May 27 AT 3:46 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Google makes Roboto font open source

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The Roboto font has been a big part of Android’s visual evolution. It was introduced with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, alongside Holo design. It was a transformation for Android, focusing on visuals and moving away from the functional but ugly looks of previous versions.

Over the years, Rotobo has been improved and even gained support for languages using other characters, like Cyrillic. It’s also a part of Material Design, still going strong in the latest version of Android. And now, it has become open source. If you want to check it out, hit up the Roboto GitHub!

Source: Google Open Source Blog

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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