FF Erikrighthand

Designed by Erik van Blokland. Published by FontFont in 1990

Starts at $65.00 for a single style and is available for:

Now the archetypes of digital handwriting, the FF Erikrighthand and FF Justlefthand fonts are the result of experiments with software that was really quite new at the time.

It didn’t hurt that Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum actually know “how to write.” By this, we don’t just mean to imply that van Blokland and van Rossum are literate, but rather that they learned proper handwriting techniques from Gerrit Noordzij, a master calligrapher and type designer, who was their teacher at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague during the 1980s. Noordzij believes that handwritten letterforms are the origin of all typography. So, it was a natural step for van Blokland and van Rossum to derive typographically sound fonts from their own handwriting.

To create the fonts, they each wrote out a few alphabets to digitize. Just van Rossum is left-handed and used a thin fineliner. Erik van Blokland is right-handed and used a fat marker. Then, they scanned and digitized these letters on a computer. The resulting fonts became the first of many to allow people to indulge in the irony of typing a letter in a handwritten script. This pioneering work has opened up whole new areas in type design – countless “rough” handwriting fonts have since been made by others.

For typo-buffs, the FF Hands fonts also include a set of small caps and oldstyle figures, and even ligatures. In 2010, the world’s first digital handwriting fonts were finally reissued in OpenType, with hundreds of additional ligatures and glyphs for FF Justlefthand and a revised design for a more authentic FF Erikrighthand. The fonts are again at the forefront of digital handwriting.

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J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
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J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
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J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
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J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
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J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
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J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.

FF Erikrighthand supports 113 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

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Ramée
Três Cervejeiros
Vasco Núñez
Boquébière
Gæðingur
Stößche

Languages

Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Aragonese
  • Arumanian
  • Arvanitika (Latin)
  • Asturian
  • Azerbaijani (Latin)
  • B
  • Baraba Tatar
  • Basque
  • Bats (Latin)
  • Belarusian (Latin)
  • Bislama
  • Bosnian (Latin)
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chamorro
  • Chichewa
  • Cook Islands Maori
  • Crimean Tatar (Latin)
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • Franco-Provencal
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Frisian, East
  • Frisian, North
  • Frisian, West
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Gagauz (Latin)
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • Greenlandic (pre-1973)
  • H
  • Hawaiian
  • Hungarian
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Interlingua
  • Irish
  • Istro-Romanian
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karaim (Latin)
  • Kashubian
  • Kazan Tatar (Latin)
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • Kurmanji
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Ladino (Latin)
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Low German
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Maltese
  • Manx Gaelic
  • Maori
  • Marshallese
  • Moldavian (Latin)
  • N
  • Norwegian, Bokmål
  • Norwegian, Nynorsk
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Pilipino (Tagalog)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Portunhol
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romani (Latin)
  • Romanian
  • Romansch
  • S
  • Sami, Inari
  • Sami, Lule
  • Sami, Northern
  • Sami, Southern
  • Sami, Ume
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sorbian, Lower
  • Sorbian, Upper
  • Sotho, Northern
  • Sotho, Southern
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tahitian
  • Tongan
  • Tsakhur (Latin)
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • U
  • Ubykh
  • V
  • Vepsian
  • Våmhusmål
  • W
  • Wallisian
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Wolof
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Y
  • Yapese
  • Z
  • Zulu
  • Ä
  • Älvdalska
Il n’y a qu’une seule chose qui puisse rendre un rêve impossible à réaliser: c’est la peur d’échouer.

Cordialement,
Paul
Françoise Béziat
82 Boulevard de Clichy
75018 Paris
France
Oldstyle Figures
167 167
Subscript
167 167
Superscript
167 167
Tabular Figures
167 167
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions.
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.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
— Oscar Wilde
FF Erikrighthand has 1 Style

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