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multiplexed weight

Typefaces that maintain a consistent set width across variations in weight, allowing for weight adjustments without causing text to reflow.

See also “multiplexed posture” or the general “multiplexed” tag that covers multiplexing across any axis.

Variable fonts tagged with “multiplexed weight”

45 results

iA Writer

  • iA Writer Mono
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • iA Writer Mono Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • iA Writer Duo
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • iA Writer Duo Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • iA Writer Quattro
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • iA Writer Quattro Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
400 700
0 150

The iA Writer fonts, made for the iA Writer app, are a modification of ​IBM Plex, originally designed by Bold Monday with Mike Abbink at IBM. The Mono fonts match glyph widths for all characters. Duo allows an additional glyph width for letters that are otherwise cramped. Quattro uses 4 glyph widths, approaching a standard proportional typeface.

Tags: body text, sans, some serifs, code, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, neo-grotesque, pinched joints, quantized
Design:Oliver Reichenstein, Bold Monday, Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan, Pieter van Rosmalen
Publisher:Information Architects Inc.
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Vietnamese
Released:2018-12-21
Licensing:Bundled, Open source

PhD Mono

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
0 1000

​A variable version of the monospaced styles from the larger PhD series.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, some serifs, gaspipe, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, rectangular, straight-sided
Design:George Triantafyllakos
Publisher:Atypical
Characters:Latin, Greek
Released:2018-12-05
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Handjet

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    ԱԲԳԴԵԶԷԸԹԺԻԼԽԾԿՀՁՂՃՄՅՆՇՈՉՊՋՌՍՎՏՐՑՒՓՔՕՖ
    աբգդեզէըթժիլխծկհձղճմյնշոչպջռսվտրցւփքօֆ
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ אבגדהוזחטיכלמנסעפצקרשת
100 900
0 16
1 2

​Handjet started as an exercise with design students to make a typeface for handset printers and their 32-pixel vertical matrix, but grew into a large multi-script design.

In 2019, Google sponsored and extension and open-source release of the typeface. Consultants for the project include Maria Doreuli (Cyrillic), Irene Vlachou (Greek), Borna Izadpanah (Arabic), Khajag Apelian (Armenian), and Meir Sadan (Hebrew).

The font is provided with a warning that “variable fonts are relatively new and Handjet sometimes challenges the limits. You might get unpredictable, yet beautiful and somewhat amusing, rendering errors in Adobe software. It works well in browsers as far as we know.”

Tags: decorative/display, sans, modular, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, pixel, polygonal, straight-sided, unusual variation
Design:David Březina
Publisher:Rosetta Type Foundry
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese, Cyrillic, Greek, Armenian, Arabic, Hebrew, dingbats/emoji
Released:2018-12-04
Updated:2021-05-12
Licensing:Open source

Plastic

  • Plastic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Plastic (with OpenType stylistic alternates enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
0 1000
0 1000

​A monospaced typeface with unusual variable serifs that create chain-like forms, inspired by plastic Cečka toys that were popular in communist Czechoslovakia. Includes a set of double-wide capitals as stylistic alternate glyphs.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, sans, some serifs, futuristic/sci-fi, monoline, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, quantized, rectangular, retractable serifs, rounded, spur serifs, stencil, straight-sided, unusual variation, vertex spread, woman-designed
Design:Ivana Palečková, Jitka Janečková
Publisher:Ivana Palečková, Jitka Janečková
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-11-08
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Minérale Variable

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

​An unusual sans with twisted strokes. In the heavier weights, the pinched stems and contrast become particularly exaggerated. The variable font is included when licensing a full package of all static styles.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, calligraphic, flared/concave, inscriptional, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, multiplexed weight, ornamented, pinched joints, retractable serifs, sharp, unusual variation
Design:Thomas Huot-Marchand
Publisher:205TF
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-09-12
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Sudo Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
72 700
0 1
-192 -64

​The variable version of Sudo, a monospaced typeface for coders.

Tags: body text, sans, some serifs, cartoon, code, feature variations, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, multiplexed weight, retractable extenders
Design:Jens Kutílek
Publisher:Jens Kutílek
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese, dingbats/emoji
Released:2018-03-28
Updated:2021-06-24
Licensing:Open source

Drive Variable

  • Drive Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Drive Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Drive Mono Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Drive Mono Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Drive Prop Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Drive Prop Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000

The Drive series includes 3 related families, each with corresponding italics: Drive, a straightforward humanist sans for small sizes; Drive Mono, the monospaced counterpart; and Drive Prop, which preserves a monospaced aesthetic but allows for some deviation to improve readability.

Tags: body text, sans, some serifs, code, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed weight
Design:Elliott Amblard, Jérémie Hornus
Publisher:Black[Foundry]
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-02-20
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Phase

  • Phase-A
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-B
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-C
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-D
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-E
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-F
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Phase-G
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 100
0 100
0 100

A modular type system comprised of several variable fonts with a mix of unusual variations. The demo website, developed by Florian Zia, allows users to control the variations via sliders or an audio sensor, and also download static instances of the fonts for personal use. Those interested in commercial use or acquiring variable versions of the fonts can email the designer, Elias Hanzer, for more info.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, flared/concave, modular, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, neo-grotesque, ornamented, pinched joints, raw geometry, retractable serifs, sharp, split terminals, unusual variation, wavy/wiggly
Design:Elias Hanzer
Publisher:Elias Hanzer
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-01-15
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, By request

dT Jakob Variable

  • dT Jakob Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • dT Jakob Variable (with OpenType standard ligatures enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • dT Jakob Variable (with OpenType discretionary ligatures enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
  • dT Jakob Variable (with OpenType contextual alternates enabled)
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789
10 40

dT Jakob Variable includes 4 separate stylistic groups, intended to be layered for special inline and shade effects. The styles are all contained in a single font file, accessible by activating various OpenType features.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, geometric, all caps, Art Deco, chromatic, inline, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, ornamented, unusual variation
Design:Eduilson Coan, Gustavo Soares
Publisher:dooType
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-01-09
Licensing:Free for non-commercial use, Free for commercial use

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.

Tags: body text, sans, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, straight-sided
Design:Microsoft
Publisher:Microsoft
Characters:Latin
Released:2017-08-23
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

Amstelvar

  • Amstelvar
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
  • Amstelvar Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
100 900
50 125
8 144
-300 500
324 640
18 263
15 132
420 570
500 1000
500 983
-500 -138
425 1000

​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.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, slab serif, consistent counters, fat-face, proof of concept, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, optical sizes, retractable extenders, retractable serifs, sharp, unusual variation, wedge serif
Design:David Berlow
Publisher:Font Bureau
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Vietnamese
Released:2016-12-16
Updated:2021-06-03
Licensing:Open source

Action Condensed

  • Action Condensed
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Action Condensed Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
300 700
1 3

​A condensed sans with grade variations to subtly change the weight while maintaining consistent widths. Action Text is the counterpart for small sizes.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, gothic, inserat, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, straight-sided
Design:Erik van Blokland
Publisher:Commercial Type
Characters:Latin
Released:2016-01-12
Licensing:By request