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PANOSE not saved correctly for Latin Symbol fonts.

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:52 am
by nabsltd
FontCreator 10.1.0 doesn't correctly save the PANOSE information for a font if the first digit is "5" (Latin Symbol/Pictorial).

After you make changes to the PANOSE and set the Family Kind to "5" and click OK, it looks like the change is saved on repeated opening of the Font Properties dialog, but once you save the project and re-open it, it resets the PANOSE to "2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0". This happens regardless of the other digits, as long as the first is "5".

So, to reiterate, this isn't an export to OTF bug, but rather one in the Font Creator project file itself.

Re: PANOSE not saved correctly for Latin Symbol fonts.

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:25 am
by Erwin Denissen
Only set it for legacy Symbol fonts, otherwise your font will fail to work.

Re: PANOSE not saved correctly for Latin Symbol fonts.

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:03 am
by nabsltd
Erwin Denissen wrote:Only set it for legacy Symbol fonts, otherwise your font will fail to work.

OK, but that doesn't change the fact that even on fonts like that (by which you mean the normal A-Z alphabet code points are replaced with symbols that don't look like letters), the same thing happens.

You should be able to take any font with basic ASCII letters, change the PANOSE to symbol, save it and retain that setting. Sure, the font may really be Helvetica, but Font Creator doesn't know that...it just knows there are outlines in the ASCII character range.