Droid fonts

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Category Sans-serif, Serif, Monospace
Designer(s) Steve Matteson
Foundry Ascender Corp.
License Apache License
Droid Serif Sample

Droid is a font family first released in 2007 and created by Ascender Corporation for use by the Open Handset Alliance platform Android[1] and licensed under the Apache License. The fonts are intended for use on the small screens of mobile handsets and were designed by Steve Matteson of Ascender Corporation. The name was derived from the Open Handset Alliance platform name Android.



The Droid font family consists of Droid Sans, Droid Sans Mono and Droid Serif:

  • The Droid Sans Mono typeface consists of only the Regular font. The design is similar to Matteson's closed source Andalé Mono typeface design. Taking advantage of the license under which the original typefaces were released, modifications of this Droid Sans Mono have appeared on the internet. Of particular note are those modifications that replace the plain zero glyph with dotted or slashed versions. Such modifications are particularly desired by users making heavy use of monospaced typefaces, including software developers, because they provide a more prominent differentiation between the two characters.
  • The Droid Serif typeface consists of Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic fonts.

Each typeface has an extensive character set including coverage of Western European, Eastern/Central European, Baltic, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish languages.

Droid Pro (2009)[edit]

In 12 February 2009, Ascender Corporation announced the retail version of the Droid fonts under the Droid Pro family. The fonts were sold in OpenType and TrueType font format.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Woyke, Elizabeth (26 September 2008). "Android's Very Own Font". Forbes. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 

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