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Docs [Compare] added vf vs v2.138 comparisons Jul 31, 2018
Scripts Roboto-min.designspace: updated script to output approved Roboto-min.… Jul 4, 2018
fonts Updated VF with fixed CondensedBold Feb 16, 2019
instances add instances Mar 27, 2017
master_ufo Updated VF with fixed CondensedBold Feb 16, 2019
.gitignore add character set Mar 24, 2017
LICENSE.txt Update & add LICENSE file (#7) Apr 17, 2018
Notes.txt update Apr 25, 2017 Update Apr 17, 2018
Roboto-min.designspace Updated VF with fixed CondensedBold Feb 16, 2019
Roboto.designspace update Apr 25, 2017 uncomment ttf-interpolatable in build Aug 14, 2017 uncomment ttf-interpolatable in build Aug 14, 2017
characters.indd add no intermediate version (B) Mar 27, 2017
glyphorder.txt add glyph order Mar 24, 2017 rename var font to RobotoDEMO Mar 28, 2017

Roboto VF

This is a variable version of Roboto intended to be a 1:1 match with the official non-variable release from Google.

This is not an official Google project, but was enabled with generous funding by Google Fonts, who contracted Type Network. The Roboto family of instances contained 6 weights and two widths of normal, along with italic of the regular width. The project began by taking UFO instances generated during the build process of the Roboto v2.136 release, which have quadratic outlines. The Thin, Regular and Bold UFOs required some fixes for interpolation compatibility, and a build script was written that preserves outline overlaps.

  • /master_ufo contains new source UFOs

  • /fonts folder contains variation font TTFs

    • Roboto-min-VF.ttf has deltas for min, default and max

    • Roboto-VF.ttf has deltas min, default, max, and also intermediate instances

Both fonts have named instances for all the styles in the v2.136 release.


# Create a new virtualenv
virtualenv env
# Activate env
source env/bin/activate
# Install dependencies
pip install -r requirements.txt




Both fonts and software found in this repo are all available under the Apache License v2.0

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