Opening a Variable Font .ttf and getting all the masters?


#1

Hi, I have misplaced, lost, deleted or am otherwise unable to find my .glyphs sources for a variable font. I still have the variable font .ttf and I am able to open it with Glyphs and get one of the masters but I wanted to know if there is a way to get the other master in there as well.

This file is set up with one axis (weight) made up of two masters.

Any tips? Thanks in advance!


#2

Maybe important to mention: The master that shows up when I open the .ttf is the Light master, which was set up as the first master in my original .glyphs source files, so I am missing the second Master (Bold).


#3

Not with Glyphs. But you can use a page like ABC Dinamo’s Font Gauntlet to create a static font from a variable font at any slider position. And then, you open that static font in Glyphs.


#4

Try an FL6 demo, it saves Glyphs files.
but it seems hidden at first.
File > Profiles…
Activate Glyphs
Then export.


#5

Seems like a good workaround, thanks!