Open Sans

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What is the Open Sans font?

Open Sans is a humanist sans serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson, Type Director of Ascender Corp.
This free typeface was designed with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral, yet friendly appearance. It was optimized for print, web, and mobile interfaces, and is incredibly legible.
Download it for free and pick up its perfect pairing Open Serif today!

Open Sans Font families

The Open Sans includes the following font families:

  • Open Sans Light
  • Open Sans Light Italic
  • Open Sans
  • Open Sans Italic
  • Open Sans Semibold
  • Open Sans Semibold Italic
  • Open Sans Bold
  • Open Sans Bold Italic
  • Open Sans Extrabold
  • Open Sans Extrabold Italic

Open Sans Preview

Here is a preview of how Open Sans will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

Is Open Sans A free font? Is Open Sans Free to Download?

No,Open Sans is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Open Sans so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Open Sans for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Open Sans remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Open Sans and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)