Calibri Light ?

apankrat's picture

I am looking for a substitute for a lighter weight of Calibri. Any large(r) font families similar to Calibri out there?

This is for the on-screen use. Calibri is used as a body font and there's a couple of lines of text in the page header (set in a larger size) that I need to tie with the body text.

Jean Paul Beumer's picture

I don't think there's a light weight. Lucas de Groot designed Calibri for Microsoft:

John Hudson's picture

I believe Lucas designed a Light weight, along with some other variants, as part of the development of Calibri, but these have never been released.

apankrat's picture

Jean Paul and Sebastian, thank you. Strangely enough Calibri looks rather wide in smaller sizes (~12px), so I'm now leaning towards Gotham and alikes.

SebastianK's picture

You're welcome! Some I had from here, maybe that helps?

nicky2's picture

I think Foco is most suitable.

Si_Daniels's picture

Still looking for Calibri Light? Try the Windows 8 "Release Preview"


ahyangyi's picture


In my Windows 8 Consumer Preview there doesn't seem to be a Calibri Light.

Si_Daniels's picture

"Consumer Preview" and "Release Preview" are not the same thing.


SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Aller Sans from Dalton Maag is nice substitute for Calibri, albeit with a little bit more character / little less neutrality.

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