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FF Amman is one of the largest bilingual families ever made, one of the few designed bilingually from scratch and the first containing true Arabi… Read More
FF Amman is one of the largest bilingual families ever made, one of the few designed bilingually from scratch and the first containing true Arabic italics.The family consists of seven sans and four serif weights, each with their true italics. Read Less
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FF Amman Refreshing New Type System
A typeface for a Middle-Eastern capital (and everywhere else in the world).
FF Amman (FF Amman Sans & FF Amman Serif) is one of the largest bilingual families ever made, one of the few designed bilingually from scratch and the first containing true Arabic italics. The project began as Yanones graduation project at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. In late 2008, Yanone set out to Amman, the capital of Jordan, to re-brand the municipality in preparation of its centennial celebrations. The typeface with several typographic novelties has been used widely for all kinds of municipal services in Amman. The family consists of seven sans and four serif weights, each with their true italics and both Latin and Arabic character sets.

FF Amman packages explained:
OT contains Western language support.
Arabic contains Western and Arabic language support.
Pro contains Western, Arabic, and Central European language support.

All versions of FF Amman and FF Amman Serif contain Small Caps, alternate figures, ligatures, and other OpenType features.

(Download PDF Yanone on FF Amman)
If youre looking for a slick everybodys darling type face then please move along, there might be nothing to see here. FF Amman is Yanones spanking new biscriptual super family with attitude. Sharp corners, edges, squarish design, yet ledgible. It takes pride in its edginess, just like the people of Amman are finally starting to do. Jordans capital Amman is the root of this Arabic/Latin family of twenty two weights in Sans and Serif. It was created for the rebranding of Ammans municipality on occasion of its centennial celebrations 2009. It contains the first ever real digital Arabic italic and other novelties like fractions and table figures for Arabic type setting.
Where ever you want to draw attention to a certain cultural or international character, the FF Amman family will work brilliantly, even without the Arabic. FontShop also sells it containing the Latin script only.
Watch the whole movie about FF Amman on Amman-the-FFilm.com

Read the whole story about this gorgeous type system either on the FontFeed or in the PDF “Yanone on FF Amman”.