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0014863ScribusTypographypublic2022-10-06 09:55
ReporterKrasnayaPloshchad Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version1.5.3 
Summary0014863: Support OpenType Font Variation
DescriptionOpenType introduced Font Variation in version 1.8, this technology enables application developers to deliver typographically rich experiences while using very little network bandwidth and small font files.

Recent version of HarfBuzz also support OT Font Variation natively.
Tagsfont variation


child of 0014864 new Converting OpenType Font Variation instances into static glyph before printing and PDF export 



2017-06-12 17:01

reporter   ~0044042

Here is the introduction of OpenType variation, some related technical documents are also available on this page:


2017-06-12 17:06

reporter   ~0044043

Some variable fonts are ready for test


2017-06-12 17:53

administrator   ~0044044

PDF does not support OpenType font variations. At this point such font would have to be converted to outlines.


2017-06-12 17:56

administrator   ~0044045

The page you linked even specify this explicitly:
"In certain application workflows, it may be necessary to dynamically generate a static font resource for a particular instance — that is, conventional, non-variation font tables that use interpolated values for a particular instance. This may be needed in order to provide font data to legacy software or data formats that do not understand or support variable fonts, such as legacy printer drivers, or PDF or XPS files with embedded font data. "


2017-06-13 02:10

reporter   ~0044048

>> PDF does not support OpenType font variations. At this point such font would have to be converted to outlines.

OK, so we need to create a conveter for OT Variation instance when necessary.


2018-07-17 03:33

reporter   ~0045348

Both Illustrator and Photoshop CC 2018 added support for OT font variation, and they are providing graphical interface for this.


Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-06-12 16:57 KrasnayaPloshchad New Issue
2017-06-12 17:01 KrasnayaPloshchad Note Added: 0044042
2017-06-12 17:06 KrasnayaPloshchad Note Added: 0044043
2017-06-12 17:13 KrasnayaPloshchad Tag Attached: font variation
2017-06-12 17:53 jghali Note Added: 0044044
2017-06-12 17:56 jghali Note Added: 0044045
2017-06-13 02:10 KrasnayaPloshchad Note Added: 0044048
2017-06-13 03:33 KrasnayaPloshchad Issue cloned: 0014864
2017-06-13 03:33 KrasnayaPloshchad Relationship added child of 0014864
2018-07-17 03:33 KrasnayaPloshchad Note Added: 0045348