Variable font technology from Adobe

Adobe is deeply involved with the development of the technology behind variable fonts. This page is where we’ll keep an ongoing record of our progress.

Our team is keeping track of the conversation on TypeDrawers, and you can also keep an eye on us via Twitter.

Articles & Interviews

Introducing Variable Fonts

Start here with our overview: What are variable fonts, and what’s so different about the way they work?

Adobe releases a prototype variable font

Font developers will need to see how variable fonts work from the inside out, and we’re making the tools openly available on GitHub.

Tim Brown & Bram Stein on Responsive Web Design podcast

Tim Brown and Bram Stein break down variable font technology with Ethan Marcotte in a 30-minute podcast, discussing the potential impact on responsive web design.

New variable fonts from Adobe Originals

Six variable font families are included with the October 2017 release of Illustrator and Photoshop.

Developer tools

Prototype variable font

Work directly with a variable font to study its behavior. Currently can be previewed in FontView. See the README for more details.

Join the conversation

Our team is actively discussing variable font technology on TypeDrawers. Look for the [OTVar] tag in subject lines, ask questions, and get involved.

On Twitter, keep an eye on @VariableFonts (by Nick Sherman) for running commentary, and of course we’ll be updating from @AdobeType as well.