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The Ponomar Project

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Unicode Slavonic Font Manifesto

Roadmap for Church Slavonic Typography within the Unicode Standard [HTML version] – Aleksandr Andreev, Yuri Shardt & Nikita Simmons [PDF]

The Complete Character Range for Slavonic Script in Unicode: PART I

  • 1a) Base Characters – Upper and Lower Case Letters
  • 1b) Non-Slavonic modern Cyrillic characters, included for modern font families

The Complete Character Range for Slavonic Script in Unicode: PART II

  • 2a) Superscript Case (letter titla and superscript letters)
  • 2b) Double Titla
  • 3) General Titla Glyphs (non-letter titla)
  • 4) Alternate Letter Forms (discretionary forms, including truncated forms)
  • 5) Ligatures
  • 6) Diacritical Marks
  • 7a) Standard Punctuation
  • 7b) Ornamental Punctuation
  • 8) Other Typographical Symbols, including Editorial Marks
  • 9) Number Symbols
  • 10) Typicon and Rubrical Symbols

Font Families: A Style Guide for Unicode Slavonic Fonts: PART I
Font Families: A Style Guide for Unicode Slavonic Fonts: PART II

Numerical Master List of Slavonic Characters in Unicode: PART I
Numerical Master List of Slavonic Characters in Unicode: PART II

Slavonic Character Images

Catalogs and Archives

Since it is rather difficult to maintain a comprehensive catalog of all known publications and a subset listing of those editions which are available in digital reproduction, I have combined my efforts in the following pages. The majority of books are available for viewing and download; titles in Italics are known editions, but are unavailable in digital form.

Most of these photographic reproductions and/or scans of books have been collected from sources on the Internet. It is rather difficult to track down all the locations of these resources on the Web (since many were obtained in years past and are now unavailable). In many instances I have optimized or reduced the file size as much as possible, with the goal of maintaining a high quality for reading and research, but compact enough to allow quick download (as well as leaving more room on my host server for storage of these files).

Catalog and Archive of South and West Slavonic Incunabula (the earliest tradition of printed books)

Catalog and Archive of West Slavic Early Printed Books

Catalog and Archive of Muscovite Russian Early Printed Books (Pre-Nikonian)

Catalog and Archive of Nikonian Era Printed Books (a limited selecton of Nikonian and post-Nikonian resources)

A Catalog of Miscellaneous Old Believer Editions

As a demonstration of how the older West Slavic poluustav style of typography survived in some locations well after it had gone out of style in other printing establishments, we can observe a publication from the Belorussian city of Grodno in 1790.


RESEARCH

Documentation of Archaic Characters Found in Early Printed Church Slavonic Books

Problematic Characters of the Slavonic Unicode Range

An Analysis of the Shapes of the Letter “O” (ON) in Early Printed Church Slavonic Resources: The Northern Slavic Typographic Tradition (c.1555 – c.1655)

Palatalization in Church Slavonic Texts of the Ustav Era

Synodal Church Slavonic Collation: Some Issues and Concerns [PDF]

СТАНДАРДИЗАЦИЈА СТАРОСЛОВЕНСКОГ ЋИРИЛИЧКОГ ПИСМА И ЊЕГОВА РЕГИСТРАЦИЈА У УНИКОДУ [PDF] – БЕОГРАД 2009

Успенский Б.А. – История русского литературного языка (XI-XVII вв.) [PDF]

Handbuch der altbulgarischen (altkirchenslavischen) Sprache, von A. Leskien (Weimar, 1898) [PDF, courtesy of Google Books]