Accessibility is a pretty big deal on the Internet, Google and Monotype set out to solve a font-related problem that we often come across, that’s where some characters1 tend to appear as a “tofu” character 2

To do that they made Noto font; which stands for “No more Tofu”. Noto supports 800 languages and 100 written scripts, from Latin, Cyrillic, and Hebrew to Egyptian Hieroglyphs and Cherokee.

Getting started

You can start using the sans-serif versions now by downloading it here or checkout the project on Github

  1. mostly symbols or non-supported language characters
  2. That box shape that comes up when the fontset doesn't support the character typed.