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This is the README for the roboto package, version

This package provides LaTeX, pdfLaTeX, XeLaTeX and
LuaLaTeX support for the Roboto, RobotoMono, RobotoSlab
and RobotoSerif families of fonts, designed by Christian
Robertson and Greg Gazdowicz for Google, who say:

  Roboto (Sans) 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.

  Roboto Serif is designed to create a comfortable
  and frictionless reading experience. Minimal and
  highly functional, it is useful anywhere (even for app
  interfaces) due to the extensive set of weights and widths
  across a broad range of optical sizes. While it was
  carefully crafted to work well in digital media, across
  the full scope of sizes and resolutions we have today, it
  is just as comfortable to read and work in print media.

In addition to some condensed variants, there are four
weights in a slab-serif family. Roboto and RobotoCondensed
have small-capitals.

To activate the sans-serif fonts, add


to the preamble of your document. This makes Roboto the
default sans family. To also set Roboto as the main text
font, use


Other options include:


Only light, regular and bold weights are available in the
condensed sans family.

Defaults are regular and bold (uncondensed). 

Italics (slanted) are available in all variants.

rm, slab

These options activate the slab-serif variants as the main
text font. The weights available are thin, light, regular
and bold, but there are no italics.

Options scaled=<number> or scale=<number> may be used to
adjust the sans fontsizes to match a serifed font.

LuaLaTeX and xeLaTeX users who might prefer type1 fonts or
who wish to avoid fontspec may use the type1 option.

To activate RobotoMono, use


To activate RobotoSerif, use


The following options are supported:


The default figure style is proportional-lining but the
following options may be used to get other styles 
in Roboto, RobotoSerif and the condensed variants:

oldstyle (or osf)
tabular (or t)

The following allow for localized use of non-default figure

\robotoLF{...}          \robotoserifLF{...}     (proportional lining)
\robotoTLF{...}         \robotoserifTLF{...}    (tabular lining)
\robotoOsF{...}         \robotoserifOsF{...}    (proportional oldstyle)
\robotoTOsF{...}        \robotoserifTOsF{...}   (tabular oldstyle)

The following commands allow for localized use of
non-default weights:

\robotoThin{...}        \robotomonoThin{...}    \robotoserifThin{...}
\robotoLight{...}       \robotomonoLight{...}   \robotoserifLight{...}
\robotoRegular{...}     \robotomonoRegular{...} \robotoserifRegular{...}
\robotoMedium{...}      \robotomonoMedium{...}  \robotoserifMedium{...}
\robotoBold{...}        \robotomonoBold{...}    \robotoserifBold{...}
\robotoBlack{...}       \robotomonoBlack{...}   \robotoserifBlack{...}



select those font families or series.

Font encodings supported are OT1, T1, TS1, LY1 and LGR.

To install this package on a TDS-compliant
TeX system download the file
"tex-archive"/install/fonts/roboto.tds.zip, where the
preferred URL for "tex-archive" is http://mirror.ctan.org.
Unzip the archive at the root of an appropriate texmf tree,
likely a personal or local tree. If necessary, update the
file-name database (e.g., texhash). Update the font-map
files by enabling the Map file roboto.map.

The original truetype fonts are available at
http://www.google.com/webfonts and are licensed under the
Apache or OFL licenses; the texts may be found in the
doc directory. The opentype and type1 versions were created
using fontforge and cfftot1. The support files were created
using autoinst and are licensed under the terms of the LaTeX
Project Public License. The maintainer of this package is
Bob Tennent (rdt at cs.queensu.ca)

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (39.2M).

roboto – Support for the Roboto family of fonts

This package provides , pdf, XeLaTeX and Lua support for the Roboto Sans, Roboto Condensed, Roboto Mono, Roboto Slab and Roboto Serif families of fonts, designed by Christian Robertson and Greg Gazdowicz for Google.

Version 2022-09-10
LicensesThe SIL Open Font License
The Project Public License
Apache License, version 2.0
MaintainerBob Tennent
TDS archiveroboto.tds.zip
Contained inTeX Live as roboto
MiKTeX as roboto
TopicsFont t1enc
Sans Font
Font Type1
Greek Font
Monospaced Font
Proportional Font
OTF Font
Multilingual Font
Body Font
Font serif
Font support
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