Bixa Color comes in 12 different layers; in any color you like and in any combination you prefer. It jumps from analog to digital and from black and white to multicolor. It works without plug-ins, hacks or black magic. You use just one font file, and it will automatically work in modern software and browsers.
Since the digital revolution 30 years ago typography on the web has always been monochromatic. Characters are either black or red, never black and red.
In the past, several font formats flirted with colour options, but none of those techniques got much traction. Then emoji hit the scene, became part of Unicode, and therefore, could be expressed by characters — or “glyphs” in font terminology. These polychromatic characters became true siblings to letters, numbers and punctuation marks. Enabling the way for multi-colour type to be developed. You can learn more, try and buy Bixa Colour here - And there is even a free version for you to demo one of the layer combinations and try the new technology out.
Bixa in it's analogue (wood type) printed format, in its shape shiffting one colour layered instance, and now in its web type technicolour glory really is a typeface which celebrates old and new typographic technologies.
Bixa Color is a normal OpenType font. In 2015, OpenType added a new standard that makes color glyphs possible. This is what Bixa Color uses. Make no mistake: it's bleeding edge technology. Browser vendors are still busy implementing this new standard, and Firefox is the first browser in the wild to actually support it. Other browsers simply get normal, single-color glyphs. Read more about the technical details.