Tuesday, November 17, 2020

web "variable fonts"

Introduction to variable fonts on the web

A typeface is the underlying visual design that can exist in many different typesetting technologies, and a font is one of these implementations, in a digital file format. In other words, a typeface is what you see, and the font is what you use.

A style is a single and specific typeface, such as Bold Italic, and a family is the complete set of styles.

Before variable fonts, each style was implemented as a separate font file.
With variable fonts, all styles can be contained in a single file.

A specimen composition and list of different styles of the Roboto family