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FF Balance

Developed over a period of ten years, FF Balance is an experimental sans serif which subverts the conventions of the style.

Designed by Evert Bloemsma in 1993. Published by FontFont.

Starts at $55 for a single style and is available for:
Pentagram New York used FF Balance in its timeless identity for the Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY, which reopened in 2004. Photo by jamesshanks.com
Pentagram New York used FF Balance in its timeless identity for the Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY, which reopened in 2004. Photo by jamesshanks.com
Type to compare other characters
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Regular
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Bold
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Black
a
120
Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.
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Back in June we delivered oxygen equipment of the same size. This amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase.

FF Balance supports up to 82 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Kurdish (Latin), Azerbaijani (Latin), Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Serbian (Latin), Kazakh (Latin), Czech, Swedish, Belarusian (Latin), Croatian, Finnish, Slovak, 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.

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Languages

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Supports 82 different languages:

  • A
  • Afar
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Asturian
  • Azerbaijani (Latin)
  • B
  • Basque
  • Belarusian (Latin)
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chichewa
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Fijian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Gaelic (Scottish)
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • H
  • Hungarian
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karelian
  • Kazakh (Latin)
  • Kinyarwanda (Ruanda)
  • Kirundi (Rundi)
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Maltese
  • Maori
  • N
  • Norwegian
  • O
  • Occitan
  • Oromo (Afan, Galla)
  • P
  • Papiamentu
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Q
  • Quechua
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romani (Latin)
  • Romanian
  • S
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Shona
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sorbian, Upper
  • Spanish
  • Swahili (Kiswahili)
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tagalog
  • Tahitian
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • U
  • Uighur
  • W
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Z
  • Zulu
Ray’s Pizza
Mexicana
Roquefort
Palmitos
Ravioles
8 $
9 $
7 $
8 $
Total
32 $
Proportional Figures
| 167
| 167
Tabular Figures
| 167
| 167
Fractions
| 135/167
| 135/167
Subscript
| 167
| 167
Oldstyle Figures
| 167
| 167
Lining Figures
| 167
| 167
Superscript
| 167
| 167
Replaces character with superscript version.
Small Capitals From Capitals
| CAPS
| CAPS
Small Capitals
| Small
| Small
Case-Sensitive Forms
| (H-o)
| (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Historical Forms
| hist
| hist
Standard Ligatures
| flfi
| flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
Ordinals
| 1a2o
| 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
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Typografie kann weder zeitgemäß noch schön sein, wenn sie ihrer Bestimmung – Lesbarkeit der Mitteilung – nicht gerecht wird.
— Robert Büchler
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Punctuation
!
"
#
%
&
'
(
)
*
,
-
.
/
:
;
?
@
[
\
]
^
_
`
{
}
¡
§
¨
¯
´
·
¸
¿
Uppercase
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Lowercase
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
Phonetic Extensions
ə
Modifiers
ʻ
ʼ
ˆ
ˇ
˘
˙
˚
˛
˜
˝
Combining Diacritical Marks
̀
́
̂
̃
̄
̆
̇
̈
̊
̋
̌
̒
̓
̦
̧
̨
̵
̶
Ligatures
Currency
$
¢
£
¤
¥
Symbols
+
<
=
>
|
~
¬
±
×
÷
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Other
²
³
¹
¼
½
¾
Mathematical Operators
Superscripts and Subscripts
Number Forms
Miscellaneous
¦
©
®
°
Letterlike
Arrows
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
µ
ß
à
á
â
ã
ä
å
æ
ç
è
é
ê
ë
ì
í
î
ï
ð
ñ
ò
ó
ô
õ
ö
ø
ù
ú
û
ü
ý
þ
ÿ
ā
ă
ą
ć
ĉ
ċ
č
ď
đ
ē
ĕ
ė
ę
ě
ĝ
ğ
ġ
ģ
ĥ
ħ
ĩ
ī
ĭ
į
ı
ij
ĵ
ķ
ĸ
ĺ
ļ
ľ
ŀ
ł
ń
ņ
ň
ʼn
ŋ
ō
ŏ
ő
œ
ŕ
ŗ
ř
ś
ŝ
ş
š
ţ
ť
ŧ
ũ
ū
ŭ
ů
ű
ų
ŵ
ŷ
ź
ż
ž
ſ
ƒ
ƶ
ǻ
ǽ
ǿ
ș
ț
ȷ
Uppercase
À
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Æ
Ç
È
É
Ê
Ë
Ì
Í
Î
Ï
Ð
Ñ
Ò
Ó
Ô
Õ
Ö
Ø
Ù
Ú
Û
Ü
Ý
Þ
Ā
Ă
Ą
Ć
Ĉ
Ċ
Č
Ď
Đ
Ē
Ĕ
Ė
Ę
Ě
Ĝ
Ğ
Ġ
Ģ
Ĥ
Ħ
Ĩ
Ī
Ĭ
Į
İ
IJ
Ĵ
Ķ
Ĺ
Ļ
Ľ
Ŀ
Ł
Ń
Ņ
Ň
Ŋ
Ō
Ŏ
Ő
Œ
Ŕ
Ŗ
Ř
Ś
Ŝ
Ş
Š
Ţ
Ť
Ŧ
Ũ
Ū
Ŭ
Ů
Ű
Ų
Ŵ
Ŷ
Ÿ
Ź
Ż
Ž
Ə
Ƶ
Ǻ
Ǽ
Ǿ
Ș
Ț
Uppercase
Δ
Ω
Lowercase
μ
π
Symbols

Developed over a ten year period, FF Balance is an experimental sans serif that subverts the conventions of the style. Its horizontal strokes are heavier than the verticals and its top strokes appear slightly heavier than the bottom. Another unusual feature is the family’s uniwidth metrics. All weights and numerals of the family have equal widths, which lets text maintain the same line length, even when converted to another weight.

FF Balance has 8 Styles