Same font, different name parsing on Mac and Windows
Download Roboto and Roboto Condensed from Google Fonts (This form doesn't allow me to add ttf files or a zip) and open the XD file attached (saved on Windows) on Mac. The condensed font variant is not found. When you replace the links and save, they will not be found on Windows.
The two systems work differently for font variants. Windows lumps variants under one name, Mac keeps them separate. We need XD to understand these differences and look for both versions.
Here is a discussion where I already described it: https://forums.adobe.com/message/10986982
Thanks for looking into it.
Thanks for sharing your feedback. The behavior you’re seeing is due to WinOS font adjustments. XD looks to the Windows system for the fonts list, then the list is adjusted based on WinOS rules.
Here’s a white paper describing in technical detail, (see sections “Extract terms for style” / “Extract terms for stretch”) https://msdnshared.blob.core.windows.net/media/MSDNBlogsFS/prod.evol.blogs.msdn.com/CommunityServer.Components.PostAttachments/00/02/24/90/36/WPF%20Font%20Selection%20Model.pdf
The team is looking at ways to improve this. But for now, this is as expected.
Hope this helps!