FF Roice is a re-tooled version of FF Engine. Both typefaces are from the Dutch designer Alex Scholing. While each are contemporary sans serifs, FF Roice is a more “serious” typeface. FF Roice includes five weights, each of which has an italic companion. The letters in the typeface are open, with rounded terminals. There is something of a handwritten-character in the italics; this is especially evident in letters like the lowercase n.
When Scholing designed FF Engine in 1995, he had no type designing experience whatsoever. He soon decided that he could do better. FF Roice – whose name refers to the best engine in the world – is an informed redesign of FF Engine. The old FF Engine was conceived as a slightly strange, idiosyncratic, and usable text face. FF Roice is well mannered and balanced – it is simply more mature.
FF Roice 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.)