Where is "Find or Go to Character"?

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Where is "Find or Go to Character"?

Postby sudleyplace » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:06 pm

Using MainType 7.0 Standard: At least one previous version of MT (perhaps as far back as 2.1) for a selected font provided a dialog accessible by Ctrl-f or "Edit|Find Character..." to find characters by name such as "rightwards arrow", and it would display the characters sequentially by pressing Enter. Exactly what I need.

Now that I upgraded to MT 7.0, I can no longer find this capability. Ctrl-f appears to do nothing. There is a Quick search which finds a font by name.

Am I just missing something in MT 7.0, or is this capability available in the Professional version only?

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Re: Where is "Find or Go to Character"?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:33 pm

My recollection of earlier versions of MainType doesn't go back very far, but this feature does exist in FontCreator. Are you perhaps missing a feature that you used in FontCreator, that has never existed in MainType?
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Re: Where is "Find or Go to Character"?

Postby Erwin Denissen » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:47 pm

I think it was available in MainType before we made is database driven. Back then several features didn't make it into the new version, but fortunately most have been added later on. I guess we missed this one. I'll add it to the to-do list.
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Re: Where is "Find or Go to Character"?

Postby sudleyplace » Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:58 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:My recollection of earlier versions of MainType doesn't go back very far, but this feature does exist in FontCreator. Are you perhaps missing a feature that you used in FontCreator, that has never existed in MainType?


Until a few days ago, I had never used FontCreator.

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Re: Where is "Find or Go to Character"?

Postby sudleyplace » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:01 pm

Erwin Denissen wrote:I think it was available in MainType before we made is database driven. Back then several features didn't make it into the new version, but fortunately most have been added later on. I guess we missed this one. I'll add it to the to-do list.

Do you happen to recall which version was the last to have that feature?

In any case, thanks for the update -- I look forward to the new version.

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Re: Where is "Find or Go to Character"?

Postby Erwin Denissen » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:04 pm

I thin it was first available in MainType 2 back in 2006, and was last available in version 3.
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