About Merriweather Sans

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License: SIL Open Font License, 1.1

Foundry: Sorkin Type Co

Merriweather Sans is a low-contrast semi-condensed sans-serif text typeface family designed to be pleasant to read at very small sizes. Merriweather Sans is traditional in feeling despite the modern shapes it has adopted for screens.

Merriweather Sans is an evolving project and will be updated. As of now there are 8 styles: Light, Regular, Bold, and ExtraBold weights in Roman and Italic styles.

There is also Merriweather, a serif version which closely harmonizes with the weights and styles of this sans-serif family.

Designed by Eben Sorkin, Merriweather Sans features a large x height, slightly condensed letterforms, a mild diagonal stress and open forms.

Merriweather Sans is a work in progress and will be improved regularly. This means you can request improvements and even fund specific features if if they are outside of the current scope of work. For more information and to stay updated see Eben Sorkin's blog and Flickr stream, and the MerriweatherFnt Twitter microblog.

Updated in June 2013 with italic styles.

Updated in January 2016: This revision improves on-screen rendering especially at text sizes with ttfautohint hinting. Merriweather Sans will work better when installed on desktops. Some OpenType features were added and improved. Since the vertical and horizontal metrics changed, this may cause some text to reflow in some browsers. A second update (v1.006) was made on 1/25 to fix ligatures and other digraphs.

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Use on the Web

The Merriweather Sans webfont is available for use on the web via the Google Fonts API.

1. Add this code to your website:

<link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Merriweather+Sans' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Instructions: To embed this font into your web page, copy this code into the <head> of your HTML document.

2. Integrate the font into your CSS:

font-family: 'Merriweather Sans', Arial, sans-serif;

Instructions: Add the font name to your CSS selector just as you'd do normally with any other font.

Use in Desktop Software

The Merriweather Sans font has been extracted from the Google Fonts API for use in desktop software.

1. Download the font file in your desired style:

Download TTF
MerriweatherSans-800Italic.ttf
Download TTF
MerriweatherSans-700Italic.ttf
Download TTF
MerriweatherSans-800.ttf
Download TTF
MerriweatherSans-700.ttf
Download TTF
MerriweatherSans-Italic.ttf
Download TTF
MerriweatherSans-300Italic.ttf
Download TTF
MerriweatherSans-Regular.ttf
Download TTF
MerriweatherSans-300.ttf
Note: As these fonts come directly from the Google servers, they will need to be renamed.

2. Install to your computer

  • For Windows 10/8/7/Vista
    Right-click the font file then click the "Install" menu option.

  • For Mac OS xx 10.3 or above
    Double-click the font file then click the "Install Font" button at the bottom of the preview.