I have a full Latin alphanumeric font made and am attempting to add Cyrillic characters to the mix.

I am using OSX Glyphs.app.

I am able to make the Cyrillic characters and export the font as an .OTF. I can boot in to Illustrator or any other application and access the Cyrillic characters without fault.

However, when I try to convert my font to web safe fonts via http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fontface/generator, All characters other than my Cyrillic characters work properly. For example: I have tried using И, И, and И to no effect.

Latin N vs Cyrillic Ii

On the left is Cyrillic Ii and on the right is Latin N. The font has been saved with Cyrillic Ii merely being a mirrored N. All of this works fine in apps, but fails on web.

Can anyone think of a reason for this?

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To create webfonts with Cyrillic glyphs with @font-face generator you should select Expert... setting, find Subsetting: group, switch it to Custom Subsetting... and select Cyrillic checkbox.

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    Excellent. I had no idea those options existed. Guess I should have poked around more. Thanks!
    – tr3online
    Jan 30, 2013 at 18:55

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