Update: MORE FONTS panel lets you play with Lab by DJR, Gingham by Christoph Koeberlin, Jam by Erik van Blokland and Zycon by David Berlow
Posted 10 November, 2016
With today’s update, a new MORE FONTS panel lets you install a selection of variable fonts whose owners permit them to be used in Axis-Praxis.
So you can now try 4 more variable webfonts in Axis-Praxis, even if you don’t have any of your own.
- Lab by David Jonathan Ross, 2016 (1 axis, free license for personal use).
- Gingham by Christoph Koeberlin, 2016 (2 axes, libre license).
- Jam by Erik van Blokland, 1993 (4 axes). Used in Axis-Praxis with permission. The font, related to Erik’s FF Trixie of 1991, was designed for use in TrueType GX.
- Zycon by David Berlow, 1993 & 2016 (6 axes). Used in Axis-Praxis with permission. Zycon was originally designed in 1993, intended for
illustrating the capabilities of TrueType GX. In 2016 some bugs were fixed and the glyphs were attached to their Emoji
Unicode positions, such as U+1F98E LIZARD and U+1F6B4 BICYCLIST. The lizard can be made to crawl by adjusting
variation axis Motion 1, which moves its legs, and Toggle 1, which turns the head. The cyclist
pedals using Motion 1.
We are grateful to the makers of these fonts for permitting their use within Axis-Praxis.
For more information about the fonts please go to their makers’ websites.
Please contact us if you would like to add your font to the MORE FONTS panel of variable fonts, so that anyone can play with them.
Also added today is some visual feedback when you add a new font.