Why is a Custom 'fontVariationSettings' CSS property the only way to support font weight for variable type faces?

According to: Why my custom uploaded variable font aren't working when selecting available font weight?, it looks like the only way to support font weights for variable typefaces is via setting a custom ‘fontVariationSettings’ CSS property.

This isn’t very intuitive for non-technical users, are there any other methods to better support UI-based weight configuration of variable font families?

Hello @_frank,

Currently, there isn’t another method available within the UI to configure custom font weights. However, we’re looking into introducing a potential UI-based solution in the near future. Additionally, you can submit a feature request and upvote existing suggestions on our ideas board at the following link: ideas.builder.io/ideas.

Thank you,