Roboto font update - changed line height?

over 5 years ago from , Co-Founder @ Designers.how

So, was working on our upcoming Material Design -based Android UI Kit, updated Roboto... and all my text objects are misaligned. http://prntscr.com/4wj9vz

Looks like the line height changed, and Sketch has the line height value explicitly defined in the properties panel. Photoshop line height is set to (auto) unless you set it, and none of my text objects moved.

This is mainly a heads-up to those of you using Sketch or even Photoshop (the glyph shapes and letter spacing changed too).

Update early and often!


  • Chris Slowik, over 5 years ago

    It's plain to see the difference when you look at the actual font files.


    2 points
  • Chris Slowik, over 5 years ago

    The plot thickens. The Roboto version you can get from Google Fonts is not the same one they link on the Material Guidelines.. and doesn't match the update.. even though the google font page indicates that it was updated in july.

    1 point