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Re: Fonts don't delete

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:03 am
by corteq
What about the possibility of exporting tags and custom views? If we could do this, delete the database, import the current font folders and custom views that may be a work around.

Your software is good. It's clean and very fast because you are using a database. For these reasons I prefer MainType over Font Expert and Suitcase Fusion, but we have to have a way to clean up the store.

Whadaya say? Is there any workaround that can help us with this?

Re: Fonts don't delete

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:41 am
by Erwin Denissen
corteq wrote:What about the possibility of exporting tags and custom views? If we could do this, delete the database, import the current font folders and custom views that may be a work around.

I think it is a good idea to implement importing and exporting such information, so I've added it to the to-do list.

corteq wrote:Your software is good. It's clean and very fast because you are using a database. For these reasons I prefer MainType over Font Expert and Suitcase Fusion, but we have to have a way to clean up the store.

I'm glad to hear you still like most of MainType, but we won't be able to solve this issue for the short term.

Re: Fonts don't delete

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:51 am
by ahinterl
MainType is surely a top product. But the reason that prevents me from buying and using it is that I cannot permanently remove fonts from the vault. The option to ignore them only is a showstopper for me.

Andreas

Re: Fonts don't delete

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:05 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
ahinterl wrote:The option to ignore them only is a showstopper for me.


There is no reason for it to be a showstopper, unless you have 100,000 fonts and do a lot of tagging.

I periodically reinstall MainType and rebuild the database. It takes maybe half an hour to index, group, and tag my fonts. I have about 4,500 in my Library, and lots of groups built from a well-organised folder structure that I have used for years.

I design my own fonts, so I frequently permanently remove old versions and update the font library. I don't even look at the ignored list, so it does not bother me. I wonder why anyone would be bothered by something that they cannot even see unless they go looking for it?

Re: Fonts don't delete

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:13 pm
by Erwin Denissen
ahinterl wrote:MainType is surely a top product. But the reason that prevents me from buying and using it is that I cannot permanently remove fonts from the vault. The option to ignore them only is a showstopper for me.

Thank you for letting us know. It looks like this issue needs to be addressed, but maybe other users have other opinions?

Also, do you want this so you can save some disk space (which nowadays costs less than a dollar for 5GB), or to delete any evidence, or just because?

Re: Fonts don't delete

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:33 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Erwin Denissen wrote:
ahinterl wrote:MainType is surely a top product. But the reason that prevents me from buying and using it is that I cannot permanently remove fonts from the vault. The option to ignore them only is a showstopper for me.

It looks like this issue needs to be addressed, but maybe other users have other opinions?

If it only takes a few hours to code, then it would be useful to have an option to purge the database.

If it takes a day or longer, I can find at least a dozen other feature requests that would benefit more users.

Re: Fonts don't delete

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:23 pm
by MikeW
Erwin Denissen wrote:
ahinterl wrote:MainType is surely a top product. But the reason that prevents me from buying and using it is that I cannot permanently remove fonts from the vault. The option to ignore them only is a showstopper for me.

Thank you for letting us know. It looks like this issue needs to be addressed, but maybe other users have other opinions?

Also, do you want this so you can save some disk space (which nowadays costs less than a dollar for 5GB), or to delete any evidence, or just because?

I stopped using MT because of how fonts were handled. I found myself getting too frustrated with fonts that it either would not display due to complexity, fonts that I had "deleted" from MT still showing up at times or once added back in (the whole font creation cycle thing) not being able to be activated, etc., etc. I spent too much time rebuilding, uninstalling/reinstalling, etc., to make it worth while to me.

Before I fully left MT (but had installed another FM), I believe I wrote a request for a different means of dealing with the database. Without being able to actually remove something from a database, there is no DB management. Which defeats the purpose of a DB. But it shouldn't end with just the deletion. I have no idea the structure of the database, but most need to be able to be optimized once in a while for efficient indexing.

Mike

Re: Fonts don't delete

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:41 pm
by JohaWeber
MikeW wrote:I stopped using MT because of how fonts were handled. I found myself getting too frustrated with fonts that it either would not display due to complexity, fonts that I had "deleted" from MT still showing up at times or once added back in (the whole font creation cycle thing) not being able to be activated, etc., etc. I spent too much time rebuilding, uninstalling/reinstalling, etc., to make it worth while to me.


I'm at the same point and think the same way and I am deeply frustrated that I even bought the upgrade to Version 7 recently...