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Variable fonts published by Adobe

11 results

Width & Vertical Width VF

  • かなABC漢字
    あAB漢字12
1 1000
1 1000

A special-purpose font that demonstrates the relationships between variable “width” axes for use with different writing directions. For example, horizontal layout is typical with Western characters (represented as hollow rectangles in this font), but vertical layout is often used with some Asian characters (represented as solid rectangles), and it’s possible to combine aspects of both in different ways. This can make the relationship between different glyphs’ width, height, and rotation complicated. Ken Lunde explains more in the article introducing the font.

Tags: CFF, dingbats, proof of concept, monospaced, polygonal, rectangular, straight-sided, unusual variation
Design:Ken Lunde
Publisher:Adobe
Characters:dingbats/emoji, Pan-Unicode
Released:2019-06-19
Licensing:Open source

White On Black VF

  • White On Black VF
  • Black On White VF
1 1000

White On Black VF is a special-purpose variable font with just one glyph (㊎) demonstrating an issue related to the non-zero winding rule used for rendering fonts. The issue is especially problematic when negative glyphs are reversed out of a positive background shape. The weight axis also shows how the technique for avoiding the problem with static fonts – removing overlaps – isn’t a viable solution for variable fonts because the topology of overlapping shapes may change across variations. The counterpart font, Black On White VF, is made with the same shapes but with an additional circular path, showing how the issue is not present with more typical positive-on-negative glyphs. The fonts were produced by Ken Lunde using a glyph designed by Ryoko Nishizuka.

Tags: sans, CFF, dingbats, proof of concept, multiplexed, woman-designed
Design:Ryoko Nishizuka
Publisher:Adobe
Characters:East Asian / CJK
Released:2019-05-28
Licensing:Open source

Adobe Blank VF & Friends

  • Adobe Blank VF
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
  • Adobe Black VF
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
0 1000
0 1000

A set of special-purpose variable fonts based on Adobe Blank and Adobe Blank 2, intended to render all Unicode characters / code points using variable glyphs. Adobe Blank VF renders all code points with empty space, and Adobe Black VF renders them with a variable rectangle. The “2” versions of the fonts are produced in a way that is more data-efficient, but may not be supported in all environments. In those cases, the plain Adobe Blank VF and Adobe Black VF fonts can be used. Ken Lunde explains more in the article about the fonts.

Tags: CFF, dingbats, monospaced, polygonal, rectangular, straight-sided, unusual variation
Design:Ken Lunde
Publisher:Adobe
Characters:dingbats/emoji, Pan-Unicode
Released:2019-05-06
Updated:2019-06-19
Licensing:Open source

Source Han VF Proto

  • Source Han VF Proto
    No sample available
  • Source Han Serif VF Proto
    No sample available
  • Source Han Sans VF Proto
    No sample available
200 900
75 100

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.

Tags: serif, sans, CFF, proof of concept
Design:Adobe
Publisher:Adobe
Characters:East Asian / CJK, Hangul, Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, dingbats/emoji, Vietnamese
Released:2019-02-01
Licensing:Open source

Myriad Variable Concept

⚠️ Notice: This variable typeface is only available as CFF-flavored variable fonts. As such, the samples here will appear broken or static unless viewed with a browser that supports CFF-flavored variable fonts (the latest desktop versions of Opera and Chrome work well).

  • Myriad Variable Concept
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Myriad Variable Concept Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 900
70 110

A variable version of Adobe’s Myriad with a basic Latin character set. It comes bundled with Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC apps.

Tags: body text, sans, CFF, woman-designed
Design:Carol Twombly, Robert Slimbach
Publisher:Adobe
Characters:Latin
Released:2017-10-19
Updated:2018-10-15
Licensing:Bundled

Minion Variable Concept

⚠️ Notice: This variable typeface is only available as CFF-flavored variable fonts. As such, the samples here will appear broken or static unless viewed with a browser that supports CFF-flavored variable fonts (the latest desktop versions of Opera and Chrome work well).

  • Minion Variable Concept
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Minion Variable Concept Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 700
6 36

A variable version of Adobe’s Minion 3 with a basic Latin character set. It comes bundled with Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC apps.

Tags: body text, serif, CFF, optical sizes
Design:Robert Slimbach
Publisher:Adobe
Characters:Latin
Released:2017-10-19
Updated:2018-10-15
Licensing:Bundled

Acumin Variable Concept

⚠️ Notice: This variable typeface is only available as CFF-flavored variable fonts. As such, the samples here will appear broken or static unless viewed with a browser that supports CFF-flavored variable fonts (the latest desktop versions of Opera and Chrome work well).

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
50 115
0 12

A variable version of Adobe’s Acumin with a basic Latin character set. It comes bundled with Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC apps.

Tags: body text, sans, CFF, feature variations, gothic, neo-grotesque, straight-sided
Design:Robert Slimbach
Publisher:Adobe
Characters:Latin
Released:2017-10-19
Updated:2018-10-15
Licensing:Bundled

Source Code Variable

  • Source Code Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • 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.

Tags: body text, sans, some serifs, CFF, code, gothic, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight
Design:Paul D. Hunt
Publisher:Adobe
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Vietnamese
Released:2017-08-18
Updated:2021-01-15
Licensing:Open source, Bundled

Source Sans Variable

  • Source Sans Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • Source Sans Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
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.

Tags: body text, sans, CFF, gothic
Design:Paul D. Hunt
Publisher:Adobe
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Vietnamese
Released:2017-08-18
Updated:2020-09-07
Licensing:Open source, Bundled

Source Serif Variable

  • Source Serif Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • Source Serif Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
200 900
8 60

The variable version of Adobe’s Source Serif Pro, a contemporary interpretation of Pierre-Simon Fournier’s 18th-century typefaces. It comes bundled with Creative Cloud apps and is also available as an open source font. The design is by Frank Grießhammer, with contributions from Reymund Schroeder, Emilios Theofanous, Thomas Thiemich, and Irene Vlachou.

Tags: body text, serif, ball terminals, CFF, optical sizes, teardrop terminals
Design:Frank Grießhammer
Publisher:Adobe
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Vietnamese
Released:2017-08-18
Updated:2021-01-25
Licensing:Open source, Bundled

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.

Tags: body text, serif, ball terminals, CFF, feature variations, teardrop terminals
Design:Frank Grießhammer
Publisher:Adobe
Characters:Latin
Released:2016-11-13
Updated:2020-04-17
Licensing:Open source