FF DIN is a realist sans-serif typeface family which was designed by Albert-Jan Pool in 1995. The original font family was designed based on DIN-Mittelschrift and DIN-Engschrift, as defined in the German standard DIN 1451. The term DIN comes from an acronym Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute of Standardisation).
At a 1994 meeting of the ATypl (Association Typographique Internationale) Pool encountered Erik Spiekermann, who encouraged him to design a revival of DIN 1451 for release by FontFont, the type foundry Spiekermann had just established.
There are a great similarities in structures with DIN 1451 it shared, the FF DIN differs in its weight distribution and naming conventions, and has a far wider character sets. It includes ranging (old style) figures and several refinements that allow it to perform better as a print and screen text face.
FF DIN font family includes five font weights and two widths that are Normal and Condensed, each with italics. The entire family includes extended characters such as arrows, fractions, Euro sign, lozenge, mathematical symbols, extra accented Latin letters, and superscript numeral figures.
The following fonts are the similar and alternative fonts to DIN font that come with free for personal and commercial license option. You can use these fonts for any purpose projects but some fonts offer full license options for both personal and commercial purposes such as fonts from Google fonts.
FF DIN Alternative Fonts
DIN font family is highly suitable for designing body text and headlines for website, magazine, newspaper, eBooks, software publishing, advertising and promotional campaigns.