Generate Weights with Fontself?


#1

Hi everyone!

Is it possible with Fontself to generate weights without creating all weights separately? For exemple in create light and bold, i can generate the medium weight or not?

Thx !
:wink:


#2

Hello Okami,

the answer is quite easy: No! :slight_smile:

Fontself is still a young app, concentrating on the basics.
Maybe in a few decades … :wink:

Greetz
Hybi


#3

Hi Okami,
Hybi gave you the perfect answer. You need FontLab to do that.

Dave


#4

“Variable Weight Fonts” are now part of the OpenType spec so perhaps we’ll see them show up in Fontself sooner rather than later. Here’s a great article: https://medium.com/variable-fonts/https-medium-com-tiro-introducing-opentype-variable-fonts-12ba6cd2369


#5

Hi, thanks for your quick answers ! :slight_smile:


#6

We don’t plan including variable font tooling in the short term, as there are indeed many other areas where we can bring value to a wider set of creatives (variable fonts are still much more challenging to conceptualize and build). But in a decade, who knows :wink: