Work Sans is a typeface family based loosely on early Grotesques, such as those by Stephenson Blake, Miller & Richard and Bauerschen Giesserei. The Regular weight and others in the middle of the family are optimised for on-screen text usage at medium-sizes (14px-48px) and can also be used in print design. The fonts closer to the extreme weights are designed more for display use both on the web and in print. Overall, features are simplified and optimised for screen resolutions; for example, diacritic marks are larger than how they would be in print. A version optimised for desktop applications is available from the Work Sans github project page.
The Work Sans project is led by Wei Huang, a type designer from Australia. To contribute, see github.com/weiweihuanghuang/Work-Sans
Work Sans font contains 395 defined characters and 321 unique glyphs. The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (96), Latin Extended-A (90), Latin Extended-B (5), Spacing Modifier Letters (9), Combining Diacritical Marks (1), Greek and Coptic (1), Latin Extended Additional (1), General Punctuation (16), Superscripts and Subscripts (27), Currency Symbols (3), Letterlike Symbols (4), Arrows (10), Mathematical Operators (14), Geometric Shapes (7), Dingbats (14), Private Use Area (1), Alphabetic Presentation Forms (2).
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