ParaType announces the release of PT Serif™—the second pan-Cyrillic font family developed for the project “Public Types of Russian Federation”. The first family of the project PT Sans was released in 2009.
Both families were released with open user license and can be freely distributed. The main aim of the project is to give possibility to the peoples of Russia to read and write on their native languages. The project is dedicated to 300-year anniversary of the civil type invented by Peter the Great in 1708–1710 years and was realized with financial support from Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.
The fonts beside standard Western, Central European and Cyrillic code pages contain characters of all title languages of Russian Federation that make them unique and very important tool of the modern digital communications.
PT Sans is based on Russian sans serif types of the second part of the XX century, but at the same time has a very distinctive features of modern humanistic design. The family consists of 8 styles: 4 basic styles; 2 captions styles for small sizes and 2 narrows styles for economic setting.
PT Serif is a transitional serif face with humanistic terminals designed for use together with PT Sans and harmonized with PT Sans on metrics, proportions, weights and design. PT Serif consists of six styles: regular and bold weights with corresponding italics form a standard computer font family for basic text setting; two caption styles (regular and italic) are for texts of small point sizes.
Designed by Alexandra Korolkova, Olga Umpeleva and Vladimir Yefimov. Released by ParaType in 2010.
Font samples (click on pictures to get corresponding PDF samples):
The fonts cover a long list of Eurasian languages based on Latin and Cyrillic scripts.
But the most important feature of these fonts is a support for all official and almost all minority languages of Russian Federation listed below: