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Talking [MOD][FONT][JUL 4]ANDROID-L ::: Rounded/Soft Roboto Light * World's First *

This is a custom edited and rounded version of the new "Roboto Light" from ANDROID-L


All individual Glyphs (characters) have been hand edited to add rounded edges instead of the sharp ones on the default.

Lot of my effort has gone into making this. The single inspiration being that Google decided to remove "Font Antialiasing" from Android (due to MS/Apple patents I believe).

Even on higher res screens with 720p and 1080p, fonts almost always look better only when antialiased or "soft" feel to them.

A very good design study was done by "AJ Lopez". Check it out here for the mock ups he made -> https://plus.google.com/photos/+AJLo...25639349602945

I am done with Alphabets, Numbers & Symbols. Still working on Cyrillic and others that come in the default font.

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RELEASE v1
Light font made bolder by 18% for better readability and used as base for all other variants (Italic/Bold/BoldItalic)
Corners rounded with radius of 20 (Subtle difference but huge impact)
(Tested on HTC One M8)
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RELEASE v2 (MY PERSONAL FAV)
Light font made bolder by 23% for better readability and used as base for all other variants (Italic/Bold/BoldItalic)
Corners rounded with radius of 20 (Subtle difference but huge impact)
Font coding changed to CFF instead of TTF for better antialiasing/hinting
FLASHABLE ZIP

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RELEASE v1 (Beta)
Regular font was edited with ALL sharp corners rounded off with radius of 60 and corrected for Visual Display.
Bold/Italic/BoldItalic versions for the flashable were made using this regular font, not from scratch. The actual edited ones are still WIP
Direct Font (Regular ttf) - LINK
Recovery Flashable Zip (System Wide Change) - LINK

RELEASE v2
Slightly larger + Bolder font with 80 radius rounded corners
Recovery flashable - LINK

RELEASE v3
Very clean Bolder version
Bold created first by offsetting paths which gives the cleaner bold look
Outer corners rounded with radius 80 for the soft look
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i8nc9tlg3v...Rounded_v3.zip
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This is a custom edited version of "Roboto Light"

All individual Glyphs (characters) have been hand edited to add rounded edges instead of the sharp ones on the default.

Lot of my effort has gone into making this. The single inspiration being that Google decided to remove "Font Antialiasing" from Android (due to MS/Apple patents I believe).

Even on higher res screens with 720p and 1080p, fonts almost always look better only when antialiased or "soft" feel to them.

A very good design study was done by "AJ Lopez". Check it out here for the mock ups he made -> https://plus.google.com/photos/+AJLo...25639349602945

I am done with Alphabets, Numbers & Symbols. Still working on Cyrillic and others that come in the default font.

ETA Tomorrow!

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Roboto Light




Roboto Light - Rounded

This is actually quite nice! Waiting for it!
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Test version 1 is ready, OP updated.
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Other than the BlinkFeed launcher, everything looks perfect. App names in the app drawer look weird since there's no condensed font.

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Other than the BlinkFeed launcher, everything looks perfect. App names in the app drawer look weird since there's no condensed font.

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Try this one

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hku6hhl8sd...Lt_Rounded.zip

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It looks great. Two issues: the lockscreen clock got bold. And the icon text on Google now launcher got bigger.

I'll try the one in the post above and see if it fixes those things.

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#5 fixed the icon text on Google now launcher. Thanks! Love the font!
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is it ok if i mod ur file 2 work on touchwizz? 4.4.2?
 
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Looks Very nice.
Do you think I have could make a theme for the new cyanogenmod theme engine, which supports font packs?

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is it ok if i mod ur file 2 work on touchwizz? 4.4.2?
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Looks Very nice.
Do you think I have could make a theme for the new cyanogenmod theme engine, which supports font packs?

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