"Method Std" 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: "Method Std" is the Unicode 5.1 version of the Method font series originally created by the author, Sebastian Kempgen, in the 1980's. The blueprint for this font is the classic printing type devised by slavists and used in learned editions of Old Church Slavonic texts.
Older Unicode versions of the Method font carried the names "Method UC Std" and "Method UC Alt". These version supported Unicode 4.1 and 5.0 and offered those glyphs that are now included in Unicode 5.1 as separate characters as variants of existing glyphs. The fonts "Method UC Std" and "Method UC Alt" are now obsolete! Please switch to "Method Std" and update your files for compliance with Unicode 5.1.
Method Std vs. Method Pro: "Method Std" is a straightforward implementation of Unicode 5.1 using those glyphs one would normally choose for a non-marked appearance. "Method Std" doesn't use any OpenType features which means it can be used with all applications (including web browsers). "Method Pro", in contrast, makes use of certain OpenType features to offer alternate character shapes, ligatures, diacritic placement, is available in OpenType PostScript (.otf) format, may be used for commercial purposes etc.
- Complete Slavic Cyrillic character set with all historical characters from Unicode 5.1;
- Cyrillic transliteration of Glagolitic;
- Basic Latin ASCII characters;
- Editorial symbols for marking up texts;
- The standard in Academic printing.
There is no separate documentation available yet for this font - it complies with the Unicode standard v. 5.1, so you can use any documentation for that version of the encoding standard - see here for UC 5.1, and here for Slavic Cyrillic (incl. some OCS additions), for Cyrillic Extended A (= Superscripts), for Cyrillic Extended B (= historic characters), and for Glagolitic).
Copyright and Licensing Terms
[commercial for now]
Other Fonts on the Kodeks server
See the pages for RomanCyrillic Std, Kliment Std, BukyVede.