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by nabsltd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Database cleanup tool?
Replies: 1
Views: 10

Database cleanup tool?

With the current version of MainType, if a user moves/deletes a font file that is in a "sync" folder, when the folder refreshes, the font is no longer displayed in MainType. This behavior makes sense, and is intuitive. If the user moved the file to a different "sync" folder (or even moved it back to...
by nabsltd
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Side bearings - design standards
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Side bearings - design standards

that the left side bearings are generally set to zero Along with the other good advice, note that most fonts still set the left side bearing point at x=0, and then set the left side bearing value at a number that is appropriate. In the example of your letter 'T', this might mean that the LSB and RS...
by nabsltd
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: MainType - Bug Reports
Topic: "Font Name" display/Quick Search is inconsistent
Replies: 1
Views: 25

"Font Name" display/Quick Search is inconsistent

In MainType 8.0.0.1135 (64-bit): First, what I am describing happens a lot . The two attached files are just examples that can be imported into MainType to verify the issue. The two attached font files (glyphs replaced with placeholders to avoid copyright issues) both seem to have the exact same con...
by nabsltd
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Using knife tool converts all contours to quadratic
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Using knife tool converts all contours to quadratic

It looks like almost any manipulation of contours that might change the number of contours (knife, union, intersection, exclusion) will cause any contours selected at the time of the operation to convert from cubic to quadratic, even if the contours are not changed by the operation. For example, dra...
by nabsltd
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Join contours can cause unwanted contour changes
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Join contours can cause unwanted contour changes

Attached is another example. Join the contours on the "B" (it's from an "overlay" font that makes the existing characters look like ink was spilled) and watch the fun. If you "Optimize" first, the very extreme coordinate doesn't appear, but that shouldn't be required. Also, if you do "Optimize" firs...
by nabsltd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: File names with ampersands display incorrectly in tabs
Replies: 0
Views: 36

File names with ampersands display incorrectly in tabs

Any filename containing an ampersand (&) displays incorrectly in the tab. The ampersand is swallowed and the next character in the filename is underlined. This is caused by the Windows control being used to display the text having the bit set that tells it to parse the keyboard shortcut information,...
by nabsltd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Add a scripted/bulk version of "auto-complete code-points"
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Add a scripted/bulk version of "auto-complete code-points"

I have run into some fonts with dozens of characters that have glyph names that match the outline (so the glyph is "correct") but no code point has been assigned. Right now, the only way to fix this is to click on the glyph, click the "Auto-complete code-points based on glyph name" button in the gly...
by nabsltd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: MainType - Bug Reports
Topic: Tag search doesn't show all matches until service restarted
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Tag search doesn't show all matches until service restarted

It might be a little confusing, but this is by design, so people can re-tag fonts without being interrupted by a refresh. It's still a bug, because if I click "Start a new tag search" or do something else that makes font list not be tag search results (like a quick search, or clicking on a view or ...
by nabsltd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Disabling real-time validation disables "Correct contour directions" button
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Disabling real-time validation disables "Correct contour directions" button

We can confirm it isn't very intuitive but need to look into it to see if we have to disable the other fix features as well. The other features disable themselves correctly if real-time validation is disabled by the point/contour count set in options, because the things they fix don't seem to be ch...
by nabsltd
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Disabling real-time validation disables "Correct contour directions" button
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Disabling real-time validation disables "Correct contour directions" button

In FontCreator 11.5.0.2427 (64-bit): If real-time validation is disabled for any reason (either through manually turning it off using the button in the validation window, or by rule because the glyph exceeds the number of points, contours, or members), then the "Correct contour directions" button is...
by nabsltd
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Add "Merge Outlines" to Paste Special menu
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Add "Merge Outlines" to Paste Special menu

This would allow adding the contours/outlines of multiple glyphs on the clipboard to the corresponding glyphs in the font. There are fonts like Suncatcher that have a base and a "fill" that was meant to be overlaid to create a different look. In this case, the "fill" will fill in the holes if you ov...
by nabsltd
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: What do you use for "Preview Text" for Auto-Metrics?
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: What do you use for "Preview Text" for Auto-Metrics?

But I think auto-whatever generates too many classes than ideal and/or too many single character classes.. In general I spend more time on side bearings than I do creating kerning classes/members. Auto-Metrics only changes side bearings...it doesn't do anything to the OpenType features. Auto-Kern d...
by nabsltd
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Enhance OpenType feature selection in custom views
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Enhance OpenType feature selection in custom views

I'd like the ability to search for more than one OpenType feature on a custom view, plus the ability to negate the search for a feature. This would make it much easier to find fonts that (for example) have kerning but no capital spacing. Right now, the only way is to create separate views that have ...
by nabsltd
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Select/highlight all contours with the same direction
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Select/highlight all contours with the same direction

There are a lot of broken fonts out there, and FontCreator's validation wizard and real-time validation are great for this. But, I have run into some fonts with many contours that are the wrong direction...one font had 10-20 on every glyph (it was a "ragged" font). The problem was that fixing the co...
by nabsltd
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: What do you use for "Preview Text" for Auto-Metrics?
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: What do you use for "Preview Text" for Auto-Metrics?

One tip worth remembering is to record the value for letter-spacing that you last used for that font in the Notes Panel (Shortcut F2). I mostly use the "auto-*" tools to fix older fonts that have serious issues with their horizontal spacing, so I'm mostly going by looks on that dialog, and then che...