FF Celeste® Small Text supports 82 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin, Other, and Cyrillic scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)
FF Celeste is a typeface for designers who like the idea of a Bodoni or Walbaum, but look for a robust and readable text face which tempers the sobriety of romance type with friendlier Renaissance-era features. The serifs tend to the triangular and the italics harmonize well with the roman in tone and width. The letterforms are less rationalized and modular than the starkest modern faces, but are influenced by old-style letterforms, even with some vestige of a calligraphic influence to create a more readable dynamic. Designer Chris Burke classifies FF Celeste as a modern humanistic face. The stroke-weight contrast is less pronounced than in traditional models such as Walbaum, making FF Celeste more suitable for current digital typesetting and offset printing, where high contrast is very accurately – perhaps too accurately – maintained. FF Celeste Small Text lowers the contrast further to offer better reproducibility at small sizes, i.e. below 8 points.