Printing a document with variable fonts garbles them
(I sent test fonts to Josh Hadley at Adobe yesterday, i.e. Aktiv Grotesk VF)
- Select variable font from the menu (e.g. Aktiv Grotesk VF)
- Select world-ready composer
- Select a couple different instances from the drop-down or select an instance via the slider (e.g. Black, Bold, Regular, Light) and set some text in each
- Print the page from InDesign on a PostScript printer
See the attached image. What should happen is that the repeating blocks of text should be set in the different instances you selected in step 3. They are replaced by a random font instead, only the first instance you set some text in gets printed properly.
Platform: macOS Mojave 10.14.6
App: Adobe InDesign CC 2020 version 15.1.3
Printer: OKI B432, Postscript printer
Nikolaus Waxweiler shared this idea
Jake Otto commented
This exact problem has happened to me.
Mac OS Big Sur
Indesign 2021 16.4