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Direc­tory fonts/clearsans

This is the README for the clearsans package, version 2014-05-28.

This package provides LaTeX, pdfLaTeX, XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX support
for the Clear Sans family of fonts (version 1.0), designed by Daniel
Ratighan at Monotype for Intel. Clear Sans is available in three
weights (regular, medium, and bold) with corresponding italics, plus
light and thin upright (without italics).

To install this package on a TDS-compliant TeX system download
the file "tex-archive"/install/fonts/clearsans.tds.zip where the
preferred URL for "tex-archive" is http://mirrors.ctan.org. Unzip
the archive at the root of an appropriate texmf tree, likely a
personal or local tree. If necessary, update the file-name database
(e.g., texhash). Update the font-map files by enabling the Map file

To use, add


to the preamble of your document. These will activate Clear Sans as
the sans-serif text font. To activate it as the main text font, use


LuaLaTeX and xeLaTeX users who might prefer type1 fonts or who wish
to avoid fontspec may use the type1 option.

Options scaled=<number> or scale=<number> may be used to scale the

The only figure style is proportional-lining.

Font encodings supported are OT1, T1, LY1 and TS1.

The medium option activates that series as the default bold series.

Commands \clearsans, \clearlight (or textsfl{...}) and \clearthin
(or \textsft{...}) allow for localized use of Clear Sans and the
light and thin variants, respectively.

The original TrueType fonts were obtained from


and are licensed under the Apache License, version 2.0; the text
may be found in the doc directory. The type1 versions were created
using autoinst. The support files were created using autoinst and
are licensed under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License.
The maintainer of this package is Bob Tennent (rdt at cs.queensu.ca)

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (2.3M).

clearsans – Clear Sans fonts with sup­port

Clear Sans was de­signed by Daniel Ratighan at Mono­type un­der the di­rec­tion of the User Ex­pe­ri­ence team at In­tel’s Open Source Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter. Clear Sans is avail­able in three weights (reg­u­lar, medium, and bold) with cor­re­spond­ing ital­ics, plus light and thin up­right (with­out ital­ics). Clear Sans 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.

The fonts are avail­able in both TrueType and Type 1 for­mats.

Ver­sion 2014-05-28
Li­censesApache Li­cense, ver­sion 2.0
Main­tainerBob Ten­nent
TDS archiveclearsans.tds.zip
Con­tained inTeX Live as clearsans
MiKTeX as clearsans
TopicsSans Font
Font Type1
Font TTF
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