FF Isonorm and FF Isonorm Monospaced are two families based on the “Isonorm” letter style. Each family includes a regular and italic variant. The italics are slanted – or obliqued – versions of the upright fonts. The “Isonorm” letters were developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) in 1980. Their design is simplyl geometric. All of the strokes have rounded endings.
These “Isonorm” letters have always been primarily used for drafting purposes by architects and engineers. However, many graphic designers enjoy setting them in charts and graphs. This style is also seen in AutoCAD.
Even before AutoCAD began supporting PostScript fonts, graphic designers had been asking for a PostScript version of the “Isonorm” face. A lot of creatives were eagerly waiting to misuse this standard letterform in free-wheeling designs. Now, anyone can take the FF Isonorm fonts out for a spin. There is even an up-to-date OpenType version.
FF Isonorm supports 117 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French and Greek in Latin and Greek scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)