ive years in the making, Google Noto is an innovative collaboration between Monotype and Google to create a digital typeface that spans over 800 languages and designed to work across any device. The Noto typeface is a truly universal method of communication for billions of people around the world accessing digital content.

When text is rendered by a computer, sometimes characters are displayed as “tofu”. They are little boxes to indicate your device doesn’t have a font to display the text.


Google has been developing a font family called Noto, which aims to support all languages with a harmonious look and feel. Noto is Google’s answer to tofu. The name noto is to convey the idea that Google’s goal is to see “no more tofu”. Noto has multiple styles and weights, and is freely available to all. The comprehensive set of fonts and tools used in our development is available in our GitHub repositories. – Google

Noto is available to download from the Google Noto Fonts Website and you can read more about Monotypes mammoth design development and case study here.

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