Roboto Slab Font Project
by Christian Robertson
Roboto has a dual nature. It has a mechanical skeleton and the forms are largely geometric. At the same time, the font features friendly and open curves. While some grotesks distort their letterforms to force a rigid rhythm, Roboto doesn’t compromise, allowing letters to be settled into their natural width. This makes for a more natural reading rhythm more commonly found in humanist and serif types.
This project is a fork from the old Google font repository.
- Port original binaries to UFO sources with cubic outlines
- use fontmake to build.
Fonts are built automatically by GitHub Actions - take a look in the "Actions" tab for the latest build.
If you particularly want to build fonts manually on your own computer, you will need to install the
yq utility. On OS X with Homebrew, type
brew install yq; on Linux, try
snap install yq; if all else fails, try the instructions on the linked page.
make buildwill produce font files.
make testwill run FontBakery's quality assurance tests.
make proofwill generate HTML proof files.
This font repository structure is inspired by Unified Font Repository v0.3, modified for the Google Fonts workflow.