul, DumbaMtavr (1991, Atech Software, Carlsbad CA), DumbaNusx (1991, Atech Software, Carlsbad CA), GeoKomunistiMtavrASTER, GremiMtavr (1991, Atech Software, Carlsbad CA), GeoKokhodze (David Kokhodze. Tbilisi), LitMtavrPS, LitNusx, Georgia, Georgia-Bold, Georgia-Italic, Georgia-BoldItalic, Kolhety (ParaGraph, 1994), Sanet (S. Meskhi 1999), GeoTimes, GeoTimesBold, GeoTimesBoldItalic, GeoTimesItalic, LazuriATHLETIC (Uyum MÜhendislik,1997). [Google] [More] ⦿
The Georgian Parliament site used to have a 1.4MB font file with all major Georgian truetype fonts, ca. 1999: Georgia_NET by George Guiorganashvili (for the Parliament of Georgia), GeoArial and GeoTimes by Gia Shervashidze (4 weights each), GeoCourier by Anton Dumbadze (4 weights), and a whole slew of Soma Press font families: SPAcademi, SPBalavari, SPChveulebrivi, SPDumbadze, SPFebos, SPGogebashvily, SPGorda, SPGrigolia, SPGremi, SPGrigolia, SPGrotesk, SPKolheti, SPLiteraturuly, SPMdzime, SPPakizi, SPParliament, SPRustavely, SPSakartvelo, SPShemokmedi, SPSiradze, SPVena. [Google] [More] ⦿
Georgian Scripture and Fonts
Classical fonts can be downloaded here. David Chelidze's page on Georgian fonts, which has fonts designed by Besarion Gugushvili, Reno Siradze, Temuri Imnaishvili and Giorgi Topouria. Included is a font replica of a Tbilisi Printing House Type by Hungarian Master Mikhail Stefan Hungaro-Vlakhian from 1706, called BPG Mikheil Stefane U, and a Chechen font called BPG-CN. [Google] [More] ⦿
Georgian TrueType fonts
Dead link. This site used to have 13 free Georgian TrueType fonts. The page was maintained by Temuri Imnaishvili: Academiury-ITV, Balavery-ITV, Chveulebrivy-ITV, Dumbadze-ITV, Gogebashvili-ITV, Gorda-ITV, Gremy-ITV, Grotesky-ITV, Kolkhety-ITV, Literaturuly-ITV, Pakizy-ITV, Sakatrvelo-ITV, Shemokhmedy-ITV, Shesha-ITV. [Google] [More] ⦿
Georgian font contest run by "Open Society - Georgia Foundation" in the following categories: 1. Classical typefaces 2. Calligraphy 3. Titular or decorative 4. Georgian font adequate to classical Latin font 5. Computer design of classical or font (Georgian State Standard and Unicode). [Google] [More] ⦿
University of Heidelberg page with these Georgian truetype fonts:
Designer of many Georgian fonts (Unicode compliant): GeoTimes (1992, Monotype), Times New Roman Georgian, Arial Georgian (or Geo Arial, 1997), Courier New Georgian. Participant in the GNU Freefont project. [Google] [More] ⦿
GNU Freefont (or: Free UCS Outline Fonts)
The GNU Freefont is continuously being updated to become a large useful Unicode monster. GNU FreeFont is a free family of scalable outline fonts, suitable for general use on computers and for desktop publishing. It is Unicode-encoded for compatability with all modern operating systems. There are serif, Sans and Mono subfamilies. Also called the "Free UCS Outline Fonts", this project is part of the larger Free Software Foundation. The original head honcho was Primoz Peterlin, the coordinator at the Institute of Biophysics of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2008, Steve White (aka Stevan White) took over.
Hrant H. Papazian
Designer of the remarkable free display typeface Alanesiana (2017)C: Alanesiana is a font created in accordance with the idea to read the text in a slightly insecure form, and supports exactly 5650 characters. Each character has its own character, looks different from the rest, but all are made in a similar style and have a similar thickness, so the text still looks consistent, making it perfect for longer texts as opposed to many other decorative fonts that tire the reader. What is important Alanesiana supports not only Latin alphabet but also Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian and phonetic and mathematical symbols as well as some emoticons and other symbols, alphabets such as Coptic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Tbilisi, Georgia. Designer of the Georgian typefaces LGV Lilu (2017), LGV Stadium (2017), LGV Vani Archeology (2017, a corporate font that belongs to the Georgian National Museum), LGV Marika (2016), LGV Bebas Neue, LGV Shxvarti (2016) and LGV Baxy Regular (2016, free).
Québec City-based creator (b. 1952) of the octagonal font Vegesignes (2009, FontStruct). This font also appeared in 2010 at Open Font Library. It consists of almost 7,615 glyphs.As of 2014, 188 languages care covered, inclufing Afrikaans, Arabic, Archaic Greek Letters, Armenian, Baltic, Basic Cyrillic, Basic Greek, Basic Latin, Bengali, Catalan, Central European, Cherokee, Devanagari, Dutch, Euro, Farsi, Georgian, Gujarati, Hanunó'o, Hebrew, Igbo Onwu, IPA, Kannada, Kazakh, Lao, Malayalam, Myanmar, New Tai Lue, N'Ko, Ogham, Oriya, Pashto, Pinyin, Polytonic Greek, Romanian, Runic, Sindhi, Syriac, Tai Le, Tai Tham (Lanna), Telugu, Thaana, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Uighur, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, Urdu, Vietnamese, Western European.
FontStructor who made the squarish typeface Leafy (2011). With over 1600 glyphs, it covers Basic Latin, More Latin, Extended Latin B, Extended Latin A, Greek and Coptic, Cyrillic, Katakana, Hangul, Georgian, Bopomofo, Even More Latin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Tskhinvali, South Ossetia, in 1965. In 1982 Alborov graduated from Tskhinvali National High School No.2. He entered the Department of Engineering of the Bauman State Technical University in Moscow (class of 1988). Until 1996 he worked at Tbilisi Aircraft-Building Corporation. Since 1996 Alborov works for the RSO-Alania State Research Center. He gave a license for his type Ger (1998, kaleidoscopic dingbats) to ParaType. This type is based on forms of national Ossetic ornament. Ger won an award at Kyrillitsa '99. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Europe's largest independent foreign language font developer for the Macintosh, which is directed by Sebastian Kempgen from Germany. Fonts include: Western Languages (CoreFont series), Eastern Europe (CE-Font series), Cyrillic (Professional series: RomanCyrillic Pro, Ladoga Pro etc. (text fonts); DEsign fonts: Faktor, Inessa Cyr etc. (headline, handwriting); Olliffe Fonts: Batumi, Schechtel, Russian Open (display type; example: Mashinka); Scientific Cyrillic (includes old orthography, accents, old characters); Old Church Slavonic (Cyrillic and Glagolitic, Square and Round); Non-Slavic Cyrillic: Roman CyrTurk, Ladoga CyrTurk), Greek (Modern Greek and Classical Greek (Agora and Parmenides)), Icelandic&Faeroese (PolarFont series), Irish&Welsh (Gaelic, Celtic in the CeltoFont series), Romanian (DacoFont series), Turkish (TurkoFont series), BalkanFont series (Hungarian, Romanian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Maltese), Basque (BaskoFont series), Saami (SamoFont series), Georgian, Armenian, Coptic (such as the Pachomius font), Cuneiform, Sabean, SinoFont series for Vietnamese plus more or Chinese (Pinyin) transliteration, phonetic Fonts (Trubetzkoy&Phonetica), Transliteration Fonts. Some of its fonts (like Campus Ten/Twelve and Magister Book) are now sold through Agfa/Monotype.
Names of some fonts: Breitkopf Fraktur, Campus Sans, CampusRoman Pro, CampusSans Block, Dareios, Faktor, Glagol Pro, Inessa, Konkret, Kronstadt, Marib, Method, Moskva Pro, Parmenides, Retrograd, Tafelkreide, Tatlin, Trubetzkoy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of a public domain Unicode font in 2005 called MPH 2B Damase. It can be found here. Created by Mark Williamson, it covers Armenian, Cherokee, Coptic (Bohairic subset), Cypriot Syllabary, Cyrillic (Russian and other Slavic languages), Deseret, Georgian (Asomtavruli and Nuskhuri but no Mkhedruli), Glagolitic, Gothic, Greek (including Coptic characters), Hebrew, Latin, Limbu, Linear B (partial coverage of ideograms and syllabary), Old Italic, Old Persian cuneiform, Osmanya, Phoenician, Shavian, Syloti Nagri (no conjuncts), Tai Le (no combining tone marks), Thaana, Tifinagh, Ugaritic, Vietnamese. See also here. The font is used by the popular Debian Linux software. Mark Williamson also designed a free fonts for Osmanya, Ugaritic and Shavian called Andagii (2003). His Penuturesu covers Linear B.
Mark contributed to the GNU Freefont project, which used these ranges:
Merabi Studio (or: Design Factor)
Merabi Getsadze (Merabi Studio) is the Georgian designer of GF Aisi Nuts (2014, for Georgian) and MG Canyon D1 (2014, a Latin display typeface family with snow effect). See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Order any of 31 Georgian TrueType fonts by Slava Meskhi. Commercial fonts: Sanet (1999), downloadable here; the famous Georgian script font "Zaza" (ARGO SHEUDAREBELIA), the Georgian twin of Latin "Arial" - "Arial Georgian"; Arachveulebrivi Thin; Eka (script); "Avaza" and "Avaza Mtavruli", the Georgian versions of AvantGarde made in 1997. Download 8 free Georgian fonts: Aracveilebrivi Thin, Amiran, Avaza, Avaza Mtavruli, Eka, Peikari, Phatima, Zaza. There are also the Georgian truetype fonts Ia and Margo. Eka is also here. This (dead) site has Aladini, Amiran, ArachveulebriviThin, Avaza, AvazaMtavruli, Babuka, BabukaMtavruli, Barnaba, Beka, Bolnisi, BolnisiMtavruli, BrushScriptGeorgian, Calligraphy, Constitution, Daviti, Eka, EkaHor, Elguja, Fido, Ia, Imedi, Lali, Liziko, Margo, Migdebuli, Muqara, Naniko, PataraNino, Peikari, Phatima, Phunji, PhunjiMtavruli, Saba, Sanet, Shalva, Tamaz, Tamta, Tinano. Zaza is also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Monotype sells fonts for the following languages: Amharic, Aksara Kaganga, Arabic, Armenian, Balinese, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Coptic, Devanagari (Hindi/Marathi/Nepali), Farsi, Georgian, Glagolitic, Gujerathi, Gurmukhi (Punjabi), Hebrew, Japanese, Javanese, Jawi, Kannada, Korean, Laotian, Lontarak, Malayalam, Old Bulgarian, Oriya, Pushto, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Surat Pustaha, Syriac, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese. [Google] [More] ⦿
Metafont code by Berlin-based Johannes Heinecke (Lannion, France) for Georgian. It nowhas type 1 fonts as well. This is a short documentation of the two alphabets used by Georgian and some of its neighbouring languages from the Kartvelian language family. The ﬁrst alphabet is called Mxedruli. Some letters used by Old Georgian or other languages such as Ossetian are also included. The second alphabet is called Xucuri. Whereas Mxedruli does differentiate majuscules and minuscules, Xucuri distinguishes between majuscules (also called Mrg(v)lovani) and minuscules (K. utxovani). However, in opposition to the Roman, Greek and Cyrillic alphabets in a text either majuscules or minuscules are used. They cannot be combined. Xucuri is now restricted to religious use.
Neue Frutiger was developed by Akira Kobayashi and the Monotype (ex-Linotype) Design Team, in 2018. An outgrowth of Adrian Frutiger's successful Frutiger font, this wayfinding family was split by Monotype into several packages:
The Linotype Design team released Neue Helvetica World in 2017. It covers the pan-European area (extended Latin alphabet, Cyrillic and Greek) as well as Arabic, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Thai and Vietnamese. Each font has about 1700 glyphs. Back in 1983, D. Stempel AG redesigned Miedinger's Helvetica typeface and created a digital version. Neue Helvetica World has six additional styles including Arabic, Georgian and a specially-designed Hebrew version. For pairing with languages further afield, Monotype / Linotype recommend these typefaces: Saral Devanagari (for devanagari), Tazugane Gothic or Yu Gothic (for Japanese), YD Gothic 100 or YD Gothic 700 (for Korean), M Ying Hei PRC or M Hei PRC (for Simplified Chinese), M Ying Hei HK or M Hei HK (for traditional Chinese). [Google] [More] ⦿
A large free font family released under the Apache license at Google Web Fonts, and developed by Monotype's Steve Matteson and a team of type designers. Designed between 2012 and 2016, this typeface covers over 800 languages and 100 writing scripts. URL with details. Noto stands for no tofu, i.e., no white boxes that represent unknown characters. The fonts are property of Monotype, with the exception of Noto Khmer and Noto Lao, which belong to Danh Hong.
Noto Sans and Noto Serif cover Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Asturian, Avaric, Aymara, Azerbaijani-AZERBAIJAN, Bashkir, Bambara, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Bislama, Bini, Breton, Bosnian, Buriat, Catalan, Chechen, Chamorro, Mari (Russia), Corsican, Czech, Church Slavic, Chuvash, Welsh, Danish, German, Modern Greek (1453-), English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Finnish, Fijian, Faroese, French, Fulah, Friulian, Western Frisian, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Manx, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hiri Motu, Croatian, Hungarian, Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association), Igbo, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiaq, Ido, Icelandic, Italian, Kara-Kalpak, Kikuyu, Kazakh, Kalaallisut, Kurdish-ARMENIA, Kumyk, Komi, Cornish, Kirghiz, Latin, Luxembourgish, Lezghian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Latvian, Malagasy, Marshallese, Maori, Macedonian, mo, Maltese, Norwegian Bokmål, Low German, Dutch, Norwegian Nynorsk, Norwegian, South Ndebele, Pedi, Nyanja, Occitan (post 1500), Oromo, Ossetian, Polish, Portuguese, Romansh, Romanian, Russian, Yakut, Scots, Northern Sami, Selkup, sh, Shuswap, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Southern Sami, Lule Sami, Inari Sami, Skolt Sami, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Swati, Southern Sotho, Swedish, Swahili (macrolanguage), Tajik, Turkmen, Tagalog, Tswana, Tonga (Tonga Islands), Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Tuvinian, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Venda, Vietnamese, Volapük, Votic, Walloon, wen, Wolof, Xhosa, Yapese, Yoruba, Zulu, Akan, Aragonese, ber-dz, Crimean Tatar, Kashubian, Ewe, Fanti, Filipino, Upper Sorbian, Haitian, Herero, Javanese, Kabyle, Kuanyama, Kanuri, Kurdish-TURKEY, Kwambi, Ganda, Limburgan, Mongolian-MONGOLIA, Malay (macrolanguage), Nauru, Ndonga, Navajo, pap-an, Papiamento-ARUBA, Quechua, Rundi, Kinyarwanda, Sardinian, Sango, Shona, Sundanese, Tahitian, Zhuang.
Non-Latin scrips include Noto Armenian, Noto Georgian, Noto Carian, Noto Greek, Noto Devanagari, Noto Ethiopic, Noto Glagolitic, Noto Hebrew, Noto Sans Imperial Aramaic, Noto Sans Lisu, Noto Sans Lycian, Noto Sans Lydian, Noto Sans Old South Arabian, Noto Sans Osmanya, Noto Sans Phoenician, Noto Sans Shavian, Noto Sans Tamil, Noto Sans Thai, Noto Serif Thai, Noto Sans Kannada, Noto Sana Telugu, Noto Sans Malayalam, Noto Sans Cherokee, Noto Sans Orya (for Odia), Noto Sans Bengali.
At CTAN, one can find Noto with full TeX support.
At Open Font Library, one can download Noto Nastaliq Urdu (2014), which covers Arabic, Farsi, Pashto and Urdu.
The fonts, as of October 2016: Noto Sans, Noto Serif, Noto Color Emoji, Noto Emoji, Noto Kufi Arabic, Noto Mono, Noto Naskh Arabic, Noto Nastaliq Urdu, Noto Sans Armenian, Noto Sans Avestan, Noto Sans Balinese, Noto Sans Bamum, Noto Sans Batak, Noto Sans Bengali, Noto Sans Brahmi, Noto Sans Buginese, Noto Sans Buhid, Noto Sans CJK JP, Noto Sans CJK KR, Noto Sans CJK SC, Noto Sans CJK TC, Noto Sans Canadian Aboriginal, Noto Sans Carian, Noto Sans Cham, Noto Sans Cherokee, Noto Sans Coptic, Noto Sans Cuneiform, Noto Sans Cypriot, Noto Sans Deseret, Noto Sans Devanagari, Noto Sans Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Noto Sans Ethiopic, Noto Sans Georgian, Noto Sans Glagolitic, Noto Sans Gothic, Noto Sans Gujarati, Noto Sans Gurmukhi, Noto Sans Hanunoo, Noto Sans Hebrew, Noto Sans HK, Noto Sans Imperial Aramaic, Noto Sans Inscriptional Pahlavi, Noto Sans Inscriptional Parthian, Noto Sans Javanese, Noto Sans Kaithi, Noto Sans Kannada, Noto Sans Kayah Li, Noto Sans Kharoshthi, Noto Sans Khmer, Noto Sans Lao, Noto Sans Lepcha, Noto Sans Limbu, Noto Sans Linear B, Noto Sans Lisu, Noto Sans Lycian, Noto Sans Lydian, Noto Sans Malayalam, Noto Sans Mandaic, Noto Sans Meetei Mayek, Noto Sans Mongolian, Noto Sans Myanmar, Noto Sans NKo, Noto Sans New Tai Lue, Noto Sans Ogham, Noto Sans Ol Chiki, Noto Sans Old Italic, Noto Sans Old Persian, Noto Sans Old South Arabian, Noto Sans Old Turkic, Noto Sans Oriya, Noto Sans Osmanya, Noto Sans Phags Pa, Noto Sans Phoenician, Noto Sans Rejang, Noto Sans Runic, Noto Sans Samaritan, Noto Sans Saurashtra, Noto Sans Shavian, Noto Sans Sinhala, Noto Sans Sundanese, Noto Sans Syloti Nagri, Noto Sans Symbols, Noto Sans Syriac Eastern, Noto Sans Syriac Estrangela, Noto Sans Syriac Western, Noto Sans Tagalog, Noto Sans Tagbanwa, Noto Sans Tai Le, Noto Sans Tai Tham, Noto Sans Tai Viet, Noto Sans Tamil, Noto Sans Telugu, Noto Sans Thaana, Noto Sans Thai, Noto Sans Tibetan, Noto Sans Tifinagh, Noto Sans Ugaritic, Noto Sans Vai, Noto Sans Yi, Noto Serif Armenian, Noto Serif Bengali, Noto Serif Devanagari, Noto Serif Georgian, Noto Serif Gujarati, Noto Serif Kannada, Noto Serif Khmer, Noto Serif Lao, Noto Serif Malayalam, Noto Serif Tamil, Noto Serif Telugu, Noto Serif Thai. Late additions include Noto Sans and Serif for Chinese, Japanese and Korean, developed at Adobe.
In 2015, Adam Twardoch placed the Noto fonts on Github under the name Toto Fonts. A question of licenses.
Aka Youhhou. Tbilisi, Georgia and now, Moscow-based Russian designer of Splinter (2016), Jazzy B (2015, a beatnik font), Maika (2015, great brush script for Latin and Cyrillic), Sciences Icons (2015), Shields Icons (2015), Marks (2015: icons), New Marker (2015), Barrier Display Font (2014, a hipster Latin typeface), Simple Stamp (2014, a free poster font), IT Business Icons (2015) and Oriental Icons (2014).
Typefaces from 2018: Bubbaloon (bubblgum font), Blockbox, Badwulf (a hand-lettered display typeface), Sandy, Pirate Station, NewMarker, Level Up (pixelish), Helgis Black (an expressive display typeface inspired by album covers of progressive and psychedelic rock bands of the 70s). Creative Market link. ?u=mostrecent">Another Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
This Georgian company has a file with these Georgian truetype fonts: GeoMDumba-Regular, SPKolhetiMTBold, SPKolhetiMedium. GeoVena (a family made in 1993 by GPS Task Force&OMNETAL), ORIS, ORIS Old and ORIS Unicode (Monotype). [Google] [More] ⦿
Pablo Saratxaga's archive with about 20 display fonts, and fonts for Vietnamese, Armenian, Georgian, Thai, Indic and dingbats. Just the Armenian subarchive has these fonts, mostly by Ruben Tarumian, dated 1994: ArTarumianAfrickian, ArTarumianAnpuit, ArTarumianBakhum, ArTarumianBarak-Bold, ArTarumianBarak, ArTarumianErevan, ArTarumianGovazd-Italic, ArTarumianGrig, ArTarumianGrqiNor-Bold-Italik, ArTarumianGrqiNor-Bold, ArTarumianGrqiNor-Italic, ArTarumianGrqiNor, ArTarumianHamagumar, ArTarumianHandes, ArTarumianHeghnar, ArTarumianIshxan, ArTarumianKamar, ArTarumianMHarvats, ArTarumianMatenagir-Bold-Italic, ArTarumianMatenagir-Bold, ArTarumianMatenagir-Italic, ArTarumianMatenagir, ArTarumianNorMatenagir, ArTarumianPastar, ArmNet-Helvetica. [Google] [More] ⦿
The main digital type foundry in Russia. ParaType was established as a font department of ParaGraph International in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. At that time in the Soviet Union, all typeface development was concentrated in a state research institute, Polygraphmash. It had the most complete collection of Cyrillic typefaces, which included revivals of Cyrillic typefaces developed by the Berthold and Lehmann type foundries established at the end of 19th century in St. Petersburg, and artwork from Vadim Lazurski, Galina Bannikova, Nikolay Kudryashov and other masters of type and graphic design of Soviet time. ParaType became the first privately-owned type foundry in many years. A license agreement with Polygraphmash allows ParaType to manufacture and distribute their typefaces. Most of Polygraphmash staff designers soon moved to ParaType. In the beginning of 1998, ParaType was separated from the parent company and inherited typefaces and font software from ParaGraph. The company was directed by Emil Yakupov until February 2014. After Yakupov's death, Irina Petrova took over the reins.
Products include FastFont, a simple TrueType builder, ParaNoise, a builder for PostScript fonts with random contours, FontLab, a universal font editor and ScanFont, a font editor with scanning module. Random, customized fonts. Multilingual fonts including, Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek, Georgian and Hebrew fonts for Macintosh and Windows.
Famous typefaces by Paratype include Academy, Pragmatica, Newton, Courier, Futura, Petersburg, Jakob, Kuenstler 480, ITC Studio Script, ITC Zapf Chancery, Amore CTT (2004, Fridman), Karolla, Inform, Hafiz (Arabic), Kolheti (Georgian), Benzion (Hebrew).
The PT Sans (Open Font Library link), PT Serif and PT Mono families (2009-2012) are free. PT stands for Public Type. Another download site. PT Sans, for example, consists of PTSans-Bold, PTSans-BoldItalic, PTSans-Caption, PTSans-CaptionBold, PTSans-Italic, PTSans-Narrow, PTSans-NarrowBold, PTSans-Regular.
Type designers include Vladimir Yefimov, Tagir Safayev, Lyubov Kuznetsova, Manvel Schmavonyan and Alexander Tarbeev. They give this description of the 370+ library: The Russian constructivist and avant garde movements of the early 20th century inspired many ParaType typefaces, including Rodchenko, Quadrat Grotesk, Ariergard, Unovis, Tauern, Dublon and Stroganov. The ParaType library also includes many excellent book and newspaper typefaces such as Octava, Lazurski, Bannikova, Neva or Petersburg. On the other hand, if you need a pretty typeface to knock your clients dead, meet the ParaType girls: Tatiana, Betina, Hortensia, Irina, Liana, Nataliscript, Nina, Olga and Vesna (also check Zhikharev who is not a girl but still very pretty). ParaType also excels in adding Cyrillic characters to existing Latin typefaces -- if your company is ever going to do business with Eastern Europe, you should make them part of your corporate identity! ParaType created CE and Cyrillic versions of popular typefaces licensed from other foundries, including Bell Gothic, Caslon, English 157, Futura, Original Garamond, Gothic 725, Humanist 531, Kis, Raleigh, and Zapf Elliptical 711.
Finally, ParaType offers a handwriting font service out of its office in Saratoga, CA: 120 dollars a shot.
President of The Payne Loving Trust, which owns Linguist's Software (Edmonds, WA). A selection of the fonts of "Payne Loving Trust" that are floating around in cyberspace includes AradLevelVI, CityBlueprint, CountryBlueprint, EuroRoman, EuroRomanOblique, Graeca, PanRoman, Romantic, RomanticBold, RomanticItalic, SansSerif, SansSerifBold, SansSerifBoldOblique, SansSerifOblique, SuperFrench, Supergreek, TbilisiCaps, TbilisiText, TbilisiText13215, Technic, TechnicBold, TechnicLite. Apparently, Linguist's Software calls upon a battery of nameless typographers for font design. They also sell LaserIPA fonts (IPARoman, IPAKiel, IPAKielSeven and IPAExtras). [Google] [More] ⦿
Georgian font archive: AcadMtavr, AcadNusx, Academiury-ITV, Academiury-ITVBold, Academiury-ITVBoldItalic, Academiury-ITVItalic, Aladini, Amiran, ArachveulebriviThin, Avaza, AvazaMtavruli, Babuka, BabukaMtavruli, Barnaba, Beka, Bolnisi, BolnisiMtavruli, Bondo, BrushScriptGeorgian, Calligraphy, Chveulebrivy-ITV, Chveulebrivy-ITVBold, Chveulebrivy-ITVBoldItalic, Chveulebrivy-ITVItalic, Constitution, Daviti, Dumbadze-ITV, Dumbadze-ITVBold, Dumbadze-ITVBoldItalic, Dumbadze-ITVItalic, Eka, EkaHor, Elguja, Fido, Gogebashvili-ITV, Gogebashvili-ITVBold, Gogebashvili-ITVBoldItalic, Gogebashvili-ITVItalic, Gorda-ITV, Gorda-ITVBold, Ia, Imedi, Kolkhety-ITV, Kolkhety-ITVBold, Kolkhety-ITVBoldItalic, Kolkhety-ITVItalic, Lali, Liziko, Margo, Migdebuli, MistGeorgian, Muqara, Naniko, PataraNino, Peikari, Phatima, Phunji, PhunjiMtavruli, Saba, Sanet, Shalva, Tamaz, Tamta, Targamos, Tinano, Sylfaen. [Google] [More] ⦿
Raymond Bobar holds a BA degree from the University of Arts in Bucharest (Romania) and an MA degree in type design from the University of Reading, UK (2014). His graduation typeface at the University of Reading was the casual handcrafted display typeface Ivera (2014), which covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Georgian. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jan Charvat (Prague, Czechia) studied electrical engineering and computer graphic programming at Prague University. He set up his own commercial type foundry in Czechia in 2014 and works as a font engineer (with two years of font engineering experience at monotype in Bad Homburg) and type designer. His typefaces:
Links for Greek, Georgian and Greek polytonic fonts. They offer 60 Latinica fonts (Direct access) and 60 Cirilica fonts by Dino Art Corporation (1993) (Direct access). The font names: Cirilica60, Cirilica80, AmerigoYU, AmericanTypewriterBoldYU, AmericanTypewriterYU, AmericanUncialCirilica, ArabiaCirilica, AardvarkCirilicaBold, AardvarkCirilica, ArialCirilicaBold, ArialCirilicaItalic, Arial-Cirilica, ArialCirilicaBoldItalic, AristonCirilicaBoldItalic, AtletaCirilica, AvantGardeBoldYU, AvantGardeYU, AvantGardeBoldYU, AvantGardeLightYU, BahamasYU, BahamasCirilica, BahamasBoldYU, BahamasHeavyYU, BahamasLightYU, BangkokYU, BangkokBoldYU, BangkokCirilicaBold, BangkokCirilica, BarnumYU, BedrockCirilica, BekerCirilicaBold, BlippoBoldYU, BodnoffYU, BodoniYU, BodoniBoldYU, BodoniBoldItalicYU, BodoniItalicYU, BodoniCirilicaBold, BodoniCirilicaItalic, BodoniCirilica, BodoniRomanCirilica, BodoniCirilicaBoldItalic, BookCirilicaBold, BookCirilicaItalic, BookmanYU, BookmanBoldYU, BookmanBoldItalicYU, BookmanItalicYU, BookCirilica, BookCirilicaBoldItalic, BremenCirilica, BroadwayBoldYU, BroadwayCirilica, BrooklynBoldYU, BrooklynBoldItalicYU, BrooklynItalicYU, BrooklynYU, BrunswikBoldYU, BrunswikBoldItalicYU, BrunswikItalicYU, BrunswikYU, BrushScriptCirilica, CalligraphYU, CalligraphBoldYU, CalligraphBoldItalicYU, CalligraphItalicYU, CaligraphCirilica, CasablancaBoldYU, CasablancaBoldItalicYU, CasablancaItalicYU, CasablancaYU, CasperOpenFaceYU, CenturionOldBoldYU, CenturionOldYU, CenturionOldItalicYU, CenturyCirilicaItalic, CenturyCirilica, CharterYU, CharterBoldYU, CharterBoldItalicYU, CharterItalicYU, CheltenhamYU, CheltenhamBoldYU, CheltenhamBoldItalicYU, CheltenhamItalicYU, ChinaYU, ClarendonYU, ClarendonBoldYU, CloisterYU, CzarCirilicaBold, CzarCirilicaItalic, CzarCirilica, CzarCirilicaBoldItalic, GoliatCirilicaBold, Goliat-Cirilica, HelveticaCirilicaBold, HelveticaCirilicaItalic, HelveticaCirilica, HelveticaCirilicaBoldItalic, HippoCirilicaBold, Hippo-CirilicaOutline, Madrone-Cirilica, MemorandumCirilica, Miroslavljeva-Cirilica, MurmanskCirilica, OdessaScriptCirilica, RenfrewCirilica, SouthernCirilicaItalic, Southern-Cirilica, TimesCirilicaBold, TimesCirilicaItalic, Times-Cirilica, TimesRomanCirilicaItalic, TimesRomanCirilica, TimesRomanCirilicaBoldItalic, TimesCirilicaBoldItalic, UnicornCirilica. [Google] [More] ⦿
SIAS (or: Signographical Institute Andreas Stötzner)
Andreas Stötzner (b. 1965, Leipzig) is a type designer who lives in Pegau, Saxony. Graduate from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig and the Royal College of Art in London (1994). Since then, free-lance. Started making typefaces in 1997. He edits the sign and symbol magazine Signa. He spoke at Typo Berlin 2004 and at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki where his talk was entitled On the edges of the alphabet. Coauthor with Tilo Richter of Signographie : Entwurf einer Lehre des graphischen Zeichens. He set up SIAS in 2006-2007 and started selling fonts through MyFonts.
He created Andron Scriptor (2004, free), with original ideas for Greek and Cyrillic alphabets. The Andron project intends to extend this Venetian text typeface in many directions: right now, it covers Latin, Greek, Coptic, Gothic, runes, Cyrillic, Etruscan and Irish scripts, musical symbols, astronomical and meteorological symbols, and many dingbats. The Andron MC Corpus series (2012) contains Uncial, Mediaeval and Capital styles. He also created Andron 1 Monetary (2014), Andron 1 Alchemical and Andron 2 ABC (2014, for children's literature).
On or before 2006, he created a few typefaces for Elsner & Flake. These include EF Beautilities, EF Ornamental Rules, EF Squares, EF Topographicals, EF Typoflorals, EF Typographicals, EF Typomix, EF Typosigns, EF Typospecs, EF Typostuff.
Fonts from 2007-2010: Gramma (2007, three dingbats with basic geometric forms), Andron Corpus Publix (2007, dingbats including one called Transport), SIAS Freefont (2007, more dingbats), SIAS Lineaturen (2007, geometric dingbats) SIAS Symbols (2009), Andron Freefont (2009, text font), Andron 1 Latin Corpus (2009), Andron 1 Greek Corpus (2009), Andron Kyrillisch (2009, consisting of Andron 1 CYR, Andron 2 CYR and Andron 2 SRB where SRB stands for Serbian), Andron 2 English Corpus (2010, blackletter-inspired alphabet), Andron 2 Deutsch Corpus (2010), Andron Ornamente (2012), Reinstaedt (2009, blackletter family), Crisis (2009, economic sans).
Lapidaria (2010) is an elegant art deco sans family that includes an uncial style and covers Greek. Hibernica (2010) is a Celtic variant of Lapidaria. Symbojet Bold (2010) is a combination of a Latin and Greek sans typeface with 400 pictograms.
Rosenbaum (2012) is a festive blackletter face, obtained by mixing in didone elements.
In 2013, he published Arthur Cabinet, a six-style inline art deco caps collection of typefaces, with accompanying Arthur Ornaments and Arthur Sans. Meanwhile, Andron Mega grew to 14,700 unicode glyphs in 2013.
Typefaces from 2014: Behrens Ornaments (art nouveau ornaments based on Behrens Schuck by Peter Behrens, 1914), Fehlian (an open capitals typeface family with Plain, Gravur and Precious styles), Happy Maggie (a hand-drawn script based on Maggie's sketches when she was 13 years old), Abendschroth (for lullabies, girl's literature, murder poems, short stories and Christmas gift books), Abendschroth Scriptive, Albyona English No. 1 (as Andreas writes, suitable for children's books, fantasy literature, crime novels, natural food packaging and poison labeling, for infancy memories, vanitas kitsch items, dungeon museum bar menu cards, introductions to herbalism and witchcraft manuals), Lindau (a Venetian Jensonian typeface with considerable flaring in the ascenders), Grund (based on the 1924 art deco signage in Leipzig's Untergrundmesshalle Markt whose architect was Otto Droge), Leipziger Ornamente (based on variopus buildings in Gohlis, Leipzig, dating from the 1920s-1950s), Kaukasia Albanisch (ancient writing system of the Caucasus region, allegedly created by Mesrop Mashtots who also invented the Armenian alphabet in 405).
Commissioned fonts include Runes (commission by Ludwig Maximilian University Munich), Lapidaria Menotec, Old Albanian, Dania (a special notation for Danish dialectology. Font extension of Latin Modern Italic (Open source), commissioned by the Arnamagnanean Institute, Copenhagen Universit).
Typefaces from 2016: Popelka (an uncial fairy tale font modeled after the opening sequence of the 1973 movie Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel).
Simeon out West Foundry
Brett T. Johnson (b. Loveland, CO, 1972) runs Simeon out West Foundry in Englewood, CO. He sells fonts based on ideas from Byzantine, Ge'ez and old slavonic scripts, and Eastern Orthodox manuscripts. Brett Johnson was born in Loveland, CO, in 1972. The creations: Typewriter Olympia SM8 (2016, based on old Olympia SM and SF typewriters fromthe 50s and 60s), Radonezh (2016, old Slavonic simulation font family), Simeon's Handwritten Blackletter (2008), Pseudo-Hellenic (2008, a Greek and Latin didone pair), Tiblisi (2008, a Georgian simulation face), Pentopolis (2008, based on an ancient Coptic script), Svati Sava (2008, a Serb-look font), Muscovite Manuscript (2005), Pravoslavnie (2005), Alexandria (2005), Alaskaya (2006), Svati Nikolai (2005), Thebes (2005), Suzdal (2005), Kniga Molitva (2005), Vladimir (2005), Scetis (2005), Adis Ababa (2008). Colonial Press (+Italic) (2008) is based on work by William Caslon I (1692-1766). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Georgian truetype font archive. Fonts include Balaveri_ITV, Chveulebrivy_ITV, Dumbadze_ITV, Gogebashvili_ITV, Academiury-ITV, Kolkhety-ITV, Pakizy-ITV, Sakatrvelo-ITV, Shemokhmedy-ITV. All fonts by Alexander&Temuri Imnaishvili from Tbilisi, 1994-1997. [Google] [More] ⦿
Georgian font foundry which produced these fonts in 1997: SPAcademi, SPAcademiBold, SPAcademiMT, SPAcademiMTBold, SPBalavari, SPChveulebriviBold, SPChveulebriviMTBold, SPChveulebriviMTMedium, SPChveulebriviMedium, SPDumbadzeBold, SPDumbadzeMTBold, SPFebos, SPGogebashvily, SPGogebashvily, SPGorda, SPGordaBold, SPGremi, SPGrigolia, SPGrigoliaBold, SPGrigoliaMT, SPGrigoliaMTBold, SPGrotesk, SPKolhetiBold, SPKolhetiMTBold, SPKolhetiMTMedium, SPKolhetiMedium, SPLiteraturuly, SPLiteraturulyBold, SPLiteraturulyMT, SPMdzime, SPPakizi, SPParliamentBold, SPParliamentMTBold, SPParliamentMTMedium, SPParliamentMedium, SPRustavely, SPSakartvelo, SPShemokmedi, SPSiradze, SPSiradzeBold, SPVenaBold, SPVenaMedium. Download them here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio Sun (or: Sun Brand Co)
During her studies in Bandung, Indonesia, Bali-based Cahya Sogyan (b. 1994) created the free rounded sans typeface Synthesia (2014), the free sans typeface New Dawn (2015), and the free techno / futuristic typeface Cosmonaut (2015), with accompanying drop caps.
In 2016, she co-founded Spencer and Sons with Gilang Purnama Jaya. In 2017, she started Studio Sun in Denpasar, Bali.
In 2016, Cahyan published June of Fortune, the free hipster typeface family Soda Popp and writes: The new typeface called Soda Popp is inspired by pop-culture, vaporwave music, and seapunk that emerged in the early 2010s among Internet communities. It is characterized by a nostalgic fascination with retro cultural aesthetics, typically of the 1980s, 1990s, and early-mid 2000s.
Typefaces from 2017 at Spencer and Sons: S&S Nickson (a copperplate display font including eight font styles and seven dingbat fonts).
Typefaces from 2020: Rachee (a 6-style renaissance text font), Klose Slab (an ultra-fat variable font), Gulfs Display (a 6-width ultra bold cartoon font family), Gliker (an extraordinary comic book font family; a new take on the Hobo typeface), Radiate Sans (40 styles), Balgin (a large display family that celebrates the 1990s), Brice Pop (a sixties display style; with Syarif Hafidh).
Typefaces from 2021: Bethari (a 6-style art deco typeface, including a blackboard bold outline style).
Artist and illustrator from Georgia, Tbilisi, b. 1987, who graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in 2008. In 2017, Tam Oonz designed a Georgian alphabet in the shape of children's book monsters. [Google] [More] ⦿
Georgian truetype type designer. Fonts include Academiuri, Balaveri, Dumbadze, Chveulebrivi, Gogebashvili, Gorda, Gremi, Groteski, Kolkheti, Literaturuli, Pakizy, Sakatrvelo and Shemokhmedy (designed with Alexander Imnaishvili in 1994). Downloads are not functional. Some fonts are here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ten Waffle Studio
Ten Waffle Studio is located in Tbilisi, Georgia. Partners include Lone Leon Khachaturyan and Aleksandr Sukiakov. They created the warm sans typeface family TWS Savory in 2015. Sukiasov also created the commercial sans typeface Grammatika (2012) and Lax (2010). In 2016, they designed the hip sans typeface family TWS Mora. [Google] [More] ⦿
From the Center for Digital Innovation at UCLA, Hrant Papazian designs and works with type, and is a specialist of Armenian. He has even done multiple master fonts for Armenian. Born in 1968 in Beirut, Hrant specializes in Armenian fonts and legibility issues in general. Designer of Linotype Maral. Founder of The Microfoundry, where he practices type design for Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian and Georgian. The company is located in Glendale, CA. Latin typefaces: Harrier, TMF Daam (with sub-version Domination, Brutaal and Cristaal, all useful as dungeon typefaces), TMF Paphos, TMF Patria (serif). Armernian fonts: Linotype Maral, TMF Arasan (see here for a download), TMF Roupen. Georgian: TMF Akhalkalak. Other fonts: Brutaal, Cristaal, Trajic NotRoman (unpublished, a destructured version of Trajan, submitted to and rejected by Emigre), and DominationAvailable. In 2004, he joined Ultra Pixel Fonts, where he made the pixel typeface Mana. An entertaining speaker and all-round type boulevardier, he will be remembered for many of his insightful and entertaining quotes. He invented the word Helvomita, and once replied this to a poster: I will now Fartura in your general direction. Bio at MyFonts.com. Bio at Linotype. Bio at ATypI. Interview by Daidala. He won an award at Granshan 2008. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. FontShop link. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Thomas T. Pedersen
Erik Yin (b. 1988) lives in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Creator of the gridded rhombic typeface Prism (2013) and the sans headline typeface ERKN (2013). ERKN covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian and Georgian. In 2014, he created the Latin typeface Coward. In 2015, he created the free thin sans typeface Jonah.
In 2018, he addded the calligraphic oriental emulation font Goalthink and the modular typeface CubeFarm Latin (to accompany his Chinese font CubeFarm).
Typefaces from 2019: Typori (a rounded sans).
Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets
From Copenhagen and Estonia, Thomas T. Pedersen's page on non-Roman alphabets. He specializes in all kinds of Cyrillic alphabets, such as Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altay, Arabic, Armenian, Avar, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belarusian (Belorussian), Bulgarian, Buryat, Chechen, Chukchi, Chuvash, Crimean Tatar, Dargwa (Dargin), Dungan, Erzya Mordvin (Mordva), Eskimo - Yupik, Even, Evenki, Gagauz, Georgian, Greek, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Ingush, Kabardian, Kalmyk, Karachay-Balkar, Karakalpak, Kazakh, Khakass, Khanty, Kirghiz, Komi (Komi Zyryan), Komi-Permyak, Koryak, Kumyk, Lakh, Lezgian (Lezgin), Macedonian, Mansi, Mari: Hill Mari, Meadow Mari, Moksha Mordvin (Mordva), Moldovan (Moldavian), Nanai, Nenets, Nivkh, Nogay (Noghay), Ossetian (Ossetic), Ottoman Turkish, Russian, Rusyn (Lemko&Vojvodinian), Selkup, Serbian, Tabasaran, Tajik, Talysh, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvinian, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Yakut, Yiddish. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tzu-yuan "Erik" Yin
Tamagotchi, or Umbreon 126, made several fonts with the aid of FontStruct in 2012 and 2013. These include pixel typefaces (FS Rebellion, FS Rept, FS Comic Mono, FS Flower Shop, FS 126 Serif), but also truly large workhorse typefaces. For example, FS 126 Sans (a pixel sans face) has 4871 characters and covers Nko, Lisu, Armenian, Tai Le, Ogham, Thaana, Georgian, Coptic, Kayah Li, Tifinagh, Samaritan, and Lao. The 3114 glyph pixel typeface FS Semioriginal covers Hiragana, Katakana, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Bopomofo, Georgian, Greek, and Cyrillic. The 2000+ glyph pixel typeface FS Unoriginal covers Hiragana, Katakana, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Bopomofo and Tifinagh. Other typefaces include FS Fat Piano, FS Typ Stencil (piano key face), FS Frakletter (blackletter) and FS Stupid Me (white on black typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Between 2005 and 2020, URW developed first URW Nimbus Sans---their take on max Miedinger's Helvetica---and later URW Nimbus Sans Global that covers all major scripts: Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic (+Pashtu, +Urdu), Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Armenian. Each of the seven styles has 65,000 glyphs and costs 2320 Euros (about 2500 dollars) per style. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian designer, b. Kiev, 1957. Graduate of the Senior College for Print and Design in Kiev in 1982. Viktor became art director at Sphera in Kiev. Main type designer at Düsseldorf-based company Unique GmbH since 1998. In 2012, he cofounded Apostrof with Konstantin Golovchenko. He designs Armenian, Greek, Georgian, Devanagari, Hebrew, Cyrillic and Arabic fonts, and is particularly interested in revivals of ancient, forgotten, or historically important typefaces and writing systems. His work:
At TypeArt 01, he won first prize with Varbur Grotesque (1999-2001, with Natalia Makeyeva), third prize with Joker (1970-2000), and honorable mention with Abetka. At TypeArt 05, he received awards for UniOpt (2002, Kafkaeqsue Op Art display style) and Blooming Meadow (dingbats). In 2009, his 2006 digitization of Anatoly Shchukin's 1968 typeface Ladoga (+Text, +Display, +Ladoga Armenian) won an award at Paratype K2009.
In 2016, Henadij Zarechnjuk and Viktor Kharyk designed Dnipro for Apostrof. The Cyrillic version of this font follows Ukrainian decorative traditions, initiated by Georgy Narbut and Mark Kirnarsky in the 1920s and continued until the 1980s. The Latin part has an uncial character.
Typefaces made in 2018: Algor, Zluka (with Henadij Zarechnjuk; named after The Act Zluka, or Ukraine's Unification Act of 1919), XX Sans, Yurch (developed by Henadij Zarechnjuk and Viktor Kharyk by samples of calligraphic lettering by Ukrainian book designer Volodymyr Yurchyshyn), Chebano (based on the calligraphy of Ukrainian artist Vasyl Chebanyk), Zahar Berkut (developed by Henadij Zarechnjuk and Viktor Kharyk following the lettering by Ukrainian artist Georgiy Yakutovich),
Typefaces from 2020: Homenko (by Viktor Kharyk, Henadij Zarechnjuk and Konstantin Golovchenko: an update and extension of Vasyl Homenko's metal Ukrainian typeface from 1963-1967), Bethencourt (an uncial typeface co-designed with Vsevolod Buravchenko).
A special project published in 2020: 1812 (by Viktor Kharyk and Konstantin Golovchenko). This is a 14-style revival and further development of the typeface 1812 by Lehmann Type Foundry (St. Petersburg). It was created for the centenary of the French invasion of Russia, known in Russia as the Patriotic War of 1812 along the lines of decorative engraved inscriptions and ornamented typefaces of that time, presumably by the artist Alexandre Benois. It was used mainly for the decoration of luxurious elegant publications. Later, in 1917, this typeface was used on the Russian Provisional Government banknotes. In the Soviet period of time '1812' appeared to be one of the few typefaces included in the first Soviet type standard OST 1337. It was produced for manual typesetting until the early 1990s. This typeface could be seen on Soviet letterheads, forms, posters and even air tickets.
At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki he spoke about Ukrainian fonts. At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, his talk is entitled Old Slavic alphabets and new fonts. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke (well, was supposed to speak) on Old Roman Styles and Cyrillic. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, where he explains the development and multilingual extensions of Ladoga.
A Georgian font archive, duplicated from Web-fonts.ge: !BPGLEStudio04Caps, !BPGLEStudio04, ALKBasri-Light, ALKDots, ALKLife, ALKRex-Bold, ALKRoundedMtav-Medium, ALKRoundedNusx-Medium, ALKSanet, ALKTallMtavruli, ALKTallNusxuri, ALKTommaso, ArchyEDT-Bold, ArchyEDT-Thin, ArialGEOBold, ArialGEOBoldItalic, ArialGEOItalic, ArialGEO, BPGAlgetiCompact, BPGAlgeti, BPGArialCaps2010, BPGArial, BPGBannerCaps, BPGBannerExtraSquareCaps, BPGBannerExtraSquare, BPGBannerQuadroSquareCaps, BPGBannerQuadroSquare, BPGBanner, BPGBannerSuperSquareCaps, BPGBannerSuperSquare, BPGBoxo-Boxo, BPGBoxo, BPGClassicMedium, BPGDedaEnaBlock, BPGDedaEnaNonblock, BPGExtraSquareMtavruli, BPGExtraSquare, BPGGlahoArial2008, BPGGlaho-Bold, BPGGlaho, BPGGlahoTraditional, BPGGlahoWEBCaps, BPGGlahoWEB, BPGIngiri2008, BPGIngiriArial2008, BPGIrubaqidze, BPGLEStudio02Caps, BPGLEStudio02, BPGMikheilStefane, BPGMrgvlovani2010, BPGMrgvlovaniCaps2010, BPGNateliMtavruli, BPGNateli, BPGNinoEliteCaps, BPGNinoEliteCondCaps, BPGNinoEliteCond, BPGNinoEliteExpCaps, BPGNinoEliteExp, BPGNinoElite, BPGNinoEliteRoundCond, BPGNinoEliteRound, BPGNinoEliteUltraCaps, BPGNinoEliteUltra, BPGNinoMediumCaps, BPGNinoMediumCondenced, BPGNinoMedium, BPGNinoMkhedruli-Bold, BPGNinoMkhedruliBook, BPGNinoMkhedruli, BPGNinoMtavruli-Bold, BPGNinoMtavruliBook, BPGNinoMtavruli, BPGNo9, BPGNostalgia-Bold, BPGNostalgia, BPGNuskhaModern, BPGParaGraphChveulebrivi, BPGPhoneSans-BoldItalic, BPGPhoneSans-Bold, BPGPhoneSans-Italic, BPGPhoneSans, BPGQuadroSquare2013, BPGQuadroSquareCaps2013, BPGQuadroSquareMtavruli, BPGQuadroSquare, BPGRioniArial, BPGRioniContrast, BPGRioni, BPGRioniVera-CondensedLight, BPGRioniVeraLight, BPGRioniVera, BPGSans, BPGSquareBanner2013, BPGSquareBannerCaps2013, BPGSquareMtavruli, BPGSquare, BPGSuperSquare2013, BPGSuperSquareCaps2013, BPGSuperSquareMtavruli, BPGSuperSquare, BPGUcnobi, BPGVenuri2010, BPGWEB001Caps, BPGWEB001, BPGWeb002Caps, BPGWeb002, DejaVuSans-Bold, DejaVuSansCondensed-BoldOblique, DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold, DejaVuSansCondensed, DejaVuSansCondensed-Oblique, DejaVuSans-ExtraLight, DejaVuSans-Oblique, DejaVuSans, Gugeshashvili_Rachveli, KA_KOLHETI, KA_LORTKIPANIDZE, MGBitNeonChaos, MGBitNeonHollow, MGBitNeon, MGGlahoDrunk. [Google] [More] ⦿
WorldScript: language utilities for the Mac (free downloads). Includes Turkish, Cherokee, Uralic Cyrillic, Georgian, Icelandic, Maltese, Vietnamese, Celtic, Intuktitut, Greek and Coptic support. Page maintained by Michael Everson. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the Georgian fonts Tbilisi Text and Tbilisi Caps (1990-1994).
Commercial outfit with language kits (including fonts) for these languages: Burmese, Cherokee, Inuktitut, Kannada, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara, Malayalam, Sinhala, Telugu, Tibetan, Bassa, Cambodian, Ethiopic, Laotian, Saurashtra, Sylheti, Tai Le, Tamil, Assyrian (Syriac), Burmese, Georgian, Khmer. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tbilisi, Georgia-based designer of the Georgian typefaces Winston Geo (2016), Kir Tkheli (2016), and GDS 2015 (2015), as well as several untitled and experimental Georgian typefaces between 2013 and 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿