Using GlyphsMini for a couple of months now and it so much fun!
I just finished my font building, my spacing, my kerning and I’m ready to export.
Everything goes smooth, the font works etc.
Only thing I noticed is that the file keeps “Regular” in the name.
I imported it in FontExplorer X Pro to do some tests and the file is being read as
Name: FontName Regular Format: OpenType Style: Regular
Used in Illustrator and it looks like the name is still “FontName Regular”
Now, first thing I did is go back to GlyphsMini, go to “Font Info” and see I have a name box (I suppose) with the name of the font, and “Regular” in another box which, if I delete it, a greyed-out “Style” appears.
I tried to export with no word in it, but as soon as I click export, “Regular” comes back.
I tried using a space glyph " " as a workaround but an error pop-up comes out.
Looks like I’m stuck having “Regular” in the name of the font which I’d like to have not, also because this is a single style font and doesn’t need any style specification.
I get it, but is there a way to remove it from the name so it stays only on the style dropdown-menu? (like Impact does)
I made some tests, it looks like the only way to have it removed is to have different weights (which I don’t have) and also looks very automatic. I can call it whatever I want instead of “Regular” but it’s impossible to avoid the repetition.
Just wondering how Impact has no descriptor in the name. Also noticed how many amateur fonts like the ones on DaFont behave the same.
That’s what I did, exporting it a 2nd time with a different name in the “style” section called “whatever?”.
As long as I have both versions installed (“Regular” and “Whatever?”) the font name loses the style descriptor, cool.
But when I deactivate/uninstall one of the 2 versions, the descriptor comes back repeated in the character name.
My problem is I only will have 1 weight and “Regular” is not quite the right descriptor.
I could call it “-” or “A” as a workaround but it kinda bothers me.
Note: On Photoshop there is no repetition and so everything looks fine : New Font / Regular (Instead of New Font Regular/Regular)…