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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Can't copy glyphs?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Can't copy glyphs?

If the glyph has no code-point it cannot be copied to the clipboard as a character.

In OpenType fonts, many glyphs have no mappings, but rely on glyph substitutions to use them in applications that support OpenType features. You can copy it as an image.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Maintype won't install fonts because they're "similar"
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Maintype won't install fonts because they're "similar"

I have seen the message a few times, but there always is a similar font installed. Have you tried using the quick search field to locate the similar font? Which version of MainType are you using? I notice that the current version now automatically uninstalls the similar font so that it can install t...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Where is the add to a collection option? (will need a refund if not available)
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Where is the add to a collection option? (will need a refund if not available)

In MainType, font collections are called Groups.

Another way of organising fonts is by using Tags.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Can you write a phrase & view it in your fonts?
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Can you write a phrase & view it in your fonts?

Type it in where you see "Font name" at the top of the list of fonts.

For longer phrases, type it in the the Sample Panel, then scroll through your fonts.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sukhumala • A Graceful Font for Body text
Replies: 34
Views: 16239

Re: Sukhumala • A Graceful Font for Body text

Thanks for the feedback Mike. Did they mention anything about the innovative use of hlig for Roman Numerals? I have had a lot of pleasure from working on this font. Initially, some Vietnamese Buddhists contacted me as they liked the Goudy OldStyle typeface, but most versions lack the necessary Latin...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Precise Glyph Positioning using Anchors
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Precise Glyph Positioning using Anchors

What happens if you move the anchor on the 3rd glyph to the left?

If you can attach the project file it may be easier for others to spot what is wrong.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Creating an ancient font
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Creating an ancient font

Dear Mr Pesala I am following the link which you kindly provided.Where in Font Creator do I copy the glyphs? Kind Regards deuterium_1 Use Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste the glyph. As it says: Copy the glyph Insert a new glyph after it Paste a copy Repeat for the second and third copies
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Winascent, Windescent and vertical Typo lines width
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Winascent, Windescent and vertical Typo lines width

They are only 1 screen pixel. What is the resolution of your monitor?

Have you tried changing the colour and style of the lines in Tools, Metrics Options?

I have no problem seeing the lines on my 1200x1600 NEC monitor. I am colourblind and my eyesight is not very sharp.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: FontCreator - Bug Reports
Topic: Glyph Properties Do Not Update Dynamically
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Glyph Properties Do Not Update Dynamically

Confirmed fixed in build 2383.

The Changlog needs updating to include several recent bug fixes.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Populate by Search Criteria - help
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Populate by Search Criteria - help

Sort by foundry first, open the Font Information, Naming category, then scroll through looking for the Copyright Information. Tag all Google Fonts with one tag, etc.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Idiot questions about updating
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Idiot questions about updating

You seem to be confused. The latest version of MainType is version 10.0. Did you pay for an upgrade of FontCreator 12 to FontCreator 13, or for an upgrade of MainType 9.0 to MainType 10.0? If you are upgrading MainType it is recommended to make a backup of your font vault using FMS Config . At least...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Populate by Search Criteria - help
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Populate by Search Criteria - help

How about searching by your chosen criteria, then tagging the fonts? Print or export the tagged fonts to HTML.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Windows Title Bar Text
Replies: 1
Views: 236

Re: Windows Title Bar Text

I am sure there is room for improvement there. What I see on opening a glyph edit window is something like this: FontCreator 13.0 Professional Edition - Licensed to Bhikkhu Pesala - [Garava Extra-Bold Italic - Garava Extra-Bold Italic - Simple - Glyph Index: 1815 - Name] The Tab Title Text is trunca...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Creating an ancient font
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Creating an ancient font

Moved to the Support Forum.

Please see this tutorial on Creating Multi-coloured Glyphs