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by ClintGoss
Wed May 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Glyph Properties Menu Item Missing
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Glyph Properties Menu Item Missing

What a joy!

[F4] is so so handy, and I'm now pouring over the entire Keyboard Shortcuts section of the manual ...
by ClintGoss
Wed May 08, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Glyph Properties Menu Item Missing
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Glyph Properties Menu Item Missing

(hate to bring this up in the middle of a major version rollout but ...) Right-clicking in a Glyph Edit window brings up a popup menu that typically has " Glyph Properties " as its last menu item. However, if the glyph has no contours, that last menu item is absent . Workarounds: To get to Glyph Pr...
by ClintGoss
Mon May 06, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Version of Unicode?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Version of Unicode?

This has worked like a charm! I now have a handy script that lets me reconfigure FC to any Unicode version from 1.1 through 12.0 (12.1 tomorrow bright and early!) This is very helpful to me, in determining the block coverage of older fonts I sometimes work with, based on the version of Unicode for w...
by ClintGoss
Fri May 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Version of Unicode?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Version of Unicode?

My main concern is that there are 4 files in FC's /Unicode subdirectory: ArabicShaping.txt, Blocks.txt, Scripts.txt, UnicodeData.txt (there is also ReadMe.txt, but let's leave that aside). You mentioned replacing Blocks.txt and UnicodeData.txt, but not ArabicShaping.txt and Scripts.txt. Should I rep...
by ClintGoss
Fri May 03, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Version of Unicode?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Version of Unicode?

Could you please confirm that it is only UnicodeData.txt and Blocks.txt that I need to substitute to change the Unicode version number? ... or do ArabicShaping.txt and Scripts.txt also need to be swapped?? I've run initial tests with great success ... but need to know if these file are read by FC. ...
by ClintGoss
Wed May 01, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Version of Unicode?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Version of Unicode?

Excellent! I'm sure I'd need to restart FC on such as config-file swap ...

Wondering if that's all it would take to get FC working on Unicode 12.0 ... is there really nothing else that is needed? Well, I can just try it and see ...
by ClintGoss
Wed May 01, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Version of Unicode?
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Version of Unicode?

Is there a straightforward way to figure out which Version of Unicode FC is currently using? I'm thinking specifically about the code point allocations ... It would be *very* nice to be able to see whether a particular font fills out a block for a given version of Unicode ... i.e. being to switch FC...
by ClintGoss
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Issues in glyphnames.dat
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Issues in glyphnames.dat

Hi Erwin - I've used FC since version 3.1.1 (2/21/2003) for small (and successful!) font projects. My font work has dramatically expanded recently to developing a batch pipeline for font post-processing - a mishmash of Perl, Python, Excel, C, etc. FC and MainType are invaluable in this effort and I ...
by ClintGoss
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Issues in glyphnames.dat
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Issues in glyphnames.dat

I've found a few things in glyphnames.dat that might be issues and might be worth fixing. I'm using FCP 11.5.0.2430, and the date on my glyphnames.dat is 8/3/2017. Here's what I've found: *** The entry: 21B5;carriagereturn should maybe be something like: 21B5;arrowdowncornerleft *** AFAIK, These ent...
by ClintGoss
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Glyph Coordinate Bounds
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Glyph Coordinate Bounds

I too have see no problems with exported fonts ... and the work-around you suggested is AOK. The only problem would be if data points exceed the +/- 32K limit, which is really extreme. I'm thinking this is definitely a low-priority issue , and not worth risking the issues that might crop up from exp...
by ClintGoss
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Glyph Coordinate Bounds
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Glyph Coordinate Bounds

Thanks for that! ... I never thought of transform / moving the contours into "safe space" and then sliding them back ... btw, it looks like, as long as the contours are within -32,768 to +32,767, the exported font is AOK. Scaling and rotation of component glyphs is know to cause issue, so it is rec...
by ClintGoss
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Max Size of a Glyph
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Max Size of a Glyph

Looks like there are bona fide Arabic fonts with coordinates well past the 16K bounds, and FCP seems to handle them fairly well (although there is no working grid beyond 16K, and you can't zoom in to do detailed work, but the fonts are exported OK). However, there are other issues in this area ... S...
by ClintGoss
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Glyph Coordinate Bounds
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Glyph Coordinate Bounds

I seem to be hitting some issues in FC Pro 11.5.0.2430 on Win7x64 with fonts that have very large glyphs. It appears that coordinate points of a glyph are bounded by -32,768 to +32,767 (I can't find this in the OTSpec, and I've asked this question in the FontCreator - Support forum under the title M...
by ClintGoss
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Max Size of a Glyph
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Max Size of a Glyph

I think the "asymmetrical" comes from two's complement math, which generally can represent one more negative number than positive number for a given number of bits. My core question is: For an [X,Y] point in a glyph, what is the allowed range for X and Y? I'm really just trying to find the answer to...
by ClintGoss
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Metrics Options Display Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Metrics Options Display Issue

It's the theme! Didn't think of that ...

Yes, Grid Options is similarly crippled. I can't change themes at the moment on my system to absolutely confirm this, but I'm sure you've got the right take on this issue ...

Thanks for the support!