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Faux Cyrillic

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  1. pseudo-Cyrillic, pseudo-Russian or faux Russian typography is the use of Cyrillic letters in Latin text to evoke the Soviet Union or Russia

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 7, 2009
  2. For example, R and N in RUSSIAN may be replaced by Cyrillic Я and И, giving "ЯUSSIAИ"

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 7, 2009
  3. The inscriptions using faux Cyrillic are usually perceived by native Russian language speakers as being somewhat stupid and disrespectful towards Russian language and other languages using Cyrillic script

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 7, 2009
  4. Other examples include Ш for W, Ц for U, Г for r, Ф for O, Д for A, and Ч or У for Y. This effect is usually restricted to text set in all caps, because Cyrillic letter-forms don't match well with lower case Latin letters

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 7, 2009
  5. This is a common Western trope used in book covers, film titles, comic book lettering, artwork for computer games, or product packaging which are set in or wish to evoke Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, or the Russian Federation

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 7, 2009
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