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Nenad Hancic created a new high quality Croatian Glagolitic font for Windows
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic
Published on 08/28/2011
Nenad Hančić from Germany, Duesseldorff, created a new Croatian Glagolitic font for Windows. The lower case letters of the font “Glagolica Missal DPG” are oriented on the “Missal from 1483”, the first Croatian printed book (incunabulum), while the capital letters are oriented on those of “Transit of St. Jerome”, a book printed in Croatian Glagolitic characters in the town of Senj in 1508. We owe our deep gratitude to Nenad Hančić: his work will be immensly useful both for amateurs and professionals.

Will be immensly useful both to amateurs and professionals

Nenad Hančić in Zagreb 2009 near hundreds of books dealing with the history of Croatian Glagolitic Script and literature

Nenad Hančić and Darko Žubrinić in Zagreb, two fans of Croatian Glagolitic Script

The lower case letters of the font “Glagolica Missal DPG” are oriented on the “Missal from 1483”, while the capital letters are oriented on those of the print “Transit of St. Jerome” from 1508.

However, the single letters have all been slightly modified to achieve a harmonious optical impression. In addition several letters have been adjusted for easier readability.

This font also provides various (in part up to quadruple) ligatures, as well as more special characters.

The individual letters of the font are underlined with the Latin, the Cyrillic as well the Glagolitic unicode. So nearly every Slavonic text can easily be converted to the “Glagolica Missal DPG” font.

The font is dedicated to the “Association of the Friends of the Glagolica (Društvo prijatelja glagoljice, DPG)“ for their exemplary efforts regarding the research and preservation of the Glagolica.

For this reason the font has been named “Glagolica Missal DPG”.


Groups of basic characters, special symbols, numerals, and ligatures (as many as 120!), for the True Type Font for Windows created by Nenad Hančić.

Font download

Glagolica font DPG [TTF]

Installation manual:

The installation can be arranged complicated by the Control-panel → Fonts etc.
But this is the most simple way to realize it:

    download the Font-file on the desktop
    start the Windows-Explorer
    open the folder “Windows”
    open the folder “Fonts” by double click
    double click on the ZIP-file
    drag the Font-file from ZIP into the Font-folder



Croatian Glagolitic keyboard defined by Nenad Hančić

Croatian Glagolitic font by Nenad Hančić and Filip Cvitić are exploited in attractive virtual greeting card interface created by Nikola Biškup of Zagreb.

Fala (Thank You), verses of a well known Croatian kajkavian tune,
printed using Nenad's True Type computer font of Croatian Glagolitic Script. Fala, Nenad!

Ivana Brlić Mažuranić: Kako je Potjeh tražio istinu

Gde si sad, moj prijatel (Croatian kajkavian tune)

Nenad Hančić's beautiful handwriting in Croatian Glagolitic quickscript: Zdravo Marijo (Hail Mary).
There are hundreds of manuscripts and books written in Croatian Glagolitic quickscript from14th to 19th centuries.

Croatian Christmas carol: Narodi nam se, written by Nenad in Croatian Glagolitic quickscript

In 2011 Nenad Hancic created an improved version of Croatian Glagolitic quickscript based on previous version of the font due to Eugen Divjak from Zagreb, created in 2005. The font is called Krčka notarska kurziva (The Krk notary quickscript):

See the font table below and the keybord [PDF].

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