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Fita Poluustav
Font Fita Poluustav
Submitter Maxim Zhukov
Status Accepted
Description Designed by Sergey Shanovich for TypeMarket in 1995. A thoughtful interpretation of the Russian poluustav (semi-ustav) book hand (14th—17th centuries). The Latin version of the typeface was designed to match the Cyrillic. Poluustav was widely used in Russian book printing before Peter the Great’s typographic reform of 1708–10. The first dated book printed in Moscow by Ivan Fedorov in 1564—The Apostle (compendium of the Acts and the Epistles)—was set in type based on poluustav. After Peter’s reform the use of poluustav became limited, restricted to clerical print.