In order to create small and compact fonts, in Character Requirements for basic Cyrillic Orthographies and Character Requirements for extended Cyrillic Orthographies we list subsets for basic Cyrillic orthographies and for extended use of Cyrillic.

Included in the attached .zip file is a basic text file which merely lists all the usvs we recommend for inclusion in each subset font.

Also included in the .zip file is a .nam file which allows the user to map unicode values to Postscript names for every one of the recommended characters in FontLab. This gives the font developer a starting point in FontLab to know which characters to support.

Naming files should be placed in FontLab’s ‘Mapping’ directory.

In order to understand our file names, the short name is expanded here:

  • Cyr = Basic Cyrillic (Codepage 1251)
  • CyrE = Cyrillic Extended (characters required for other orthographies)