Lato 2.0 released!

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We’re proud to announce the release of the 2.007 ver­sion of the Lato fam­ily. We’ve worked on it for almost a year. It’s the first release of the com­plete rework­ing of Lato. It’s already very good, but there may be some issues here and there. If you find some prob­lems, let us know!

The fam­ily now con­sists of nine weights with ital­ics, and each font includes 2300+ glyphs, so the fam­ily now sup­ports 100+ Latin-​​based lan­guages, 50+ Cyrillic-​​based lan­guages as well as Greek and IPA pho­net­ics. We also revised the met­rics and kern­ing of the fam­ily. Note: the Reg­u­lar and Medium weights have very lit­tle dif­fer­ence, so you can pick either for text pur­poses. You can also pick the Reg­u­lar weight for dark-​​on-​​light text, and the Medium for light-​​on-​​dark.

Down­load Lato 2.007 TTFs

The Lato font fam­ily is avail­able as a free down­load under the SIL Open Font License 1.1. The fonts can be used with­out any lim­i­ta­tions for com­mer­cial and non-​​commercial pur­poses. They can be also freely mod­i­fied if the terms of the license are observed.

Click on Down­load TTF to down­load a ZIP archive con­tain­ing ver­sion ver­sion 2.007 of the Lato fonts in TrueType-​​flavored Open­Type for­mat (.ttf), which you can install on your com­puter.

Use Lato 2.007 fonts on the web

Cur­rently, the Lato fonts on Google Fonts are still the older 1.0 ver­sion. If you’d like to use the new 2.007 ver­sion on your web­site, you need to install a “self-​​hosted web­font kit” on your server. We do not pro­vide sup­port or instruc­tions how to install these fonts on your web­site! You need to fig­ure it out on your own! :)

Click on Down­load Web­fonts to down­load a ZIP archive con­tain­ing ver­sion 2.007 of the Lato fonts as a web­font kit for self-​​hosting.

The ZIP con­tains two sub­fold­ers: Lato and Lato­Latin. The Lato sub­folder con­tains web­fonts with the com­plete char­ac­ter set (250−700 KB per font) while the Lato­Latin sub­folder con­tains smaller ver­sions that only include the most impor­tant glyphs for Euro­pean Latin-​​based lan­guages (75−200 KB per font).

Sup­port Lato development!

If you’d like to sup­port the devel­op­ment of the Lato fam­ily, please con­sider a donation:

Best regards, and have fun with this release!
Łukasz Dziedzic & Adam Twardoch


  1. cześć, ten krój pisma spodobał mi się od pier­wszego wejrzenia!
    Pisze gdyż napotkałem prob­lem: przy uży­ciu fontu w MS Word 2013 plus znikają niek­tóre litery ! na rzut oka dość losowo. W open office oraz w inde­sig­nie ten prob­lem się nie pojawia. Pomyślałem ze taka opinia się przyda.

  2. Incred­i­ble release. I don’t know why, the fonts are not show­ing prop­erly in Mac OS X 10.8.5 (French) when installing them with the Fonts app. See image below:

    • Maybe will be back maybe not — Google make some exper­i­ments with sub­set­ting.
      Fastest way now is to down­load files from Google to server and change CSS.

  3. Hello, much thanks for this font ! But i have a ques­tion:
    Why are there no “point” on the “i” when you put an “f” before?



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