The Latin alphabet probably came into use without any particular pains, long before the introduction of the Glagolitic letters.
The first printed Slavonic work was set in Glagolitic letters.
The Glagolitic letters had, however, the precedence of the Cyrillic alphabet, in respect to printing.
The Glagolitic literature was therefore almost exclusively limited to copies of the productions of their Cyrillic brethren.
The Glagolitic alphabet is similar, though not identical with that of St. Cyrillus.
In our day, this city possesses the only Glagolitic printing office in existence.
In the church of S. Lucia, some distance away, is the earliest Glagolitic inscription known.