Ordering of Font Instances When Exported

Hi, I’m having an issue with the order of my instances once they’ve been installed in Font Book. It looks like they’re showing up in random order, even though I’ve defined all the necessary values for each instance.

I’m exporting from two separate Glyph files; One is Roman (three weights), and the second is Italic (three weights). Here are some screenshots:

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Any help is appreciated.


I think you need to set Weight Class and Style Linking in Exports (Masters is what you use inside Glyphs).

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The problem is that Apple never disclosed the way they sort the menu.

It attempts to put the Regular first and to sort the rest by weight and italic after upright. It seems to apply heuristics on the style names. So if you use unexpectable names instead of Regular, Medium, Semibold, etc., it may turn out random in Apple menus.

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Thank you very much!