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About Source Sans

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The Adobe Originals program started in 1989 as an in-house type foundry at Adobe, brought together to create original typefaces of exemplary design quality, technical fidelity, and aesthetic longevity.

Today the Type team’s mission is to conduct original research and development for type at Adobe, making sophisticated and even experimental typefaces that explore the possibilities of design and technology. Typefaces released as Adobe Originals — fully-featured families and smaller “Concept” projects alike — are the result of years of work and study, regarded as industry standards for the ambition and quality of their development.

Open source details

Source Sans is available via an open source license. You're free to use it with your Typekit account just as you would any other font in the Typekit library. For information regarding other uses of Source Sans, see copyright and license details for Source Sans Pro ExtraLight, Source Sans Pro ExtraLight Italic, Source Sans Pro Light, Source Sans Pro Light Italic, Source Sans Pro Regular, Source Sans Pro Italic, Source Sans Pro Semibold, Source Sans Pro Semibold Italic, Source Sans Pro Bold, Source Sans Pro Bold Italic, Source Sans Pro Black, and Source Sans Pro Black Italic.

Type Designer

Type Designers

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How to Use

You may encounter slight variations in the name of this font, depending on where you use it. Here’s what to look for.

Desktop

In application font menus, this font will display:

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Web

To use this font on your website, use the following CSS:

font-family: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.family.css_font_stack.replace('"', '').replace('",', ', ')}};
font-style: italicnormal;
font-weight: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.font.web.weight}};

Glyph Support & Stylistic Filters

Fonts in the Adobe Fonts library include support for many different languages, OpenType features, and typographic styles. If you know you need a specific combination of languages or features covered, you can use these filters to narrow down your search while browsing our library.