Google has launched a brand new typeface known as Roboto Serif that, in response to its announcement, was designed to supply the optimum studying expertise on virtually any machine.
Roboto debuted because the Android system font in 2014. That sans serif was adopted by Mono, Slab, and Condensed takes on the typeface in what Google calls “the Roboto superfamily.” Roboto itself has additionally been up to date to enhance numerous elements of its presentation through the years.
Now the superfamily is increasing with Roboto Serif. Google says the brand new font was designed by Industrial Sort, and in contrast to different Roboto typefaces, it wasn’t constrained by the unique sans serif’s design. Industrial Sort was as an alternative allowed to design Roboto Serif from scratch.
The result’s a variable font that provides “weight, width, grade, and optical measurement axes” so designers can modify its look to their liking. That is a part of what’s speculated to let Roboto Serif work on an ultrawide monitor to a smartphone and each machine in between. (In addition to, you understand, paper.)
“In some methods, it is a proof of idea on the planet for variable fonts,” Industrial Sort designer Greg Gazdowicz mentioned in a press release. “We wished to make a showpiece of a vanilla textual content typeface for comfy studying that may be finely adjusted.”
Roboto Serif is open supply and out there through Google Fonts. Google has additionally revealed (PDF) a information, “Getting Snug With Roboto Serif,” with extra particulars about its design and the instruction to “do your eye yoga workout routines after lengthy intervals of display time.” (And different issues.)