G3 fsSelection Italic

I have a variable font with all instances style linked but in the exported font fsSelection is Regular. How can I set it to Italic?


Style linking works differently in a variable font, namely axis-based, not instance-based. What is used is a STAT value of format 3. I believe it currently cannot be done out of the box. We are working on an implementation.

Thanks! Altough my problem is not with style linking but how to setup macStyle and fsSelection to italic. I mentioned style linking becuase I thought Glyphs use that info to set it on statics right?

Reviving this old thread…
I still think fsSelection and macStyle should be set to “italic” on Italic VFs.

cc @GeorgSeifert

That is implemented in the upcoming 3.2 update.


In Glyphs 3.2, it will be that if the name of the variable export settings has “Italic” in the name, those fields should be set correctly.

Great thanks! I’m wondering if it should apply also for “Oblique”

Not sure if a “Oblique” will work as an italic (in terms of style linking).