In addition to a variable-to-static font instantiator, I've also pondered the idea of a variable design space subsetting tool, that would enable customers to generate smaller varia… (View Post)
WOFF (including its variants) was intentionally designed not to work on the desktop, only in web browsers. It's not meant to be a user-installable format. It's part of the reason for its existence (a… (View Post)
As for pricing through traditional retailers; why not include a variable font with a full family purchase? Customers who want variable fonts will certainly want individual styles for legacy applicati… (View Post)
I'm not sure I get what you mean, but the standard way to draw such a curve would be to replace the two middle on-curve points with a single one, placed at the inflection point (where it changes from… (View Post)
Given that the early adopters are mostly CSS developers, I expect variable font use to be mostly web-based, at least for the near future; certainly that's where I expect to see the more inte… (View Post)
While it was amazing to see so many parts come together at once from Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, and Google, there are still some major holes in variable font support.
To give a few examples, kerning d… (View Post)
I've mused about it on my blog. For commercial Variable Fonts, isn’t licensing the biggest issue? You end up selling an entire font family in one font, but users might not fully understand this, and … (View Post)
Other possible responses.
— I rely on the fonts I already have. Maybe I'll buy some with next year's budget.
— They're confusing.
— I can't experiment with new font formats on this deadline pro… (View Post)