Variable Font in Flab VI Problems

Fernando DíazFernando Díaz Posts: 111
edited September 27 in Font Technology
Hi,

I've finished creating my first variable font, very simple just 1 weight axis with several instances.

But I'm having some issues:
– When I export the font I get "WARNING:fontTools.varLib:Masters have incompatible prep tables, hinting is discarded"
– Don't understand how naming works.

Any other reading material or help would be appreciated!
Thank you.
F.

Comments

  • This is Awesome, thank you Adam.

    We are migrating from old FL5 to FLVI, it still has some issues, but overall I really like working with the progam (and I can't believe how easy is to make VF with it).

    Congrats!

  • Thomas PhinneyThomas Phinney Posts: 1,589
    Regarding VF-autohint, Adam... how long should I let it run for before I assume it is just failing?

    This would be on a VF with 18 masters, 3 axes, and (currently) 550 glyphs.
  • Thomas PhinneyThomas Phinney Posts: 1,589
    (Killed after ~ 10 hours. Font was current build of Science Gothic from https://github.com/tphinney/science-gothic/blob/master/fonts/variable/UFO FontMake/ScienceGothicVF-no-italic.ttf
  • John HudsonJohn Hudson Posts: 1,659
    We've been using VTT for variable font hinting. It's a bit more work than a straight autohint: after running the VTT autohinter on the default instance glyphs you need to manually enter corresponding CVT values for the axis extreme instances, and may need to delete some unwanted instructions. But it gives good results that are editable.
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