"BukyVede" is a Unicode 5.1 TrueType font especially for Slavic Medievalists.
It can be used by Macintoshes running OS X and by Windows PCs - one file, all platforms.
Background: The BukyVede font is the typeface used by the journal "Polata knigopisnaja" (Mario Capaldo and William R. Veder, eds.), published by William R. Veder & Michael Bakker, Slavisch Seminarium, Amsterdam.
Acknowledgements. The font is based on CyrillicaOhrid and GlagolicaBulgarian (with additions from Rumen Lazov), adapted to Unicode 5.1 and enhanced by William R. Veder, Chicago; final touches, additional characters and font generation by Sebastian Kempgen, Bamberg, 2008-2011. Bold weight created by Sebastian Kempgen 2011.
- Complete Slavic Cyrillic character set with all historical characters from Unicode 5.1;
- Full Glagolitic character set;
- Additional characters in the Private Use Area of Unicode;
- Basic Latin ASCII characters;
- Editorial symbols for marking up texts;
- Regular (upright), slanted (oblique) and bold weight available.
There is a simple documentation for the font in pdf format, showing all supported Unicode tables.
There is Word document available that contains many sample characters, single and composed. You can copy and paste characters from this file.
Current version is 1.6, posted September 18, 2011. (Kiev folia glagolitic "F" variant added in PUA, bold weight added, small technical corrections.)
Use of the Private Use Area
The font uses some slots in the Private Use Area (PUA) of Unicode. The table below serves as a declaration which code points are being used for which purpose. (These code points are right at the start of the PUA block, so it is entirely possibly, that the same slots are used by other fonts for other purposes.) In general, the PUA contains a) some diacritics for uppercase characters (lowercase diacritics are at their standard code points), b) some alternate glyphs, and c) some additional superscripts.
Copyright and Licensing Terms
The font is free to use. It is not in the public domain, however. All rights to their contributions remain with the original authors.
Der Font ist kostenlos, er ist jedoch kein Public Domain-Font. Alle Rechte an ihren jeweiligen Beiträgen liegen bei den verschiedenen Autoren.
[click the AT signs above to download the upright or italic or bold weight]
[N.B.: if the download of the single weights results in a plain .txt file,
save the file and rename it by using the correct .ttf suffix]
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See the pages for RomanCyrillic Std, Kliment Std, and Method Std.