Spacing with Font Roboto

Alexander Krumeich alexander.krumeich at
Tue Dec 10 10:55:30 CET 2019

Thank you everybody for the quick and most helpful replies. I've
installed the TrueType from Google. Those do work fine. Of course, I'd
rather stick to the TeX Live distribution, but for the time being this
is a viable workaround.


On Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 2:58 AM Bob Tennent <rdtennent at> wrote:
>     using the original TTF fonts instead of converting them to OTF
>   Agreed that using original fonts sounds better in general.
>   I don't know why Bob changed the setup, but I doubt he did it
>   lightly. Perhaps he can advise.
> otftotfm works more reliably with otf fonts. I can't recall
> what probems arose with the ttf roboto set but in the future
> I'll try harder to avoid ttf-to-otf conversions.
> BTW, roboto.sty uses font filenames; notice the
> Extension = .otf
> in \defaultfontfeatures.
> Bob T.

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