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Let’s play with variable fonts in the browser, by @Lorp. Video intro: https://t.co/8X93hN49Tb Six-month update: https://t.co/NTNzxH472Y

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@pgconstable Yup, just talking about the label on that part of the UI. @hhpapazian N-Tupz is in da house. Next up is Delta 5 on the scalable Bass. @pgconstable I should clarify I don’t want to abandon use of the term ‘tuple’, but be more accurate. In the Samsa U… https://t.co/eQrgN8DC3aI think I’ll rename Tuples to Delta Sets. Any objections?
4/5
2020
🤓Testing Grenze Gotisch VF {wght:100–500–900} with Samsa VF Inspector... Amazing tool! 🙌 Thanks @Lorp! https://t.co/kz3yw1b0z9
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3/27
2020
Good idea. Done. https://t.co/G2mF4kCTVp
3/26
2020
A handy trick in Samsa, if you are working on a single font for a period, is to edit the “default” in samsa-fonts.j… https://t.co/mrdE9VmyWs
3/25
2020
🤓Testing MuseoModerno VF [wght: 100–900] with Samsa’s Media panel... https://t.co/zPJpBx7c1C
Retweeted by Axis-Praxis🤓Testing MuseoModerno VF [wght] with Samsa’s Media panel... https://t.co/yUxyTBUht5
Retweeted by Axis-PraxisTesting Saira VF [wdth,wght] with Samsa’s Media panel. Thanks Axis-Praxis! https://t.co/byXwX5e5MW
Retweeted by Axis-Praxis @justvanrossum @abcdinamo @rbtjns @Lorp @PixelAmbacht Neither Axis-Praxis nor Samsa uploads. Instances exported fro… https://t.co/Ke4hVRDDfh @PixelAmbacht @sarah_edo @vlh @LeaVerou @SaraSoueidan @cassiecodes @ChrisGannon @jpamental @css @typearture @svgeesus Cheers, Roel!I added animated SVG of Amstelvar’s 8 parametric axes and 4 blended axes to the GitHub repo (where they preview nic… https://t.co/B7daGkmtNfSize comparisons for the animated horse: * SVG animation: 14330 bytes (gzip 6157 bytes) * 1-glyph variable TTF: 627… https://t.co/oLnWZcbk6W
3/24
2020
SVG animation for the Width axis from Apple Skia, one-click export from Samsa (1262 bytes) https://t.co/BUcQsNaMQ0SVG animation for the Weight axis from @letterror’s Mutator, one-click export from Samsa (641 bytes) https://t.co/ICmjCL1OkKLike the idea of exporting glyphs from #variablefonts as a #SVG #animation? Now you can, with Samsa’s Media panel.… https://t.co/xi7DfoiLOvThe Samsa workshop scheduled for March 14 couldn’t happen when #TypeTech Munich was sadly postponed. I’m planning l… https://t.co/CT1I3kdrzw
3/23
2020
Useful updates for makers of #variablefonts in the latest @FontLab beta: * easily view all masters in Preview panel… https://t.co/uJAntbZJnj
3/22
2020
It’s probably a good idea to avoid repeating STAT axisValue strings between axes. So, without elision for clarity,… https://t.co/owSLkeEMy4
3/16
2020
A consequence of using Format 2 is that apps can assign meaningful names to every location in a designspace, such a… https://t.co/Kr9U2jp2VmSo far it seems that @AdobeFonts’ SourceSerif, Source Sans and Source Code make best use of STAT in #variablefontshttps://t.co/tChV0QuECd
3/15
2020
Samsa now handles format 2 axisValueTables in STAT. This offers a range as well as a specific value. For example, t… https://t.co/oaMpFZVC3Q @pgconstable @Lorp Thanks, Peter
3/14
2020
@TiroTypeworks @boldmonday That’s true. It seems to be a common error that STAT records for Weight in italic fonts… https://t.co/lAlaKNeqS3 @davelab6 This is doable with TTX if you don’t mind hacking ‘name’ and ‘STAT’ tables. I added an ‘ital’ axis to the… https://t.co/kmqc25vDaz @davelab6 The STAT spec states “In a variable font, every element of typographic subfamily names for all of the nam… https://t.co/k24Id2clDEGreat news about #variablefonts in @CorelDRAW — my first love in graphics apps with Bézier curves, back in 1992 :) https://t.co/0Mxa1ePKZg @boldmonday Hmm, in fact Plex Italic isn’t good. The menu items should only list locations on a single axis. The We… https://t.co/um2AaX4ota @boldmonday Plex is pretty good. Ideally, I think, it would have an Italic (ital) axis so that each TTF expresses i… https://t.co/GS4ksV7PW1 @carolmckayau @Lorp @github @googlefonts Indeed yes, I should make it work well on smaller screens. In the meantime… https://t.co/UUaCarR6KZ
3/13
2020
It’s a shame many fonts have a STAT table that simply repeats the ‘fvar’ axes, with no axis value tables. Presumabl… https://t.co/Lqe18NX8tDCurious about the STAT table in #variablefonts? Now you can explore it using Samsa. Load a font, open STAT panel, c… https://t.co/UdIwz9kbYX
3/12
2020
I published the post I wrote last year....Performance Benefits of Variable Fonts. https://t.co/jjDthcvjtO https://t.co/qSyDkDHa4q
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3/9
2020
We are testing a #varibalefonts version of Pensum Sans! Analysing deltas with Samsa by @Lorp /… https://t.co/X1gfRFDNRv
Retweeted by Axis-PraxisChuffed to announce https://t.co/LAuuOC8IUX: been working w/ @MrEchs & @litherland for @davelab6 & the @GoogleFontshttps://t.co/PCQOng4570
Retweeted by Axis-PraxisI'm excited to see https://t.co/AsaTpLnTAf launch because I can see the potential for variable fonts to change the… https://t.co/jf7UrBOTvi
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3/5
2020
So easy to find #variablefonts at @googlefonts with the new look :) https://t.co/F9Gf1yjJ05
3/4
2020
This is brilliant! You can goggle #variablefonts of course, but also WOFF2, UFO and .designspace, super easy and us… https://t.co/UAE0wD75tt
2/29
2020
@monokromfonts @TiroTypeworks @Mark2Mark_one @Dunwich_Type I wonder how many people unlocked the Easter egg in Amst… https://t.co/GWEZT4uET1Fantastic animated pictograms for @Tokyo2020 by Masaaki Hiromura, animated by Kota Iguchi. The badminton 🏸 player i… https://t.co/glMaRbIoMJ @TiroTypeworks @sponcey Yes, needs checking. In a quick test, Glyphs was fine with default settings. @TiroTypeworks @sponcey Certainly correct path direction is vital. I believe renderers assemble all the composite c… https://t.co/ahFR8cc8OC @sponcey BTW if substitutions aren’t off the table, there’s an elegant way to avoid outline duplication by using co… https://t.co/yhGkoawwRL
2/27
2020
The future of variable fonts! https://t.co/CSAGjnOeIS
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2/24
2020
Had a lot of fun with @jlengstorf building a text effect on @LWJShow. We used the variable font Recursive by… https://t.co/fhjU4c8gyT
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2/22
2020
@davelab6 @adamtwar @axis_praxis @typetura @abrax5 @Una Here is a demo that showcases how to more simply author res… https://t.co/043w2chpnO
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2/20
2020
I truly love this @abcdinamo, but remember kids: https://t.co/P8ycEj6im1 https://t.co/CFGPh2vyVZ
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2/13
2020
I’m writing a chapter on variable fonts. So far it’s been very interesting interviewing developpers who approach th… https://t.co/MHsd9gRIzZ
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2/11
2020
This list of designspace traversals from @langustefonts is brilliant! Python code for @drawbotapp included :) (I’m… https://t.co/aBLr6DEUkgSamsa’s Designspace panel isn’t broken, it just requires the mouse button down to work now.slider font ™ yes –•–––– no https://t.co/9oUfQwVMEa
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2/8
2020
Samsa now hooks up fonts as @font-face in a new panel, so you can compare native rendering with Samsa’s https://t.co/Zsxp472PElI keep the installation on Axis-Praxis up to date too. It lists more fonts to load with one click. If you have a FL… https://t.co/oGYgICnKN9If you prefer, you can run Samsa directly from the latest sources on GitHub https://t.co/dFCd0hgWuz
2/6
2020
Samsa bug fix: composites now render properly in the Glyphs panel. https://t.co/6Uz8FWwXg9
2/5
2020
There are still tickets for TypeTech Meetup Munich (March 13-14), I’m told, as long as you sign up for one of the w… https://t.co/qhwVzHlqmA
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2/3
2020
Today I showed my students the variable sliders in Illustrator and they all said WOWWWW. How some of y’all think th… https://t.co/2Mdxp9yx88
Retweeted by Axis-PraxisI’m giving a workshop on Samsa at TypeTech Meetup in Munich (March 13–14). If you make #variablefonts or are intere… https://t.co/IqDr7aWwXjNYC 🇺🇸 Our Creative Director @EleniBeveratou will be discussing all things variable fonts on Monday the 10th of Feb… https://t.co/hptwgdBX5W
Retweeted by Axis-PraxisA hard-to-prioritize but super important aspect of projects like Recursive is in bug reports for variable font supp… https://t.co/AThO6bi5wZ
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1/29
2020
𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗘𝗹𝘀𝗲: Making variable fonts with 1 or 2 axes and 2 — 10 masters 𝗠𝗲: Making a variable font with 514 axes… https://t.co/c40GMzx4bv
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1/28
2020
Would you like to use Variable Fonts in After Effects? 🔡⏩ Let them know here 🗳️ https://t.co/hOhXS5JVGD
Retweeted by Axis-PraxisPlease add your vote to support adding variable font support in After Effects. Would be sweeeeet! https://t.co/tZF7BfpDpR
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1/23
2020
@belleveinvis @davelab6 Thanks!
1/16
2020
A new justification engine which supports stretching spaces, extending glyphs in variable fonts, *and* choosing jus… https://t.co/yDZbywpiE3
Retweeted by Axis-Praxis @belleveinvis @davelab6 Can you share your Fourier font? Which VF parsers work?
1/15
2020
@letterror Thanks Erik! Also thanks for publishing Mutator Sans which is so great for experimenting https://t.co/eI9KRpBSBqSamsa is a fantastic JS library and tool for accessing and inspecting variable fonts https://t.co/Xqe4dYPPds
Retweeted by Axis-PraxisLoci view is committed to the repo. Try it at https://t.co/XqE2NZVXcu https://t.co/LShrN56SU5In loci view, control the axes from Samsa’s Designspace panel to see how designspace locations relate to control po… https://t.co/5r91pkJkfeTo compare handling of left and right it may well be useful to use the glyph centre as the horizontal loci origin.In Skia the loci have kinks: min→default interpolation is not collinear with default→max interpolation. https://t.co/PGdfMmjb9mLoci of a 1-axis glyph with lots of intermediate masters https://t.co/VeJbEjaDas
1/14
2020
How would you prefer that Samsa draws loci?If we synchronize adjustment of both axes of a 2-axis font with a corner master, our loci are curves. https://t.co/Tod5swGvMbLoci view, coming soon to Samsa. (A locus is the set of possible positions for a point.) In this 2-axis font, watch… https://t.co/dNQYT6VOWL
1/13
2020
❝Variable Font Preview❞ Sneak News 🤫👀 Either U asked me or just thought about it — I heard U and it's coming: 😱 A d… https://t.co/1xPZlkLMGk
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1/7
2020
@rosettatype @koeberlin @kostasbartsokas I proposed an AXIS table for metadata like this, including suggested UI, i… https://t.co/rCdiQqWCYH @kostasbartsokas Plus I think (the implementation of) ssxx has proven that it just doesn’t work for users.
Retweeted by Axis-PraxisVariable @pangeafont! Soon! … alternative axes still need some work though. 🙃 [@axis_praxis] https://t.co/lSMFd0e6Bj
Retweeted by Axis-PraxisA *really* good reason you should use VF axes for alternate forms: you transfer stylistic set selection to the font… https://t.co/Ztc0drd3bZ
1/6
2020
I’m a day late on this tweet, but the first @fontofthemonth of 2020 is GIMLET X-RAY. It puts each letterform’s Bézi… https://t.co/BdQ8KFQE6a
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1/3
2020
Have an infinitely good year! https://t.co/sFfVTXTlvn #recursion #variablefonts #scrollmagic #css #happynewyear2020 https://t.co/N1O0w4bofh
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1/2
2019
get one of these on @axis_praxis https://t.co/3DEeN584vO
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12/20
2019
@langustefonts @axis_praxis @drawbotapp Ps. I made the Zinzin font not just to inspire other font makers but also t… https://t.co/ULQAjhavpD
Retweeted by Axis-Praxis @ArrowType @Aetherpoint @letterror @davelab6 @w__h_ @dberlow IUP = interpolate untouched points @ArrowType @Aetherpoint @letterror @davelab6 @w__h_ @dberlow You can see IUP deltas inside many fonts, e.g. Mutator… https://t.co/oOHb0UB4yW @ArrowType @Aetherpoint @letterror @davelab6 @w__h_ @dberlow IUP is the process that applies deltas to unmoved poin… https://t.co/8mFHmF9K6l @Aetherpoint @letterror @davelab6 @ArrowType @w__h_ @dberlow Also, recursion means ever smaller delta offsets, which should mean more IUP. @Aetherpoint @letterror @davelab6 @ArrowType @w__h_ @dberlow The left seems to use a recursive approach, which some… https://t.co/nxhOrRX69I
12/19
2019
@langustefonts @PixelAmbacht @drawbotapp Sounds like the declaration of a dictatorship! @w__h_ @letterror @davelab6 @ArrowType @dberlow In the case of a 1d dssignspace, each TVT represents an intermediat… https://t.co/cXkC3iDYXk @w__h_ @letterror @davelab6 @ArrowType @dberlow Not quite. The bars show the amount of influence a tuple variation… https://t.co/5lowLSVyl2Gregor Samsa metamorphosed into the cock-a-mouse from How I Met Your Mother trust me guys I did a paper on it https://t.co/XK2frSw2xE
Retweeted by Axis-PraxisNow export SVG or PNG directly from a Samsa visualization https://t.co/X8FB61oa5Z @letterror @davelab6 @ArrowType @w__h_ @dberlow Interesting that @dberlow uses different circle subdivision maths o… https://t.co/8zlsyXMrCe @langustefonts @drawbotapp Yes, it’s valid. Check out @adamtwar’s Zinzin, 100% rvrn, 0% gvar https://t.co/9BkjH0PpQO @ArrowType @axis_praxis @w__h_ @dberlow It was made with a tool that didn't use MM style source masters, it allowed… https://t.co/mc6cFOA4dD
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12/18
2019
@w__h_ @dberlow Nope. Piecewise linear by subdivision.
12/17
2019

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