2 Google Fonts Similar to Calibri

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Calibri is a sans-serif font designed by Lucas De Groot in 2002 and later released in 2007. It went on it's way to replace the standard font in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. It is described as a warm font with a soft character.

This font is very legible and approachable. It makes for a great font for body paragraph text and headlines.

Finding another font like Calibri can be difficult because of some of the unique features that this font offers. The main one is the lowercase "g".

With that being said, I was able to find a few good look a likes that will work.

What Google Fonts are Similar to Calibri?

The best fonts to use that look like Calibri are:

  • Open Sans
  • Fira Sans

Lets dive into each one.

Open Sans

Open Sans is going to be one of the better fonts that matches Calibri. It matches the unique lower case "g" well. It also matches the "j", "t", and the "a".

One of the differences you can easily spot is the "y" in Open Sans features more of a tail at the end of it. While the "y" in Calibri is more of a straight line.

Take a look for yourself.

Fira Sans

Fira Sans is also another good alternative. It matches the lowercase "c" and "k" very well. I believe that these two fonts share a similar look and feel. They are both approachable and easy to read. However, there are a few differences.

It tries to match the "g", but the bottom loop is left slightly open which makes it pretty unique. As well as the "y" is more of a curved line that straight.

Compare below.


This was a difficult font to match up. Open Sans would be your best bet in trying to mimic Calibri. Fira Sans would be a good alternative if Open Sans doesn't work for whatever reason. As usually, these fonts will never actually replace the original font. However, if you are on a tight budget and need something to simple mimic it, then Open Sans would be a great option.

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Ben Smith is a professional web developer who dabbles in design. He created this site as an ongoing catalog of free alternative fonts for when the premium font just won't work. He currently writes for this site as well as his own personal blog.