The 11 best multilingual fonts

One of the best multilingual fonts on blue and red backgrounds
(Image credit: Eugene Tantsurin/Groteskly Yours)

The best multilingual fonts can be used to pieces of design and brand identities that surpass linguistic barriers to communicate with audiences in different countries and regions. As the name suggests, multilingual fonts are designed with characters from more than one alphabet, allowing them to be used for text in communications in different languages. 

Multilingual fonts are also useful for web design, allowing sites to be translated into different languages without changing the typeface. If a site's font doesn't cater for a given language, it could display a little box known as a 'tofu' instead of the correct character. This is a bad look that detracts from the legibility and design of a site. 

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.