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

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23rd May 2014, 09:43 AM   |  #1  
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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)
FLASHABLE ZIP

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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24th May 2014, 01:17 AM   |  #2  
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Thanks dude, looks awesome



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Test version 1 ready, OP Updated
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Is there a way to install this via apk format? I'm not rooted and not sure how to install a ttf on my phone. Thanks!

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25th May 2014, 02:13 AM   |  #5  
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I know this is the M8 forum, but would this font work on an M7 Sense 6 rom too?

I'm asking because some M8 stuff works on M7.
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Originally Posted by slipudatung

Is there a way to install this via apk format? I'm not rooted and not sure how to install a ttf on my phone. Thanks!

And so it was

Here you go:
http://d-h.st/m9p

@v-b-n: if this is a problem let me know and I'LL remove it.

**Updated link with correct apk
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Here you go:
http://d-h.st/OKy

@v-b-n: if this is a problem let me know and I'LL remove it.

Hey thanks for that! I tried to install but just get an error "app not installed"

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Quote:
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Hey thanks for that! I tried to install but just get an error "app not installed"

And so it was

My apologies, you're absolutely correct. I accidentally uploaded an unsigned apk. Here you go nice and working:

http://d-h.st/m9p
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My apologies, you're absolutely correct. I accidentally uploaded an unsigned apk. Here you go nice and working:

http://d-h.st/m9p

It works perfect and looks lovely. Thanks so much!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by gordonpn

I know this is the M8 forum, but would this font work on an M7 Sense 6 rom too?

I'm asking because some M8 stuff works on M7.

Yes it will

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Originally Posted by Behold_this

Here you go:
http://d-h.st/m9p

@v-b-n: if this is a problem let me know and I'LL remove it.

**Updated link with correct apk

No issues ... if you post it somewhere else, plz credit and link back also

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