This is the source repository for Roboto: Google’s signature family of fonts, the default font on Android and Chrome OS, and the recommended font for Google’s visual language, Material Design.
It also contains the toolchain used in creating Roboto.
The font family supports all Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek characters in Unicode 7.0, as well as the currency symbol for the Georgian lari, to be published in Unicode 8.0.
The fonts are currently available in eighteen different styles.
Subsetted webfonts are also available from Google Fonts.
Create a clean directory for Roboto:
mkdir -p $HOME/roboto-src cd $HOME/roboto-src
Download the Roboto tools and sources:
git clone https://github.com/google/roboto.git
Create a virtual Python environment (optional but recommended):
pip install --user virtualenv virtualenv roboto-env source roboto-env/bin/activate
Download and install the dependencies (currently requires Python 2, not 3):
cd roboto pip install -r requirements.txt
Optional additional setup for running tests
Download the latest tarball release of HarfBuzz
here and extract it into
the home directory as
$HOME/harfbuzz (alternatively, you can download the
latest source from GitHub via
git clone https://github.com/behdad/harfbuzz.git).
Build and install HarfBuzz:
cd $HOME/harfbuzz ./configure make sudo make install cd $HOME/roboto-src/
On Ubuntu (or other distributions of GNU/Linux, using the appropriate package manager), make sure eog is installed:
sudo apt-get install eog
cd roboto make