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Open Sans is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson


Open Sans is a humanist sans serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson, Type Director of Ascender Corp. This version contains the complete 897 character set, which includes the standard ISO Latin 1, Latin CE, Greek and Cyrillic character sets. Open Sans was designed with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral, yet friendly appearance. It was optimized for print, web, and mobile interfaces, and has excellent legibility characteristics in its letter forms.


Homepage Format & features License Review reference Koji page pkgdb page TTF ASL 2.0 1035897 open-sans-fonts open-sans-fonts

Style Faces Scripts
Sans Serif Other R B I BI Other Latin Greek Cyrillic Other
Variable Monospace Variable Monospace
x x x x x Light, Light Italic, Semibold, Semibold Italic, Extrabold, Extrabold Italic x x x


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