Erik Spiekermann’s best-known face is without doubt FF Meta. Whilst it has proven its usability in almost any design task one can think of, its creator realized that it could be even more improved for use in the business world. The main features of the first version of FF Meta Correspondence included tabular figures (instead of oldstyle ones) and increased tracking, yet Spiekermann wanted to go a few steps further and take the typeface to another level.
In 2012, Erik Spiekermann and the FontFont team changed both proportions and shapes to a more robust style (e.g. in Q, I, i, j, y), removed contrast from accents (e.g. in Á, î, Ž, Ç) and simplified forms and details to a more screen-friendly appearance (e.g. in 4, T, E, v, !, N, f, z). The very well-known lowercase g has been changed to a single-storey one, which is more common within the office environment. The original one remains accessible in the upright weights via the OpenType feature Stylistic Alternates. Above all, a massive set of useful arrows, icons, and office dingbats was added. The resulting design is still FF Meta, but one that breathes Correspondence air.
The simplified forms and the high-quality screen optimization of the FontFont Type Department make FF Meta Correspondence a perfect typeface for the use as webfont or within the mobile environment.
FF Meta Correspondence supports 167 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian, German, French and Greek in Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)