Paste a single glyph to multiple codepoints

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Paste a single glyph to multiple codepoints

Postby outofstepfontco » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:59 pm

Not sure why this isn't set up currently.

- Copy a single glyph (such as .notdef)
- Select a set of glyphs
- Paste
- Have the .notdef glyph fill ALL the glyphs [/list]

Currently the paste function only fills the first glyph. That means that in order to fill large swaths of empty glyphs, you must paste each glyph individually. Please improve this feature.

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Re: Paste a single glyph to multiple codepoints

Postby PJMiller » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:38 pm

If you want to fill a contiguous block with the same glyph (this probably isn't a common requirement) then copy and paste to the first glyph then to the second, then select and copy the two that you have just pasted and paste them to the next two glyphs, now you have a block of four, repeat and you have a block of eight then sixteen then thirty two and pretty soon you have filled the entire block.

The biggest contiguous block in unicode is 256 glyphs which could be filled with nine pastes.

If you have a font of 2048 glyphs this could be filled with just twelve pastes.

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Re: Paste a single glyph to multiple codepoints

Postby Alfred » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:56 pm

I must be missing something here. Why wouldn't you just use multi-mapped glyphs if you wanted multiple codepoints to share the same glyph? And if you're going to create variants of a base glyph, you'll need to edit each one anyway, so it's no great hardship to copy the base glyph, paste it to the new codepoint, edit it as required and then move on to the next one and do it all over again.
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Re: Paste a single glyph to multiple codepoints

Postby Erwin Denissen » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:45 am

This feature is implemented since FontCreator 9.1.
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