The wait for one of Blender's biggest releases in years is almost over: Blender 4.0 has just entered Beta, which means Blender 4.1 is now in alpha! Beta status means most of the new features Blender will have at release have already landed; what remains is a copious amount of bug fixing and stabilization for the main release, which is right around the corner in the beginning of November, just after this year's Blender Conference.
Yes, it's called "Inter". See https://t.co/5eL7xvSpk5 for details.
— Thomas Dinges (@dingto) September 28, 2023
In the month leading up to the release, I'll be release a series of articles discussing some of the greatest new features we can expect from Blender 4.0 and beyond, but let's start with one of the flashiest changes that will jump at you from the first seconds opening this new release: A new font!
Blender 4.0 Alpha has beautiful tiny new fonts for the UI. What font is this? pic.twitter.com/CZXS1fVzNm
— BLENDER SUSHI ? X - 24/7 Blenderian (@jimmygunawanapp) September 30, 2023
Blender's new font came out of a discussion started by long time development contributor Harley Acheson, in which he lays out the merits of a long needed font change: Blender's previous font was first selected in 2006, updated in 2016, and hasn't been maintained for more than six years. An open source, modern, actively developed, and more accessible upgrade was in order. Enter "Inter", the chosen replacement, a well-loved open source font developed specifically for modern UI usage.
Download the Blender 4.0 Beta today from the daily builds to test out the new font and much more on the link below: