Designed by Christian Robertson
Roboto 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.
In November 2019, the family was updated with a variable font "Weight" axis.
To contribute, see github.com/googlefonts/robotoslab.
You can download font files directly and install them with Font Book. However, it’ll be much easier to install these fonts with RightFont — the best font manager for Mac.
These fonts are licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
You can use them freely in your products & projects - print or digital, commercial or otherwise.