Jul 20, 2023

Google Noto Fonts family (meta port)

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.

x11-fonts/noto is a meta port which includes

  • x11-fonts/noto-basic basic fonts set
  • x11-fonts/noto-emoji emoji fonts set
  • x11-fonts/noto-extra extra fonts set
  • x11-fonts/noto-kr Traditional Chinese Hong Kong fonts set
  • x11-fonts/noto-jp Japanese fonts set
  • x11-fonts/noto-kr Korean fonts set
  • x11-fonts/noto-sc Simplified Chinese fonts set
  • x11-fonts/noto-tc Traditional Chinese fonts set

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