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Matias Duarte details Android's Roboto on Google+

Matias Duarte details Android's Roboto on Google+

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Google's Matias Duarte describes the birth and design decisions behind Android's new typeface, Roboto.

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Android director Matias Duarte took to Google+ this evening to detail Ice Cream Sandwich's new Roboto typeface and the decisions behind replacing the Droid font family, which has hardly been universally welcomed. Duarte notes humanist fonts felt "uncomfortable and a little chaotic," and the team had a "breakthrough" once it "settled on a straight sided grotesk." For more on type rhythm, opened up e's, and emotional connections to Android, check out the full post.