How to test variable font in development


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!


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…)


There’s also Mark Frömberg’s plugin for testing variable fonts inside the Glyphs app.


those are the same as using fontView but thanks


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


Huh? How?


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


It has, once you install the plugin :wink:


Axis_Praxis and Font Gauntlet are both good resources.


I enjoy dropping my work-in-progress variable file on :+1: