How to test variable font in development


#1

Hi, how do you guys/gals test variable fonts at development stage? I am using FontView from Google but it is a tedious process to test… refine - export - open - test - repeat. Would love to have a hot reload on FontView when export from Glyphs. Is there something inside Glyphsapp for testing? Thanks!


#2

See the variable font tutorial. I listed a few ways of testing at the end.

(Not complete though, there are a few more test websites now. Will update the tutorial…)


#3

There’s also Mark Frömberg’s plugin for testing variable fonts inside the Glyphs app.
http://markfromberg.com/projects/variable-font-preview/


#4

those are the same as using fontView but thanks


#5

looks cool, wish Glyphs have this as a feature :slight_smile:


#6

Huh? How?


#7

Isn’t the same process? export, test, export, test? Maybe if there is something I can run locally I can export directly to the folder and the browser reloads


#8

It has, once you install the plugin :wink:


#9

Axis_Praxis and Font Gauntlet are both good resources.


#10

I enjoy dropping my work-in-progress variable file on https://wakamaifondue.com :+1: