Noto stands for “No Tofu” or “No More Tofo.” While you might think it’s my latest frustration with a healthy diet, it’s actually the name for Google’s latest attempt to wrestle over 800 natural languages into a single, universal font.
It’s not so easily done – but another worthy pursuit. Plus, Google is actually collaborating with an outside group on it: Monotype.
This is a great project. It checks all kinds of interesting software and language boxes, such as unicode, symbols, glyphs, accents, dialects, minorities and so much more.