Thanks for the feedback… apologies if I’m misunderstanding:
In the end, at export, are you saying this is not a problem and all exported instances will be automatically corrected to rounded/whole numbers? In other words, I can leave the decimal width values as is?
Also, there are extremum points in all masters (including the generated from instance one). Am I viewing this wrong?
Thanks for looking Georg. Just sent the file. For reference, here are the notes in the email:
Created using Glyphs 2.6.2 on Mac 10.14.5.
I completed the font with just a hairline and black master having all the metrics, kerning, keys, etc set and complete. Then generated a regular master from the regular weight instance (using the “Instance as Master” prompt).
The point is to do some fine tuning of those intermediate weights and be more compatible with producing a variable font family option (had brace layers for a while, but opted to go this route).
Thanks… I prefer that in general too for simplicity, but I think my concern was variable font compatibility, not having a default Regular master. My (limited) understanding is that it would be better with the additional master, and no brace layers at all.
Does there seem any way to solve the original decimal value issue?
If I’m incorrect, could you point me to best practices/process for producing proper variable fonts with brace layers?
So if that’s with brace layers (no Regular master), can a variable font be properly produced?
My experience is limited, and an early test with that setup produced some glitching with the brace layer adjustments not showing up in the variable (found some resolution eventually, but was not confident in it yet).
The variable font works mostly fine without the Regular master. There might be some issues with style linking in Indesign. But while designing, it is fine. You can add the regular master before generating the final fonts.