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by ClintGoss
Sat May 23, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

Re: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?

I've been working with Bhikkhu Pesala's method of copying glyphs to the Latin script code points in order to access the FC AutoMetrics / Optical Metrics functionality for a while now. Some things I've encountered that may be helpful: It really helps to pre-sort all glyphs by Code Point order (Tools ...
by ClintGoss
Sat May 23, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

Re: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:35 pm
They didn't have FontCreator or Autometrics in the time of the Greeks.
Just came across this article, discussing the use of kerning in Sumeria ... wayyy before the Greeks ...

https://www.shillingtoneducation.com/blog/kerning/
by ClintGoss
Fri May 22, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Rendering of Composite Glyphs
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Rendering of Composite Glyphs

Oh that is really excellent ... Thank you!
by ClintGoss
Fri May 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Rendering of Composite Glyphs
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Rendering of Composite Glyphs

I'm getting corrupt output for glyphs that have two levels of composites. My "1/6" fraction is a composite, where the "6" is a glyph which itself is a single member composite. Both level of compositing perform a reposition on the glyph, and the second reposition is lost. This only happens on from Ex...
by ClintGoss
Thu May 14, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Guides and Metrics for smcp
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Guides and Metrics for smcp

> They are shown only if H.smcp (or h.smcp) and x.smcp exist.

... and I'm guessing they take their metrics from those glyphs ... Thanks!
by ClintGoss
Thu May 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Insert Glyph with Name AND Code Point
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Insert Glyph with Name AND Code Point

Thank you Bhikkhu ... One challenge is that the glyph names are things like a.smcp (for example) ... not glyph names that are standard to a particular code point. Can I cut-paste glyph names from a text list somehow? .. oh ... wait ... I get it. Add characters by code point, ... then add glyphs by g...
by ClintGoss
Thu May 14, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Insert Glyph with Name AND Code Point
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Insert Glyph with Name AND Code Point

Might anyone know a handy way to insert a large block of glyphs, giving both their glyph names and code points? Both Insert Glyphs and Insert Characters perform half of that ... The setting is a large set of alternate glyphs that will be accessible both from an OpenType feature and (for Microsoft Wo...
by ClintGoss
Thu May 14, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Guides and Metrics for smcp
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Guides and Metrics for smcp

How are the visual guides in the Glyph Edit window for things like CapHeight.smcp and Baseline.smcp controlled / set / turned on and off?

There is no reference to this in the User Guide or this forum that I can find ...
by ClintGoss
Tue May 12, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Color / Non-Color mode in Font Overview Window
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Color / Non-Color mode in Font Overview Window

Of course! Perfect!! ... and sorry for not realizing this ...
by ClintGoss
Thu May 07, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Color / Non-Color mode in Font Overview Window
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Color / Non-Color mode in Font Overview Window

Is there a way to turn On / Off color mode in the Font Overview Window. The View => Color Mode menu item as well as the handy [Color Mode] toolbar button both work nicely for the Glyph Edit window, but seemed to be disabled for the Font Overview window. It would be really handy to be able to turn on...
by ClintGoss
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: MaxContext
Replies: 1
Views: 269

MaxContext

Is the MaxContext field (O2/2, but really pertains to GPOS and GSUB) auto-calculated by FC? I vaguely recall it used to be a user input.

I cannot seem to locate it anywhere. Is it shown anyplace?
by ClintGoss
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

Re: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?

I'll second that sentiment! Although I'm not exactly holding off on an upgrade, but I would certainly move up if this becomes available. I have a current font project that has exactly this need, and I have on my screen right now Latin proportional and Greek monospaced. Ugh ...
by ClintGoss
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

Re: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?

Would love to "run it once for each character set"! I would love to be able to select a set of glyphs and run it for that set. Or a Unicode Block. Or a script. Ideally, on the selected glyphs. I am just trying to get away from the "Copy all the Glyphs you want and then copy them back". That really d...
by ClintGoss
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

Re: AutoMetrics & AutoKern Greek & Extended Greek characters ONLY?

Is it time to revisit the issue of AutoMetrics / Optical Metrics operating on a only subset of glyphs? The manual says " this process can take from several minutes up to several hours " ... but I just timed my run at 33 seconds (on a two year old machine) ... but it doesn't cover my Greek nor Cyril...
by ClintGoss
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Auto Metrics / Fixed Width / Balance Slider
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Auto Metrics / Fixed Width / Balance Slider

Might there be a helpful tutorial on expressions? I'm really not getting it from the user manual ...