Hello

The Inter typeface family

Inter is a typeface carefully crafted & designed for computer screens.

Inter features a tall x-height to aid in readability of mixed-case and lower-case text. Several OpenType features are provided as well, like contextual alternates that adjusts punctuation depending on the shape of surrounding glyphs, slashed zero for when you need to disambiguate "0" from "o", tabular numbers, etc.

Inter Regular
Sample

Inter Bold
Sample

Using

Using Inter is as easy as downloading & installing the font files. If you're making a web thing, you can use the following CSS or get it from Google Fonts.

@import url('https://rsms.me/inter/inter.css');
html { font-family: 'Inter', sans-serif; }
@supports (font-variation-settings: normal) {
  html { font-family: 'Inter var', sans-serif; }
}

Dynamic Metrics

Size dp = spacing em

There's of course no absolute right or wrong when it comes to expressing yourself with typography, but Inter Dynamic Metrics provides guidelines for good typography. You simply provide the optical font size, and the tracking and leading is calculated for you to produce the best results.

Explore dynamic metrics →

Free &
Open source

Inter is a free and open source font family.
You are free to use this font in almost any way imaginable.
Refer to the SIL Open Font License 1.1 for exact details on what the conditions and restrictions are.

Weights & Styles

There are nine weights, each with italic counterparts, making a total of 18 styles.

Variable

Inter is offered as both traditional constant font files (one per style, e.g. Bold Italic, Medium, etc.) as well as a Variable Font which contains all styles in a much smaller file size. Additionally, a variable font is ...variable! You can mix and match weight and italic angle as you please, forming theoretically infinite variations.

Variable Fonts not supported by this web browser

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890 ?!()[]{}&*^%$#@~

Variable fonts is a new and emerging technology.
This test can be used to discover what a web browser is capable of.

Features

Inter comes with many OpenType features that can be used to tailor functionality and aesthetics to your specific needs. Some of these features can be combined to form a great number of alternative variations.

calt Contextual alternates

This feature is usually enabled by default and causes certain characters to adjust themselves or be replaced depending on the surrounding context.

Disabled Enabled 3x9 3x9 12:34, FEX 12:34, FE—X 4.2 4.2 (SEMI)PERMANENT (SEMI)PERMANENT SFO STO SFO → STO IIA OGG IIA ⟶ OGG ARN OGG ARN ⟺ OGG M@N [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Smile :-) Smile :-)

tnum Tabular numbers

Fixed-width numbers are useful for tabular data, where comparing columns across rows is desired.

Disabled Enabled 1234567890 1234567890 1131711  1131711  0040900  0040900  11:31,711  11:31,711  00:40.900  00:40.900  0.45, 0.91, +0.08  0.45, 0.91, +0.08  1.00, 9.44, −0.13  1.00, 9.44, −0.13  0.00, 1.13, ~7.12  0.00, 1.13, ~7.12 

frac Fractions

This feature is contextually sensitive and will convert "words" of numbers separated by forward slash into proper fractions. This feature is dynamic and allows for any fractions. Note that the digits used for fractions are custom-made for their small size, and are even made separately from the slightly larger Superscript and Subscript numbers.

Disabled Enabled 1/3  3/4  1/5 1/3  3/4  1/5 18/29  16/5 18/29  16/5 1337/591038 1337/591038

case Case alternates

Switches out some glyphs to work better with capital letters and numbers.

Disabled Enabled (Hello) [World] {9000} (Hello) [World] {9000} SCHOOL @ RUN SCHOOL @ RUN 3 + 9 = 12 * 1 3 + 9 = 12 * 1 *+÷±×=≠≈•~<>≤≥ *+÷±×=≠≈•~<>≤≥ - : → ← ⟶ ⟵ − - – — :

ccmp Compositions

Inter provides several custom made glyphs for compositions like A + enclosed-combining-circle.

Disabled Enabled Figure A Figure A⃝ Figure # Figure #⃞ Figure 3 Figure ⃝3 Figure 3 Figure ⃞3

This means that for instance enclosed glyphs works everywhere, not just in apps with correct combining character logic.

dlig Discretionary ligatures

Alternate style for a few chacters. This feature is usually disabled by default.

Disabled Enabled ¡¿What?! ¡¿What?! ¿¡What!? ¿¡What!?

numr Numerators

Disabled Enabled Hello 0123 Hello 0123

dnom Denominators

Disabled Enabled Hello 0123 Hello 0123

sups Superscript

Disabled Enabled X0123 (+)-[=] X0123 (+)-[=] Xabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz Xabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

subs Subscript

Disabled Enabled H0123 (+)-[=] H0123 (+)-[=] Xabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz Xabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

ss01 Stylistic set 1: Alternate digits

An alternate style of digits. Note that individual digit styles can be cherry-picked using the cvXX features.

Disabled Enabled 1234567890 1234567890 13469 13469

ss02 Stylistic set 2: Disambiguation

Alternate glyph set that increases visual difference between similar-looking characters.

Disabled Enabled WP0ACO9XSI1012O9 WP0ACO9XSI1012O9 Illegal Illegal βeta ßeta Busineß βeta ßeta Busineß

ss03 Stylistic set 3: r curves into round neighbors

Lower case r curved into neighboring round shapes for increased legibility and personality.

Disabled Enabled Sara Sara ird ird Monroe Monroe

zero Slashed zero

Disabled Enabled O0123 O0123

cvXX Character variants

Allows cherry-picking alternate characters.

Feature Disabled Enabled cv01 1 1 cv02 4 4 cv03 6 6 cv04 9 9 cv05 l ł ƚ ɫ ɬ ŀ ĺ ļ ľ ḷ ḹ ḻ ḽ l ł ƚ ɫ ɬ ŀ ĺ ļ ľ ḷ ḹ ḻ ḽ cv06 r ɽ ɍ ɼ ŕ ŗ ř ȑ ȓ ṙ ṛ ṝ ṟ r ɽ ɍ ɼ ŕ ŗ ř ȑ ȓ ṙ ṛ ṝ ṟ cv07 ß ß cv08 I Ï Ḯ Ɨ Ḭ Ì Í Î Ĩ Ī Ĭ Į İ Ǐ Ȉ Ȋ Ỉ Ị Ι Ί Ϊ Ἰ Ἱ Ἲ I Ï Ḯ Ɨ Ḭ Ì Í Î Ĩ Ī Ĭ Į İ Ǐ Ȉ Ȋ Ỉ Ị Ι Ί Ϊ Ἰ Ἱ Ἲ cv09 3 3 cv10 G Ǥ Ɠ Ĝ Ğ Ġ Ģ Ǧ Ǵ Ḡ G Ǥ Ɠ Ĝ Ğ Ġ Ģ Ǧ Ǵ Ḡ cv11 a á ă ắ ặ ằ ẳ ẵ ǎ â ấ ậ ầ ẩ ẫ ȁ ä ǟ ȧ ạ ǡ à ả ȃ ā ą ẚ å ǻ ḁ ã a á ă ắ ặ ằ ẳ ẵ ǎ â ấ ậ ầ ẩ ẫ ȁ ä ǟ ȧ ạ ǡ à ả ȃ ā ą ẚ å ǻ ḁ ã

Additional features, not highlighted above: locl, salt, aalt, cpsp and ordn.
You can explore features in the interactive lab.

Language support


Cyrillic

Azerbaijani

Belarusian

Bosnian

Bulgarian

Chechen

Macedonian

Ossetic

Russian

Sakha

Serbian

Ukrainian

Uzbek

Greek

Greek

Latin

Afrikaans

Aghem

Akan

Albanian

Asturian

Asu

Bafia

Basaa

Basque

Bemba

Bena

Breton

Catalan

Chiga

Colognian

Cornish

Croatian

Czech

Danish

Duala

Dutch

Elfdalian

Embu

English

Esperanto

Estonian

Ewe

Ewondo

Faroese

Filipino

Finnish

French

Friulian

Fulah

Galician

Ganda

German

Gusii

Hawaiian

Hungarian

Icelandic

Igbo

Inari Sami

Indonesian

Irish

Italian

Jola-Fonyi

Kabuverdianu

Kabyle

Kako

Kalaallisut

Kalenjin

Kamba

Kikuyu

Kinyarwanda

Koyra Chiini

Koyraboro Senni

Kwasio

Lakota

Langi

Latvian

Lingala

Lithuanian

Lower Sorbian

Luba-Katanga

Luo

Luxembourgish

Luyia

Machame

Makhuwa-Meetto

Makonde

Malagasy

Maltese

Manx

Masai

Meru

Metaʼ

Morisyen

Mundang

Nama

Ngiemboon

Ngomba

North Ndebele

Northern Sami

Norwegian Bokmål

Norwegian Nynorsk

Nuer

Nyankole

Oromo

Polish

Portuguese

Prussian

Quechua

Romanian

Romansh

Rombo

Rundi

Rwa

Samburu

Sango

Sangu

Scottish Gaelic

Sena

Serbian

Shambala

Shona

Slovak

Slovenian

Soga

Somali

Spanish

Swahili

Swedish

Swiss German

Tachelhit

Taita

Tasawaq

Teso

Tongan

Turkish

Upper Sorbian

Uzbek

Vai

Vietnamese

Volapük

Vunjo

Walser

Welsh

Western Frisian

Yangben

Yoruba

Zarma

Zulu

Character set

All 2547 characters provided with Inter. Tap a glyph to copy it to your clipboard.
Use the Glyphs Browser to inspect details like kerning and style variation.

A Ä Ã À Á  ŠǺ Ā Ă Ą Ǎ Ǟ Ǡ Ȁ Ȃ Ȧ Α Ά Ⱥ А Ӑ Ӓ Λ Æ Ǣ Ǽ Ӕ B Ƀ Ɓ В Β C Ƈ Ç Ć Ĉ Ċ Č Ȼ Ɔ Ϲ D Ɗ Ď Ɖ Dz Dž E È É Ê Ë Ē Ĕ Ė Ę Ě Ȅ Ȇ Ȩ Ɇ Ǝ Ε Έ Е Ѐ Ё Ӗ F Ƒ G Ǥ Ɠ Ĝ Ğ Ġ Ģ Ǧ Ǵ H Ĥ Ȟ Ħ Ӈ Ң Ӊ Ҥ Ƕ Η Ή Н I Ï Ɨ Ì Í Î Ĩ Ī Ĭ Į İ Ǐ Ȉ Ȋ Ɩ Ι Ί Ϊ Ἷ І Ї J Ĵ Ɉ Ϳ Ј K Ķ Ǩ Ҡ Қ Ƙ Κ L Ĺ Ļ Ľ Ł Ƚ Lj M Ӎ Μ Ϻ М N Ñ Ń Ņ Ň Ǹ Ɲ Ŋ И Ѝ Й Ӣ Ӥ Ҋ Ͷ Ν Nj O Ö Õ Ø Ơ Ò Ó Ô Ō Ŏ Ő Ǒ Ǫ Ǭ Ȍ Ȏ Ȫ Ȭ Ȯ Ȱ Ǿ Ο Ό ϴ О Ӧ Ɵ Ө Ӫ Œ P Ҏ Ƥ Ρ Q R Ŕ Ŗ Ř Ȑ Ȓ Ɍ S Ś Ŝ Ş Š Ș Ѕ Ƨ T Ţ Ť Ț Ƭ Ʈ Ⱦ Τ U Ư Ù Ú Û Ü Ũ Ū Ŭ Ů Ű Ų Ǔ Ǖ Ǘ Ǚ Ǜ Ȕ Ȗ Ʉ V W Ŵ X Ҳ Ӽ Χ Y Ƴ Ý Ŷ Ÿ Ȳ Ɏ Υ Ύ Ϋ Z Ź Ż Ž Ȥ Ƶ Ζ Ɀ a á ă ǎ â ȁ ä ǟ ȧ ǡ à ȃ ā ą å ǻ ã ɐ а ӑ ӓ æ ǣ ǽ ӕ b ƀ ƃ ɓ c ȼ ƈ ɕ ç ć ĉ ċ č ϲ с d đ ɖ ɗ ƌ ȡ ď dz ʣ dž ʥ ʤ e ë ɇ è é ê ē ĕ ė ę ě ȅ ȇ ȩ ế е ѐ ё ӗ ǝ f ʩ g ɠ ǥ ĝ ğ ġ ģ ǧ ǵ h ћ ђ ɦ ɧ ƕ ɥ ʮ ʯ ħ ĥ ȟ һ i ı ï ĩ ɨ ì í î ī ĭ į ǐ ȉ ȋ ȷ ɟ ɉ і ї ij j ʝ ĵ ǰ ϳ ј lj k ƙ ķ ǩ ʞ l ł ƚ ɫ ɭ ɬ ȴ ŀ ĺ ļ ľ ӏ m ɱ ɯ ɰ ḿ n ñ ɳ ŋ ȵ ɲ ƞ ń ņ ň ǹ nj o ö õ ø ơ ò ó ô ō ŏ ő ǒ ǫ ǭ ȍ ȏ ȫ ȭ ȯ ȱ ǿ ο ό ѳ ɵ о ӧ œ ѹ p ҏ ƥ р q ʠ ɋ Ɋ r ɍ ɹ ɻ ɿ ɾ ŕ ŗ ř ȑ ȓ ɽ ɼ s ʂ ȿ ś ŝ ş š ș ѕ ƨ ß t ƫ ʈ ȶ ʨ ʇ ŧ ţ ť ț u ü ũ ư µ ʉ ù ú û ū ŭ ů ű ų ǔ ǖ ǘ ǚ ǜ ȕ ȗ v ʌ ṿ w ʍ ŵ x х χ y ÿ ƴ ɏ ý ŷ ȳ у ў ӯ ӱ ӳ ʎ Ӯ Ӱ Ӳ z ƶ ȥ ɀ ʐ ź ż ž ʑ Þ Γ Θ Ξ Π Σ Φ Ψ Ώ Ʊ ϒ ϓ ϔ Ɣ Б Ґ Ӻ Д Ж Җ З К Ҝ Ӄ Л Ѳ Џ У Ф Ц Ҵ Ч Ҷ Ҹ Һ Ћ Ш Щ Ъ Ы Ь Љ Њ Э Ю Я Ҕ Ҧ Є Ҩ Ҽ Ә Ӡ Ѵ Ђ ð þ α ά β γ δ ε έ ʚ ɛ ɜ ɞ ɝ ζ η ή θ ɩ ΐ ί ϊ λ ξ π ρ ϼ ς σ τ υ ΰ ϋ ύ φ ϕ ψ ω ώ ɣ б в г ґ ӻ д ж җ з и ҋ к ӄ қ ҝ ҡ л ӆ ԯ м ӎ н ң ҥ ӈ ӊ п т ф ӽ ҳ ц џ ч ҷ ҹ ш щ ь ъ ы ҍ ѣ љ њ э ю я ҕ ҧ є ҩ ҵ ҽ ӡ ѵ $ ¢ ¥ £ ƒ ฿ 0 1 2 ƻ 3 4 5 Ƽ 6 7 8 9 & ! ¡ ? ¿ ( ) [ ] { } @ # ¤ / | ¦ \ - ­ ʼ ' " ʹ ʺ , . : ; · · ; « » < > = + × ÷ ± ~ ¬ ^ * ® © 🄯 🅫 🅪 ° ª º § ʰ ʲ ˡ ʳ ˢ ʷ ˣ ʸ ¹ ² ³ ½ ¼ ¾ % ´ ˝ ` ΄ ¨ ˆ ˜ ¯ ˘ ˙ ˚ ˇ ΅ ¸ ˛ ́ ̋ ̀ ̏ ̄ ̈ ̆ ̑ ̉ ̂ ̌ ̃ ̇ ̊ ̛ ̨ ̭ ̮ ̣ ̦ ̤ ̥ ̲ ̰ ʘ 🡐 🡒 🄰 🄱 🄲 🄳 🄴 🄵 🄶 🄷 🄸 🄹 🄺 🄻 🄼 🄽 🄾 🄿 🅀 🅁 🅂 🅃 🅄 🅅 🅆 🅇 🅈 🅉 Ð Đ IJ ĸ Ŀ Ŧ ſ Ƃ Ƅ ƅ Ƌ ƍ Ə Ɛ ƛ Ɯ Ƣ ƣ Ʀ Ʃ ƪ ƭ Ʋ Ʒ Ƹ ƹ ƺ ƽ ƾ ƿ ǀ ǁ ǂ ǃ LJ NJ Ǯ ǯ DZ Ƿ Ȝ ȝ Ƞ Ȣ ȣ ȸ ȹ Ɂ ɂ Ʌ ɑ ɒ ɔ ɘ ə ɚ ɡ ɢ ɤ ɪ ɮ ɴ ɶ ɷ ɸ ɺ ʀ ʁ ʃ ʄ ʅ ʆ ʊ ʋ ʏ ʒ ʓ ʔ ʕ ʖ ʗ ʙ ʛ ʜ ʟ ʡ ʢ ʦ ʧ ʪ ʫ ʬ ʭ ʱ ʴ ʵ ʶ ʻ ʽ ʾ ʿ ˀ ˁ ˂ ˃ ˄ ˅ ˈ ˉ ˊ ˋ ˌ ˍ ˎ ˏ ː ˑ ˒ ˓ ˔ ˕ ˖ ˗ ˞ ˟ ˠ ˤ ˥ ˦ ˧ ˨ ˩ ˪ ˫ ˬ ˭ ˮ ˯ ˰ ˱ ˲ ˳ ˴ ˵ ˶ ˷ ˸ ˹ ˺ ˻ ˼ ˽ ˾ ˿ ̅ ̍ ̎ ̐ ̒ ̓ ̔ ̕ ̖ ̗ ̘ ̙ ̚ ̜ ̝ ̞ ̡ ̢ ̩ ̪ ̫ ̬ ̯ ̱ ̳ ̴ ̵ ̶ ̷ ̸ ̹ ̺ ̻ ̼ ̽ ̾ ̿ ̀ ́ ͂ ̓ ̈́ ͅ ͆ ͇ ͈ ͉ ͊ ͋ ͌ ͍ ͎ ͐ ͑ ͒ ͓ ͔ ͕ ͖ ͗ ͘ ͙ ͚ ͛ ͜ ͝ ͞ ͟ ͠ ͡ ͢ ͣ ͤ ͥ ͦ ͧ ͨ ͩ ͪ ͫ ͬ ͭ ͮ ͯ Ͱ ͱ Ͳ ͳ ʹ ͵ ͷ ͺ ͻ ͼ ͽ κ μ ν Ϗ ϐ ϑ ϖ ϗ Ϙ ϙ Ϛ ϛ Ϝ ϝ Ϟ ϟ Ϡ ϡ ϰ ϱ ϵ ϶ Ϸ ϸ ϻ Ͻ Ͼ Ͽ Ѓ Ќ Ў Г П Р С Т Х й ѓ ќ ѝ Ѡ ѡ Ѣ Ѥ ѥ Ѧ ѧ Ѩ ѩ Ѫ ѫ Ѭ ѭ Ѯ ѯ Ѱ ѱ Ѷ ѷ Ѹ Ѻ ѻ Ѽ ѽ Ѿ ѿ Ҁ ҁ ҂ ҃ ҄ ҅ ҆ ҇ ҈ ҉ Ҍ Ғ ғ Ҙ ҙ Ҫ ҫ Ҭ ҭ Ү ү Ұ ұ Ҿ ҿ Ӏ Ӂ ӂ Ӆ Ӌ ӌ ә Ӛ ӛ Ӝ ӝ Ӟ ӟ ӣ ӥ ө ӫ Ӭ ӭ Ӵ ӵ Ӷ ӷ Ӹ ӹ Ӿ ӿ ᶿ ᷿ ỿ ᾿ ⷿ

The story behind Inter

Inter started out in late 2016 as an experiment to build a perfectly pixel-fitting font at a specific small size (11px.) The idea was that by crafting a font in a particular way, with a particular coordinate system (Units Per EM), and for a particular target rasterization size (11), it would be possible to get the best of both sharpness and readability.

However after a few months of using an early version of Inter, it dawned on everyone exposed to the test that this approach had some serious real-world problems. Most notably that it was really hard to read longer text. Because of the pixel-aligning nature of that approach, the font took an almost mono-spaced appearance, making it really easy to read numbers, punctuation and very short words, but eye-straining to read anything longer.

The project was rebooted with a different approach, sticking with the specific UPM, but crafting glyphs and kerning in a way that made for more variation in the rhythm and smoother vertical and horizontal stems. As Inter was being developed, it was tested on an internal version of Figma—where the author of Inter works as a designer—and slowly improved upon based on experience and feedback.

 

FAQ

How do I enable and disable font features?

In web browsers you'll want to use font-feature-settings. In Figma you can access features via the Advanced Type panel. In Illustrator, Photoshop and friends, you can access features via the Characters and OpenType panels. Sketch doesn't provide a UI for configuring font features, but there's a workaround using macOS's native font UI.

What is the difference between hinted and unhinted fonts?

The font files in the "hinted" folders have additional data in them for assisting ClearType, the text rasterizer used by Microsoft Windows (and some Linux distributions.) You want to use the "hinted" fonts only if you are targeting Windows users and prefer the different look of these "hinted" fonts. Additionally, hinting data makes the font files larger, so if you are using Inter on websites, the extra size of these files is another consideration to make. This article explains hinting at a greater length.

How reliable are the fonts served from rsms.me/inter?

rsms.me/inter is distributed globally over CloudFlare's CDN, backed by GitHub's servers, making usage of https://rsms.me/inter/inter.css and associated font files very reliable and fast throughout the world.

Can I help with improving Inter?

Yes you can! Inter is an open-source project, meaning the source code—or "source design" if you will—that is used to build the font files are freely available to improve upon. Font making requires a fair bit of technical work and depending on what you'd like to do, some things might be more fun depending on your technical skills. The "Contributing" document is a great place to start. The document outlines where you can have the biggest impact, how things are setup and how to get started.

How do I subset the font files?

Have a look at pyftsubset and glyphhanger.

How do I access alternate glyphs if my software doesn't provide OpenType control?

Have a look at pyftfeatfreeze which is a tool that allows you to build font files with certain OpenType features turned on "by default".

This website claims work started in 2016, but the git repository's log says it started later?

Inter was developed in a private, internal git repository starting in November 2016, prior to being published on August 22, 2017. Between November 2016 and August 2017, there were 2 990 150 line edits made across 247 versions.

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