Samples of sans serif typefaces

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This list of samples of sans-serif typefaces details standard sans-serif fonts used in printing, classical typesetting and printing.

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Samples of Sans-serif typefaces
Typeface name Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
Akzidenz-Grotesk
Designer: Günter Gerhard Lange
Class: Realist
Akzidenz-Grotesk font.svg Akzidenz-Grotesk sample.svg AkzidenzGroteskspecAIB1.svg
Arial
Designer: Robin Nicholas & Patrica Saunders
Class: Realist
Arial font.svg Arial sample.svg ArialMTsp.svg
Bell Centennial
Designer: Matthew Carter
Class: Transitional
Bell Centennial font.svg Bell Centennial sample.svg BellCentennial sample.svg
Bell Gothic
Designer: Chauncey H. Griffith
Class: Realist
Bell Gothic font.svg Bell Gothic sample.svg BellGothic.svg
Benguiat Gothic
Designer: Ed Benguiat
Class: Humanist
Benguiat Gothic Typeface.svg Benguiat Gothic Sample.svg Benguiat Gothic Specimen.svg
Calibri
Designer: Lucas de Groot
Class: Humanist
Calibri font.svg Calibri sample.svg CalibriSpecimen.svg
Century Gothic
Designer: Morris Fuller Benton
Class: Geometric
Century Gothic font.svg Century Gothic sample.svg CenturyGothicSpecimen.svg
Charcoal (Mac OS 9 system font)
Designer: David Berlow
CharcoalSpecimen7.svg
Chicago (pre-Mac OS 9 system font, still included with Mac OS X)
Designer: Susan Kare
Chicago font.svg Chicago sample.svg Chicago typeface spec.svg
Corbel
Designer: Jeremy Tankard
Corbel Typeface.svg Corbel sample.svg CorbelSpec.svg
DejaVu Sans DejaVu Sans font.svg DejaVu Sans sample.svg DejaVuSans.svg
Droid Sans
Designer: Steve Matteson
Droid Sans Typeface.svg Font-Sample-Droid-Sans plainsvg 2.svg DroidSansSpecimen.svg
Eras
Designer: Albert Boton, Albert Hollenstein
Class: Humanist
Eras font.svg Eras sample.svg ITCEras.svg
Eurostile
Designer: Aldo Novarese, Akira Kobayashi
Eurostile Typeface.svg Eurostile Sample.svg EurostileSpec.svg
Franklin Gothic
Designer: Morris Fuller Benton
Franklin Gothic Typeface.svg FranklinGothic.svg FranklinGothicSP.svg
Frutiger
Designer: Adrian Frutiger
Frutiger font.svg Frutiger sample.svg FrutigerSpec-1.svg
Futura
Designer: Paul Renner
Class: Geometric
Futura Typeface.svg Futura.svg Futura Specimen.svg
Geneva
Designer: Susan Kare
Class: Realist
Geneva font.svg Geneva sample.svg GenevaSP.png
Gill Sans
Designer: Eric Gill
Class: Humanist
Gill Sans font.svg Gill Sans sample.svg GillSansEG.svg
Haettenschweiler
Designer: Walter Haettenschweiler
Class: Realist
Haettenschweiler font.svg Haettenschweiler sample.svg Haettenschweiler2.png
Handel Gothic
Designer: Don Handel, Ronald Trogram
Class: Geometric
Handel Gothic Typeface.svg Handel Gothic Type Specimen.svg
Helvetica
Designer: Max Miedinger, Eduard Hoffman
Class: Grotesque
Helvetica font.svg Helvetica sample.svg HelveticaSpecimenCH.svg
Highway Gothic
Designer: Ted Forbes
Highway Gothic font.svg Highway Gothic sample.svg
Impact
Designer: Geoffrey Lee
Impact font.svg Impact sample.svg ImpactSP.svg
Johnston
Designer: Edward Johnston, Eric Gill
Class: Humanist
Johnston Typeface.svg Johnston Font Sample.svg ITC Johnston typeface specimen.svg
Kabel
Designer: Rudolf Koch
Class: Geometric
Kabel font.svg Kabel sample.svg KabelSP.png
Lucida Sans
Designer: Charles Bigelow, Kris Holmes
Lucida Sans font.svg Lucida Sans sample.svg LucidaSansSpecimen.svg
Microsoft Sans Serif
Designer: Microsoft
Microsoft Sans Serif Font.svg Microsoft Sans Serif sample.svg MicrosoftSansSerifSpecimen.svg
Myriad
Designer: Robert Slimbach, Carol Twombly
Class: Humanist
Myriad font.svg Myriad sample.svg Myriadsp.svg
News Gothic
Designer: Morris Fuller Benton
News Gothic Typeface.svg News Gothic sample.svg NGsp4.svg
Open Sans
Designer: Steve Matteson
Class: Humanist
Open Sans sample.svg
Optima
Designer: Hermann Zapf
Optima font.svg Optima sample.svg Optima font sample.svg
Rail Alphabet
Designer: Margaret Calvert, Jock Kinneir
Railalphabet.png
Segoe UI
Designer: Steve Matteson
Segoe UI font.svg Segoe UI sample.svg SegoeUI SP.svg
Skia
Designer: Matthew Carter
Skia Typeface.svg Skiaspecimen3.svg
Tahoma
Designer: Matthew Carter
Class: Humanist
Tahoma font.svg Tahoma sample.svg Tahoma.svg
Thesis Sans
Designer: Lucas de Groot
Class: Humanist
TheSans.svg
Tiresias
Designer: RNIB
Tiresias sample.png
Transport
Designer: Jock Kinneir, Margaret Calvert
Transport font.svg Transport sample.png
Trebuchet MS
Designer: Vincent Connare
Class: Humanist
Trebuchet MS font.svg Trebuchet MS sample.svg TrebuchetMS SP.svg
Ubuntu
Designer: Dalton Maag
Class: realist
Ubuntu name.svg Ubuntu sample.svg Ubuntu.svg
Univers
Designer: Adrian Frutiger
Class: Grotesque
Univers Typeface.svg Univers sample.svg Univers Specimen.svg
Vera Sans
Designer: Jim Lyles
Vera Sans Typeface.svg Bitstream Vera Sans.svg VeraSansSpecimen.svg
Verdana
Designer: Matthew Carter
Verdana font.svg Verdana sample.svg VerdanaSpecimen.svg

Additional sans-serif typefaces[edit]

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