Printing Documents with VFs directly from InDesign is broken, need to export to PDF first
Hello support team!
We at Dalton Maag noticed that we couldn't print documents containing variable fonts directly from InDesign 16.3 on macOS Big Sur. Export to a PostScript file produces a broken file. The document needs to be exported to PDF first. We found this issue on our client font but managed to reproduce it with Source Serif VF from https://github.com/adobe-fonts/source-serif/releases/tag/4.004R.
I sent the following files to Josh Hadley at Adobe:
- A ZIP containing test documents, a broken exported PostScript file and a correctly exported PDF file
- An AVI showing how we tested
- A JPG showing what comes out of the printer
We have found one "fix" or "workaround" for this: go into the print settings, "Graphics", and select font subsetting. maybe InDesign should do that by default.
Thank you for looking into this :)
Nikolaus Waxweiler commented