I've been working on this sans text face for a while now and have recently added a Cyrillic character set to the existing Latin and Greek sets. I realise there is always room for improvement, but I've had a lot of support elsewhere and am generally satisfied with the overall look and feel of the font. The purpose of posting this is principally to ensure the newly-added Cyrillic characters are correctly formed and spaced (please note that I have not started applying kerning yet).
I've attached a PDF showing all three scripts at various sizes. Whilst my focus here is on the Cyrillic characters, I'd welcome feedback from anyone who spots an issue elsewhere that needs to be addressed.
Thanks so much in advance.
ф, м are too heavy (dark).
The top horizontal strokes of л, д can be wider, no need to compress the upper half of the counters so much.
I'd even consider dissimilating д, л and redrawing д so its counter follows the construction of the lower half of я, ж -- similarly to Gary Munch's Candara: http://myfonts.us/td-HhUujc
Offset the tooth in д, ц, щ a bit more to the right, and make the teeth longer still.
Also, I'd open up the overall spacing of the Cyrillic.
I second Twardoch's opinion about ч, м, л and descenders. Regarding д, I agree that top counter needs to be wider, but Candara's approach seems a bit strange to me.
Also note that ь and ъ are not directly built from a в without the top lasso. You may experiment doing their bowl a little taller. And for в itself, your design make the bottom bowl appear smaller than the top one in small sizes.
I take everything each of you said on board and will post an update as soon as I am able to resume work.
The only thing I can comment is that I had a strange feeling when I first read it. The Latin version looks wide for a regular typeface. Is that what you where looking for? What's the main objective of this work? Print, Web, Display, Text, etc?
Keep up the good work,
Many thanks to those of you who commented on the Cyrillic glyph set.
I'm considering returning to this project after a very long and enforced break. I haven't made these changes yet but, when I have, I'll upload the revision.
I'm also hoping to complete the italic version, which has also been gathering digital dust for around 15 months. I've attached a PDF showing what I have thus far and would really appreciate any observations and suggestions for improvement, particularly with the Greek and Cyrillic, which feature some unusual letterforms.
I like your Latin! Though there's also the occasional place where I find the space between two letters too large, e.g. after /l.