In the workshop you will gain a deeper understanding of variable fonts, by:
* decompiling and inspecting variable fonts with TTX
* creating variable fonts with TTX
* making variable fonts with Python and the fontTools library
We will look at techniques to make variable fonts as small as possible, making fonts for animation, and other variable fonts beyond the capabilities of the GUI tools (Glyphs, Robofont/Batch, FontLab VI) and fontmake. You’ll leave with the ability to create your own tools to create and manipulate variable fonts, overcoming the limitations of current tools.
It is recommended that: you bring some fonts to play with; you have already made a variable font using existing methods; you are familiar with TTX; and you know at least a little Python.