'CAN'T STORE THIS VALUE' error message

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'CAN'T STORE THIS VALUE' error message

Postby jedbadda » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:16 pm

When trying to export a font I keep getting this message:

'Can't store this value'

I've tried all kinds of troubleshooting. The parameters/naming conventions of the font are the same as others in the same family, which had no issue. Anyone know what is causing this error message?

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Re: 'CAN'T STORE THIS VALUE' error message

Postby Erwin Denissen » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:17 pm

One or more glyphs probably have a huge advance width.
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Re: 'CAN'T STORE THIS VALUE' error message

Postby jedbadda » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:08 pm

Can you clarify what you mean by 'advance width'?

This is actually a professionally produced font (Avant Garde DemiBold) that I am just renaming for menu purposes.

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Re: 'CAN'T STORE THIS VALUE' error message

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:17 pm

Look for x maximum on the Font Information dialogue,

X Maxiimum.png
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or sort the glyphs by advanced width.

Sort by Advance Width.png
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Re: 'CAN'T STORE THIS VALUE' error message

Postby jedbadda » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:20 am

Turns out it was the .notdef character - it looked normal but was somehow listed as a Max Advance Width of 62,465. Could not find what was making it that wide. I pasted in a .notdef from another family and it saved!

Thanks for your help!

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Re: 'CAN'T STORE THIS VALUE' error message

Postby Erwin Denissen » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:05 pm

It is an error in the original font.
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