Adobe Releases Its First Open Source Font

Randy Nelson | Tecca | August 3, 2012

We're used to open source software that can be modified by anyone, and even open source hardware like the upcoming Ouya game console, but an open source font? That's exactly what software maker Adobe released this week. Called Source Sans Pro, the font is freely available and the company has released its source files so that anyone who wishes to expand upon it with new language support, styles, and weights can do so.

The font was created by Adobe typeface designer Paul D. Hunt and was inspired by gothic typefaces of the early 20th century such as News Gothic and Franklin Gothic...