FF Parable

Designed by Chris Burke. Published by FontFont in 2002

Starts at $89.00 for a single style and is available for:

FF Parable is a versatile text typeface. It was designed with small text sizes (between 6 and 10 point) in mind, which makes it perfect for dictionaries, stock listings, or bibles. Given that it is legible at small sizes, it will also function well larger; indeed some of the features influenced by small-scale functionality may prove to be interesting characteristics at larger sizes also: such as the dug-out shoulder junctions of h, n, m etc; the lowercase g with its thin mid-section; and the directionality of the serifs, which swell more on the left but are longer on the right, and have clipped corners (a novel form of serif, it is believed).

FF Parable has low stroke contrast, making it robust and adaptable to many circumstances. It has a proportionally large x-height, for optimum legibility in text. This means that it appears larger than many other types when set at the same size: for example, 8-point FF Parable may appear like 10-point compared to some other types. But FF Parable’s ascenders and descenders are relatively short (without seeming constricted), which means that, visually, FF Parable can be set with less interlinear space, thereby potentially proving economical in lengthy texts. The italic provides a strong, cursive contrast to the roman, and attention has been paid to giving it a distinct identity, with quite different forms for certain characters of punctuation. With small capitals, bold and extra bold weights, and both oldstyle and ranging numerals for each variant, FF Parable is equipped for all kinds of complex typography.

FF Parable is now used to typeset almost the whole range of printed editions of the Oxford English Dictionary. In the third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English (2010), it is used throughout the volume, alongside Frutiger. It is also used in the Concise, Compact, Paperback, Pocket, Little, and Colour Oxford English Dictionary, as well as the Oxford Paperback Thesaurus.

Expert
Bold
Bold Italic
Extra Bold
Extra Bold Italic
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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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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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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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Zyklisches Jodeln ist in Bayern versuchsweise erlaubt. Österreich und Südtirol zeigen auch Interesse an der Therapie.

FF Parable supports 63 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)

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Piña
Mjedër
Piikikäs päärynä
Petêx
Blåbär
Pêche
Maçã
Jarðarber

Languages

Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.

Common Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • French

Latin

  • A
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Arvanitika (Latin)
  • Asturian
  • B
  • Baraba Tatar
  • Bats (Latin)
  • Bislama
  • Breton
  • C
  • Catalan
  • Chamorro
  • D
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • E
  • English
  • Estonian
  • F
  • Faroese
  • Finnish
  • Franco-Provencal
  • French
  • Frisian
  • Frisian, East
  • Frisian, North
  • Frisian, West
  • Friulian
  • G
  • Galician
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • I
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Interlingua
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • K
  • Karaim (Latin)
  • Kazan Tatar (Latin)
  • Kurdish (Latin)
  • L
  • Ladin
  • Low German
  • Luxembourgian
  • M
  • Malagasy
  • Malay (Latin)
  • Manx Gaelic
  • N
  • Norwegian, Bokmål
  • Norwegian, Nynorsk
  • O
  • Occitan
  • P
  • Pilipino (Tagalog)
  • Portuguese
  • R
  • Rhaeto-Romance
  • Romansch
  • S
  • Sami, Southern
  • Sami, Ume
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Somali
  • Sotho, Northern
  • Sotho, Southern
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • T
  • Tahitian
  • Tsakhur (Latin)
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • W
  • Walloon
  • X
  • Xhosa
  • Y
  • Yapese
  • Z
  • Zulu
Lining Figures
167 167
Proportional Figures
167 167
Subscript
167 167
Superscript
167 167
Tabular Figures
167 167
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions.
Small Capitals From Capitals
CAPS CAPS
Small Capitals
Small Small
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
Gestaltung ist Haltung.
— Helmut Schmid
Punctuation
Uppercase
Lowercase
Modifiers
Combining Diacritical Marks
Ligatures
Currency
Symbols
Decimal
Other
Mathematical Operators
Superscripts and Subscripts
Miscellaneous
Letterlike
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
Uppercase
Uppercase
Lowercase

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