Varying units per em?


#1

Hello,
I’m working on a variable font with an xHeight axis. Everything works well, but it would be very handy if I the Units per Em could be specific for each master (so the leading would vary with the xHeight).
Is there a way to do it ?


#2

I dont think the UPM is variable.


#3

Ok, thank you. If by any chance somebody thinks about another way to make the leading change when the xHeight vary, I’m curious to know it!


#4

I’m not really sure what you are trying to do. You might need to scale everything else.


#5

This is how the xHeight vary :


When I change the UPM, it affects the leading (at least in html/css. In Illustrator, I think it’s calculated automatically, but it doesn’t change neither when xHeight varies).
This is how I wish the leading would react when varying the xHeight :


#6

I don’t think this is possible. But it seems that you could do that by changing the Width, Weight and font size simultaneously to get to this result.


#7

Ok, I expected that.
Thanks for your advice!