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Variable Fonts (beta)

A simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts

Bahnschrift:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 700
75 100

​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.

Design:Microsoft
Publisher:Microsoft
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Bundled

Source Code Variable:

  • Source Code Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Source Code Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 900

The variable version of Adobe’s Source Code Pro. It comes bundled with Creative Cloud apps and is also available as an open source font.

Design:Paul D. Hunt
Publisher:Adobe Systems Inc.
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic
Licensing:Open sourceBundled

Source Sans Variable:

  • Source Sans Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Source Sans Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 900

The variable version of Adobe’s Source Sans Pro. It comes bundled with Creative Cloud apps and is also available as an open source font.

Design:Paul D. Hunt
Publisher:Adobe Systems Inc.
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic
Licensing:Open sourceBundled

Source Serif Variable:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 900

The variable version of Adobe’s Source Serif Pro. It comes bundled with Creative Cloud apps and is also available as an open source font.

Design:Frank Grießhammer
Publisher:Adobe Systems Inc.
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic
Licensing:Open sourceBundled

Vesterbro Variable:

  • Vesterbro Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Vesterbro Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000

​A serif typeface covering a range of weight from Light to Extrabold, with support for Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic. An extra-fat Poster weight also exists in non-variable format.

Design:Jérémie Hornus, Alisa Nowak, Ilya Naumoff
Publisher:Black[Foundry]
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Zinzin VF:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000

A variable test font based on Cinzel and Cinzel Decorative. The swash axis gradually replaces the uppercase with swash glyphs and the lowercase with larger capitals.

Design:Natanael Gama, Adam Twardoch
Publisher:Adam Twardoch
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Open source

Nunito VF:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
54 156

​A variable version of Nunito, offered as an Early Access beta release via Google Fonts.

Design:Vernon Adams
Publisher:Google
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Open source

Avenir Next Variable:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 900
75 100

A variable font demo based on Monotype’s Avenir Next.

Design:Adrian Frutiger, Akira Kobayashi
Publisher:Monotype
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use

Decovar:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000

​Decovar is an experimental typeface with many unusual axes that allow for a large range of stylistic variation.

Design:David Berlow
Publisher:Font Bureau
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Open source

Variable Poo Demo:

  • 💩
100 900

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.)

Design:Roel Nieskens, David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:PixelAmbacht
Characters:Dingbats/emoji
Licensing:Open source

Fit Variable:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
0 1000

​Fit was designed across a large range of widths to fill up any space it occupies while maintaining a constant amount of space within and between letters.

Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Amstelvar:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
35 100
10 72
5 500
42 402
4 85
445 600
0 48
25 150
800 1200
800 1200
650 850
150 350
650 950
800 1200
38 250
60 402

​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.

Design:David Berlow
Publisher:Font Bureau
Characters:Latin (limited), East Asian (limited)
Licensing:Open source

Selawik Variations:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789  
300 700

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.

Design:Aaron Bell
Publisher:Microsoft
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Open source

Buffalo Gals:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 
-1 1
-1 1
-1 1
-1 1
0 1
0 1

Buffalo Gals comes from the first generation of GX variable fonts in the early 1990s, more recently revived with OpenType font variations.

Design:Tom Rickner
Publisher:Rickner Type
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use

Voto Serif GX:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
50 130
28 194
12 72

A variable font based on Noto Serif & Noto Serif Display.

Design:Monotype, Adam Twardoch
Publisher:Adam Twardoch
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic
Licensing:Open source

Kairos Sans Variable:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
250 900
75 125
0 1

​Monotype’s first variable font demo, based on Kairos Sans.

Design:Terrance Weinzierl
Publisher:Monotype
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use

Zeitung:

  • Zeitung Flex
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Zeitung Flex Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000
8 20

An OpenType variable font counterpart to Underware’s Zeitung Flex. (It is currently the typeface used for the interface of this website.)

Design:Underware
Publisher:Underware
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Cabin VF:

  • Cabin
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Cabin Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
95 128
0 100

A sans typeface inspired by the work of Edward Johnston and Eric Gill.

Design:Pablo Impallari
Publisher:Pablo Impallari
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Open source

Adobe Variable Font Prototype:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 900
0 100

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.

Design:Frank Grießhammer
Publisher:Adobe Systems Inc.
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Open source

Libre Franklin:

  • Libre Franklin
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Libre Franklin Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
40 200

An variable interpretation and expansion of Morris Fuller Benton’s Franklin Gothic.

Design:Pablo Impallari, Rodrigo Fuenzalida, Nhung Nguyen
Publisher:Impallari Type
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Open source

Gingham:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 700
1 150

An experimental variable font offered with “a very limited character set”.

Design:Christoph Koeberlin
Publisher:Christoph Koeberlin
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use

Dunbar:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
353 574
10 36

​A variable font version of Dunbar, CJ Dunn’s type family inspired by Jakob Erbar’s Erbar-Grotesk.

Design:CJ Dunn
Publisher:CJ Type
Characters:Latin
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Lab DJR:

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000
0 1000

Lab DJR is a pixel font built from a single repeating interpolated block.

Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR
Characters:Latin
Licensing:By request

Dunbar Tall n:

  • Dunbar Tall n
    n
  • Dunbar Tall n error
    n
50 260

​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.

Design:CJ Dunn
Publisher:CJ Type
Characters:Latin (limited)
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Zycon:

  • ☀🕛🚴🦎🦉🏵🔒⌚🖐🐕🐢🐈✯🌝⬤➟💡
0 1
0 1
0 1
0 1
-1 1
-1 1

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.

Design:David Berlow
Publisher:Font Bureau
Characters:Dingbats/emoji
Licensing:Open source