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FF Papertape

Designed by Matthias Jordan in 2000. Published by FontFont.

Starts at $29 for a single style and is available for:
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120
Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
70
Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
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Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
25
Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
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Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
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Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.
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Punctuation
!
"
#
%
&
'
(
)
*
,
-
.
/
:
;
?
@
[
\
]
^
_
`
{
}
¡
§
¨
¯
´
·
¸
¿
;
Uppercase
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Lowercase
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z
Modifiers
ʻ
ʼ
ˆ
ˇ
ˉ
˘
˙
˚
˛
˜
˝
Ligatures
Currency
$
¢
£
¤
¥
Symbols
+
<
=
>
|
~
¬
±
×
÷
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Other
²
³
¹
¼
½
¾
Mathematical Operators
Miscellaneous
¦
©
®
°
Letterlike
Arrows
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
µ
ß
à
á
â
ã
ä
å
æ
ç
è
é
ê
ë
ì
í
î
ï
ð
ñ
ò
ó
ô
õ
ö
ø
ù
ú
û
ü
ý
þ
ÿ
ı
ł
œ
š
ž
ƒ
Uppercase
À
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Æ
Ç
È
É
Ê
Ë
Ì
Í
Î
Ï
Ð
Ñ
Ò
Ó
Ô
Õ
Ö
Ø
Ù
Ú
Û
Ü
Ý
Þ
Ł
Œ
Š
Ÿ
Ž
Uppercase
Δ
Ω
Lowercase
μ
π

Into the nineties the German Bundeswehr (army) used high frequency radio teletype machines with built-in papertape writers and readers. Matthias Jordan, while completing his military duty, designed a truly legible variation called FF Papertape Letters. Its origins make for a good yarn. There is a tradition among draftees who are nearing the end of their service to carry with them a piece of tape one meter in length. During the last hundred days of their service they tear off one centimeter a day so that on their last day only a single centimeter remains. Upon Jordan’s completion of his teletype training, he came up with the idea of making his own tape measure using the papertape. By figuring out which series of dots each letter on the teleprinter’s keyboard produced, he was able to make digits 0 to 9 that could be read by a human. He also designed a perforation character to make tearing the tape a breeze. Later he put his efforts into designing a full set of letters and many special characters. A font was born. The style marked Papertape Letters Cameo Lig contains characters for the following commonly kerned letter combinations: Fa, Fe, Fo, Fu, Ta, Te, To, Tr, Tu, Va, Vo, Yo, rd, rj, fo, fa, r, and r.

FF Papertape has 2 Styles