I recently recreated my font family “Mecha” as a variable font, which now has 2 files, for upright and italics, each with 3 masters—Thin, Regular, Heavy—withweight axis. For the Italic axis, The upright masters have a value of 0, and italics 1, and I have indicated Weight and Italic axes in both files.
Each file on their own is previewing and functioning correctly with no error on the weight axis, both in Illustrator and InDesign. However, I can’t get both files to view simultaneously with upright and italics selectable, it will only display one or the other. I suspect that this is a naming issue on export, as both files generate the same file name (MechaGX.ttf), and I have to rename them afterward so that they don’t overwrite each other.
In the end, I would want it to display like this In the Adobe sub-menu:
(right now it’s just showing uprights, or sometimes just italics), and italic switching is disabled, but still appears.
I have the weights ordered properly, as I had worked before with style linking the instances before, when I was working in individual files for each weight. Also, both files have the same Font Family name. The only factor I’m not confident about is the Italic axis and switching between them. I’ve been combing the forum, and haven’t seen any other solutions to my problem so far. I’m running the most recent version of Glyphs, and working on a Mac with OS 10.14.6 Mojave. I would appreciate any support. Thank you!