Exporting Glyphs of Certain Masters


Hello Fellas!

Just a quick question — Is there a way to export Glyphs from certain masters / instances, and not others?

I’m working on four masters, which comprises of two weight masters, with an optical axis for each. This then generates 3 sub families - Text, Headline & Fine.

I’m working on tabular figures, but of course I will only need this for the “Text” Family. Of course if I really wanted, I could export and delete the Glyphs from each specific instance, but there must be an easier way!


I have found a quick hack, but only ideal in this circumstance. I’ve just deleted the nodes in the masters that I would not want them to appear, so just keeping my tabular figures in my text masters, but not in my two ‘Fine’ masters. This will, of course mean that every time I export i’ll get a notification that not every Glyph interpolates.

Of course tab figs are welcome in any optical size, but the overall of weight of my Black, Fine master means that the metrics used universally for these figures would have to be really wide to accommodate. After a bit of research, it seems any other families with optical sizes leave out tab figs on Display sizings.


One thing to consider: using the Remove Glyphs custom parameter in those instances (Instances tab of File > Font Info… [Command-I]) in which you prefer not to export those glyphs, described in the Glyphs 2.3 Handbook, section 17.3 Custom Parameters (p.194).


the suggestion from @composerjk is just what I would have said.


Ah! This works exactly how I needed. Thank you so much @GeorgSeifert and @composerjk