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New Release: FF 61

A brand new design ideal for modern devices, two long awaited and highly anticipated extensions and a whole host of language updates and new Office and Web versions – say hello to FF 61, our latest release.

New design

FF Videtur

FF Videtur

FF Videtur is based on bitmap fonts that were created by Axel Bertram, one of East Germany’s most legendary designers, for the state television broadcaster GDR-TV. Bertram spent a great deal of time researching and testing the display conditions of 625-line television screens. His findings prompted the creation of Videtur, a functional open serif with moderate contrast and a highly unique shape. Fast forward two decades later and with a helping hand from FontFont’s Head of Type, Andreas Frohloff, the whole character set has been completely re-drawn and reinvigorated. The best characteristics of the earlier forms were kept but the typeface’s vertical proportions, serif shape, and stroke contrast have been carefully reconsidered.

Revamped, new weights and new language support

FF Netto

FF Netto

We are delighted to introduce the new completely revamped and updated FF Netto. Daniel Utz’s no frills spurless sans serif has been one of the FontFonts of choice, particularly on the web, ever since its release back in 2008. The new FF Netto has slightly increased spacing, revised curves and connections and two new extreme weights, the delicate and sinewy Thin and the confident and chunky Black. As if this wasn’t enough, Daniel Utz with help from the Type Team have also added new italics for all weights and Pro language support.

New weight

FF Quadraat Sans

FF Quadraat Sans 

Following the redesign of Fred Smeijers’ classic FF Quadraat last year, we bring you FF Quadraat Sans Black, a brand new weight to pack a punch on the bold end of the spectrum.

Language extensions and format additions

Our entire Premium Tier is now available in Pro, Offc and Web formats. So, now you can bring consistency and typographical finesse in more languages and across more applications/platforms.

FF Absara

New:  FF Absara Pro, FF Absara Sans Pro, FF Absara Headline Pro, FF Absara Sans Headline Pro + Offc + Web

FF Absara

FF Cellini

New: FF Cellini Offc & Web

FF Cellini

FF Chambers Sans

NewFF Chambers Sans Pro

FF Chambers

FF Disturbance

New: FF Disturbance Pro

FF Disturbance

FF Enzo

New: FF Enzo Pro

FF Enzo

FF Kosmik

New: FF Kosmik Pro & Offc & Web

FF Kosmik

FF Letter Gothic

New: FF Letter Gothic Mono ProFF Letter Gothic Text Pro & Offc & Web (for each)

FF Letter Gothic

FF Magda

New: FF Magda Pro

FF Magda

FF Megano

New: FF Megano Pro & Offc & Web

FF Megano

FF Quadraat Headliner

New: FF Quadraat Headliner Pro

FF Quadraat Headliner

FF Speak

New: FF Speak Pro

FF Speak

FF Super Grotesk

New: FF Super Grotesk Pro

FF Super Grotesk

FF TradeMarker

New: FF TradeMarker Pro

FF Trademarker

FF Transit

New: FF Transit Pro

FF Transit

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IE10 unlocks CSS OpenType features for Webfonts

With Mozilla’s Firefox and Microsoft’s upcoming Internet Explorer 10, a significant step has been taken toward widespread OpenType feature support, which allows for things like discretionary ligatures in text and contextual alternates in display. Now with standards solidifying, a level of typographic sophistication previously unachievable anywhere will soon be realized. Ushering in the new browser, we share this demo page with live examples of OpenType features at work. (Note that unless viewed in IE10 or a recent version of Firefox or some other new-ish Mozilla browser, the demos won’t make much sense.)

We move ahead now to take a closer look into each of the examples, and discuss what’s required before we can get started taking full advantage of this new ability. Contextual Swashes: FF Nexus Serif

Contextual Swashes | FF Nexus Serif Italic is the most comprehensive font of the FF Nexus Superfamily, containing beautiful sets of swash letters for the beginnings and ends of words. Thanks to the Contextual Swashes feature, the swash variants of the letters appear automatically in the appropriate positions (as opposed to the “regular” Swashes feature, in which you would have to decide yourself which letters should be swashed).

 Stylistic Sets: FF Unit

Stylistic Sets | FF Unit holds the library’s record for Stylistic Sets: It has a whopping 14 sets to tailor the look of selected letters to your needs. (39 OT Features in total!)

Contextual Alternates: FF Mister K

Contextual Alternates | FF Mister K isn’t available as a Web FontFont yet, and if you switch off the Contextual Alternates feature on the demo site you’ll see why: It just makes no sense to use it without the connections and letter variants that give FF Mister K its special look.

Small Caps: FF Ernestine

Small Caps | FF Ernestine is one of the few FontFonts containing two sets of small caps: Small and Petite Caps (the only other Petite Cap FontFont being FF Atma Serif). While Small Caps are available as separate Web FontFonts now, Petite Caps only become accessible through browser OpenType feature support.

Discretionary Ligatures: FF Milo Serif

Discretionary Ligatures | FF Milo Serif is one of the FontFonts that go wild with extravagant ligatures.

Oldtyle Figures: FF DIN Round

Ligatures: FF Tartine Script

Oldstyle Figures and Ligatures | FF DIN Round and FF Tartine Script can actually look like this on your website right now! Unlike the other features shown above, Oldstyle Figures and Ligatures are included (if available in the design) in all WOFF Web FontFonts today. There’s one more feature we didn’t even mention on the demo page: The Kerning feature is activated for the whole demo page. It is most noticeable in combinations like “We” and “y.”, which just look more even with kerning. This feature is included in the current WOFF Web FontFonts and is applied automatically by some browsers.

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