FF Alega supports up to 83 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Kurdish (Latin), Azerbaijani (Latin), Romanian, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Czech, Kazakh (Latin), Serbian (Latin), Swedish, Belarusian (Latin), Croatian, Finnish, Slovak, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovenian, Irish, Estonian, Basque, Icelandic, and Luxembourgian in Latin, Greek, and other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
Because of its linear nature and relative loose fit, FF Alega may be used in a variety of circumstances, producing headlines or even for setting text. When Rückel designed FF Alega, he did not consider adding a serif version. But following the typeface’s release, he experimented with the idea and decided that the effort was worthwhile. FF Alega Serif has a technical look, but is very readable. It combines well with the original sans serif face. Rückel says this about his process. “My intention was to create a face with a technical look that was still very readable and suitable for headlines and body text,” writes Siegfried Rückel. “While working on several fun faces, I suddenly discovered a form which seemed to be a good basis for a new design. This form appears in all of the FF Alega fonts, especially in the letters b, d, p, q, h, m, n, and u … as well as in most of the stroke endings and character curves. It was a challenge to find new forms for several characters. For example, the capital X looks like a pre-historic cave painting, or primitive African art. I also transferred the lower case g into a technoid form. I tested legibility using texts from pharmaceutical products, which you really must read character by character because you wouldn’t recognize the words with just a cursory glance at the text.”