Sansa, a sanserif family designed by Fred Smeijers, benefits from the liberties taken in recent sanserif design without overdoing them. Yet it is a design full of character and it has proven versatile across a wide range of design uses, from packaging design - to posters, from book typography - to forms. Originally designed by Smeijers for his own correspondence, the family has been released in 2002. Sansa has seen an update in 2006, bringing out a larger character set. It's current, second, update includes a new SemiCondensed width and complements the character set with additional figure sets and small caps.
The Sansa family consists of five weights of roman and italic designs: Light, Normal, SemiBold, Bold, and Black. The family covers a range of three widths: Normal, SemiCondensed, and Condensed. The Condensed variant includes an additional UltraBlack style, a powerful weight for display use. Sansa's character set comprises small caps; lining, oldstyle and small cap figures (each in tabular and proportional widths); fractions; comprehensive scientific superiors and inferiors, numerators and denominators; case sensitive punctuation sets; mathematical and monetary symbols (in tabular and proportional widths); arrows; standard and discretionary ligatures; and a complete range of accents for all Western, Central and East European languages based on the Latin script.
Other counterparts of the Sansa family are: Sansa Soft and Sansa Slab.
Sansa supports 112 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)