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Best for desktop publishing and is the most full-featured font format (although OT-savvy apps such as InDesign are required to access advanced typographic control).

Created for use with Microsoft Office.

Optimized for use exclusively on web pages. Self-hosted or hosted through Typekit, these fonts are perpetually licensed based on the number of pageviews per month for all sites in an organization using the font.

For embedding into mobile apps, eBooks, games, editable PDFs, embedded applications, and more. Unlimited usage for the duration of the licensing term.


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Sansa, a sans serif family designed by Fred Smeijers, benefits from the liberties taken in recent sans serif design without overdoing them, yet it is full of character. The family has five weights: light, normal, semi-bold, bold and black with matching italics. For down-to-earth display setting Smeijers developed Sansa Condensed Ultra Black with a matching italic. As a non-bookish typeface - no small caps or non-lining figures – Sansa is very effective for a wide range of daily uses.

In March 2006 OurType released the 'Soft' version of the Sansa family. This kind of treatment – rounding off the edges of sanserif typefaces – is very old and goes back to the 1830s, when the explosion of typographical sans serifs started. Usually applied upon sanserif or slab serif typefaces, this rather simple but effective cosmetic treatment has been with us since then. This fate could not be denied to Sansa and, like most simple things – Sansa Soft works!

In December 2006 OurType launched the latest addition to the Sansa family – Sansa Slab.

Sansa fonts can be purchased individually, but the packages on this page offer the best value and performance. Discounted packages containing complimentary fonts ensure you get all the styles you need for professional typography.

While TrueType and PostScript formats are still available, we recommend the newer OpenType fonts to most customers as they offer the most versatility and ease-of-use, as well as compatibility with modern design applications. The OpenType Pro fonts support the complete Latin Extended 1 character set, which is a valuable tool for composing multilingual text.

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