~eliasnaur/gio#152: 
support variable fonts

For example, see https://www.recursive.design/, which is a font that's highly customizable. It allows modifying all of these variables in a scale:

  • monospace (from 100% sans to 100% mono)
  • linear vs casual
  • weight (light vs extra-black)
  • slant (regular vs cursive)

This is particularly interesting for Gio, because if one wants to ship an entirely self-contained app, it's a good idea to ship fonts as well. But if one wants a monospace font for code, a sans font for English, and a cartoon-ish font for something else, you likely need to ship three fonts.

With a variable font, you could ship a single one and then tweak the parameters in each of the UI components. Note that I have very little experience with font rendering, so I don't know if this would be a big refactor, or simply exposing this font as a package.

HN discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23929151

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