FF Schmalhans supports up to 82 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Kurdish (Latin), Azerbaijani (Latin), Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Kazakh (Latin), Czech, Serbian (Latin), Swedish, Belarusian (Latin), Croatian, Finnish, Slovak, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovenian, Irish, Estonian, Basque, Luxembourgian, and Icelandic in Latin and other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
FF Schmalhans started out as a few characters drawn in the 1970s for use on flyers and record sleeves. In 1996 the current family took shape with six weights and a lowercase, along with a few special icons and some new numerals. The term “Schmalhans” is taken from a German saying, “Schmalhans ist Küchenmeister”, or “Skinny Hans is boss of the kitchen” – used when food is scarce.