Variable Font not Using Designed Masters


#1

I’m working on designing a variable icon using the features of variable typefaces—so many masters and possibilities on one character. All my nodes are compatible and mapped appropriately, and I believe I’ve set up the masters correctly (designing every possibility) but when I export as a variable font some of my poles aren’t rendering correctly.

From Left to Right:
Here is my Font Info for this master.
And the drawn Master.
And the resulting character in Illustrator that’s very broken.

Am I missing something? Or have I done something horribly wrong? I Understand the project is complex, but it works with three variables—the addition of a fourth seems to have broken the renderings.


#2

Glyphs has a problem with variable fonts that have off axis masters in more then three axis. In your case you might very well be good with only the on axis masters.


#3

So could I use an on axis master so Glyphs would recognize the verbiage, but keep the transformations the same?


#4

I would add one master for each axis. With shapes like that it should work. And is much less work.