[XeTeX] Testing custom hyphenation patterns

Nikola Lečić nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net
Wed May 2 21:14:54 CEST 2012

On Wed, 2 May 2012 11:21:30 -0400, Aleksandr Andreev wrote:
> Andrew Moschou <andmos at gmail.com> writes:
>> Hi Aleksandr,
>> I'm wondering, how do you implement Church Slavonic with XeTeX? Which font
>> do you use? Is it pure Unicode, or do you have active characters and
>> definitions?
> I'm using Hirmos Ponomar, which is a font we have designed for working
> with modern Church Slavonic. It is entirely in Unicode.
> See here: http://www.ponomar.net/cu_support.html for the font and the
> documentation.

Hello Andrew, Aleksandr,

I'd like to turn your attention to the following project of the Serbian
Academy of Sciences and Arts:


and to some related documents:

  http://www.sanu.ac.rs/Cirilica/Prilozi/Predlog.pdf *

Besides this, the Institute for the Serbian Language developed
(non-free) OTF capable CS fonts named Monah and Ustav. Monah/Ustav
family contains 1920 single characters (6397 with the composite signs).

I'm surprised that I can't find much evidence of their existence on the
Internet, except this description:


Anyway, AFAIK, the National Library of Serbia used them to create its
database of Old Slavonic texts, as described here:


If anyone is interested, I could try to obtain an example CS document
created using these fonts (please contact me off-line). Anyway, you can
write to the Institute directly (isj at isj.sanu.ac.rs).

(*in Serbian; should be readable by native Russian speakers though...)

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