Designing the design space

  • define which features of the design will be variable
  • how many axes? how many masters?

Creating compatible masters

Creating a designspace file

The .designspace file is where all required information about the variable font is defined. See Creating designspace files for a step-by-step guide.

Generating the variable font

Step by step quick OTVar Demo:

  • font1 glyphA glyphB
  • font2 glyphA
  • dsd
  • batch


  • Batch extension
  • fontTools (make simple example script)
  • fontMake?
  • AFDKO?
Last edited on 12/01/2018