Maxim Zhukov: Cyrillic Ф and Greek Φ

A look at the Latin letter

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y X Z
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w y x z

A look at the Cyrillic letter

А Б В Г Д Е Ё Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Э Ю Я Ѣ Ѥ Ѧ Ѩ Ѫ Ѭ Ѯ Ѱ Ѳ Ѵ Ѷ Ѹ Ѻ Ѽ Ѿ Ҁ ҂ ҃ ҄ ҅ ҆ ҇ ҈ ҉
а б в г д е ё ж з и й к л м н о п р с т у ф х ц ч ш щ ъ ы ь э ю я ѣ ѥ ѧ ѩ ѫ ѭ ѯ ѱ ѳ ѵ ѷ ѹ ѻ ѽ ѿ ҁ

Cyrillic Alphabets

Cyrillic Alphabets of Slavic Languages
Cyrillic Alphabets of Non-Slavic Languages

A look at the Diacritics

Diacritics


 

  Cyrillic Ф and Greek Φ in Trebuchet…
Cyrillic and Greek F
  …and in ITC Charter
Cyrillic and Greek F

 

One thing is clear, though: those glyphs are most often different in either shape, or size, or both. It is customary in Cyrillic type design to let the stem of the Ф project above the cap-line. And yes, in some Cyrillic faces it also drops below the baseline—sometimes quite considerably, like in Telingater Display.

Source: TYPOPHILE

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