Variable and SVG Fonts in Illustrator CC 2018

Illustrator now supports Variable Font, a new OpenType font format supporting custom attributes like weight, width, slant, optical size, etc. This release of Illustrator ships with several variable fonts for which you can adjust weight, width, and slant using convenient slider controls available when you click on the new text icon in the Control panel, Character panel, Character Styles panel, and Paragraph Styles panel.

Search for variable in the font list to look for variable fonts. Alternatively, look for the VAR icon next to the font name.

Illustrator now supports OpenType SVG fonts that provide multiple colors and gradients in a single glyph.

To use OpenType SVG fonts, follow these steps:
- Create either a text object using the Type tool.
- Set the font to an OpenType SVG font. These fonts are marked with in the font list.
- Select specific glyphs using the Glyphs Panel. To view the Glyphs Panel, select Type - Glyphs. Alternatively, you can open the Glyphs panel by selecting Window - Type - Glyphs.

Using Emoji fonts, you can include various colorful and graphical characters, such as smileys, flags, street signs, animals, people, food, and landmarks in your documents. OpenType SVG emoji fonts, such as the EmojiOne font, let you create certain composite glyphs from one or more other glyphs. For example, you can create the flags of countries or change the skin color of certain glyphs depicting people and body parts such as hands and nose.