According to Alex Scholing, “FF Engine was an attempt at making a good, solid, general-purpose typeface with as little effort as possible. The first thing I did to reduce complications was do away with the contrast in the letters, which means FF Engine is a so-called monolinear typeface (well, almost; try to find how I cheated …). To enhance legibility I added small serif-like bulges at the ends of the stems.” Scholing later decided that his first typeface was rather immature – which is not necessarily a bad thing. However, for years he worked on a more sophisticated typeface based on the same idea. This became FF Roice (2003).
FF Engine 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.)