FF Dot Matrix supports up to 50 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Irish, Basque, Icelandic, and Luxembourgian in Latin and other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
Stephan Müller and Cornel Windlin designed FF Dot Matrix. Interviewed on the subject of its design, they had this to say about the face: “While some are busy with the quest for the perfect typeface, we are quite happy to wallow in the nether regions of typographical perversity. FF Dot Matrix, originally designed in 1991, is a direct result of this fascination with the shortcomings of technology’s promise of purity and perfection and their impact on typography and type design. Welcome to the age of junk! FF Dot Matrix takes you on a journey through the everyday banality of the techno dream world: state of the art typography, available at your TESCO check-out till, ready made by your bus ticket vending machine, flashed at you in a seedy travel agents office, screaming at you by an out-of-date needle printer. – Point of sale, last few days, waste no time – everything must go! – Blinded by science, gagged by the media – now strike back at the empire!”