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feature variations

Fonts with feature variations have axes of variation that affect features other than the shape of contours. For example: activating ligatures, swash forms, stylistic alternates, or other glyph substitutions. One common implementation of this technology is to swap in simplified forms of characters that might otherwise get overcrowded as the weight increases, like $, ¢, or &. Another example is to incorporate non-linear kerning to avoid glyph collisions.

Variable fonts tagged with “feature variations”

42 results

Helvetica Now Variable

  • Helvetica Now Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Helvetica Now Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
50 1000
50 100
4 30

A variable incarnation of Monotype’s Helvetica Now series.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, feature variations, ink traps, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, neo-grotesque, optical sizes
Design:Max Miedinger, Charles Nix, Friedrich Althausen, Emilios Theofanous, Malou Verlomme, Jan Hendrik Weber, Monotype Studio
Publisher:Monotype
Characters:Latin
Released:2021-07-13
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Caraque VF

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 900
1 100

A rounded sans that fills in on itself in heavier weights and can morph in to blobbier forms forms, like chocolate letters melting.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, cartoon, closed in, feature variations, filled counters, gothic, monoline, multiplexed, plump/convex, psychedelic, rounded, unusual variation, wavy/wiggly
Design:Pablo Gámez
Publisher:Dalton Maag
Characters:Latin
Released:2021-04-08
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Job Clarendon Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
1 900

An homage to 19th-century slab serifs, drawn by David Jonathan Ross with direction from designer and writer Bethany Heck.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, ball terminals, closed in, feature variations, monoline, Victorian, wood type
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2021-03-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Proxima Vara

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
100 900
50 100
0 125

A variable adaptation of the immensely popular Proxima Nova type family.

Tags: body text, sans, geometric, feature variations, gothic, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed posture
Design:Mark Simonson
Publisher:Mark Simonson
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese, Greek, Cyrillic
Released:2021-03-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Mendl Serif VF & Mendl Sans VF

  • Mendl Serif VF
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Mendl Sans VF
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
0 1

A pair of typefaces with an Art Deco flavor, each designed to share the same widths so they can be swapped without causing text to reflow.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, sans, geometric, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, feature variations, monoline, multiplexed, spur serifs, spurless, stub serifs, Victorian, woman-designed
Design:Angel Kwong
Publisher:Dalton Maag
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-10-28
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Case VAR

  • Case VAR
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Case VAR Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900
4 60

A sans with size-specific adjustments going down to extra-small sizes.

Tags: body text, sans, some serifs, feature variations, monoline, neo-grotesque, optical sizes, woman-designed
Design:Erik Spiekermann, Anja Meiners, Ralph du Carrois
Publisher:Fontwerk
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-10-12
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Service Gothic Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    $0123456789
    ☞☚🖝👈↣
200 700

An homage to wonky casual lettering found in everyday settings. It maintains consistent ‘multiplexed’ glyph widths across its weight variants, allowing for weight changes without text reflowing. Offered with discounted pricing while it’s still a work in progress.

Full disclosure: This typeface was designed by the editor of this website.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, all caps, brush, cartoon, dingbats, feature variations, flat brush, gothic, monoline, multiplexed, multiplexed weight, overbite/underbite, sharp, vertex spread
Design:Nick Sherman
Publisher:HEX Projects
Characters:Latin, dingbats/emoji
Released:2020-10-06
Updated:2021-02-02
Licensing:Paid/commercial

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

Degular Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1000
0 10
0 1000

James Edmondson’s take on a general-purpose “boring” sans.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, geometric, feature variations, gothic, ink traps, monoline, multiplexed, neo-grotesque, optical sizes, phototype, pinched joints
Design:James T. Edmondson
Publisher:OH no Type Co.
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-04-01
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Dattilo DJR Banner Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
200 900

A variable subset of the Banner optical size range from DJR’s Dattilo revival, optimized for large display settings with extra-tight 1970s-style spacing.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, feature variations, monoline, phototype
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2020-03-01
Updated:2020-05-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Fraunces

  • Fraunces
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Fraunces Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
9 144
100 900
0 100
0 1

​A typeface that takes cues from some early 20th-century typefaces with soft serifs, like Windsor, Cooper, and Souvenir.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, Art Nouveau, cartoon, feature variations, optical sizes, phototype, rounded, soft corners, stub serifs, unusual variation, woman-designed
Design:Phaedra Charles, Flavia Zimbardi
Publisher:Undercase Type
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2020-02-26
Licensing:Open source

29LT Bukra Variable

  • 29LT Bukra Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
  • 29LT Bukra Slanted Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
100 900
70 130

​A spurless sans.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, feature variations, Johnstonian, monoline, spurless
Design:Pascal Zoghbi, Adrien Midzic, Swiss Typefaces
Publisher:29LT
Characters:Latin, Arabic
Released:2020-01-22
Licensing:Paid/commercial

TT Runs Variable

  • TT Runs Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • TT Runs Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
100 900

​A wide, top-heavy sans.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, feature variations, flat brush, gothic, horizontal stress, overbite/underbite, woman-designed
Design:TypeType, Vika Usmanova, Antonina Zhulkova, Philipp Nurullin
Publisher:TypeType
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic
Released:2020-01-07
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Gimlet Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
8 48
300 900
64 100
0 1

​A distinctive serif typeface inspired by Georg Trump’s Schadow. A beta version of the variable font was quietly included in the Font of the Month Club files for Gimlet X-ray.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, serif, slab serif, feature variations, optical sizes
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin
Released:2020-01-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

FS Industrie VF

  • FS Industrie VF
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • FS Industrie VF Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
1 1000
100 900

​A functional sans that takes stylistic cues from the DIN typefaces.

Tags: body text, sans, feature variations, gothic, inserat, monoline, straight-sided, superellipse
Design:Phil Garnham, Fernando Mello
Publisher:Fontsmith Ltd.
Characters:Latin
Released:2019-10-29
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Adelphi PE Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
100 900
6 18
-9.5 0

​A geometric sans with a dash of soft humanist influences. The italic is multiplexed with the upright, so changes to the slant axis don’t change line lengths.

Tags: body text, sans, geometric, feature variations, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, optical sizes
Design:Nick Job
Publisher:Rosetta Type Foundry
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic
Released:2019-10-29
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Recursive

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1
0 1
300 1000
-15 0
0 1

A variable type system for code and user interface design, with the option to vary between monospaced and proportional glyph widths, as well as standard tech-y forms and expressive brush-like forms.

Tags: decorative/display, body text, sans, script, brush, code, feature variations, monospaced, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, multiplexed weight, plump/convex, quantized, straight-sided, unusual variation, upright italic, upright script
Design:Stephen Nixon
Publisher:Arrow Type
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2019-06-19
Updated:2021-04-01
Licensing:Open source

Adapter

  • Adapter PE
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • Adapter Hebrew
    אבגדהוזחטיכלמנסעפצקרשת
  • Adapter Arabic
    أبجد هوز حطي كلمن سعفص قرشت ثخذ ضظغ
4 18
100 900
-10 0

A simple sans with Pan-European character support. Expansions were released for Hebrew on November 26, 2019, and Arabic on March 11, 2020.

Tags: body text, sans, feature variations, multiplexed, multiplexed posture, neo-grotesque, optical sizes, woman-designed
Design:William Montrose, Sláva Jevčinová, David Březina
Publisher:Rosetta Type Foundry
Characters:Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Vietnamese, Hebrew, Arabic
Released:2019-05-21
Updated:2020-03-10
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Bild Variable

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
60 100

The first variable incarnation of Bild, DJR’s homage to some of the more dense American gothic type styles from the 20th century. The font includes some subtle feature variations that are triggered at certain widths to improve spacing and alignment – for example, the kerning between ‘T’ and ‘y’, and the alignment between ‘i’ and ‘l’.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, feature variations, gothic, inserat, straight-sided
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2019-05-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

IBM Plex Sans Variable

  • IBM Plex Sans Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • IBM Plex Sans Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 700
85 100

A variable incarnation of the sans-serif styles from IBM’s Plex type series.

Tags: body text, sans, feature variations, neo-grotesque, pinched joints
Design:Mike Abbink, Bold Monday, Paul van der Laan, Pieter van Rosmalen
Publisher:IBM
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2019-04-08
Licensing:Open source

Bree Variable

  • Bree Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Bree Variable Oblique
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Bree Cyrillic
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • Bree Cyrillic Oblique
    АБВГДЕЖЗИЙКЛМНОПРСТУФХЦЧШЩЪЫЬЭЮЯ
    абвгдежзийклмнопрстуфхцчшщъыьэюя
  • Bree Greek
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
  • Bree Greek Oblique
    ΑΒΓΔΕΖΗΘΙΚΛΜΝΞΟΠΡΣΤΥΦΧΨΩ
    αβγδεζηθικλμνξοπρσςτυφχψω
0 1000

A variable version of Bree, with Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek components. The variable fonts are bundled with each full set of styles for Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic, separately.

Tags: body text, sans, feature variations, spurless, woman-designed
Design:Veronika Burian, José Scaglione, Irene Vlachou
Publisher:TypeTogether
Characters:Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Vietnamese
Released:2019-01-28
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Roslindale Variable Italic

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
0 1
-8 0

​An experiment in italicization, this one-off member of the Roslindale type series can vary its italic forms separately from the angle of slanting. The vast majority of typefaces change italic forms along with slanting, so this may be the first case of both the registered ‘italic’ and ‘slant’ axes being used in the same variable font.

Tags: decorative/display, serif, feature variations, flared/concave, inscriptional, phototype, pinched joints, sharp, unusual variation, wedge serif
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR, Font of the Month Club
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2019-01-01
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

strokeWeight

  • ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
20 180
-12 12

​A geometric sans inspired by crude computer graphics, with rotational italicization leaning in both directions.

Tags: decorative/display, sans, geometric, backslant, feature variations, monoline, overbite/underbite, rotalics, rotation, unusual variation
Design:Schultzschultz, Marc Schütz
Publisher:Schriftlabor
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2018-12-13
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Trilby Variable

  • Trilby Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Trilby Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
400 800

​A variable version of Trilby, DJR’s slab serif with subtle horizontal stress.

Tags: decorative/display, slab serif, feature variations, horizontal stress, wood type
Design:David Jonathan Ross
Publisher:DJR
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-12-06
Licensing:Trial, Paid/commercial

Portada Variable

  • Portada Variable
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Portada Variable Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 1000
14 36

A variable version of Portada, produced by Irene Vlachou. The variable font is included when licensing the full Portada family.

Tags: body text, serif, feature variations, optical sizes, woman-designed
Design:Veronika Burian, José Scaglione
Publisher:TypeTogether
Characters:Latin
Released:2018-12-04
Licensing:Paid/commercial

Work Sans

  • Work Sans
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
  • Work Sans Italic
    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
100 900

​A grotty sans with a wide range of typographic features: Adobe Latin 3 character support, small caps, stylistic alternates, upper- and lowercase numerals, etc.

Tags: body text, sans, feature variations, grotesque, monoline, swash
Design:Wei Huang
Publisher:Wei Huang
Characters:Latin, Vietnamese
Released:2018-11-15
Updated:2020-02-02
Licensing:Open source