FF Scuba™ supports 82 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin, Other, and Cyrillic scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)
During designer Felix Braden’s search for an offline companion to the Verdana typeface, he set off on the development of a new series of types to fill the missing niche. In text, FF Scuba is a bit tighter and more compact than Verdana, which is exactly what one would expect from a typeface made for print media, rather than primarily on-screen reading. At small sizes, FF Scuba manages to blend well with Verdana. At larger sizes, its particular originality is made visible. The design is made up of constructed letters, like its almost rectangular o, with dynamic strokes and other hand-informed elements. This gives the typeface a fresh and lively feel, while staying true to its technical roots. The family spans eight weights—each complete with companion Italics—from Thin to Black. All of the fonts are well suited to setting body copy.