In addition to the primary typefaces, DB Type comprises eight font families, which form an eye-catching visual system. Each font family has been specially developed for a specific application.
Font families classified as ‘Alternate’ contain alternative character forms, most visible in the letters ‘W’, ‘i’, ‘r’ and ‘g’. These alternatives expand the typographic repertoire of our font family.
Small-cap styles with shorter upper-case letters in place of lower-case letters feature the abbreviation ‘SC’ (small caps) in the font name.
The abbreviation ‘TF’ in the font name stands for ‘tabular figures’. They take up the same amount of space in tables and are thus precisely positioned one under the other. The DB Sans and DB Office type styles and DB Head Alternate also contain tabular figures.