EMBL has a range of typefaces that can be applied easily in different situations based on technology and common working practices.
IBM Plex Sans is EMBL’s primary corporate typeface. IBM Plex Sans is an open source typeface, screen optimised, available in 8 widths with italic styles and supports many languages including a wide variety of symbols. The overall typesetting is clear in hierarchy and adjusts to different channels and purposes.
IBM Plex Sans (.otf) is used:
Make sure you are installing the desktop fonts (.otf not .ttf) and not web fonts (.woff and woff2). Zipped folders MUST be unzipped. Some Windows operating systems allow you to peek inside a zipped folder. This does not mean it is actually unzipped.
On your Mac:
Right-click on the font file > Open With > Font Book > Install Font
On your PC:
Right-click on the font file > select Install
In order to maximise compatibility, we use Franklin Gothic in our Microsoft Word and Excel templates. Franklin Gothic is automatically installed with Microsoft Office. For PowerPoint we have selected Arial, to avoid errors when editing presentations communally in Google Slides.
Used in Microsoft Word and Excel templates:
Arial is used in the Microsoft Office PowerPoint template:
Use Google Fonts to serve IBM Plex via the web:
IBM Plex Sans: ‘IBM Plex Sans’, Helvetica, Arial, other sans serif font
IBM Plex Mono: ‘IBM Plex Sans’, Helvetica, Arial, other sans serif font
Source Sans Pro