Ran in to a bit of a problem here. I was experimenting with a Higher Order Interpolation font with a cubic curve (so in total 8 masters) in Glyphs app. When I exported the variable .ttf and selected it in the Finder folder, Finder crashed and relaunched. After that any application I will open will either be not responding on starting or after a few seconds of using the application.
Does anyone have ever experienced something similar? Or does anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
I already reinstalled MacOS Ventura without a backup and exported only that .ttf, but with the same results.
Unfortunately, Behdad and I found bugs with it right away, so it unfortunately confused things regarding testing. I’m not sure in exactly things got fixed, but when I upgraded to macOS 13.2.1 I was pleased to find it working exactly as my polyfill does. So, if you have 13.2.1, you should see identical results between native and polyfill in this testing tool when playing with axes.
To be clear, in this demo font, Weight, Width and Optical Size drive the parametric axes, in a font that takes up dramatically less data than an equivalent “blended” font would have occupied.
I don’t know what Apple are doing with avar2. If anyone finds an avar2 font on an Apple system I’d be pleased to hear about it.
My October avar2 presentation went live yesterday:
All that said, I don’t think there are any other avar2 fonts out in the wild, nor tools for creating them.
Although HOI is a key proposed use case of avar2, I don’t know of a single HOI font has yet been made using the new table.