Viktor Solt-Bittner’s starting point for FF Danubia were typefaces from the 18th century. He was experimenting with the typical elements of neoclassical type – like the abrupt changes from hairlines to thicker strokes – developing them further, and redrawing them. At times, he departed from these models, for instance while defining the basic italic forms. The lower case letters s, v, w, and x are actually uppercase letters whose forms have just been reduced in size; Solt-Bittner tinkered with the forms of their in-strokes and stroke-endings to get them to fit with the other lowercase letters. FF Danubia is suitable for both body and display text. Individual details hardly noticeable in small sizes become more evident in larger size, thereby expressing FF Danubia’s character.
Since the Renaissance, the form of our italic typefaces has been based on the handwriting styles from the 16th century. While handwriting has changed considerably over the course of time, our italics have not. Viktor designed FF Danubia Script as an alternative, mainly for display use, based on 18th century typefaces like the other FF Danubia fonts.
FF Danubia supports 63 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)