Condensed Font looks good when building but is squished when previewing

Jan 11, 2021

Good Morning and TGIM!

I'm trying to use Bahnschrift Light Condensed font.  It looks sooooo good when I'm developing but as soon as I preview, the text is all squished/overlapping.

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.



15 Replies
Katie Riggio

Greetings, Dan!

I appreciate you testing the modern text feature, and you're right.

When using any of the Bahnschrift Light font styles, the version seen during edit looks different than the one during preview—even after enabling or disabling modern text.

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Let me share this with my team so that we can verify whether this is a bug or not. Thanks for raising this, and I apologize for the trouble!

Lauren Connelly

Hi Charlie!

Unfortunately, we still see this behavior in Storyline 360 (Build 3.49.24347.0) as well. This bug hasn't made it on our roadmap as we are currently prioritizing other bug fixes and feature requests for upcoming releases. We'll return to this discussion if our team decides to reroute and add this to our roadmap. I've responded to your post in this discussion as well.

Rob Brownfield

Hello everyone,

I wanted to check if there have been any recent updates regarding the font issue in Articulate 360, particularly with the Bahnschrift font.

This font is crucial for our newly rolled-out Corporate Brand.

I've managed to upload the WOFF version of Bahnschrift for Rise 360, and while it does display, I'm encountering difficulties with applying bold and italics to the text.

This open post has been around for over two years, and it seems that similar problems have been reported with other fonts, some dating back as far as seven years.

I find it concerning that such a fundamental issue as fonts not displaying correctly has persisted for so long.

It would be great to hear if there have been any recent developments or if there's a plan in place to address this issue.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Jürgen Schoenemeyer

storyline don't support "variable fonts" (on preview + publish)

on Windows 10 "Bahnschrift" (bahnschrift.ttf) is as variable font installed

result: Storyline can only publish Bahnschrift regular (no bold, italic, condensed, ...)

you need a Bahnschrift version with "normal" ttf/otf - with multiple files (one file per font style)