Adobe and open source are words that rarely go together. But the software giant is keeping up with the times and is trying to stay relevant. It embraced HTML5 and company and it's doing some interesting things for the web lately. Now, it's even open-sourced a font family, granted, not the first thing you think about when you say open source.
"I am proud to announce that today marks another milestone as Adobe makes yet another type resource freely available by releasing the Source Sans Pro family as our first-ever open source type family," Adobe's Paul D. Hunt, who created the typeface, wrote
Source Sans Pro is available in both OTF and TTF formats and, importantly, the source files for the font are available as well, for those that want to tinker with them. The font is already available in the Google Web Fonts directory
, but also on Typekit and WebInk if you want to embed it into a website and will even be made available for use inside Google Docs.