New release: FF50
BERLIN, GERMANY, November 2009 – FSI FontShop International announced the latest additions to its award-winning FontFont® typeface library.
The new FontFonts
FF Mach™ The very first sketches of FF Mach were drawn in 2004 when a colleague who planned a new Polish magazine about culture and arts asked Łukasz Dziedzic for a logo – there was neither time nor money, so he did it quickly and for free. The logo was met with approval and Łukasz was asked for some sample covers and a few days later for the whole layout – again immediately and free of charge. Łukasz agreed with mixed feelings, thinking this might be a chance to use some of his fonts and even make a new one based on the logo and title graphics. The new font worked well but unfortunately, after the magazine failed three months later, it was never used again until Łukasz decided in 2008 to redraw all the glyphs in order to remove the traces of that speedy work, and in the end he designed a complete new type family with six weights and three widths.
FF Masala™ is as unctuous as a curry sauce with a hint of chili to add zest. Xavier Dupré’s initial idea for FF Masala was to offer a casual Sans matching FF Tartine Script. After rethinking and refining, FF Masala became a truly casual type system with three Sans weights and their Italics plus three powerful Script versions with swashes, right for logos and packaging as well as comics or children’s book covers.
New FontFont OpenType versions and language extensions
The FF 50 Release also contains some more OT versions of existing FontFonts: FF Celeste Pro (with Latin Extd, Greek and Cyrillic), FF Celeste Sans and FF Celeste Small Text (Latin Extd), FF Folk OT, FF Prater OT, FF Providence Pro (with Latin Extd and Greek), and FF Providence Sans Pro (Latin Extd).
New Office FontFonts (OpenType TTF)
Besides the CFF (PostScript-flavoured) OpenType FontFonts we are now offering TTF (TrueType-flavoured) OpenType fonts for all those customers who are working with non-OT-savvy applications and therefore can’t use the OT layout features such as alternative figures, and Small Caps. Our new OpenType TTF Office fonts are based on Unicode and contained within a single .ttf file. The fonts are style-linked, i.e. grouped together under a single item in the font menu. The default figure set is Tabular Figures (TF); Small Caps with Oldstyle Figures (OSF) are separate fonts.
The language support corresponds to the OpenType CFF fonts: Our Office Standard fonts have at least the character sets for 40 Western languages such as English, French, Spanish. Office Pro fonts have at least the character sets for Western languages such as English, French, Spanish and many other Latin-based languages (Czech, Turkish, Latvian). Many Office Pro fonts also contain Greek and/or Cyrillic.
The style-linking, in great demand by Office users, makes it necessary to bundle the respective fonts as they are not properly usable as single fonts. Therefore, our new Office fonts come in style-linked Sets and Singles where appropriate. A Basic Set always consists of Regular, Regular Italic, Bold and Bold Italic. All the other weights are bundled with their respective Italic companion or, if there is no Italic, are available as Single font. The same rules apply to Small Caps. You can also buy the complete families.
Learn more about different FontFont formats here.
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