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retractable extenders

Typefaces with ascenders and/or descenders that can be shortened to allow for tighter line spacing.

Variable fonts tagged with “retractable extenders”

7 results

Pangea VAR

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
300 700
0 1
0 50
0 100
0 60
0 1
0 1
0 1
0 1

​A geometric sans that, instead of a typical optical size axis, offers more specific adjustments for details normally affected by optical size variation. Expansions are planned for Arabic, Hebrew, and more.

Tags: sans, geometric, feature variations, monoline, multiplexed, retractable extenders, unusual variation
Design:Christoph Koeberlin
Publisher:Fontwerk
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Vietnamese
Released:2020-07-20
Updated:2021-03-09
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

BC Baseliner

  • ÅBCDÉFGHÎJKLMNØPQRSTÜVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 900
0 900

​A variable font that allows for width adjustment as well as the contraction of diacritic marks and descenders, enabling tighter linespacing.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, consistent counters, flat brush, phototype, retractable extenders, sharp, unusual variation, vertex spread
Design:Šimon Matějka
Publisher:Briefcase Type Foundry
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-11-14
Licensing: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

Rhody Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 300
0 300
300 800

A variable font distributed with DJR’s Rhody type family for members of the Font of the Month Club. Originally released as 2 separate variable font counterparts to the 2 first weights in February, 2018, it was updated in July, 2018, combining the weights into a single font with a weight axis.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, bent strokes, consistent counters, inserat, pinched joints, retractable extenders, straight-sided, unusual variation, vertex spread, wood type
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2018-02-01
Updated:2018-07-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

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