Mike Abbink began work on FF Milo in 2000 with the goal of creating a compact typeface with very short ascenders and descenders. Because of its compact design FF Milo is a workhorse typeface suitable for magazine and newspaper typography. It has modern bones with a touch of detail for distinction (especially in the italics). The designer named the typeface after a resilient grain because, much like corn or grain is for many cultures, FF Milo is intended to be a solid staple of any typographic diet.
FF Milo was selected by the ATypI as one of the best typefaces of the first decade of the 21st century during their Letter.2 competition in 2011.
FF Milo supports 115 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)