Variable fonts

Last updated on : 2022-04-10

Note:
Variable fonts shows a browser compatibility score of 85. This is a collective score out of 100 to represent browser support of a web technology. The higher this score is, the greater is the browser compatibility. The browser compatibility score is not a 100% reflection for every browser and the web technology support. However, it does give you an estimate on how much you should rely on a particular web technology in terms of browser compatibility.

Overview

OpenType fonts now have independent control over the horizontal and vertical metrics that are used to layout glyphs from that font. This allows typographers to design a single font file that behaves like multiple fonts, providing all the variations needed for tasks such as typesetting.

Formal Definition

Inherited

yes

Applies to

all elements. It also applies to ::first-letter and ::first-line.

Initial value

normal

Animation type

a transform

Computed value

as specified

Specifications

CSS Fonts Module Level 4 # font-variation-settings-def

Syntax

/* Use the default settings */
 font-variation-settings: normal;
 /* Set values for variable font axis names */
 font-variation-settings: "XHGT" 0.7;
 /* Global values */
 font-variation-settings: inherit;
 font-variation-settings: initial;
 font-variation-settings: revert;
 font-variation-settings: unset;

Browser Compatibility

  • Variable fonts on IE is fully supported on None of the versions, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 5.5-11 IE versions.
  • Variable fonts on Edge is fully supported on 17-99, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 12-16 Edge versions.
  • Variable fonts on Firefox is fully supported on 62-100, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 2-61 Firefox versions.
  • Variable fonts on Chrome is fully supported on 66-103, partially supported on 62-65, and not supported on 4-61 Chrome versions.
  • Variable fonts on Safari is fully supported on 11.1-15.4, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 3.2-10.1 Safari versions.
  • Variable fonts on Opera is fully supported on 53-83, partially supported on 49-52, and not supported on 9.5-48 Opera versions.
  • Variable fonts on Safari on iOS is fully supported on 11.3-15.4, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 3.2-10.3 Safari on iOS versions.
  • Variable fonts on Android Browser is fully supported on 97-99, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 2.3-4 Android Browser versions.
  • Variable fonts on Opera Mobile is fully supported on 64-64, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 10-12 Opera Mobile versions.
  • Variable fonts on Chrome for Android is fully supported on 97-100, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on below 97 Chrome for Android versions.
  • Variable fonts on Firefox for Android is fully supported on 95-98, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on below 95 Firefox for Android versions.
  • Variable fonts on Samsung Internet is fully supported on 8.2-16, partially supported on None of the versions, and not supported on 4-7.2 Samsung Internet versions.
85
Hightooltip

Browser Compatibility Score

Chrome IE
Low

Browser Support For IE Versions

-
Fully
-
Partially
5.5-11
No Support
Chrome Edge
High

Browser Support For Edge Versions

17-99
Fully
-
Partially
12-16
No Support
Chrome Firefox
High

Browser Support For Firefox Versions

62-100
Fully
-
Partially
2-61
No Support
Chrome Chrome
High

Browser Support For Chrome Versions

66-103
Fully
62-65
Partially
4-61
No Support
Chrome Safari
High

Browser Support For Safari Versions

11.1-15.4
Fully
-
Partially
3.2-10.1
No Support
Chrome Opera
High

Browser Support For Opera Versions

53-83
Fully
49-52
Partially
9.5-48
No Support
Chrome Safari on iOS
High

Browser Support For Safari on iOS Versions

11.3-15.4
Fully
-
Partially
3.2-10.3
No Support
Chrome Android Browser
Medium

Browser Support For Android Browser Versions

97-99
Fully
-
Partially
2.3-4
No Support
Chrome Opera Mobile
Medium

Browser Support For Opera Mobile Versions

64-64
Fully
-
Partially
10-12
No Support
Chrome Chrome for Android
High

Browser Support For Chrome for Android Versions

97-100
Fully
-
Partially
-
No Support
Chrome Firefox for Android
High

Browser Support For Firefox for Android Versions

95-98
Fully
-
Partially
-
No Support
Chrome Samsung Internet
High

Browser Support For Samsung Internet Versions

8.2-16
Fully
-
Partially
4-7.2
No Support

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Last Modified date

2022-04-10

Browser Support for Variable fonts

  • ChromeChrome
  • Safari Safari
  • Firefox Firefox
  • IE Internet Explorer
  • Opera Opera
  • Edge Edge

References


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