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Type design in Kyrgyzstan

[This map of Kyrgysztan by Damien Gautier and Quentin Margat uses their Maax typeface which was designed in 2011]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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Alex M. Davidov

Designer of some Kyrghyz typefaces such as Kyrghyz-AdverGothic, Kyrghyz-Antiqua, Kyrghyz-Avalon, Kyrghyz-Baltica, Kyrghyz-Bengaly, Kyrghyz-Century, Kyrghyz-FreeSet, Kyrghyz-Letterica, Kyrghyz-Times.

This old download link has further Kyrghyz fonts, including Kyrgyzfnt, MenchikMemo, MenchikOn, MenchikStyle, MenchikUno, MenchikText. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Designer from Osh, Kyrgyzstan, who made the fun ransom note typeface Puchakhon (2011), Puchakhon Hypnosis (2011, + dingbats), the texture typeface Puchakhon Rain (2011), the sketch typeface Pucha Dawn (2011), the halftone texture typeface Puchakhon Magnifier3 (2011), and the dusty texture typeface Pucha Smoke Telegraph (2011). Aka Fine Line Progressive Decorating Band. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Wofford

Born in 1951 in Kyrgyzstan, but now located in the boring safety of midwest Florida, Brian Wofford created the gothic/metal typeface TransMutation in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Extending Cyrillic

Article by Adobe's Thomas Phinney on how to tackle extensions of Cyrillic in future Adobe releases (in line with the Unicode specs), in the hope of covering these languages as well (population numbers in parentheses): Abaza (45K), Adyghian (300K), Avar (600K), Buryat (440K), Chechen (1M), Dungan (50K), Ingush (230K), Kabardian (650K), Kalmyk (160K), Kara-Kalpak (200K), Kazakh (8M), Kyrgyz (1.5M), Lakh (145K), Lezgi (400K), Mongolian (5M), Tabasaran (100K), Tajik (4.4M), Tatar (7M), Turkmen (6.4M), Tuvan (200K), Uzbek (16.5M). [Google] [More]  ⦿


FontStructor who made Basmachi (2009): Basmachi is a Central-Asian flavoured typeface inspired by Cyrillic titling fonts in popular use in Kazakhstani public schools. In 2009 he made Brokenscript Rectangular (+Smooth, +Regular: nice blackletter font), Young Young Turkic (2009, a Cyrillic FontStruct based very loosely on the Serbian Cyrillic Bedrock typeface, designed specifically for the Kazakh and Kyrgyz alphabets), and LeanLeft (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿