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Source Sans Pro was designed by Paul D. Hunt as Adobe's first open source typeface family, conceived primarily as a typeface for user interfaces. Source Sans Pro draws inspiration from the clarity and legibility of twentieth-century American gothic typeface designs. Distilling the best archetypical qualities of these models, Paul followed a rational design approach by simplifying glyph shapes by paring them to their essential form. However, in order to more easily differentiate similar letter shapes (such as uppercase I and lowercase L), some additional details have been added. Besides providing such explicitly clarity in short text strings, another fundamental design consideration was to create a typeface that reads well in extended settings. This can be seen in the general proportions: Source Sans Pro has been designed with a more generous width than many other comparable gothics, and its shorter majuscule letters, combined with minuscule letters with longer extenders, create a more pleasant reading texture in longer text passages.
Source Sans Pro currently supports a wide range of languages using Latin script, and includes all the characters in the Adobe Latin 4 glyph set. As an open source project, it is expected that incremental updates will be made over time to extend glyph set coverage and functionality. Future releases will add support for Greek and Cyrillic scripts, a related monowidth family, and other features documented on the project page at Open@Adobe, which is hosted by SourceForge. If you are interested in contributing to this open source project, please visit this project page for information on how to become involved. Source Sans Pro can be adapted and redistributed according to the terms of the Open Font License (OFL) agreement.
Source is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
Postscript File Name:
MAC Menu Name:
Source™ Sans Pro Light
Windows/PC Menu Name:
Source™ Sans Pro Light