FF Suhmo supports up to 82 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Turkish, Italian, Polish, Kurdish (Latin), Azerbaijani (Latin), Romanian, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Serbian (Latin), Kazakh, 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 Suhmo draws inspiration from classic slab serif types, particularly those used as and derived from typewriter faces, like Courier and American Typewriter. Designer Alex Rütten took influence from these and several other sources when creating FF Suhmo, like the neon-lettering typical of old Italian restaurants across Germany for instance. The design has short ascenders and descenders, a large x-height, and minimal contrast of stroke, combining simplicity and functionality with playfulness. Its fine details disappear at text sizes, but create character and sparkle in headlines. An extensive character set includes quite a few special characters and ligatures, multiple figure sets, and small caps throughout all styles. The family covers four weights: Light, Regular, Bold and Black – each complete with italic. The weights make up a system of staggered complements: the Black corresponding to the Regular and the Light corresponding to the Bold weight, allowing words or phrases to be clearly differentiated. The Italics are lighter than the Roman and have a modest angle of slope; its forms are derived from italic writing. FF Suhmo was awarded with a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from the TDC in 2011.