BC Sans Typeface
BC Sans is a new typeface for government. It was developed to create an Open Font License set of fonts for improved readability and delivery of our digital services, and also contain support for multiple languages including Indigenous languages in B.C.
BC Sans is required for use on all new and current government digital content on gov.bc.ca, as well as government services hosted outside of gov.bc.ca. Gov.bc.ca webpages have already been updated, those hosted outside are to be updated during maintenance. It is recommended for any extended online content such as PDFs or any content to be consumed on-screen.
Under an Open Font License, BC Sans may be freely distributed and installed on any computer.
You can download the TTF and OTF font files for print and digital document (PDF) purposes below. Fonts for web use are also available below. Additional resources for use of BC Sans will be posted here in the near future.
Download Digital Font Files
- The Story of BC Sans (PDF, 186 KB)
- BC Sans Glyph Set (PDF, 1.5 MB)
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 41 KB)
- BC Gov Web DevHub website
How to install BC Sans onto a government computer
1. Get your supervisor’s permission before installing the font on your computer.
Note: If you don’t have administrator permissions to install software on your computer, contact your ministry Service/Help Desk to install the fonts for you. Provide them with the link to this webpage.
2. Download the BCSans font files.
3. Un-ZIP the downloaded files.
For Windows 7, 8, 10
- Right click on the font file and click “Install”.
For Mac OS
- Double click the unzipped font file and Font Book will open a preview of the font.
- Click “Install Font” at the bottom of the preview window.
You may need to restart your applications before the newly installed font appears.