Seeking Advice: Web Font like Myriad Pro

jescasuhr's picture


My company is updating our website and like the rest of the world has been doing, I want to update our site to include the fonts that we use in our identity. Unfortunately, we use Myriad Pro in a wide range of styles and Myriad Web only has 5 fonts ( that don't really cover our needs. So, I'm looking for a suggestion for a typeface that we can use that is similar to Myriad Pro but available as a web font. I'd really like something with light, black and condensed versions. Any suggestions?

The image is just a clip of some of the different styles we intend to use.

Thanks for any help!

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Frode Bo Helland's picture

FF Fago Web & FF Meta Web both have condensed versions and a wide range of weights.

Igor Freiberger's picture

Even if Myriad Web would have a complete weight set available, I do not recomend it for languages where W is often used. When rendered on screen, Myriad Web's w has a very dark middle, as if the stems were duplicated. Hope Adobe correct this in a next version, with more weights.

Si_Daniels's picture seem to offer most weights and styles of Frutiger for webfont use, eg.

jescasuhr's picture

Yeah, Neue Frutiger seems to be the best choice. But why is the website so hard to use? Geeze...

forrest's picture

Does anyone use Segoe or Corbel - not as web fonts, but just specified in the CSS? Segoe is not that different from Myriad, and a lot of Windows machines have it. Corbel is becoming common on Windows machines too.

There would be size issues - at the same pixel size I think Segoe looks really big, so that could be a challenge. But maybe this would work?

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