I’m working on improving my font for Variable usage. I ran into several issues working with components & interpolations between masters and running into general visual quirks.
I’m using a terminal
_part for letters like /t/j/f etc. Looks a bit like this:
Using the font somewhat normally this kind of approach works, but soon I ran into more serious issues what looks like overlapping paths and rounding errors:
This is the exported TTF from
Glyphs 2.6.5 (1342) used via @font-face on a Mac.
Notice the /t on this 16px has some aliasing issues (hard not to):
Same for other letters like /j using the same
Checking out the variables in Samsa everything looks nominal:
- Am I better off baking/flattening/remove-overlap manually all the glyphs using components before export? At the cost of loosing reusability.
- Can I bake the variable font just before export so I get best of both worlds? Reusability and stability.
- Is there a technique I’m missing out on to make this work? I tried with anchors, without anchors, smart components dont seem like the best use-case here.
- From my limited testing it seems like it’s mostly a variable font issue, normal instance export seems fine. And worth noting that its most visible on smaller sizes, which leads me to think it might be a rounding issue.
Thanks for the help!