Istok Web, 2008'den beri gelişmekte olan orijinal bir yazıdadır. İlk başta bazı temel harfler, TeX topluluğunun CM Bright font ailesinden özel olarak değiştirilmiş METAFONT kaynaklarına dayanmaktadır. (METAFONT çok esnek bir teknolojidir.) Fakat aslında Istok yazı tipleri bu kökenden çok uzaktadır. Yazı tipi konturları, serbestçe dağıtılabilir font editörü FontForge'da tasarlanmıştır.
Çoğu glif, LCD ekranlarda gösterilmek üzere manuel olarak ima edilir. TrueType yönergelerini programlamak için xgridfit'i bir araç olarak kullandım. Daha az sıklıkla kullanılan semboller, FontForge autohinting tarafından üretilen otomatik talimatlara sahiptir, elle ima yapılıncaya kadar. Manuel ve otomatik talimatların homojen görünmesi amaçlanmıştır.
Istok font zip file contents
|Font Name||Date||File Size |
|Istok-Regular.ttf|| 2014-12-23 || 348 KB |
|Istok-Italic.ttf|| 2014-12-23 || 243 KB |
|Istok-Bold.ttf|| 2014-12-23 || 253 KB |
|Istok-BoldItalic.ttf|| 2014-12-23 || 276 KB |
|TODO|| 2011-01-10 || 77 B |
|OFL.txt|| 2012-03-15 || 4 KB |
|OFL-FAQ.txt|| 2014-11-05 || 57 KB |
|FontLog.txt|| 2014-12-23 || 5 KB |
In loving memory of my parents, Tat'yana Sergeevna
Lapteva and Valentin Mefod'yevich Panov
Istok is a new sans serif typeface. At present it has the four fonts with
support for Latin and Cyrillic. Most glyphs are manually instructed
using xgridfit but other ones are autoinstructed in fontforge.
The fonts are distributed under the terms of Open Font License or GNU
General Public License Version 3 with the following exception:
As a special exception, if you create a document which uses this font,
and embed this font or unaltered portions of this font into the
document, this font does not by itself cause the resulting document to
be covered by the GNU General Public License. This exception does not
however invalidate any other reasons why the document might be covered
by the GNU General Public License. If you modify this font, you may
extend this exception to your version of the font, but you are not
obligated to do so. If you do not wish to do so, delete this exception
statement from your version.
The font sources have only GNU General Public License Version 3.
The sources and truetype fonts are available at
Tarballs are compressed with xz (http://tukaani.org/xz/).
Build and install instructions
You need fontforge (http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/), TTX/FontTools
(http://xgridfit.sourceforge.net/ - version as of April 2010) and
font-helpers (http://code.google.com/p/font-helpers/ ) in order to build
the truetype fonts from the sources. Also you should have the GNU make and
coreutils. At first you must unpack/copy the files from font-helpers into
the directory where *.sfd files are located. Then type
and the truetype fonts will be produced. On systems with X.Org you may do
as root to install the fonts system-wide (/usr/share/fonts/TTF). Otherwise
copy the *.ttf files into the ~/.fonts/ directory. Then run fc-cache if you have
The history of the font
The modified version of the CM Bright font was used for design of several
letters as raw material, other charaters are designed from scratch.
Andrey V. Panov
2014-12-23 Andrey V. Panov
added U+20B8, "estimated", "radical", "infinity", "lozenge", U+2071,
Version 1.0.3 is released.
2014-06-10 Andrey V. Panov
Added several mathematical symbols.
Added ruble sign.
Improved LaTeX support.
Version 1.0.2 is released.
2012-09-20 Andrey V. Panov
Smoothed contours of "a".
Fixed an issue with rendering "four", Cyrillic ya.
Version 1.0.1 is released.
2012-03-16 Andrey V. Panov
Added more smallcaps.
Added more extended Latin glyphs.
Manually instructed more characters (mostly extended Latin and Cyrillic).
Fixed several issues in manual instructions.
Version 1.0 is released.
2011-06-23 Andrey V. Panov
Manually instructed several glyphs.
Changed Win and HHead OS/2 metrics.
Version 0.4.2 is released.
2011-06-07 Andrey V. Panov
Added several Latin and Cyrillic extended glyphs, "yen" sign.
Added OFL version of the fonts.
Version 0.4.1 is released.
2011-01-18 Andrey V. Panov
Added proportional and tabular oldstyle, superior figures to all the
Added more glyphs, mostly Latin and Cyrillic extended ones.
Added more vulgar fractions.
Added kerning in BoldItalic.
Version 0.4 is released.
2010-10-26 Andrey V. Panov
All the fonts have manual instructions.
Added proportional and tabular oldstyle figures to Regular.
Added more glyphs, mostly Latin and Cyrillic extended ones.
Changed spacing of small capitals.
Version 0.3 is released.
2010-04-29 Andrey V. Panov
Added Bold Italic font.
Regular font is mostly manually instructed.
The second beta version (0.2) is released.
2009-08-14 Andrey V. Panov
Tuned several kerning pairs.
2009-08-09 Andrey V. Panov
Added "copyright" sign (U+A9), "cedilla", "Ccedilla", "ccedilla".
The first beta version (0.1) is released.
2009-08-07 Andrey V. Panov
Added old style kerning ('kern' table).
2009-07-31 Andrey V. Panov
Added kerning to basic Latin and Cyrillic in Italic.
Added kerning to small caps in Regular.
2009-07-30 Andrey V. Panov
Added kerning to basic Latin and Cyrillic in Bold.
Changed design of several lowercase letters to more curly style in
Italic. The previous variants are saved as stylistic set 01.
2009-07-27 Andrey V. Panov
Added "fi" and "fl" ligatures.
2009-07-18 Andrey V. Panov
Added kerning to basic Latin and Cyrillic in Regular.
2009-07-17 Andrey V. Panov
Added small caps to Regular.
2009-07-01 Andrey V. Panov
Added substitutions for tabular numbers and signs.
2009-06-29 Andrey V. Panov
Added Bold font.
2009-06-23 Andrey V. Panov
Manually instructed U+414, U+41B, U+434, U+43B, U+2116 in Regular.
2009-06-22 Andrey V. Panov
Manually instructed "W", "w" in Regular.
2009-06-10 Andrey V. Panov
Manually instructed glyphs with diagonals excepting "W", "w" in Regular.
2009-01-09 Andrey V. Panov
Added Italic font.
2008-12-21 Andrey V. Panov
Enlarged x-height by 10 em units.
2008-12-02 Andrey V. Panov
Finished more or less basic set of glyphs in Regular font.
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