Extended Greek and Cyrillic Character Sets for Three Popular, Typeface Families
We will be speaking in Moscow at Serebro Nabora, the first Russian type conference. Among other things, he will be presenting Typotheque’s latest Cyrillic fonts.
On November 8, 2013 Peter Biľak will be speaking in Moscow at Serebro Nabora, the first Russian type conference. Among other things, he will be presenting Typotheque’s latest Cyrillic fonts: a versatile book typeface, a groundbreaking multi-layered typeface system and a striking conceptual typeface. They bring Typotheque’s OpenType Pro library up to a total of 24 type families featuring Cyrillic character sets, 16 of which provide full support not only for Russian, but for other languages such as Bulgarian which require special letterforms. (Many marginal Siberian and Caucasian languages such as Itelmen and Abkhaz require special characters such as Ӄ or Ҿ, which are also included). Of course, all of Typotheque’s OpenType Pro families also feature both monotonic and polytonic Greek character sets, enabling them to support a total of 146 languages and making them an ideal solution for multilingual applications including books, dictionaries and internationally distributed periodicals, software packages and advertising materials. Here is the first new release:
Brioni Pro, Complete Greek and Cyrillic Character Sets for Our Popular Book Typeface.
Brioni is one of Typotheque’s most popular typefaces. Although it was originally designed by Nikola Djurek as a book typeface, it has nevertheless been adopted by numerous periodicals, including El Correo, the leading daily newspaper in the northern Spain, and the Financial Times magazine. At one point we were asked about the possibility of creating a Cyrillic version, and since we are especially committed to offering high quality multilingual type, we decided to go ahead with it. The Greek character set was designed in-house, and we worked with Alexander Tarbeev on the Cyrillic version, which can be seen in use in The Moscow News (Московские Новости) and St. Peterburg’s Деловой Петербург.
Brioni is available in two serif versions, higher-contrast Brioni and lower-contrast Brioni Text, and also in a sans serif version, Brioni Sans.
Newspaper Novosti set in Serbian and Croatian
Moscow News (Московские Новости)
Detail from Moscow News (Московские Новости)
Brioni & Brioni Sans