FF Profile supports 163 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.)
FF Profile unites timeless forms together for a contemporary approach. The family is a sans serif made for legibility by Martin Wenzel, a German designer with a Dutch education in letter drawing. Having made some highly original display typefaces, such as FF Primary and FF Rekord, his starting point for this family was the broad-nibbed pen, and the results are clear: FF Profile features attractive, uncluttered letterforms that were drawn with a minimum amount of contrast.
The design features classical, humanist proportions. Ascenders project above the uppercase letters. Stroke endings are angled. Its letters hint at having serifs. Very legible in small sizes, FF Profile also acts as an individual headline face. All of the fonts in the family contain a wide range of special characters: each contains four different ampersands, for example. The typeface uses space frugally; even the heaviest weights were drawn somewhat narrowly to achieve this. In 2011 and 2013, Greek and Cyrillic versions of the family were added.
FF Profile was selected by the TDC judges for a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design in 2000.