Feature wish: variable font range

Hi! It would be great to be able to export a selected range of a variable font. Right now we can only distribute the “full family” variable fonts which can be massive and expensive. And no project really needs the whole range, it’s usually just a small part of it. So both price- and file size-wise having partial v-fonts might be quite useful.

So if Glyphs could auto render the needed masters and get rid of everything else on export, wouldn’t it be good?


That is on the list. But not too hight I have to admit.


This is partially implemented right now. As you can specify what masters to exclude.

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The FontTools people worked on something like that, but I haven’t tried it myself: https://github.com/fonttools/fonttools/pull/1753

So you could use that to post-process the full variable font from Glyphs.