About Roboto

Creator:

License: Apache License, version 2.0

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 is the regular family, which can be used alongside the Roboto Condensed family and the Roboto Slab family.

To contribute, see github.com/google/roboto

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Use on the Web

The Roboto webfont is available for use on the web via the Google Fonts API.

1. Add this code to your website:

<link href='https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

Instructions: To embed this font into your web page, copy this code into the <head> of your HTML document.

2. Integrate the font into your CSS:

font-family: 'Roboto', Arial, sans-serif;

Instructions: Add the font name to your CSS selector just as you'd do normally with any other font.

Use in Desktop Software

The Roboto font has been extracted from the Google Fonts API for use in desktop software.

1. Download the font file in your desired style:

Download TTF
Roboto-500Italic.ttf
Download TTF
Roboto-700Italic.ttf
Download TTF
Roboto-700.ttf
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Roboto-900.ttf
Download TTF
Roboto-100.ttf
Download TTF
Roboto-Italic.ttf
Download TTF
Roboto-300Italic.ttf
Download TTF
Roboto-100Italic.ttf
Download TTF
Roboto-Regular.ttf
Download TTF
Roboto-500.ttf
Download TTF
Roboto-300.ttf
Download TTF
Roboto-900Italic.ttf
Note: As these fonts come directly from the Google servers, they will need to be renamed.

2. Install to your computer

  • For Windows 10/8/7/Vista
    Right-click the font file then click the "Install" menu option.

  • For Mac OS xx 10.3 or above
    Double-click the font file then click the "Install Font" button at the bottom of the preview.