Clear Sans

November 05, 2013
Last Updated
March 05, 2014
Current Version
1.00 / Changelog

This Project Provides: Free-use OpenType font

The Value of the Clear Sans Project

Adopted by Mozilla for the Firefox for Android browser, Clear Sans has been recognized as a versatile OpenType font for screen, print, and Web. Clear Sans was designed with on-screen legibility in mind. It strikes a balance between contemporary, professional, and stylish expression and thoroughly functional purpose. It has a sophisticated and elegant personality at all sizes, and its thoughtful design becomes even more evident at the thin weight.

"I was drawn to Clear Sans for its practical nature. The different weights …offer great options for both readability and contrast, making all sorts of type and numbers easy for users to digest. More and more I noticed that I didn’t have to squint the way I usually do with fonts that I tend to see used a lot for dashboards, analytics, and other user interfaces.” – Typographica,  Michael Surtees, March 11, 2014

It has minimized, unambiguous characters and slightly narrow proportions, making it ideal for UI design. Its strong, recognizable forms avoid distracting ambiguity, making Clear Sans comfortable for reading short UI labels and long passages in both screen and print.

This font supports a wide range of languages using Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts. The font family includes medium, regular, thin, and liight weights with upright, italic, and bold styles.

Clear Sans supports these code pages:

  • CP1252 Latin 1
  • CP1250 Latin 2
  • CP1254 Turkish
  • CP1257 Baltic
  • CP1251 Cyrillic
  • CP1253 Greek
  • CP1258 Vietnamese

Who It’s For

Clear Sans can be freely utilized by application, browser and operating system developers.

Project Specifics

Clear Sans is freely available for private and commercial use and distribution under the Apache 2.0 License. While the font is open source, the design files used by Monotype are not available. Clear Sans is also distinct from ‘Intel Clear’, a font used exclusively by Intel for its own digital properties. 

About Intel Involvement

Clear Sans was created and designed by Daniel Ratighan at Monotype under the direction of the User Experience team at Intel's Open Source Technology Center.

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Clear Sans 1.00
05 Nov, 2013
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