Setting up for Canva on export

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Setting up for Canva on export

Post by Hafonton »


I've been reported that some of my fonts do not work in Canva app:

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After some tests, I found out that the reason for it, is because Canva does not understand what classes are.
If I break all classes, it suddenly allows me to upload the font.

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פונט מלוטש עובד בקנבה.JPG
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Problem is I can't break classes of a Chained Context, screenshot:
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Suggested solutions:

A. (Important) When exporting a font, have an option (or set by default) to always break classes.

B. (Recommended, but not so important) Have a way to break classes of Chained Contexts. (The reason this is not that important, is because canva ignores Chained Contexts anyway, so we might as well just remove the CALT feature and it will still work the same way. This is very unfortunate, but its a problem in Canva that it ignores the CALT feature. However, this is still recommended as it will make us font designers have only 1 file that works both in Canva and everywhere else, instead of having multiple fonts for special softwares).
Erwin Denissen
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Re: Setting up for Canva on export

Post by Erwin Denissen »

The only true solution is for them to confirm the issue is on their side and then they fix it. If the problem is due to errors in the fonts, then we will look into it.
Erwin Denissen
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