Font Styles in various languages

English Regular Bold Demi-Bold Light Medium Book
Simplified
Chinese
正常 粗体 略粗 中等 书体
Croatian Normalni Debeli Polu-Debeli Svijetli Srednji Knjižni
Danish Normal Fed Halvfed Fin Medium
Dutch Normaal Vet Dik Licht Gemiddeld Boek
French Normal Gras Demi-Gras Maigre Normal
German Standard Fett Halbfett mager mittel
normal
Buchschrift
Greek κανονική έντονη ηµιέντονη λεπτή µεσαία ßιßλίου
Hungarian Normàl Kövér FélkövérKövér Világos Közepes Sötétes
Italian Normale Nero Neretto Chiaro Medio Libro
Norwegian Vanlig Halvfet Mager
Polish odmiana podstawowa odmiana pogrubiona odmiana półgruba odmiana bardzo cienka odmiana zwykła
Russian Обычный Обычный Полужирный Светлый
Spanish Normal Negrita Fina
Swedish Mager Fet Extrafin
Vietnamese Chuẩn Đậm Nửa đậm Nhẹ Vừa Sách
English Black Italic Oblique Condensed Expanded Outline
Simplified
Chinese
斜体 压缩 加宽 轮廓
Croatian Tamni Kurziv Ukošeni Suženi Prošireni Konturni
Danish Extra fed Kursiv Smal Bred Kontur
Dutch Extra vet Cursief Schuin Smal Breed Uitlijning
French Extra-Gras Italique Oblique Étroite Large Contour
German Schwarz Kursiv schräg schmal breit Kontur
Greek µαύρα Λειψίας πλάγια πυκνή αραιή περιγράμματος
Hungarian Fekete Dőlt Döntött Keskeny Széles Kontúros
Italian ExtraNero Corsivo Obliquo Condensato Allargato
Norwegian Fet Kursiv Smal Sperret
Polish odmiana bardzo gruba odmiana pochyła odmiana wąska odmiana szeroka odmiana konturowa
Russian Чёрный Курсив Наклон Узкий Широкий
Spanish Supernegra Cursiva Condensada Ampliada
Swedish Extrafet Kursiv Smal Bred
Vietnamese Đen Nghiêng Xiên Hẹp Rộng Nét ngoài

(Any help in expanding/correcting the above table by submitting an issue or a pull request on Github would be greatly appreciated) For more information on translating fontforge see the UI Translation page.

When you create a Style entry for an language in the Element->Font Info->TTF Name dialog, FontForge will attempt to translate the American English style into something appropriate for that language. It understands languages in the above table, but not others so it won’t always work.

So if your style in American English is “BoldItalic” then after you create the appropriate strings FontForge will default to “GrasItalique” for French, “FettKursiv” for German, “ОбычныйКурсив” for Russian and “NigritaCursiva” for Spanish.