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A new cut of Roboto

One of the key principles in #materialdesign is One adaptive design, or that a single underlying design system organizes interaction and space across devices. And since type plays such a crucial role in cross-platform design, we’ve extensively refined Roboto, a UI-focused typeface we introduced with Android 4.0, to make sure it looks great across a wider set of platforms.

The new version of Roboto is slightly wider and rounder, giving it greater clarity and making it more optimistic. We calmed down some of the more unruly characters like ‘K’ and ‘R’ and rounded out the squarish sides on the caps, along with the dots in the punctuation and the diacritical marks. We reworked all the italics with better optical correction to the diagonal strokes so the stem widths are the same. We also completely redrew the numbers.

We ended up polishing and tuning nearly every single glyph in Roboto and Roboto Condensed, along with spacing and metrics. The result is a more versatile typeface that looks great on any screen, from the smallest wearables to the largest TVs.

Download the new Roboto:
http://www.google.com/design/spec/style/typography.html

For more on the new typeface, watch +Christian Robertson, Roboto's lead designer, introduce it at #io14Google I/O 2014 - Material design: Visual style and imagery

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These are amazing. You have to see the color in person to appreciate just how bright the red is.
 
Just in time for Valentine's Day: Nexus 5 now in bright red on Google Play: http://goo.gl/qxCgR5

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I should'a waited for Valentines.
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Fun with color transforms.
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Neil Pigstrong. Anna's concept and design for her third grade end of year potato pig pageant.
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Brilliant, thank you!:)
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Hello lonely stone. Why aren't you with the other stones in the henge? Did they say something to hurt you?
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No, they're all right. A little cliquish though, always huddled together.
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Estate London lo quieeio
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Failed attempt at the divergence-free Hodge decomposition on a vector field around a number 2.
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I'm admittedly curious what "8" and "6" end up looking like, in part because the discontinuous spots are localized.  The "6" seems like it'd be "polar" in some bastardized sense of the word.
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Glyph reshaper algorithm wasn't converging, but failing in the coolest ways.
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+Omari Stephens Optical correction for obliques among other things.
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More photo sphere wide angle at Windsor Castle.
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    BFA, Graphic Design