Overkerned pair in variable font


#1

Hello,

I’m doing some more testing with variable fonts and just noticed that I’ve got a pair that, when used on Chrome 68, OSX 10.12, is overkerned (the glyphs are touching) when the kerning appears fine in Glyphs/Photoshop.

Here are some screenshots of the apps. Is this a known bug? I cleaned up/compressed the kerning no changes. This is exported from the latest Glyphs cutting edge (2.5.2 1165).


#2

Can you send me the .glyphs file please to support (at) (this website without www). I will have a look.


#3

Is the ‘nine’ a component?


#4

It is! I’ll send the file right now.


#5

As I suspected. The nine is a opponent. And there is a bug in macOS that messes up the spacing of components. The easies is to decompose components before you export the variable font. I need to come up with a way to automatic “fix” this.


#6

Thank you, that’s very helpful! Is there an export script that can be done to automatically decompose components on export? Otherwise I can just manually do it before exporting, it’s not that big an issue once you know :slight_smile:


#7

Usually with a Decompose Glyphs custom parameter. But that does not work for variable fonts. For now, please make a backup (layer, background or duplicate of glyph) and decompose it.