FF Mister K® supports 107 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, Russian, German and French in Latin, Other, and Cyrillic scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)
Using Franz Kafka’s handwritten literary oeuvre as a source, Julia Sysmäläinen created the FF Mister K family, beginning with “the temptation and challenge” of capturing the writer’s free flowing penmanship as type. Its members, the original FF Mister K, a more relaxed Informal variant, and a Splendid style in two weights capture the lively charm of the author’s characters, whose temperaments bled through the various handwritten styles in the original manuscripts. Techincally, the designer reaches her convincing reproductions with the aid of OpenType substitution and hundreds of ligatures, alternate forms, and emphatic underline and crossout glyphs. The design supports both Latin and Cyrillic-based languages, and has received numerous awards including the ISTD Premier Award from the International Society of Typographic Designers, and a Certificate of Excellence in Typeface Design from the TDC in 2012.