Exporting as variable breaks contours


#1

Hello, whe I geberate as variable using 3 axis (width, weight and italic) the curves seems broken. Exporting as normal otf everything interpolate perfect.


#2

Can you check that in Safari?


#3

At Axis-Praxis in Safari it seems to work fine. Its Adobe issue?
Btw, some kerning its lost too when in a master has no value.


#4

I have seen that problem in Illustrator, too. Sometimes it helps to move the start point.


#5

The problem is in so many glyphs that it doesnt seem an option


#6

Can you see a similar curve directly in Glyphs if you convert the paths to TrueType? (Paths > Other > Convert to Quadratic)


#7

The quadratics are fine. Adobe is messing it up.


#8

Nope. In glyphs looks good. If Adobe is messing it, the future of variable is uncertain…


#9

I’ve had this same issue too and like @GeorgSeifert said, you can move the start point to a corner or straight point to possibly it up. But I’ve found what @jkutilek said to be the best solution. I had weird spurs/kinks like that on curves, but once I converted it to quadratic (had to re-adjust some things) it looked better than ever in Illustrator.


#10

Yes, I have recently seen a similar problem. Please send the letter and a sample file to Adobe Support. (Or Dan, he knows who to pass it on to.)


#11

But, how is possible that its only happening in some fonts? Or actually all the variable fonts have outlines errors?


#12

The fonts are fine. The way AI interprets them is a little buggy.


#13

Yes I understand but I wondering why nobody talks about that. Adobe seems unusable now for the variable hype.


#14

It is a bug like many others, and we have discussed it in this forum at least once already. My guess is it will be fixed in the next AI version.


#15

At least is not happening in InDesign.
And that is because ADOBE STILL HAS NOT IMPLEMENTED VARIABLE FONTS IN INDESIGN!!!


#16

Update:
New CC 2019 did not fix it.