About Preto Sans
The Sans version of Preto forms the basic skeleton of the family, it is decidedly simpler than the other styles (Semi and Serif). Although you can find many distinctive and unique elements in the details. The most visible elements are the tapered upper part of the letters. The capital letters have uniform widths achieving very different texture than traditional roman proportions. There are two different options for ligatures and alternative characters (J, Q, g, &) gives more variability for different languages.
Preto is an extensive type family, which explores the function of serifs on readability and legibility. Preto consist of three subfamilies: Sans, Semi and Serif, which are designed for multilingual typesetting. All of the subfamilies have equal grey value in text sizes but different texture which can be use to differentiate languages. Preto subfamilies have two text weights and two bold styles (Regular > Bold, Medium > Black). Every weight has a companion Italic style which have big counter shapes and are ideal for setting the larger amount of text.
Update: (Preto is no longer available as two different packages – Preto and Preto OT Std. Preto OT Std is now called Preto and supports all alternative characters, different numbers, small capitals etc.)
Sans-Serif, Text, Display
8 (4 Roman + 4 Italics)
Ligatures, Discretionaly ligatures, Stylistic Alternates, Contextual Alternates, All Caps, Small Caps, All Small Caps, Lining Numbers, Tabular Lining Numbers, Tabular Oldstyle Numbers, Slashed Zero, Fractions, Ordinals, Subscript / Inferior, Superscript / Superior, Stylistic Set 1, Stylistic Set 2, Stylistic Set 3, Stylistic Set 4, Localised forms
Estonian, English, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Polish, Finnish, French, Slovak, German, Czech, Dutch, Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Breton, Norwegian (Bokmål), Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovene, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Portuguese, Hungarian, Sorbian, Kurdish (Latin), Hawaiian, Esperanto, Welsh, Faroese, Icelandic, Romanian, Luxemburgish, Romani, Turkish, Sámi (Inari), Sámi (Lule), Sámi (Southern), Friulian, Galician, Kashubian, Fijian, Ido, Sardinian, Scottish GaelicPDF Specimen