Google makes Roboto font completely opensource




Who, for example, a hobby project itself once the Android interface in detail will reproduce, use can Since Tuesday Googles Roboto font. The tech giant has made the font namely fully open source.

Roboto Google introduced in 2011 with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The typeface designer Christian Robertson tried the tech giant to refresh the mobile operating system. Since then it has appeared in several products, including Android and Chrome OS.

Roboto had been released under the Apache license, but now Google makes it completely open source font. This means that the tool chain is completely based on open source software. Furthermore, Google added include support for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek characters in Unicode 7.0. Altogether, the font-family Roboto now approximately 40,000 symbols.

For designers and other interested Google has a GitHub page created whose Roboto and additional software to download. The project worked with various teams of Google, including those of Material Design, Fonts, Android and Internationalization Engineering.


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