Select Multiple Glyphs in Insert Glyph Member to Composite Glyphs

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Select Multiple Glyphs in Insert Glyph Member to Composite Glyphs

Postby MBear227 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:05 pm

Here is something that I would like in a future version of FontCreator: the ability to select multiple glyphs at once (by clicking one glyph, then Ctrl+clicking the others) in the Insert Glyph Member to Composite Glyphs window, and when you hit OK, all of those selected glyphs are inserted into the composite glyph!

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Re: Select Multiple Glyphs in Insert Glyph Member to Composite Glyphs

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:28 pm

I have sometimes wanted to do this myself, so I would welcome this as a general improvement.

However, there is a workaround. See this Tip of the Day post.

  1. In the Glyph Overview, copy all of the glyph members that you want to include in the Composite Glyph
  2. Open the target composite glyph in a glyph edit window
  3. Make it empty
  4. Paste the composite glyph members
If you have specific needs for creating the same composite with several glyph members in multiple fonts, I am sure that we can work out a few lines of code to add to CompositeData.xml to automate the process.

Please start a new thread in the support forum if you have some specific need like this.

For example, something like COMBINING CYRILLIC HUNDRED THOUSANDS SIGN (hex 0488) or COMBINING CYRILLIC MILLIONS SIGN (hex 0489) could easily be created in this way.
Combining Cyrillic Signs.png
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I don't create Cyrillic fonts so have never bothered to add something that no one has requested, but it's not difficult to do yourself.
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Re: Select Multiple Glyphs in Insert Glyph Member to Composite Glyphs

Postby PJMiller » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:32 pm

I have also sometimes wanted to do this.


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