Insert... Confusion

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Insert... Confusion

Postby Psymon » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:46 am

I'm confused.

So I'm working on my blackletter font (which has turned into a major research project -- ugh!), which had an alternate "r" character, and I just discovered that there's actually a name for that -- R-rotunda. Apart from a bunch of ligatures that I've made that make use of it, I had also plopped that character on it's own into my PUA, too, but now learn that there's actually a unicode slot for it, namely, uniA75B.

So naturally I figured I should get it right, and move that single character over to where it belongs.

So I go Insert -> Character, add in $A75B, and it adds in that slot, but it adds it to the end of all my glyphs, after all my PUA characters -- at least, that's where it ends up if I'm looking at my entire font. If I go under just Latin Extended-D (which is where that belongs) then I see it in there, but if I'm looking at the whole shebang, under "Glyphs," then it's at the very end.

Does this matter? I don't know, but it just bugs me that now I have everything "in order," except for that one stupid character/glyph. Did I do something wrong when inserting the character in the first place?

Here's what/where/how I see what I'm seeing, with that R-rotunda added in at the end -- just doesn't seem right to me...

Wickednesse - uniA75B.jpg
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Re: Insert... Confusion

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:06 am

You did not do anything wrong. Unfortunately, that's how it works. You cannot insert a new character where it belongs. The best workaround is to cut the newly added character, insert a glyph where it belongs, and then Paste Special to paste the new character into the empty glyph, complete with its outlines (if any), codepoint, metrics, and glyph name.

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Sorting the font is another possibility, but that is less convenient in my experience because unmapped glyphs are sorted by name.
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Re: Insert... Confusion

Postby Psymon » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:17 am

Awesome, thanks, Bhikkhu! At least, I'm half-way through doing so. In the Paste Special dialog box there's also an Anchors checkbox -- I'm not even sure what that is. Is that a reference to things like lig lookups or whatever? If so, I guess I don't need that for this particular character.

Also in that dialog, under Metrics I guess I would select "Side bearings" (as opposed to "Left side bearing and advanced width")?

And then under Codepoints, there's three options:

- Keep same codepoints
- Overrule same codepoints
- Add codepoints

I haven't got a clue which of these to select. Pardon my stupidity (again). :roll:

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Re: Insert... Confusion

Postby Psymon » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:18 am

Oh, never mind -- I see you added in a screenshot to your previous reply. Ha ha -- that answers my question (even if I don't understand it). ;)

EDIT: That seems to have worked (as, no doubt, you knew it would). ;) Thanks again, Bhikkhu! :)


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