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default font in the new Microsoft Word app (Android)

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What is the default font for the new Microsoft Word app for Android?
asked by murrayjames (101 points) Jul 22, 2015

2 Answers

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Best answer

Perhaps something like Segoe UI is close.

answered by jamesmillner Expert (1,352 points) Jul 23, 2015
selected by Stewf Jul 23, 2015

You're right, James. I was thinking Google when I should have been thinking Microsoft. 

"Think Different!" — no, wait...
Not surprisingly, Monotype was responsible for both designs.
they're all evil empires... :)
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Perhaps a progression of Noto Sans, which was a derivation of Open Sans.

answered by Stewf Expert (3,248 points) Jul 22, 2015
Hi Stewf,

I don't think that's it. There are quite a few differences from Noto Sans, and it's unlike the default Google app fonts on my Android 5.1 phone.

https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Noto+Sans

EDIT: On closer look, the two are similar. But there are differences (specifically, the lower-case k, bassline for J and Q, and the font-weight).
This is why I say a "progression". It makes sense that Google would continue to iterate on the Noto typeface as they did with Roboto and Open Sans. This does differ enough that it could have a new name, though.
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