I’m working on a Variable font with 2 axes, I have exported as separated instances, each one works perfectly, & have followed this tutorial:
to create a Variable font & I have tested on Illustrator CC 2018 & axis-praxis.org as well, but It does not work
I don’t know what is the wrong!
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After quickly looking at your file, a few things stand out.
- You actually have 3 axes defined: Weight, Width, and Custom
- Weight and Custom share the same values so it appears that the Custom axis is unnecessary
- Even with just 2 axes, I believe you need at least 3 masters to make it work properly. For full control, you’d have 4 masters so you could define all of the extremes.
- A 4 master set up would like like this:
- Master 1: Light & Condensed
- Master 2: Bold & Condensed
- Master 3: Light & Wide
- Master 4: Bold & Wide
- In your case, it seems that the width axis isn’t actually necessary. As you increase weight, the letterforms naturally get wider, and so I question if your width axis isn’t extreme enough to justify it.
Thanks for your replay,
please look into the attached file “new file”,
actually, I have worked on more masters,
but even that I don’t know what is my mistakes,
I would appreciate you if you could do the corrections on the file,
Well, forgot about the design, I would like to understand the technic of creating a Variable Font.
Although It works perfectly on “Instance Slider”
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For variable fonts the masters need to be on a rectangular grid. So for the first three the width needs to be the same and for the other two too. The Bold-Condensed has the same setting than the Bold master.
So you need to do:
SemiLight Condensed: 28/160
Bold Condensed: 80/160
You need another master to make the space rectangular.
Style names should not have hyphens.
that makes sense, I’m trying to do your corrections
Perfect, works fine, only 2 things:
1- Why the font width on illustrator looks like fixed
2- Why the names on FontBook does not match the names on illustrator?
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