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Will Google's brand new typeface called Product Sans be available for commercial use like Android's official typeface Roboto?

  • I think it'll be available soon. They'll probably add it to the Google fonts library - google.com/fonts or alphabetsrus.com – user49288 Sep 1 '15 at 23:18
  • You never know with Google, but in general, a typeface designed specifically to be a part of a brand identity is typically not release commercially as one doesn't want their brand identity diluted. – DA01 Sep 2 '15 at 1:20
  • Some specifications storage.googleapis.com/g-design/static/… – kbtzr Sep 2 '15 at 14:50
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When you open the TTF webfont in use on Google websites, you get some metadata and a link to this URL: https://www.google.com/fonts/license/productsans

It says:

Google offers many fonts on open source terms. This is not one of them. Please see www.google.com/fonts.

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    You can't get much a clearer [non-] licence than that. – Andrew Leach Sep 2 '15 at 15:42
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    The only way their intentions could be clearer is if they wrote "If you'd like to know if you're allowed to use this font, our licensing terms are as follows" above a picture of Larry Page flipping the bird. – user56reinstatemonica8 Sep 2 '15 at 18:15
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    Aww, that's unfortunate. I got all excited because I found it online and wanted to use it. Since Google doesn't want anyone using it, I'm not going to post the link here. – DaveTheMinion Sep 3 '15 at 0:37
  • Then I will, in the interest of letting people do what they want and be responsible for their own actions. befonts.com/product-sans-font.html – flarn2006 Jul 6 '18 at 14:58

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