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McGill University
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Abkhaz alphabet

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

Georgian designer in Tbilisi (b. 1991, Tbilisi) who created Lushgunin (2011), a monoline hairline sans using grids and circles in the design. He graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts.

In 2012, he started his own foundry and published the free Georgian font Font Archy.

In 2013, he designed Melany, a Latin / Georgian sans titling font.

Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alan M. Stanier

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]  ⦿

Aleksandr Sukiasov

Georgian designer (b. 1988, Georgia) who runs his own foundry in Tbilisi. MyFonts link. He created the Helvetica-like Lax family (2010).

In 2012, he created the free typeface Grammatika (or Grammatica) out of Helvetica and DIN. AS Naya (2012) is a minimalist condensed sans family. AS Nerd (2012) is a sign-painting brush script.

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.

Klingspor link. Behance link. Link to his studio. Graphic River link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Lange

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]  ⦿

Alexander Medvedev

Designer of the Georgian font GEOGorda. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Melia

Georgian web designer, b. 1986. Creator of the free handwritten Georgian font 3D (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Stötzner
[SIAS (or: Signographical Institute Andreas Stötzner)]

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Anton Teofilovich Dumbadze

Georgian typographer, 1933-1998. He designed many Georgian fonts, such as Gruzinskaya obyknovennaya ("Standard Georgian"), a photocomposition typeface of Polygraphmash [this face 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]  ⦿

Anuka Kvezereli

Georgian creator in Tbilisi of Fish (2011), an illustrative typeface for Georgian. Scan of one of her illustrations, which is called Beach. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baraqa

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]  ⦿

Beka Pkhakadze

Graphic designer in Tbilisi, Georgia, who created a thin geometric (Latin) typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Besarion Gokadze

Georgian font designer of literaturuli_BJG_2000-Bold (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Besarion Gugushvili
[Georgian Scripture and Fonts]

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Besarion Paata Gugushvili
[BPG Fonts]

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BPG Fonts
[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. Now, I do not know if this same guy is the Georgian type designer, Besarion Paata Gugushvili, who made a series of Georgian fonts with the acronym BPG in the font names and ran BPG-InfoTech. These fonts include

  • BPG DejaVuSans (Mkhedruli and Asomtavruli) normal and bold
  • BPG DejaVuSerif (Mkhedruli and Asomtavruli) normal and bold
  • BPG DejaVuSansMono (Mkhedruli) normal and bold
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. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brett T. Johnson
[Simeon out West Foundry]

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Carmelo Lupins

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]  ⦿

ClearlyU BDF font

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
[XenoType Technologies]

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David Chelidze

David Chelidze's page on installing Georgian fonts. Plus a few font files. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Kokhodze

Tbilisi-based designer of the Georgian font GeoKokhodze. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Kuchukhidze

Georgian graphic designer. Behance link. Creator of the Kandinsky or Mondiaan-inspired face Perittography (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

DEPOTzNET

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]  ⦿

Die Georgienseite

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]  ⦿

Dr. Gia Bokuchava

TbilisiCaps, TbilisiText Georgian fonts by Daniel J. Kai/XenoType Technologies (Truetype), plus some Cyrillic fonts, Windows and Mac. At Dr. Gia Bokuchava's site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elika

Located in Tbilisi, Georgia, Elika designed Onion Alphabet (2012, ornamental caps). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Embassy of Georgia

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]  ⦿

EversonMono for MacOs

Free Mac fonts in the EversonMono series for CSX, Celtic, Croatian, Cyrillic, Esperanto, Gaelic, Georgian, Greek, Icelandic, Inuktitut, Ogham, Romanian, Sami, and Turkish. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontbilisi (was: Germán León)
[Germán León]

Tbilisi, Georgia-based Germán León's first typeface is the quaint Latin slab serif Miraflores (2012). At MyFonts, we read that the foundry is located in Ukraine or in Tbilisi, Georgia. He explains: He was born in Madrid, but crisis and love brought him to Tbilisi, Georgia, from where he is currently designing.

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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fonts.ge

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Forgotten Scripts by Dino Manzella

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]  ⦿

Gamarjoba Gurcuce

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]  ⦿

GEO LitNusx

A Georgian font that can be found here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GeoDumba

GeoDumba is a Georgian truetype font by GPS Task Force&OMNETAL, 1992. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

George Guiorganashvili

Designer of Georgia NET for the Departament of Informatics of the Parliament of Georgia. Download it here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgian Parliament

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
[Besarion Gugushvili]

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
[Temuri Imnaishvili]

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 Typeface Contest

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]  ⦿

Georgian Web Typography

Definitions of typographic terms (in Georgian). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgische Sprache

University of Heidelberg page with these Georgian truetype fonts:

  • From Gia Shervashidze (1997): GeoAcademiuriItalic, GeoAcademiuri, GeoArial, GeoArialBold, GeoArialBoldItalic, GeoArialItalic, GeoDumbadzeItalic, GeoDumbadze, GeoKolkhetiBoldItalic, GeoKolkhetiBold, GeoKolkhetiItalic, GeoLiteraturuliBoldItalic, GeoLiteraturuliBold, GeoLiteraturuliItalic, GeoLiteraturuli, GeoTimes, GeoTimesBold, GeoTimesBoldItalic, GeoTimesItalic, GeoVenuriBoldItalic, GeoVenuriBold, GeoVenuriItalic, GeoVenuri.
  • From Anton Dumbadze (1997): GeoCourier, GCourierBoldItalic, GCourierBold, GCourierItalic, GCourier, GeoCourier, GeoCourierBold, GeoCourierBoldItalic, GeoCourierItalic.
  • From Soma Press (1997): SPParliamentBold, SPParliamentMedium.
  • From Daniel J. Kai/XenoType Technologies (1994): TbilisiCaps, TbilisiText.
  • Also: GEO_AKADEMIURI, GEO_AKADEMIURI_MT, GEOBALAVARI, GEOCALIGRAF, GEO_CVEULEBRIVI, GEO_CVEULEBRIVI_MT, GEO_DUMBADZE, GEO_DUMBADZE_MT, GEO_GOGEBASHVILI, GEO_GORDA, GEO_GREMI, GEO_GRIGOLIA, GEO_GRIGOLIA_MT, GEO_KOLHETI, GEO_KOLHETI_MT, GEO_LITERATURULI, GEO_LITERATURULI_MT.
  • From Monotype (1992): GeoABC.
There is also documentation on the languages in the Caucasian region. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Germán León
[Fontbilisi (was: Germán León)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gia Shervashidze

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]  ⦿

Giga Kobidze

Digital artist, illustrator and graphic designer in Tbilisi, Georgia. He created a few experimental Latin & Georgian typefaces, such as Eye of Chaos (2011) and Lynekuns (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giorgi Topouria
[Sakartvelo]

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GNU Freefont (or: Free UCS Outline Fonts)
[Steve White]

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. Scans: FreeMono, FreeMonoBold, FreeMonoBoldOblique, FreeMonoOblique, FreeSans, FreeSansBold, FreeSansBoldOblique, FreeSansOblique, FreeSerif, FreeSerifBold, FreeSerifBoldItalic, FreeSerifItalic. The original head honcho was Primoz Peterlin, the coordinator at the Institute of Biophysics of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2008, Steve White took over. Participants and credits, as of the end of 2010, with Unicode range responsibilities:

  • URW++ Design&Development GmbH. URW++ donated a set of 35 core PostScript Type 1 fonts to the Ghostscript project.
    • Basic Latin (U+0041-U+007A)
    • Latin-1 Supplement (U+00C0-U+00FF)
    • Latin Extended-A (U+0100-U+017F)
    • Spacing Modifier Letters (U+02B0-U+02FF)
    • Mathematical Operators (U+2200-U+22FF)
    • Block Elements (U+2580-U+259F)
    • Dingbats (U+2700-U+27BF)
  • Yannis Haralambous and John Plaice. Yannis Haralambous and John Plaice are the authors of Omega typesetting system, which is an extension of TeX. Its first release, aims primarily at improving TeX's multilingual abilities. In Omega all characters and pointers into data-structures are 16-bit wide, instead of 8-bit, thereby eliminating many of the trivial limitations of TeX. Omega also allows multiple input and output character sets, and uses programmable filters to translate from one encoding to another, to perform contextual analysis, etc. Internally, Omega uses the universal 16-bit Unicode standard character set, based on ISO-10646. These improvements not only make it a lot easier for TeX users to cope with multiple or complex languages, like Arabic, Indic, Khmer, Chinese, Japanese or Korean, in one document, but will also form the basis for future developments in other areas, such as native color support and hypertext features. ... Fonts for UT1 (omlgc family) and UT2 (omah family) are under development: these fonts are in PostScript format and visually close to Times and Helvetica font families.
    • Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F)
    • IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF)
    • Greek (U+0370-U+03FF)
    • Armenian (U+0530-U+058F)
    • Hebrew (U+0590-U+05FF)
    • Arabic (U+0600-U+06FF)
    • Currency Symbols (U+20A0-U+20CF)
    • Arabic Presentation Forms-A (U+FB50-U+FDFF)
    • Arabic Presentation Forms-B (U+FE70-U+FEFF)
  • Yannis Haralambous and Wellcome Institute. In 1994, The Wellcome Library The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England, commissioned Mr. Haralambous to produce a Sinhalese font for them. We have received 03/09 official notice from Robert Kiley, Head of e-Strategy for the Wellcome Library, that Yannis' font could be included in GNU FreeFont under its GNU license: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).
  • Young U. Ryu at the University of Texas at Dallas is the author of Txfonts, a set of mathematical symbols designed to accompany text typeset in Times or its variants. In the documentation, Young adresses the design of mathematical symbols: "The Adobe Times fonts are thicker than the CM fonts. Designing math fonts for Times based on the rule thickness of Times =,, +, /, <, etc. would result in too thick math symbols, in my opinion. In the TX fonts, these glyphs are thinner than those of original Times fonts. That is, the rule thickness of these glyphs is around 85% of that of the Times fonts, but still thicker than that of the CM fonts." Ranges: Arrows (U+2190-U+21FF), Mathematical Symbols (U+2200-U+22FF).
  • Valek Filippov added Cyrillic glyphs and composite Latin Extended A to the whole set of the abovementioned URW set of 35 PostScript core fonts, Ranges: Latin Extended-A (U+0100-U+017F), Cyrillic (U+0400-U+04FF).
  • Wadalab Kanji Comittee. Between April 1990 and March 1992, Wadalab Kanji Comittee put together a series of scalable font files with Japanese scripts, in four forms: Sai Micho, Chu Mincho, Cho Kaku and Saimaru. The font files were written in custom file format, while tools for conversion into Metafont and PostScript Type 1 were also supplied. The Wadalab Kanji Comittee has later been dismissed, and the resulting files can be now found on the FTP server of the Depertment of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo: Hiragana (U+3040-U+309F), Katakana (U+30A0-U+30FF). Note that some time around 2009, the hiragana and katakana ranges were deleted.
  • Angelo Haritsis has compiled a set of Greek type 1 fonts. The glyphs from this source has been used to compose Greek glyphs in FreeSans and FreeMono. Greek (U+0370-U+03FF).
  • Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich. In 1999, Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich made a set of glyphs covering the Thai national standard Nf3, in both upright and slanted shape. Range: Thai (U+0E00-U+0E7F).
  • Shaheed Haque has developed a basic set of basic Bengali glyphs (without ligatures), using ISO10646 encoding. Range: Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF).
  • Sam Stepanyan created a set of Armenian sans serif glyphs visually compatible with Helvetica or Arial. Range: Armenian (U+0530-U+058F).
  • Mohamed Ishan has started a Thaana Unicode Project. Range: Thaana (U+0780-U+07BF).
  • Sushant Kumar Dash has created a font in his mother tongue, Oriya: Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F). But Freefont has dropped Oriya because of the absence of font features neccessary for display of text in Oriya.
  • Harsh Kumar has started BharatBhasha for these ranges:
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF)
    • Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
  • Prasad A. Chodavarapu created Tikkana, a Telugu font family: Telugu (U+0C00-U+0C7F). It was originally included in GNU Freefont, but supoort for Telugu was later dropped altogether from the GNU Freefont project.
  • Frans Velthuis and Anshuman Pandey. In 1991, Frans Velthuis from the Groningen University, The Netherlands, released a Devanagari font as Metafont source, available under the terms of GNU GPL. Later, Anshuman Pandey from Washington University in Seattle, took over the maintenance of font. Fonts can be found on CTAN. This font was converted the font to Type 1 format using Peter Szabo's TeXtrace and removed some redundant control points with PfaEdit. Range: Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F).
  • Hardip Singh Pannu. In 1991, Hardip Singh Pannu has created a free Gurmukhi TrueType font, available as regular, bold, oblique and bold oblique form. Range: Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F).
  • Jeroen Hellingman (The Netherlands) created a set of Malayalam metafonts in 1994, and a set of Oriya metafonts in 1996. Malayalam fonts were created as uniform stroke only, while Oriya metafonts exist in both uniform and modulated stroke. From private communication: "It is my intention to release the fonts under GPL, but not all copies around have this notice on them." Metafonts can be found here and here. Ranges: Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F), Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F). Oriya was subsequently dropped from the Freefont project.
  • Thomas Ridgeway, then at the Humanities And Arts Computing Center, Washington University, Seattle, USA, (now defunct), created a Tamil metafont in 1990. Anshuman Pandey from the same university took over the maintenance of font. Fonts can be found at CTAN and cover Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF).
  • Berhanu Beyene, Prof. Dr. Manfred Kudlek, Olaf Kummer, and Jochen Metzinger from the Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science, University of Hamburg, prepared a set of Ethiopic metafonts. They also maintain the home page on the Ethiopic font project. Someone converted the fonts to Type 1 format using TeXtrace, and removed some redundant control points with PfaEdit. Range: Ethiopic (U+1200-U+137F).
  • Maxim Iorsh. In 2002, Maxim Iorsh started the Culmus project, aiming at providing Hebrew-speaking Linux and Unix community with a basic collection of Hebrew fonts for X Windows. The fonts are visually compatible with URW++ Century Schoolbook L, URW++ Nimbus Sans L and URW++ Nimbus Mono L families, respectively. Range: Hebrew (U+0590-U+05FF).
  • Vyacheslav Dikonov made a Braille unicode font that could be merged with the UCS fonts to fill the 2800-28FF range completely (uniform scaling is possible to adapt it to any cell size). He also contributed a free Syriac font, whose glyphs (about half of them) are borrowed from the free Carlo Ator font. Vyacheslav also filled in a few missing spots in the U+2000-U+27FF area, e.g., the box drawing section, sets of subscript and superscript digits and capital Roman numbers. Ranges: Syriac (U+0700-U+074A), Box Drawing (U+2500-U+257F), Braille (U+2800-U+28FF).
  • Panayotis Katsaloulis helped fixing Greek accents in the Greek Extended area: (U+1F00-U+1FFF).
  • M.S. Sridhar. M/S Cyberscape Multimedia Limited, Mumbai, developers of Akruti Software for Indian Languages (http://www.akruti.com/), have released a set of TTF fonts for nine Indian scripts (Devanagari, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, and Gurumukhi) under the GNU General Public License (GPL). You can download the fonts from the Free Software Foundation of India WWW site. Their original contributions to Freefont were
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF)
    • Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
    • Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
    • Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF)
    • Telugu (U+0C00-U+0C7F)
    • Kannada (U+0C80-U+0CFF)
    • Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
    Oriya, Kannada and Telugu were dropped from the GNU Freefont project.
  • DMS Electronics, The Sri Lanka Tipitaka Project, and Noah Levitt. Noah Levitt found out that the Sinhalese fonts available on the site metta.lk are released under GNU GPL. These glyphs were later replaced by those from the LKLUG font. Finally the range was completely replaced by glyphs from the sinh TeX font, with much help and advice from Harshula Jayasuriya. Range: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).
  • Daniel Shurovich Chirkov. Dan Chirkov updated the FreeSerif font with the missing Cyrillic glyphs needed for conformance to Unicode 3.2. The effort is part of the Slavjanskij package for Mac OS X. range: Cyrillic (U+0400-U+04FF).
  • Abbas Izad. Responsible for Arabic (U+0600-U+06FF), Arabic Presentation Forms-A, (U+FB50-U+FDFF), Arabic Presentation Forms-B (U+FE70-U+FEFF).
  • Denis Jacquerye added new glyphs and corrected existing ones in the Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F) and IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF) ranges.
  • K.H. Hussain and R. Chitrajan. Rachana in Malayalam means to write, to create. Rachana Akshara Vedi, a team of socially committed information technology professionals and philologists, has applied developments in computer technology and desktop publishing to resurrect the Malayalam language from the disorder, fragmentation and degeneration it had suffered since the attempt to adapt the Malayalam script for using with a regular mechanical typewriter, which took place in 1967-69. K.H. Hussein at the Kerala Forest Research Institute has released "Rachana Normal" fonts with approximately 900 glyphs required to typeset traditional Malayalam. R. Chitrajan apparently encoded the glyphs in the OpenType table. In 2008, the Malayalam ranges in FreeSerif were updated under the advise and supervision of Hiran Venugopalan of Swathanthra Malayalam Computing, to reflect the revised edition Rachana_04. Range: Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F).
  • Solaiman Karim filled in Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF). Solaiman Karim has developed several OpenType Bangla fonts and released them under GNU GPL.
  • Sonali Sonania and Monika Shah covered Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F) and Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF). Glyphs were drawn by Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd., #101, Mahalakshmi Mansion 21st Main 22nd "A" Cross Banashankari 2nd stage Banglore 560070, India. Converted to OTF by IndicTrans Team, Powai, Mumbai, lead by Prof. Jitendra Shah. Maintained by Monika Shah and Sonali Sonania of janabhaaratii Team, C-DAC, Mumbai. This font is released under GPL by Dr. Alka Irani and Prof Jitendra Shah, janabhaaratii Team, C-DAC, Mumabi. janabhaaratii is localisation project at C-DAC Mumbai (formerly National Centre for Software Technology); funded by TDIL, Govt. of India.
  • Pravin Satpute, Bageshri Salvi, Rahul Bhalerao and Sandeep Shedmake added these Indic language cranges:
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
    • Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
    • Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
    • Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF)
    In December 2005 the team at www.gnowledge.org released a set of two Unicode pan-Indic fonts: "Samyak" and "Samyak Sans". "Samyak" font belongs to serif style and is an original work of the team; "Samyak Sans" font belongs to sans serif style and is actually a compilation of already released Indic fonts (Gargi, Padma, Mukti, Utkal, Akruti and ThendralUni). Both fonts are based on Unicode standard. You can download the font files separately. Note that Oriya was dropped from the Freefont project.
  • Kulbir Singh Thind added Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F). Dr. Kulbir Singh Thind designed a set of Gurmukhi Unicode fonts, AnmolUni and AnmolUni-Bold, which are available under the terms of GNU license from the Punjabu Computing Resource Center.
  • Gia Shervashidze added Georgian (U+10A0-U+10FF). Starting in mid-1990s, Gia Shervashidze designed many Unicode-compliant Georgian fonts: Times New Roman Georgian, Arial Georgian, Courier New Georgian.
  • Daniel Johnson. Created by hand a Cherokee range specially for FreeFont to be "in line with the classic Cherokee typefaces used in 19th century printing", but also to fit well with ranges previously in FreeFont. Then he made Unified Canadian Syllabics in Sans, and a Cherokee and Kayah Li in Mono! And never to be outdone by himself, then did UCAS Extended and Osmanya.... What next?
    • Armenian (serif) (U+0530-U+058F)
    • Cherokee (U+13A0-U+13FF)
    • Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (U+1400-U+167F)
    • UCAS Extended (U+18B0-U+18F5)
    • Kayah Li (U+A900-U+A92F)
    • Tifinagh (U+2D30-U+2D7F)
    • Vai (U+A500-U+A62B)
    • Latin Extended-D (Mayanist letters) (U+A720-U+A7FF)
    • Osmanya (U+10480-U+104a7)
  • George Douros, the creator of several fonts focusing on ancient scripts and symbols. Many of the glyphs are created by making outlines from scanned images of ancient sources.
    • Aegean: Phoenecian (U+10900-U+1091F).
    • Analecta: Gothic (U+10330-U+1034F)
    • Musical: Byzantine (U+1D000-U+1D0FF)&Western (U+1D100-U+1D1DF)
    • Unicode: many miscellaneous symbols, miscellaneous technical, supplemental symbols, and mathematical alphanumeric symbols (U+1D400-U+1D7FF), Mah Jong (U+1F000-U+1F02B), and the outline of the domino (U+1F030-U+1F093).
  • Steve White filled in a lot of missing characters, got some font features working, left fingerprints almost everywhere, and is responsible for these blocks: Glagolitic (U+2C00-U+2C5F), Coptic (U+2C80-U+2CFF).
  • Pavel Skrylev is responsible for Cyrillic Extended-A (U+2DEO-U+2DFF) as well as many of the additions to Cyrillic Extended-B (U+A640-U+A65F).
  • Mark Williamson made the MPH 2 Damase font, from which these ranges were taken:
    • Hanunóo (U+1720-U+173F)
    • Buginese (U+1A00-U+1A1F)
    • Tai Le (U+1950-U+197F)
    • Ugaritic (U+10380-U+1039F)
    • Old Persian (U+103A0-U+103DF)
  • Primoz Peterlin filled in missing glyphs here and there (e.g., Latin Extended-B and IPA Extensions ranges in the FreeMono family), and created the following UCS blocks:
    • Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F)
    • IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF)
    • Arrows (U+2190-U+21FF)
    • Box Drawing (U+2500-U+257F)
    • Block Elements (U+2580-U+259F)
    • Geometrical Shapes (U+25A0-U+25FF)
  • Jacob Poon submitted a very thorough survey of glyph problems and other suggestions.
  • Alexey Kryukov made the TemporaLCGUni fonts, based on the URW++ fonts, from which at one point FreeSerif Cyrillic, and some of the Greek, was drawn. He also provided valuable direction about Cyrillic and Greek typesetting.
  • The Sinhala font project has taken the glyphs from Yannis Haralambous' Sinhala font, to produce a Unicode TrueType font, LKLUG. These glyphs were for a while included in FreeFont: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).

Fontspace link. Download link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gogebashvili

Free Georgian font by Alexander and Temuri Imnaishuili. There is also SPGogebashvily. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Google Group on Georgian Fonts

Some downloads as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gza Zine

Download a free Georgian truetype font. Also, Georgian font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GzaZine

Free Georgian truetype fonts: SPLiteraturuly (Soma Press, 1997). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hrant H. Papazian
[The MicroFoundry]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Irakliy Chelidze

Georgian graphic designer who might be involved in type (although I could not find any on the web page). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kheta Network

Georgian standard fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kupra

Georgian fonts: GeoTimesBoldItalic, GeoTimesBold, GeoTimesItalic, GeoTimes (1997, Gia Shervashidze), GEOGorda (Alexander Medvedev), SPGremi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laval Chabon

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.

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Aka Leaurend-Lavie-Hyppere (Laval) Chabon and as Joseph Rosaire Laval Frandey Leaurend Lavie Hyper Chabom. [Google] [More]  ⦿

least1234

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]  ⦿

Leo Khachaturan

Tbilisi-based creator of some typographic posters such as one called I Love Typography (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Les écritures caucasiennes

Intro to the Georgian and Armenian alphabets. In French, by Jean-Christophe Loubet del Bayle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Les Ecritures de Mesrob

J.-C. Loubet del Bayle sketches the development of Armenian and Georgian alphabets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Levan Butskhrikidze

Levan Bucho Butskhrikidze (Tbilisi, Georgia) created the Georgian font Bucho Mtavruli in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Levan Ochkhikidze

Tbilisi, Georgia-based surrealistic illustrator. Designer of the Georgian language font Leon Seeker (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MacCampus
[Sebastian Kempgen]

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Williamson

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:

  • Hanunó?o (U+1720-U+173F)
  • Buginese (U+1A00-U+1A1F)
  • Tai Le (U+1950-U+197F)
  • Ugaritic (U+10380-U+1039F)
  • Old Persian (U+103A0-U+103DF)

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Dekermenguy

Creator of the free Georgian-theme dingbat face Aaa BZH (1996). Aka Gourgi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merab Khabazi

Designer of these Georgian fonts: EkaHor (with Slava Meskhi), Targamos. They can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merabi Getsadze
[Merabi Studio]

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Merabi Studio
[Merabi Getsadze]

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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Meskhi Toolbox
[Slava Meskhi]

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

Georgian fonts by Monotype: Monotype Georgian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Monotype

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]  ⦿

Mxedruli, Xucuri - The Georgian Alphabets

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.

CTAN mirror. Another CTAN link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikoloz Gujejiani

Art director in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is working on a Georgian font called Bana (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nina North

Tbilisi, Georgia-based digital artist, who made the Geo Giraffe alphabet for Georgian in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Noto

A large free font family released under the Apache license at Google Web Fonts. URL with details. 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 Bengali.

Other typefaces in the package include Arima, Cousine, and Tinos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nutsa

Typographic experimenter from Tbilisi, Georgia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oleg Stepanov

Tbilisi, Georgia-based Russian designer of Barrier Display Font (2014, a hipster Latin typeface), Simple Stamp (2014, a free poster font), and Oriental Icons (2014). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oliko Nadiradze

Olichko Nadiradze is a Georgian web designer in Tbilisi. She drew some ornamental caps in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ORIS

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

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]  ⦿

ParaType

The main digital type foundry from Russia. It also develops and distributes font oriented and localization software. 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.

Catalog. Designers. Alternate URL.

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, 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.

Other free ParaType fonts include Courier Cyrillic, Pushkin (2005, handwriting font), and a complete font set for Cyrillic.

Type designers include Vladimir Yefimov, Tagir Safayev, Lyubov Kuznetsova, Manvel Schmavonyan and Alexander Tarbeev.

The history of the foundry as told by MyFonts: 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 one rather small group which belonged to a state research institute, Polygraphmash. It had the most complete and in fact the only one collection of Cyrillic typefaces. The collection included revivals of Cyrillic typefaces developed by Berthold and Lehmann type foundries established at the end of 19th century in St. Petersburg and artworks of 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 established two companies: ParaType Inc. in California and ParaType, Ltd. in Russia that inherited typefaces and font software from ParaGraph. Both companies are directed by Emil Yakupov, former head of the font department of ParaGraph. The main directions of ParaType design are: i) new original typefaces for the Russian design and publishing community; ii) revivals of historical Russian typefaces; iii) Cyrillic extensions of the best of Latin typefaces. They continue with 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 face 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.

View the ParaType typeface library. Another view of the ParaType typeface collection. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Peter&Manana's homepage

Free Georgian font ChveulebriviTT. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philip Barton Payne

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]  ⦿

qarTuli fontebi

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]  ⦿

Reno Siradze

Georgian type designer who created the Georgian font Siradze, and RSwwwnet. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sakartvelo
[Giorgi Topouria]

Sakartvelo (the former Republic of Georgia): pages by Giorgi Topouria on the Georgian language, with font links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scalable Georgian fonts in X

Information on unicode, the Georgian alphabet, and the installation of truetype and type 1 Georgian fonts in X. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Kempgen
[MacCampus]

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Serbian Orthodox Church

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]  ⦿

Shoshia

A page on the use of Georgian truetype and type 1 fonts in X. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SIAS (or: Signographical Institute Andreas Stötzner)
[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 face 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 face 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. 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 booksAlbyona 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).

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 Arnamagnæanean Institute, Copenhagen Universit).

MyFonts. Behance link. Abstract Fonts link. Klingspor link.

Showcase of Andreas Stötzner's typefaces at MyFonts. View the SIAS typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Simeon out West Foundry
[Brett T. Johnson]

Brett T. Johnson's outfit in Englewood, CO, sells fonts based on ideas from Byzantine, Ge'ez and old slavonic scripts, to name a few. Brett Johnson was born in Loveland, CO, in 1972. The creations: 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]  ⦿

Slava Meskhi
[Meskhi Toolbox]

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S&N

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]  ⦿

Soma Press

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]  ⦿

Sopho Guraspashvili

Graphic designer in Tbilisi, Georgia, who is working on an unnamed Georgian typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steve White
[GNU Freefont (or: Free UCS Outline Fonts)]

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Tbilisi State University

850kb package of standard Georgian TrueType fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Temuri Imnaishvili
[Georgian TrueType fonts]

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Temuri Imnaishvili

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]  ⦿

Temuri Mdinaradze

Georgian font designer of AGogeb (1997). [Google] [More]  ⦿

The MicroFoundry
[Hrant H. Papazian]

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 faces: 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 face 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
[Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets]

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Tornike Shavidze

Creator of the free Georgian typeface Geo 1 (2013, OFL). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Transliteration of Non-Roman Alphabets
[Thomas T. Pedersen]

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

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.

Dafont link. Behance link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Umbreon 126

Tamagotchi, or Umbreon 126, made several fonts with the aid of FontStruct in 2012 and 2013. These include pixel faces (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 face FS Semioriginal covers Hiragana, Katakana, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Bopomofo, Georgian, Greek, and Cyrillic. The 2000+ glyph pixel face 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]  ⦿

Uyum Mühendislik

Designer of the Georgian font LazuriATHLETIC (1997), LazuriCosmic and LazuriUtopic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viktor Kharyk

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. He designs Armenian, Greek, Georgian, Devanagari, Hebrew, Cyrillic and Arabic fonts. His work:

  • At Elsner and Flake, he published EF Bilibin (2004, uncial), EF Abetka (2004), EF Gandalf (2004, uncial), Bilbo (2004-2008, an uncial family), Kiev EF (2002), Lanzug EF (2002, letters as zippers), Rose Deco EF (2001), EF Elf (2002, imitating Tolkien's writing), EF Deco Uni (2001-2004), EF Deco Akt Light (2001-2004), EF Fairy Tale (2003-2008, caps face), EF Varbure (2004, an experimental family), Rose Garden EF (2001, initial caps ornamented with roses; the text is uncial), and Viktors Raven EF (a spectacular caps font with letters made out of a raven).
  • At MasterFont: Abetka MF (1999, with Alexeev), Kiev MF (1976-2003), and Netta MF (1999, text family). These fonts have Latin and Hebrew components.
  • At Paratype, he published Uni Opt (2007, Op Art letters based on free brush technique similar to experimental lettering of the early decades of the 20th century; for instance to Graficheskaya Azbuka (Graphic ABC) by Peter Miturich and works by Victor Vasareli), Joker (1978, a subtractive font---since 2000, also in Cyrillic, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Georgian, Armenian and Arabic), Blooming Meadow (2007, flowery ornaments), Bogdan Rejestrowy and Bogdan Siczowy (2006, based on Ukrainian Skoropis (fast handwriting) of the 16th and 17th centuries, and named after Ukrainian Getman Bogdan Khmelnitsky. The character set contains Cyrillic, Old Slavonic, Glagolitic, Latin and Greek alphabets), Lidia (2006, a lined engraving face based on a 1967 font by Iraida Chepil for Polygraphmash).
  • At 2D Typo: Florentin 2D (2011, angular family), New Hotinok 2D (2010, with Henadij Zarechnijuk).
  • Other work: Simeon 2D (2011, 2D Typo), some fonts at Face Typesetting (1970s), Getto (1970s), White Raven (2002), Handwritten Poluustav Ioan Cyrillic (1999-2001), Letopis (1983), New Zelek (1980s), UniAkt (2001, based on Unifont, an erotic caps face, done with Natalia Makievska).
  • Free fonts at Google Web Fonts, published via Cyreal: Iceberg (2012, octagonal).
  • Cyrillizations by Viktor Kharyk: Data 70 (1976; original from 1970 by R. Newman), ITC American Typewriter, Bullion Shadow (1984; of the shadow font Bullion Shadow (1978; original from 1970 by Face Photosetting), Calypso (1984; of Excoffon's 1958 original), Lazybones (1980s; of a 1972 Letraset font with the same name), Glagolitic (1983, Elvira Slysh, digitized in 2003), Augustea (1947, Allessandro Butti), Stencil (after a 1938 face by R.H. Middleton called Stencil), Columna (1980s; after Max Caflisch's original from 1955), Sistina (1951, Hermann Zapf), Weiss Kapitale (1935, Emil Rudolf Weiss), Vivaldi (1965, Friedrich Peter), ITC Tiffany (1974, Ed Benguiat, digitized in 1995), ITC Bookman Herb Lubalin (1974, digitized in 1980s), Berthold Cyrillic Helvetica Cyrillic (1980), Churchward Galaxy (1970s, J. Churchward, digitized in 1980s), Olive Bold Condensed (1980s, original of Roger Excoffon in 1962-1966), Motter Ombra (1980, original by O. Motter in 1975), Sinaloa (1981, original by Odermatt and Tissi in 1972), Serif Gothic (1990, original by Herb Lubalin and Tony DiSpigna in 1974), Dynamo (1980s, original of K. Sommer in 1930), EF Gimli and EF Gloin (2004-2010, mediaeval faces done at Elsner&Flake together with Marina Belotserkovskaja).

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 face Ladoga (+Text, +Display, +Ladoga Armenian) won an award at Paratype K2009.

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.

MyFonts page. Victor's friends: a Ukrainian/Russian news blog. FontShop link. Author of Non-Latin Fonts Cyrillic and Other (2004, Düsseldorf).

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Vistawide

Archive of free foreign language fonts covering Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Celtic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Old English, Farsi, Georgian, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Latvian, Myanmar, Nepali, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Web Typography for Georgian

Web type explained for Georgian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

WorldScript Macintosh Support

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]  ⦿

XenoType Technologies
[Daniel J. Kai]

Designer of the Georgian fonts Tbilisi Text and Tbilisi Caps (1990-1994), which can be found here.

Daniel J. Kai also has the copyright of lao Helvetica Plain (1990-1991). [Google] [More]  ⦿

XenoType Technologies

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]  ⦿

Zaali

Georgian font designer of Geo-Literaturuly-N-Bold, Geo-Literaturuly-N-Bold-Italic, Geo-Literaturuly-N-Italic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zurab Kirtskhaia

Tbilisi, Georgia-based designer of an untitled condensed Georgian font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿