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10 minutes ago, R C-R said:

And apparently @Keithscatch is using a Mac because like for me there is no greyed out V when a regular font is selected.

So it would seem that the greyed out V icon is just a Windows thing....

No, it's there on macOS, too.

 

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41 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Lots of them can be. Microsoft Himalaya (at least the version you have, isn't, apparently).

Do you have a variable version of Microsoft Himalaya?
Last I have is v5.23 (2018) - which is static.
There is a v5.24 in the cloud fonts now, but I think it too is static.

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8 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

No, it's there on macOS, too.

You are right, but on my Mac it was so faint that I missed it.

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22 minutes ago, R C-R said:

FWIW< there are other sources than Google Fonts for variable fonts, some I believe that Google Fonts does not include.

Obviously.
For someone looking for variable fonts on Google Fonts, that is the more direct link to just the variable fonts list. Rather than the main GF link posted above.
That was the point.

And for someone who has no variable fonts experience, that is a good place to start.
Or Helvetica Now Variable is only $575.99 on MyFonts.

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28 minutes ago, kenmcd said:

Obviously.

With all due respect (& I have a ton of it for your expertise!) what is obvious to many users often is not for others, particularly for something like variable fonts if they are not already familiar with what they are or the various sources for them.

That is why I suggested doing a search on "variable fonts" as a starting point.

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On 6/17/2024 at 9:34 PM, kenmcd said:

Obviously.
For someone looking for variable fonts on Google Fonts, that is the more direct link to just the variable fonts list. Rather than the main GF link posted above.
That was the point.

And for someone who has no variable fonts experience, that is a good place to start.
Or Helvetica Now Variable is only $575.99 on MyFonts.

Yeah, Helvetica Now Variable for just $576 it’s such a bargain!! Instabuy!

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On 6/17/2024 at 8:34 PM, kenmcd said:

Obviously.
For someone looking for variable fonts on Google Fonts, that is the more direct link to just the variable fonts list. Rather than the main GF link posted above.
That was the point.

And for someone who has no variable fonts experience, that is a good place to start.
Or Helvetica Now Variable is only $575.99 on MyFonts.

 

6 minutes ago, AffinityMakesMeWonder said:

Yeah, Helvetica Now Variable for just $576 it’s such a bargain!! Instabuy!

At $576 one might consider it to be hugely overpriced, but $575.99 is unarguably a slightly less unattractive amount. :P

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The issue "Variable Font - PSD import does not recognise font" (REF: AF-2914) has been fixed by the developers in internal build "2.6.0.2551".
This fix should soon be available as a customer beta and is planned for inclusion in the next customer release.
Customer beta builds are announced here and you can participate by following these instructions.
If you still experience this problem once you are using that build version (or later) please reply to this thread including @Affinity Info Bot to notify us.

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The issue "Variable font Gnomon - odd axis behaviour on Mac" (REF: AF-3187) has been fixed by the developers in internal build "2.6.0.2551".
This fix should soon be available as a customer beta and is planned for inclusion in the next customer release.
Customer beta builds are announced here and you can participate by following these instructions.
If you still experience this problem once you are using that build version (or later) please reply to this thread including @Affinity Info Bot to notify us.

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The issue "Variable fonts - could trait be shown as "Custom" rather than blank" (REF: AF-2606) has been fixed by the developers in internal build "2.6.0.2551".
This fix should soon be available as a customer beta and is planned for inclusion in the next customer release.
Customer beta builds are announced here and you can participate by following these instructions.
If you still experience this problem once you are using that build version (or later) please reply to this thread including @Affinity Info Bot to notify us.

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