About Open Sans

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License: Apache License, version 2.0

Open Sans is a humanist sans serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson, Type Director of Ascender Corp. This version contains the complete 897 character set, which includes the standard ISO Latin 1, Latin CE, Greek and Cyrillic character sets. Open Sans was designed with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral, yet friendly appearance. It was optimized for print, web, and mobile interfaces, and has excellent legibility characteristics in its letterforms.

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Use on the Web

The Open 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=Open+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: 'Open 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 Open 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
OpenSans-700Italic.ttf
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OpenSans-800.ttf
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OpenSans-800Italic.ttf
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OpenSans-700.ttf
Download TTF
OpenSans-600.ttf
Download TTF
OpenSans-Italic.ttf
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OpenSans-300Italic.ttf
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OpenSans-Regular.ttf
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OpenSans-600Italic.ttf
Download TTF
OpenSans-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.