About

What do you do when you need a simple, versatile text typeface that you can share with everyone? Professional typefaces are expensive,1, 2 Arial and Verdana look like 90's Microsoft Word, and most free fonts are either ugly, limited, or don’t support enough languages.

For my day job as the graphic designer for 350.org, I make a lot of guides and templates for our volunteers around the world, but without typefaces those templates aren't very useful — typography is the foundation of good design.

So I made Klima. Now in version 2, with three new weights and redrawn italics, free for all non-commercial use.

Samples

Klima type specimen Klima type specimen

In Use

Don't Frack California rally, the largest anti-fracking rally in U.S. history Brazil's Ruralistas campaign sticker Anti-fracking billboard in Oakland, California. Rallying to pressure the Church of England to divest from fossil fuels. Indonesian Punk Band 'Marjinal' at the People's Climate March in Jakarta Klima on a dog

Features

Six Weights

Six weights: Ultralight, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Heavy

One typeface, six weights, twelve fonts. Light and regular are great for paragraphs and longer passages of text. Heavy is best at larger sizes, like on banners, signs, or headlines.

Language Support

Accents and Diacritics

Over one hundred Latin-alphabet languages supported, see below for the full list.

Arrows

Arrows

Handy for pointing at things. On Windows, press alt+24 for up, alt+25 for down, alt+26 for right, and alt+27 for left. On Mac, use Character Viewer. Or just copy and paste.

CO2 Subscripting

CO2

Do you know how many un-subscripted 2's a graphic designer at a climate change organisation has to look at? Never worry about an un-subscripted 2 in CO2 again (in applications that support OpenType).

Technical/Design Questions

What languages are supported?
  • Achehnese
  • Afaan Oromo
  • Afar
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Aragonese
  • Arapaho
  • Aymara
  • Basque
  • Breton
  • Bemba
  • Catalan
  • Cebuano
  • Chamorro
  • Chewa
  • Corsican
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dholuo
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Fijian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic)
  • Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
  • Galician
  • Genoese
  • German
  • Greenlandic
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hawaiian
  • Hiligaynon
  • Hmong (RPA)
  • Hungarian
  • Iban
  • Icelandic
  • Iloko
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Jamaican
  • Kampangan
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kashubian
  • Kiribati
  • Kirundi/Rundi
  • Kurdish
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lingala
  • Lithuanian
  • Low Saxon
  • Luxembourgish
  • Madurese
  • Makassarese
  • Malay (Latinized)
  • Maltese
  • Maori
  • Mapadungun
  • Minangkabau (Latinized)
  • Nahautl
  • Niuean
  • Norwegian
  • Oshiwambo
  • Pangasinan
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Quechua
  • Romanian
  • Romani
  • Samoan
  • Sardinian
  • Shona
  • Silesian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Sesotho
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tahitian
  • Tausug
  • Tetum
  • Tok Pisin
  • Tongan
  • Tshiluba
  • Tsonga
  • Tswana
  • Turkish
  • Turkmen
  • Tuvaluan
  • Waray-Waray
  • Xhosa
  • Zazaki
  • Zhuang (modern & Latinized)
  • Zulu

If you have any problems using Klima in one of these languages, let me know: matthew@350.org

Are webfonts included?

Yes! You're looking at them right now — the same webfont files used on this page are included in the download. The following formats are included:

  • .woff2
  • .woff
  • .svg
  • .ttf
  • .eot
What about commercial use?

Commercial use of Klima is not allowed under the license without prior written authorization.

Why? I don't want to undercut professional type designers. They do great work, and deserve to be paid for their labors! If you need a font for commercial use, try buying a professionally-designed one. You probably won't regret it. See the "alternatives" section below for recommendations.

With that said, there are always exceptions. If you'd like to use Klima for commercial purposes, email me at matthew@350.org and we can discuss it.

What are some alternatives?

DIN was a big source of inspiration for Klima, so my first suggestion would be to check out FF DIN. Here are some other typefaces that have similar qualities to Klima:

And here are some type foundries who do great work, generally:

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