What font does Apple use for its "light" text?


Apple often uses what looks like a "light" version of Lucida Grande or Lucida Sans Unicode, as seen here:

I like the font a lot, but neither Lucida Grande nor Lucida Sans has a light version. Is this simply a proprietary Apple font, or is there some way of obtaining it?

1/22/2015 3:57:00 PM

Accepted Answer

I think you're after Myriad Pro Light 300

iPhone 5

10/6/2012 12:55:00 AM

They use Myriad:

Myriad Pro Light

If you are after a free alternative and you don't mind that it isn't an exact match, you could use Vegur Light. Update: Vegur isn't a good recommendation because it has very poor character support (accented characters will not work at all) and it is of dubious authorship: it may be a rip-off of some other font. It only seems to appear on "dodgy" font sites.