A simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts
Microsoft’s variable rendition of the DIN font standard. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update includes a version of Bahnschrift with a single weight axis. Upcoming releases of Windows 10 include a version with an additional width axis.
An experimental, variable color font containing only one character: the pile of poo emoji 💩. (If the poo appears all black and/or doesn’t move with the slider, your browser doesn’t fully support variable color fonts yet.)
Amstelvar is an exercise in variable weight, contrast, and proportions. Positive and negative forms can be manipulated as separate axes, as well as a large array of other variables. It is an experimental work in progress so can produce unusual results.
A demonstration font with special debugging glyphs for testing support of various variable font features and providing readouts of current settings, especially in environments like Windows that fully support TrueType hinting.
Adobe Variable Font Prototype is derived from Source Serif Pro for testing environments that aim to support variable fonts. Released before Source Serif Variable, it includes a contrast axis not represented in other common public versions of Source Serif – most visible with heavier weights.
This single-glyph experiment was the first font ever offered for retail licensing with the OpenType font variations technology. Priced at $1, it contains a single “n” from the Dunbar type family, and is available in an “error” version with interpolation errors.
Zycon demonstrates the flexibility of variable fonts to manipulate forms beyond the typical axes of typographic variation. It comes from the first generation of GX variable fonts in the early 1990s, and was more recently revived to test support for OpenType font variations technology.