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Hi Affinity,

While I love the way OpenType features are handled much better than in Adobe, I really cannot navigate font superfamilies. If you have any family that has different weight groups then navigating through the font list is very difficult.  Can you guys please fix the font organization. It really slows down my work otherwise.

I am showing screenshots for one particular font family. I have licensed countless superfamilies and I really don't like working with them in Affinity products for this reason.

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This is a regular problem with any software. Things were so much better when we had Adobe Type Reunion :D

It would really help if all font families were forced to groups, not like now when some font are families, some spread all over the place.

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1 hour ago, Fixx said:

This is a regular problem with any software. Things were so much better when we had Adobe Type Reunion :D

It would really help if all font families were forced to groups, not like now when some font are families, some spread all over the place.

Yes I know - there are a few foundries that don't organize well. For that (license rights to modify notwithstanding) there is a great tool to use called TransType4 by FontLab. This fixes all these badly organized font issues. Either that or ask the foundry to fix - I have occasionally done that as well.

But excluding those the main issue is that a lot of well-behaved font families are organized by weights - condensed, expanded etc and Adobe organizes these in groups.  In Affinity there is no sorting by weight and I would have a fantastically easy time as a designer who works with a ton of fonts if this problem were fixed.

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8 minutes ago, abarkalo said:

In Affinity there is no sorting by weight

Your first screenshot shows that they are sorted by weight: thin, light, book, regular, medium, etc. The problem is that they’re not sorted such that, for example, all of the condensed variants are grouped together.


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6 minutes ago, Alfred said:

Your first screenshot shows that they are sorted by weight: thin, light, book, regular, medium, etc. The problem is that they’re not sorted such that, for example, all of the condensed variants are grouped together.

you are correct - I meant width.  But anyway just see the images as that shows how much easier it is in one vs. the other

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3 minutes ago, Hilltop said:

It might have to do with the APub version as the Windows version lists grouped font families.1487504869_FontFamilies.png.9dc347bf990d9a422b659ebe2163db67.pngd.

Mac AP sorts the same way. I'm referring to when you open each of these families. 

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