Bahnschrift font

About the font

The Bahnschrift font is a Sans Serif typeface. It is a compatible font across devices. Microsoft developed the font and included it in Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update, Build 16273) in fall 2017. 

The font is based on the writing standard DIN 1451, which is used on traffic signs in Germany and the Czech Republic. However, DIN 1451 made its entry in the early 1930s. It is commonly known for being used on traffic signals. 

The font is a newly formulated digitization of DIN 1451. In addition to that, it comprises 3 versions, including condensed and medium. After releasing the new version, everyone stopped using the old version after 1980. However, on a few traffic boards, it is still being applied.

The Microsoft Typography Team began development on a custom version of the font in 2013 in response to the ongoing interest in DIN among designers at Microsoft. 

The font was designed by Seattle, WA-based distinguished typeface designer Aaron Bell. He’s the owner of Saja Typeworks. However, he has several years of experience working on the Microsoft Typography team.

A unique feature of the font is that the thickness can be edited almost continuously from thin to bold. It only reduces the spacing between the letters. The font supports approximately 200 Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic languages. 

It is available in various formats, including TTF and OTF. The font has 896 characters and 961 glyphs. It has a weight range of 300–700 and a width of 75–100. As per the official source, this Microsoft font is available in Version 2.06.


The Bahnschifter font is a good choice for websites and blogs where you want to include a lot of text. It can also be used for short passages of text that would be difficult to write in a more traditional font. For businesses that need to communicate clearly with their customers, it’s a “one-size-fits-all” font that’s ideal.

Bahnschrift is a great choice for designers who want to give their work a distinct and refined look. Despite the fact that it isn’t the most popular font, this one is both stylish and classic.

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Font Information

NameBahnschrift Font
DesignerAaron Bell
File FormatOTF, TTF
LicenseFree for personal use

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Supported Languages

Afrikaans, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic (Irish, Scots), German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Saami (Southern), Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, and Turkish, etc.

License Info

When it comes to any personal usage, this typeface is completely free to use. In the case of commercial projects, you will be required to purchase the font’s license directly from the creator of the typeface.


For your personal projects, you can download the font below.


What type of font is this?

Ans: The Bahnschrift font is a Sans Serif typeface.

Who designed the font?

Ans: The font was designed by Seattle, WA-based distinguished typeface designer Aaron Bell. He’s the owner of Saja Typeworks. However, he has several years of experience working on the Microsoft Typography team.

Is it possible to download it for use on my computer or Mac?

Ans: The Bahnschrift font can be downloaded from our website. This font works with both PCs and Macs.

What if I want to use this on an online platform?

Ans: This font can be used on any online platform.

Is this font free to download and use?

Ans: Yes, for personal purpose using this font is free. However, for commercial usage you’ve to purchase the font.

Is this font compatible with the web?

Ans: To use the font as a web font, you must purchase it from the original license holder.

Are there any other free fonts like this?

Ans: As a free alternative, you could use “Mittleschrift Caps.”

How can What is the easiest way to install the font on my device?

Note: No need to worry. Follow our instructions.
How to Install Custom Fonts on Your Windows PC
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