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Variable font support

Please add support for variable fonts.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    InDesign is the main desktop publishing and typesetting software and Illustrator is the software that was created for Vector paintings/Illustrations as the name says, so why Illustrator has this feature instead of InDesign?

  • Derek Munson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just ran into this issue while trying to work with client branding across Illustrator and InDesign...I could use this feature ASAP! Thanks for working on it, Abhinav and the Adobe crew!

  • Kristy G. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's difficult for designers working across digital and print mediums to agree on fonts when vfs aren't supported in all Adobe programs. Please prioritize this!

  • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Abhinav, great to hear. Any idea about a time frame, when we can expect it to be implemented? No pressure ;)

  • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1, this is extremely important for InDesign (and right now is breaking the flow of anything coming from illustrator)

  • Tommi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I need this feature! It feels very restricting to go from illustrator to indesign and not have variable font support.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Indesign should be the first to support variable fonts!
    And please add sophisticated control, like being able to use them with character/paragraph styles etc.

  • Steve Laskevitch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Variable fonts offer the kind of nuanced adjustment to type that InDesign has always pioneered. It is an obvious and suitable addition. Odd that it's in Photoshop and Illustrator first--exceedingly odd that it's in those and *not* in InDesign.

  • Olli Meier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Awesome! I am looking forward to see the support for variable font in InDesign in the future.


  • Jakob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Widt Axis Variation instead of Glyph Scalibg is something I would really like to have as well. I actially made a Variable font just for easier justification.

    Just as important, for me at least, would be PostScript Support. Also a way to leave the font as as ocr searchable text instead of converting it into paths.

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