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Shervin Afshar
i18n/l10n practitioner.
i18n/l10n practitioner.
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Google+! Go home! You're hopeless.
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As a human being I acknowledge that my well-being depends on others and caring for others' well-being is a moral responsibility I take seriously. It's unrealistic to think that the future of humanity can be achieved on the basis of prayer or good wishes alone; what we need is to take action. Therefore, my first commitment is to contribute to human happiness the best I can

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Tim O'Reilly Talks with Astro Teller about Moonshots.

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Today was the first day of our two-week Type Design Intensive course at University of Reading. I'll keep posting more pictures to the album over the coming days.
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Type Design Intensive 2015
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6 years, 1M miles, 8 minor accidents in autonomous mode, self-driving car causing accident: 0

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If you consume science (which is basically everybody, unless you literally live under a rock), you must read (and understand) this.

(through +Jungshik Shin)

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Today’s Google Doodles celebrate the life of astrophysicist Sally Ride (http://goo.gl/ihTMk9), who on June 18th, 1983, became the first American woman in space. Dr. Ride spent her life breaking barriers, working as a physicist at NASA and providing inspiration to students as an educator. To learn more about Dr. Ride and her accomplishments, head over to the Official Google Blog at http://goo.gl/sTa8ZO.
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2015-05-26
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The Roboto family of fonts, and the toolchain used in creating it, are now an open source project. Roboto is Google’s signature font, created by Google designer Christian Robertson. It is the default font used in Android and Chrome OS, and is the recommended font for Google’s visual language, Material Design.

The font files for the Roboto family of fonts were first released under the Apache license as part of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in 2011. With this launch, we are making Roboto a true open source project, with a revamped font production toolchain that is completely based on open source software.

Another key improvement in the Roboto font family has been the vast expansion of its character coverage to include 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. For the expansion, the number of glyphs provided in the fonts more than tripled in number, going from around 13,000 (1071 per font) to more than 40,000 (3350 per font). An earlier version of the expanded font family is included in Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and later.

This project involved close collaboration between various teams at Google: Material Design, Internationalization Engineering, Google Fonts and Android.

The Roboto open source project lives at https://github.com/google/roboto. Bug reports and other contributions are welcome.

By Roozbeh Pournader, Android Text team
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