A simple resource for finding and trying variable fonts
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A geometric sans, derived from Andrew Paglinawan’s Quicksand type family, that claims to “significantly improve reading-proficiency” (though the research behind such claims is questionable and/or misleading).
A mostly-monospaced dot-matrix typeface based on the smallest type size of 5 dots on the HandJet EBS-250 hand-held printer. Includes several sets of stylistic alternate glyphs, with different dot configurations and widths.
A monospaced typeface intended for code and programming, based on Mozilla’s Fira typeface. It includes a set of ligatures for character combinations commonly used in programming. The variable version was contributed by Stephen Nixon.
The variation of this typeface expands the outlined forms “into a three dimensional hyperspace”. It also includes a filled top style for layering. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress. (Note: Some browsers may show strange artifacts due to rendering bugs.)
These prototype fonts were built by Ken Lunde and his colleagues at Adobe for developers to test support for “variable font collections” that combine the technologies for both variable fonts and font collections. The fonts simulate the structure (styles, glyphs, character mapping, features, etc) of Source Han (Serif & Sans) and Noto CJK, but only contain a dozen or so functional glyphs, repeated thousands of times. Lunde’s introduction explains how variable font collections can greatly reduce file sizes for type systems with expansive character support, like Pan-CJK fonts for typesetting East Asian scripts.
East Asian / CJK, Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Dingbats/emoji