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Sans serif fonts

While serif fonts are identified by a small stroke decorating the end of a longer stroke, sans serif fonts lack that extra ornamental stroke.
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Sans serif fonts pairings
Open sans font pairing
Open sans font pairing

Open Sans is a humanist, sans-serif font optimized for print, web, and mobile interfaces.

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Best sans serif fonts
Josefin sans font pairing

Josefin Sans is an elegant, geometric, vintage typeface meant to be used at larger sizes.

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Ubuntu font pairing

The Ubuntu font family is a sans-serif typeface funded by Canonical and developed by Dalton Maag.

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When to use serif

When to use sans serif fonts

Due to their minimalism, simplicity and readability, sans serif fonts are mostly used in digital formats like websites and ebooks. In print, they tend to only be used in headings and not body text.

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Sans serif fonts vs. serif fonts

The decorative stroke that defines serif fonts gives each individual font family a distinctive flair. Because sans serif fonts lack this stylistic edge, they’re considered more modern and clean.

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Sans Serif Fonts vs. Serif Fonts
Best sans serif fonts

Best sans serif fonts

Sans serif fonts have been known by many other names, including “gothic”: any font with “gothic” in the name is usually sans serif. Other well-known sans serif fonts include Helvetica, Arial, and Futura.

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Free sans serif fonts

Sans fonts are minimal but approachable: Open Sans Font is neutral and friendly, Lato is stable but warm, and Roboto (in the same family is Roboto Slab) is natural and unforced. All are very readable.

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Free serif fonts