register_variant: Register a font as a variant as an existing one

View source: R/register_font.R

register_variantR Documentation

Register a font as a variant as an existing one

Description

This function is a wrapper around register_font() that allows you to easily create variants of existing system fonts, e.g. to target different weights and/or widths, or for attaching OpenType features to a font.

Usage

register_variant(
  name,
  family,
  weight = NULL,
  width = NULL,
  features = font_feature()
)

Arguments

name

The new family name the variant should respond to

family

The name of an existing font family that this is a variant of

weight

One or two of "thin", "ultralight", "light", "normal", "medium", "semibold", "bold", "ultrabold", or "heavy". If one is given it sets the weight for the whole variant. If two is given the first one defines the plain weight and the second the bold weight. If NULL then the variants of the given family closest to "normal" and "bold" will be chosen.

width

One of "ultracondensed", "extracondensed", "condensed", "semicondensed", "normal", "semiexpanded", "expanded", "extraexpanded", or "ultraexpanded" giving the width of the variant. If NULL then the width closest to "normal" will be chosen.

features

A font_feature object describing the specific OpenType font features to turn on for the registered font variant.

Examples

# Get the default "sans" family
sans <- match_font("sans")$path
sans <- system_fonts()$family[system_fonts()$path == sans][1]

# Register a variant of it:
register_variant(
  "sans_ligature", 
  sans, 
  features = font_feature(ligatures = "discretionary")
)

registry_fonts()

# clean up
clear_registry()

systemfonts documentation built on March 18, 2022, 7:49 p.m.