The FF Uberhand Text family has two weights, Regular and Bold, with spacing and color tuned for longer text settings on paper or screen. The 11 versatile weights from Hairline to Black of the headline family, called simply FF Uberhand, have tighter spacing and a less irregular character, as would occur naturally when you write letters at a larger size. It can also work well for text if you increase the tracking a little. The Regular weight of the FF Uberhand Text family also contains a large number of icons, dingbats and symbols. A selection of user interface icons is available separately as FF UberhandUI Icons. It is a lively, but very precisely drawn typeface. While most other handwriting fonts fall apart as soon as you zoom in close, FF Uberhand stays clean at every zoom level. The writing style echoes Jens Kutílek’s learning to write in Western Germany in the 1980s. But FF Uberhand contains a large number of stylistic alternates to switch characteristic letters to other writing traditions. Some of the fonts contain 19 stylistic sets, nearly maxing out the OpenType specification which allows for a maximum of 20 sets. Among them are classical forms of capitals (for when you just need that casual Roman inscription), letter variants for Dutch, English, German, Polish, Scandinavian, and Turkish languages, alternates unrelated to any particular language of D G, J, b, k, q, u; an automatic standalone I with serifs as used in comic book lettering, and a bookish alternate set of oldstyle figures in the Text styles.
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