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Old 02-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default Source Sans Pro - free

I mentioned in the Ministry thread that the Deja Vu family is an extension (for Unicode) of Bitstream Vera Sans, distributed free.

There is also an open-source family produced (at least partly) by Adobe: Source Sans. Fundamentally, it's of American gothic type lineage (Trade Gothic, News Gothic, et al.).

Although the description says that it was intended chiefly for use in user interfaces, it also has features that make it useful for text:
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.

There are six weights, all with true italics and Open Type features.
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