FF Absara® Sans supports 77 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Other, Latin, and Cyrillic scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)
Xavier Dupré’s FF Absara is a work of French proportions, but its shapes take influence from the Dutch style: less polished, and more direct. Its casualness refers to humanist written forms. FF Absara’s rough cut makes it interesting at display sizes, but thanks to its generous x-height and firm serifs, FF Absara works equally well setting text. The typeface’s idiosyncratic italic creates a strong contrast with the roman. Both functional and expressive, FF Absara lends a humanistic touch to editorial or advertising work. FF Absara was selected by the TDC judges for a Certificate of Excellence in 2005. The style of the Renaissance Roman was also the inspiration for a sans serif companion, FF Absara Sans. Like FF Absara, this family includes a wide range of weights, and its forms strike a balance between the old and the new, resulting in a handsome and legible typeface well suited to many applications. FF Absara Headline and FF Absara Sans Headline were subsequently added, expanding the family’s ability to fill a separate range of settings in editorial design.