The word 'color font' is starting to pop up more and more in the world of typography. But what is a color font?
Color fonts is a key evolution of graphic typography.
Normal fonts are currently based on vector font technologies that are color agnostic, which means that a font contains vector shapes that have no color information, and by default, most apps and programs will give the characters a black fill. To add a color you need to do it manually.
The revolutionary thing about color fonts is that it introduces rich graphics features into font files, and can include any type of characters, such as emojis and icons.
A color font is actually just a regular font file that includes additional data to display more graphics properties than the contour shapes of a character. They may include multicolored, grayed and single-tone characters.
Four different file types
Color fonts are stores in SVG data inside OpenType font files. Today there are four major color font formats: SBIX, COLR, CBDT and SVG. But due to differences in the file, not all programs, browsers and apps support all color fonts.
Programs to use color fonts
and ColorTube Pro.
What's important to remember when downloading a color font is that color fonts are not always supported by all design programs. Illustrator and Photoshop support color fonts, but other programs are still working on fully allow this new file type. For the latest updates of which programs are available for color fonts, read this article. There you can also see some more examples of color fonts.
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