Adobe released an open source font today called Source Sans Pro. It looks super clean and nearly perfect for user interfaces. Right now it comes in six weights, but a monowidth version is coming soon. (I’m most excited about this, as the sample of the monowidth font on the Adobe blog post is gorgeous). Adobe did this right – they have made all source files used in the production of the fonts available for download at SourceForge.
Maybe we’ll get more scientists using Source Sans Pro instead of releasing their important results in Comic Sans.