Recently, the typeface was updated to version 3.1, getting 12 different weights (bringing the weights number to 16), all accompanied by italic styles, a huge character map and extensive language supports. There’s also a monospaced variant: Fira Mono which includes 2 weights (regular and bold).
|Fira Mono (Regular)|
|Fira Sans (Regular)|
“Complimenting Erik Spiekermann for Fira Sans, his latest typeface, seems a little like telling the Iron Chef that he really knows how to cook. Yeah. Duh. We might even ask whether Fira has an unfair advantage over other fonts from 2013, because it’s built on the adamantium-plated skeleton of FF Meta, which Spiekermann has had 25+ years to polish (see also FF Meta Serif and FF Unit)“.
Try Fira Sans
- to install the fonts system-wide:
sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/fonts/truetype/FiraSans
sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/fonts/opentype/FiraSans
sudo cp ~/Fira*/WEB/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/FiraSans/
sudo cp ~/Fira*/OTF/Fira* /usr/share/fonts/opentype/FiraSans/
- to install Fira Sans / Fira Mono for your user only:
cp ~/Fira*/WEB/*.ttf ~/.fonts/FiraSans/
cp ~/Fira*/OTF/Fira* ~/.fonts/FiraSans/
Then, update the font cache:
sudo fc-cache -f -v