Responsive web design has become the mainstream nowadays and good things can come from systems’ awareness of environmental variables. Systems which can respond intelligently might be able to deliver results, exceeding expectations. This presentation is to discuss how to design and implement Chinese fonts to conform to this inevitable trend.
The responsive font design has to take into account a number of display environmental variables such as ambient light, foreground/background color contrast, text size, etc… However, Chinese fonts come with far more complex shapes and structures compared with Latin fonts. How to perfectly establish a whole set of three-dimensional responsive Chinese characters is not an easy work. This lecture will share some successful experience.
Apparently, the responsive font design can react to environmental variables accordingly, provide a more comfortable UI and optimize users’ reading experience. One more thing, the unprecedented spec – OpenType 1.8 was released last year. I will go into the details about how to convert Chinese fonts into OpenType variable fonts and further illustrate new opportunities waiting for us all.