Algo FY supports up to 79 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Kurdish (Latin), Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Kazakh (Latin), Serbian (Latin), Swedish, Belarusian (Latin), Croatian, Slovak, Finnish, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovenian, Irish, Estonian, Basque, Icelandic, and Luxembourgian in Latin and other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
Algo FY is a strikingly original font family, designed with the broken ductus of the blackletter model in mind. The letter forms feature characteristic articulations, with in-strokes that are different from the out-strokes. Alternating concave and convex shapes keep the characters spontaneous and fresh, lending the family a distinct, fun personality. Even though technically speaking the forms are rather angular, the overall impression one gets is soft and friendly. This lends the typeface a pronounced sculptural and dynamic feel; contemporary with rustic, almost primitive overtones.
With character shapes that are clearly inspired by calligraphy, the weight progression interestingly suggests a change in writing tools between the different styles. Each weight reveals interesting design details in the letters. Of note are the lowercase ‘g’ with its compact tail instead of the customary loop, how the tail of the Black ‘Q’ is attached to the body, or the ‘i’ and ‘j’ with their differing tittles. While the Light and Regular can be used for short to medium-length copy, the Black is reserved for display use and identity work.