It’s been five years since OpenType 1.8 and variable fonts were announced at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw. Peter Constable will take a look at where this innovation in type is at after five years: What’s worked well? What are ongoing challenges? Has it been a success? This session will also consider some future innovations in variable fonts that might be worth exploring.
Peter Constable is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for Typography and Globalization Standards. He maintains the OpenType specification for Microsoft and, in 2016, led the cross-industry initiative to develop the variable font extensions to OpenType. Constable is also active in Unicode and ISO standards related to character and language coding.