The PT Sans family are open fonts developed as a part of the project “Public Types of Russian Federation”.

The main aim of the project is to offer the possibility to the peoples of Russia to read and write in their own native languages. The project is dedicated to 300-year anniversary of the civil type invented by Peter the Great in 1708–1710 years and was financial supported by the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.

The fonts beside standard Western, Central European and Cyrillic code pages contain wide coverage of various languages used throughout the Russian Federation.

PT Sans is based on Russian sans serif types of the second part of the XX century, but at the same time has a very distinctive features of modern humanistic design. The family consists of 8 styles: 4 basic styles; 2 captions styles for small sizes and 2 narrows styles for economic setting.

Designed by Alexandra Korolkova, Olga Umpeleva and Vladimir Yefimov. Released by ParaType in 2009.