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I use Source Code Pro for my website as main font. While I like the look and feel of the font and I chose it specifically for that, I have the impression, that it does not work very well for the average reader. I definitely want to keep it for my headlines and menus, but I would like to choose a different font for the blog posts content. I was experimenting with different fonts, but nothing really struck me which one could be awesome for it. I was trying Source Sans Pro, but it was too narrow compared to the headlines.

What am I looking for when I am choosing fonts for readable text and what font could possibly compliment Source Code Pro best?

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Did you tried Open Sans (http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/open-sans) yet? The characters are a bit more wider as Source Sans Pro and still have a modern & simple feel.

I think that Open Sans would be a suitable option in term of readability.

  • That is an awesome font. Much better than Ubuntu. I don't know why, but Ubuntu feels so agitated when reading it. Probably because it has a very narrow line spacing and the kerning is kinda weird. Thanks a bunch :)
    – DeleteMe
    Commented Sep 17, 2014 at 22:29

Source Sans will be the most complimentary. I initially had the same opinion but with a few adjustments to Source Sans like the font-size and letter-spacing (shown below), I think it looks great.


Try Roboto


  1. Choose the styles you want:

Thin 100, Thin 100 Italic, Light 300, Light 300 Italic, Normal 400, Normal 400 Italic, Medium 500, Medium 500 Italic, Bold 700 , Bold 700 Italic, Ultra-Bold 900, Ultra-Bold 900 Italic,

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