PF DIN Text

The purpose of the original DIN 1451 standard was to lay down a style of lettering which is timeless and easily legible. Unfortunately, these early letters lacked elegance and were not properly designed for typographic applications. Ever since its first publication in the 1930s, several type foundries adopted the original designs for digital photocomposition. By early 2000, it became apparent that the existing DIN-based fonts (which were limited to a few Latin-only styles) did not fulfill the ever-increasing demand for additional styles as well as support for languages other than Latin.

Parachute® was set out to fill this gap by introducing the PF DIN Text type system in 2002, which ever since has become one of the most functional, reliable, convenient and sophisticated DIN series. Based on the original standards, it was specifically designed to fit typographic requirements. Its letterforms divert from the stiff geometric structure of the original and introduce instead elements which are familiar, softer and easier to read.

It was completed in 2002 as a group of 4 families which included condensed and compressed as well as a special display version. In 2010, Parachute® released 4 new families DIN Monospace, DIN Stencil, DIN Text Arabic and DIN Text Universal. With its vast array of weights, the extended language support, but most of all its meticulous and elaborate design, it has been proved valuable to numerous design agencies. Ever since its first release, it has been used around the world in diverse editorial, packaging, branding and advertising campaigns. It was quoted by Publish magazine as being “an overkill series for complex corporate identity projects”.

DIN Text version 4.0 has been enhanced with new glyphs such as the German capital sharp s, Russian Ruble, Ukrainian Hryvnia, Azeri and Kazakh letterforms, kerning and enhanced language support in all family variations. The whole PF DIN Text type system includes 51 weights from Hairline to Extra Black including true-italics. Additionally, every font is powered with 270 very useful symbols for packaging, environmental graphics, signage, transportation, computing, fabric care.

Try our latest additions to the DIN families, the epic DIN Max Variable and multiscript DIN Global Variable.


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The purpose of the original DIN 1451 standard was to lay down a style of lettering which is timeless and easily legible. Unfortunately, these early letters lacked elegance and were not properly designed for typographic applications. Ever since its first publication in the 1930s, several type foundries adopted the original designs for digital photocomposition. By early 2000, it became apparent that the existing DIN-based fonts (which were limited to a few Latin-only styles) did not fulfill the ever-increasing demand for additional styles as well as support for languages other than Latin.

Parachute® was set out to fill this gap by introducing the PF DIN Text type system in 2002, which ever since has become one of the most functional, reliable, convenient and sophisticated DIN series. Based on the original standards, it was specifically designed to fit typographic requirements. Its letterforms divert from the stiff geometric structure of the original and introduce instead elements which are familiar, softer and easier to read.

It was completed in 2002 as a group of 4 families which included condensed and compressed as well as a special display version. In 2010, Parachute® released 4 new families DIN Monospace, DIN Stencil, DIN Text Arabic and DIN Text Universal. With its vast array of weights, the extended language support, but most of all its meticulous and elaborate design, it has been proved valuable to numerous design agencies. Ever since its first release, it has been used around the world in diverse editorial, packaging, branding and advertising campaigns. It was quoted by Publish magazine as being “an overkill series for complex corporate identity projects”.

DIN Text version 4.0 has been enhanced with new glyphs such as the German capital sharp s, Russian Ruble, Ukrainian Hryvnia, Azeri and Kazakh letterforms, kerning and enhanced language support in all family variations. The whole PF DIN Text type system includes 51 weights from Hairline to Extra Black including true-italics. Additionally, every font is powered with 270 very useful symbols for packaging, environmental graphics, signage, transportation, computing, fabric care.

Try our latest additions to the DIN families, the epic DIN Max Variable and multiscript DIN Global Variable.



Published: 2002
Designer: Panos Vassiliou

    FORMAT

    Desktop (otf)
    Web (woff/woff2)
    Digital Ad (woff/woff2)
    ePub (otf)
    App (otf)

    Other formats
    available at request

    STYLES

    • Hairline
    • Extra Thin
    • Extra Thin Italic
    • Thin
    • Thin Italic
    • Light
    • Light Italic
    • Regular
    • Italic
    • Medium
    • Medium Italic
    • Bold
    • Bold Italic
    • Black
    • Black Italic
    • Extra Black
    • Extra Black Italic

    PRO FEATURES

    • None

    SUPPORTED SCRIPTS

    • 1250 Eastern European
    • 1251 Cyrillic
    • 1252 Latin 1
    • 1253 Greek
    • 1254 Turkish
    • 1257 Baltic
    • Greek Extended (Polytonic)

    SUPPORTED LANGUAGES

    Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, Azeri (Cyrillic), Azeri (Latin), Basque, Belarusian, Bislama, Bosnian (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chamorro, Croatian, Czech, Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, Flemish, Français, Franco-Provencal, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, Greek, Greek, Greek Polytonic, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italiano, Kurdish (Latin), Kyrgyz, Ladin, Latin, Latin, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Malay, ManxGaelic, Mongolian, Nederlands, North Macedonian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Occitan, Polski, Português, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Romansh, Russian, Sami (Inari), Sami (Lule), Sami (Skolt), Sami (Southern), ScottishGaelic, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Svenska, Swahili, Tagalog, Tatar, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek (Cyrillic), Uzbek (Latin), Walloon, Welsh

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