I need to find a font just like Lato font that includes a Latin Extended version. I like Lato but it doesn’t include characters from Latin Extended and so I can’t type ş, ğ etc.

Here's an example screenshot:

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I’m using this font for my web-site project.

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    Hi user15725, welcome to GDSE and thanks for your question! Could you please post an image of the Lato typeface you're referring to? This will make it easier for people to help you, even if they don't have the typeface themselves.
    – Vincent
    Oct 1, 2013 at 14:39
  • here u're p1310.hizliresim.com/1g/1/t5vsq.png these all are Lato font from google fonts
    – user15725
    Oct 1, 2013 at 14:42
  • It don't include 'č' and 'ž' characters.
    – user30791
    Oct 4, 2014 at 12:07
  • This is a similar font - fonts.google.com/specimen/Assistant
    – Meetai.com
    May 28, 2021 at 18:03

4 Answers 4


I found Open Sans and Oxygen to be similar. Also take a look at Pt Sans.

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    Open Sans work for me. I just had to change "bold" for "600" because Open Sans bold (700) is too much width than Lato bold (700)
    – fguillen
    Oct 23, 2015 at 10:22

Lato now supports Latin Extended characters (Aug 2014):


Google Fonts:



  • Looks like the extended is not working. I've tried with Google fonts, and the special characters that should be rendered with the Extended one fallback to other system font such as Arial. Now I've downloaded the original files from Lato Fonts website but at the moment I get only white space instead of the font. Oct 9, 2014 at 17:50
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    > Lato now supports Latin Extended characters (Aug 2014): No. It don't include 'čČ' , 'ėĖ', 'ųŲ' characters
    – user44323
    May 25, 2015 at 19:19

How about using 'Open Sans' or 'Source Sans'. I personally like 'Open Sans'

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    'open sans' is not enough low height, this is so much longder than Lato :S but thx
    – user15725
    Oct 1, 2013 at 15:49

One similar, although not identical, font which does contain those characters is Scala Sans. It's available for web and desktop, but it certainly isn't free.

Scala Sans example

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