Variable Font – Newby Question – Source Sans Variable

Hello Community,
iam beginning with variable Fonts. I analyse the Illustrator Font “Source Sans Variable” and if i expand the Font ill get these Parts in the Glyphs like “A,Q,R”. This is a littlebit confusing. Why it wouldnet merge it to one font.
Thank you for assistance, bye


Variable fonts can contain overlapping paths. Otherwise interpolation wouldn’t work so well. When you convert text to outlines, you get what’s in the the font. When you apply an outline to text, illustratior is not showing the overlapping parts.

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Sorry for the late response, thank you for your feedback. I should set a reminder for the feedback in the forum :wink: