Font family: DIN OT
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Font version: Version 7.601, build 1030, FoPs, FL 5.04
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Characters: 429
Number of glyphs: 642
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Copyright notice: Copyright © 1995-2018 Monotype GmbH. All rights reserved
Font family: DIN OT Extlight
Font Subfamily name: Regular
Unique font identifier: Albert-Jan Pool: DIN OT Extlight: 2015
Full font name: DIN OT Extlight
Version string: Version 7.601, build 1030, FoPs, FL 5.04
Postscript name: DINOT-Extlight
Manufacturer Name: Monotype GmbH
Designer: Albert-Jan Pool
Description: 1994, San Francisco: Albert-Jan Pool and Erik Spiekermann took a cab together from the ATypI conference to the airport. Having known that Pool’s employer had just gone bust, Spiekermann told him that if he wanted to earn some money with type design, he should have looked at fonts such as OCR and DIN. He invited Pool to Berlin to discuss the idea in detail. One year later, FontFont published Pool’s FF OCR-F typeface, followed by FF DIN. Spiekermann was keenly aware of an empty space in the market. Digital DIN fonts were available at the time, but only in two weights of purely geometric shapes. Pool then designed a family of five weights. He added true italics and some alternative characters, such as the “i” with a round dot and lowercase figures. Later, five weights of FF DIN Condensed were added, as well as Greek and Cyrillic versions. The shape of the new FF DIN differs from the original mostly by thinner horizontal strokes and more fluent curves. Despite its primitive, technical look and clear reference to the German motorway signboards, FF DIN has become a phenomenon. The typeface has pervaded corporate and publication typography, and found its place in posters of cultural institutions. In 2011, the Museum of Modern Art in New York added the first digital typefaces to its permanent collection. Presumably due in part to the immense popularity enjoyed by FF DIN since its release in the mid-1990s, it was one of 23 designs to be included. FF DIN debuted at MoMA as part of the “Standard Deviations” installation in the contemporary design gallery. In 2014, German type designer Yanone was commissioned by FontFont to extend the popular FF DIN into the Arabic alphabet. Yanone had previously designed the corporate typeface for Jordan’s capital Amman which was published as FF Amman in Latin and Arabic, and had secretly hoped that he could one day design FF DIN’s Arabic counterpart. Coincidentally, he chose a similar approach to the development of the original DIN in the early 1900s, which started out as a hand-written master drawing and later resulted as standard DIN 1451. Yanone engineered FF DIN Arabic, published in 2015, by basing the letter shapes and proportions on a simplified hand-written Naskh skeleton on a grid. Step by step he boiled down the shapes into the digital master drawings that feature the same clarity and legibility of the Latin DIN. In 2015, two new weights Thin and Extra Light (with Italics) for both FF DIN (Normal) and FF DIN Condensed were added to the family. New Greek extensions were also introduced.
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Typographic Family name: DIN OT
Typographic Subfamily name: Extlight
Pixel unit: 1000
Vertical minimum: -242
Vertical maximum: 1066
Horizontal minimum: -144
Horizontal maximum: 1101
Mac Style: 0
Minimum readable pixel size: 7
Font direction: 2
Ascending part: 1041
Descending part: -237
Line spacing: 10
Maximum step width: 1161
Minimum left side beraring: -144
Minimum right side beraring: -145
Non component maximum points 0
Non component maximum contours 0
Word weight type: 300
Word width type: 5
Size of superscript horizontal font : 478
Size of superscript vertical font 398
Superscript horizontal deviation 0
Superscript vertical deviation 150
Size of subscript level font: 478
Size of subscript vertical 398
Subscript horizontal offset: 0
Subscript vertical offset: 434
Delete line size: 33
Delete line position: 256
Font selection identifier: 384
Typography ascending: 764
Typography descending -236
Typography spacing: 288
Ascending part: 1041
Descending part: 237
Bevel: 0
Underline position: -127
Underline thickness: 29