A revival of Civil Type (grazh­danskiy shrift). The font reform of Peter the Great which altered the struc­ture of the Rus­si­an al­pha­bet
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Grazhdanskiy Shrift

Grazhdanskiy Shrift is an attempt to revive the font, which altered the structure of the Russian alphabet by the reform of Peter the Great. For further information you could read the article of Vladimir Yefimov "Civil Type and Kis Cyrillic" and the article by the same author "ДРАМАТИЧЕСКАЯ ИСТОРИЯ КИРИЛЛИЦЫ. ВЕЛИКИЙ ПЕТРОВСКИЙ ПЕРЕЛОМ" (in Russian).

NOTE: The font Vollkorn is used for the missing in the project glyphs.

The project is still in a draft. Any contributions are well-come and highly appreciated.


If you make modifications be sure to add your name (N), email (if you have one) (E), web-address (if you have one) (W), twitter handle (if you have one) (T) and description (D).

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