MFF DIN 1451 . . .

MFF DIN 1451 font Gurmukhi free download

DIN 1451 is a German standard for road, rail and aircraft lettering that has been around since the beginning of the 20th Century. The original idea for the font was that you could produce standardised lettering for road signs and so on using a ruler and a set of compasses by making use of a grid. There would be no need for a set of letters of the correct size because you would be able to make your own. For example, a capital 'H' would be seven units high and in the narrow font, three wide.


Circles have radii that are multiples of the grid spacing as well, although the 3x7 or 5x7 basic grid can be subdivided into 1/2s and 1/4s.

I have produced two fonts - one the condensed (Engschrift) and the other is the normal width (Mittelschrift) - the idea is that you use the Mittelschrift unless there is not enough space.

In addition, I have provided a version of each that has the Gurmukhi characters echoed down to the ASCII range so they occupy that as well as the Gurmukhi Unicode range in the two fonts - thus, there are four fonts.

Here, the outlines follow the original version of DIN 1451 - noticed quite easily from the '6' and '9' - even Linotype's 'FF DIN' font has been messed around with so the ASCII characters here are more like the original than in the font that you would pay serious money for.

Note that in the case of the two fonts that have the Gurmukhi characters in the ASCII range - the 'A' fonts - the default numbers are the Latin numbers. You can change a Latin number into a Gurmukhi character number by following it with two hash marks as in the diagram on the right. Thus, to get a Gurmukhi six, first press the '6' key then follow it with two '#'s to make '6##'. If you are using this font for body text instead of as a display font and there are lots of numbers, you can simply use search and replace to add the hash marks.

Examples of artwork with MFF DIN 1451 . . .
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Download MFF DIN 1451 . . .

    Download MFF DIN 1451 Engschrift TrueType font (Gurmukhi text in
the Gurmukhi Unicode range and Latin text in the ASCII range.)
MFF DIN 1451 Engschrift font Gurmukhi free download
mffdin1451_na.ttf 76,148 bytes 
 
    Download MFF DIN 1451 Mittelschrift TrueType font (Gurmukhi text in
the Gurmukhi Unicode range and Latin text in the ASCII range.)
MFF DIN 1451 Mittelschrift font Gurmukhi free download
mffdin1451_nn.ttf 76,700 bytes 
 
    Download MFF DIN 1451 Engschrift A TrueType font (Gurmukhi text in
the Gurmukhi Unicode range and Gurmukhi text in the ASCII range.)
MFF DIN 1451 Engschrift font Gurmukhi free download
mffdin1451_wa.ttf 82,068 bytes 
 
    Download MFF DIN 1451 Mittelschrift A TrueType font (Gurmukhi text in
the Gurmukhi Unicode range and Gurmukhi text in the ASCII range.)
MFF DIN 1451 Mittelschrift font Gurmukhi free download
mffdin1451_wn.ttf 81,356 bytes 
 

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