FF Schulbuch supports up to 82 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Kurdish (Latin), Azerbaijani (Latin), Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Kazakh, Serbian (Latin), Czech, Swedish, Belarusian (Latin), Croatian, Finnish, Slovak, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovenian, Irish, Estonian, Basque, Luxembourgian, and Icelandic in Latin, Cyrillic, and Other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
“Schulbuch” is German for “school book.” This series of small type families named after regions in Germany shows geographic nuance: FF Schulbuch Nord for northern Germany, FF Schulbuch Süd for southern Germany, and FF Schulbuch Bayern for the state of Bavaria. Each of the three includes Regular and Bold weights. The typefaces themselves were drawn by Just van Rossum. The letterforms are based on historical textbook faces.
In all styles, single-story forms are used for the lowercase a and g, validating the way students are taught to write these letters. FF Schulbuch Bayern’s letters are reminiscent of Futura. Characters have a low x-height, and a compact fit. FF Schulbuch Süd’s letters have a much larger x-height, and are also somewhat similar to Futura.FF Schulbuch Nord has more of a grotesk feel, like Helvetica. Like FF Schulschrift’s idiosyncratic handwritten styles, FF Schulbuch creates a “classroom” feeling.