Source Sans Pro

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Source Sans Pro
ClassificationGrotesque sans-serif, Humanist sans-serif
Designer(s)Paul D. Hunt
FoundryAdobe Systems
Date created2012
LicenseSIL Open Font License

Source Sans Pro is a sans serif typeface created by Paul D. Hunt for Adobe Systems.[1] It is the first open-source font family from Adobe, distributed under the SIL Open Font License.[2][3]

The typeface is inspired by the forms of the American Type Founders' gothics by Morris Fuller Benton, such as News Gothic, Lightline Gothic and Franklin Gothic, modified with both a larger x-height and character width and more humanist-influenced italic forms.[4] It is available in six weights (Regular, ExtraLight, Light, Semibold, Bold, Black) in upright and italic styles. The typeface has wide language support for Latin script, including Western and Eastern European languages, Vietnamese, pinyin Romanization of Chinese, and Navajo.[2]

Adobe's open source family[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Paul, Ryan (3 August 2012). "Adobe releases Source Sans Pro, a new open source font". Ars Technica. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Hunt, Paul D. (2 August 2012). "Source Sans Pro: Adobe's first open source type family". Adobe Typekit Blog. Adobe Systems Incorporated. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  3. ^ Gilbertson, Scott (3 August 2012). "Source Sans Pro: Adobe's First Open Source Type Family". Webmonkey. Wired. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  4. ^ Rugen, Chris. "Source Sans review". Typographica. Retrieved 11 July 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Source Sans Pro at Wikimedia Commons