Variable Font not working in InDesign 2020
We came along a severe bug within InDesign 2020 and Variable Font.
These Blog Posts are describing it quite well:
Illustrator and Photoshop do not have this bug.
Thanks for reporting the issue. We are reviewing it
Filip Blazek commented
This is another example of a Variable Font not working in Adobe InDesign CC 2020. If the font contains predefined instances (Regular, Medium, Bold etc.), you cannot use the slider in InDesign. The only solution is to keep one instance in the font (Regular), but this is not a solution users expect. Please correct VF support in InDesign.
Thomas Phinney commented
I previously reported this, with many further details, in the ID pre-release forum. But I didn’t even get a response. :(
In our case, it is an open source font for Google, that is almost finished. It has four axes: weight, width, y opaque (contrast) and ***** (italic).
Bug details are also here: https://github.com/tphinney/science-gothic/issues/195
Font can be downloaded from here: https://github.com/tphinney/science-gothic/tree/master/fonts/variable/UFO%20FontMake