Cyrillic in the digital world


On January 27, the Foundation “Registry of the National Internet Domain of Serbia” (RNIDS) marks nine years since the beginning of the registration of .srb domains and presents another Cyrillic alphabet to Internet users – Orto RNIDS, made in cooperation with the organization Tipometar.

The new letter will be presented during the online gathering “Cyrillic in the digital world”, scheduled for January 27, starting at 11 am. During the meeting, Dr. Svetlana Slijepcevic Bjelivuk, research associate at the Institute for Serbian Language SANU, will hold a lecture in which he discusses how much the Internet has changed the Serbian language, how our communication in our mother tongue and script has changed under the influence of online means of communication. linguistic heritage from such influences. What is the role of the Cyrillic alphabet in business, having in mind the reliance of modern business on the Internet, will be discussed by three panelists.

Igor Adamović, creative director, will explain how and how much brands, economy and institutions communicate in the market in Cyrillic, how much it is used in design, what are the challenges and what are the advantages of using Cyrillic. Control Creative. Vladimir Marić, director of the software company Mrežni sistemi, will talk about the challenge of creating and maintaining sites in Cyrillic and with Cyrillic links, and implementing transliterators in various CMSs, as well as what international standards prescribe that software producers and large online platforms (do not) respect. . Petar Slović from the company will explain to us what we (don’t) know about programming in Cyrillic and the Ć ++ programming language. Quantox Technology. The program is hosted and moderated by Zoran Stanojevic, editor of the RTS internet portal.

Ortho RNIDS is the second letter of the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet made primarily for use on the Internet and a screen display that RNIDS is giving away on the occasion of marking the anniversary of the .srb domain. Unlike Areal RNIDS-a, introduced in January 2020, is a low-serif typographic script, Orto RNIDS is a sanser-serif typographic script of the humanistic type. The characteristics of the new letter will be presented by Ana Prodanović, assistant professor at the Faculty of Changed Arts and author of fonts.

The transmission of the set will take place via RNIDS ‘YouTube channel i Facebook page. The new Orto RNIDS fonts will be available for download from the RNIDS website on January 27 after the conference.


Source: Personal magazin by www.personalmag.rs.

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