Designed by Steve Matteson
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.
In March 2021, the family has been updated to a variable font family and it also includes Hebrew.
To contribute, see github.com/googlefonts/opensans.
You can download font files directly and install them with Font Book. However, it’ll be much easier to install these fonts with RightFont — the best font manager for Mac.
These fonts are licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
You can use them freely in your products & projects - print or digital, commercial or otherwise.