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Droid font collection

[Steve Matteson]

Written by Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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A font family designed in 2006-2007 by Steve Matteson (Ascender Corporation) for Google's Android project, mobile phone software for handsets. From Ascender's technobabble announcement: The Droid family of fonts consists of Droid Sans, Droid Sans Mono and Droid Serif. Each contains extensive character set coverage including Western Europe, Eastern/Central Europe, Baltic, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish support. The Droid Sans regular font also includes support for Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean support for the GB2312, Big 5, JIS 0208 and KSC 5601 character sets respectively. At a presentation in Montreal, Steve said that the Droid project was the project he enjoyed best---in his entire life. He was particularly impressed by the enthusiasm of the Google team.

For Arabic, we have Droid Arabic Naskh and Droid Arabic Kufi by Pascal Zoghbi, both downloadable from OFL.

Download the truetype versions here: Droid-Sans-Bold, Droid-Sans, Droid-Sans-Fallback, Droid-Sans-Mono, Droid-Serif-Bold, Droid-Serif-Bold-Italic, Droid-Serif-Italic, Droid-Serif.

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Sites with only a few free fonts ⦿ Monospaced fonts ⦿ Typefaces and type design for Arabic ⦿

file name: Pascal Zoghbi Droid Arabic Naskh 2012

file name: Steve Matteson Droid Serif 2009

file name: Steve Matteson Droid Serif Bold 2009

file name: Steve Matteson Pic

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