FF Berlage Burcht 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), Serbian (Latin), Czech, Swedish, Belarusian (Latin), Croatian, Finnish, Slovak, Danish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovenian, Irish, Estonian, Basque, Icelandic, and Luxembourgian in Latin and other scripts.
Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.
Taking inspirations from the typography of the prominent Dutch architect Hendrik Pieter Berlage (1856–1934), Donald Beekman created FF Berlage. The design is mainly based on the lettering found on the two of Berlage’s most famous buildings: the ‘Beurs van Berlage’ (Amsterdam’s Commodities Exchange) and ‘De Burcht’, the building of ANDB—the diamond cutters’ union. With his revolutionary theories on architecture and design, Berlage was considered the ‘father of modern architecture’ in the Netherlands. Architectural movements including De Stijl and the Amsterdam School were also powerfully influenced by Hendrik Pieter Berlage.