Innovative 'variable fonts' offer more style variations at potentially smaller file size

Maybe I have been living under a rock, but I have only learned about this yesterday and thought I would share it with you guys.

Well, an images says more than … and an animated one is even better:

So it’s a new type of font file that includes all the font weights and variations in one file. Actually only the ‘regular’ and the extreme cases of a variation are there, and the ones in between are generated. e.g. font weight, that would be regular, thin and bold included and the rest generated:

Besides that, letter width, height, slant/italic can be variations, but also custom properties.


Variable Google Fonts


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