Dive into the details of Variable font creation with FontLab VI. The FontLab team will discuss how to set up masters and axes, including intermediate glyph masters, how to efficiently use the FontLab VI user interface to navigate between masters, how to coordinate design changes across masters and prepare incompatible masters for interpolation.
Variable fonts are getting closer to mainstream adoption by all of the major browsers. Learn how to hint and fine tune Variable fonts in the latest version of VTT. The workshop will cover how to use the built in Autohinter in VTT to add hinting to Variable fonts, and how to easily fine tune the results. The workshop will focus on how hinting can be added simply and efficiently, and how attention to detail, can have a big impact on making the most legible type for the screen. Workshop is a teaching format. Note taking advised, but no laptop required.
Learn how to set up Variable fonts in Glyphs, and how to bring your existing Multiple Master setups into OTVar, how to create, customize and juggle variation axes with virtual masters. In this workshop, join us in creating a multiple-axis font with a few glyphs, exporting and testing it. Learn which tricks and which Python scripts can help you in the process. Bring your MacBooks with the latest version of Glyphs and a recent browser.
In this workshop we will look at what makes Variable fonts different, how they are being implemented now and what the possibilities are in the future. We’ll work through implementing Variable fonts in a responsive site, coupled with the latest techniques in font loading, responsive scale using CSS custom properties and calculations, and look at what else we can combine to make beautiful, responsive, sustainable typographic systems for use on the web and in mobile applications. Finally, we’ll look at aspects of the user experience that we can improve in ways never before possible—challenging the very notion of what ‘good typography’ means and can be.
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