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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Individually appereance in fontmenu
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Re: Individually appereance in fontmenu

I don't know how much more plainly I can state it

Most software groups fonts in menus based on the Font Family name. MainType cannot change the Font Family name, but FontCreator can (as can other software).
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Individually appereance in fontmenu
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Re: Individually appereance in fontmenu

It is not something you can change in MainType. FontCreator would allow you to rename each style to a unique family ID.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Individually appereance in fontmenu
Replies: 5
Views: 23

Re: Individually appereance in fontmenu

In MainType, you can toggle Family Grouping. Otherwise, each style in the font family will be displayed.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Kerning the second glyph in pair
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Kerning the second glyph in pair

Use Find Next (F3) in the Code Editor.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Open times ?
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: Open times ?

It is 9:30 pm here in the UK, and 10:30 pm in the Netherlands where Erwin is based. As far as I know, he is the only one who can process orders, so you may have to wait another 12 hours yet.

I help out in my free time, but I am just another user, so I can nothing about orders.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Recommended work flow
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Recommended work flow

100,000 fonts would take a few hours to process I think. Did you wait long enough for it to complete? I would rename the font folders in Windows Explorer before letting MainType generate groups automatically from the folders. Adding one folder at a time would avoid waiting long for the task to finis...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Glyph Names
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Glyph Names

FontCreator uses the file glyphnames.dat to generate glyph names. Go to Tools, Options, Advanced, and copy the Data files to the User Data Folder. Then open the User Data Folder to edit the copy of glyphnames.dat in notepad or whatever. I think, if you just delete the unwanted names, the glyph names...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Type Cursor too large
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Type Cursor too large

WilcoxD wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:04 pm
(bad photo attached).
How to use the snipping tool to capture screenshots

Cambria Math has similar properties, which is by design and should not be changed or it will result in some glyphs being cropped in most applications.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Format menu
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Format menu

Kobey wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:29 pm
I'm sure all those experts won't bother again, after that treatment.
I am sure that you're wrong about that.

See what the experts think
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Format menu
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Format menu

I forget when, exactly, but the Format menu was removed some versions back.

All that you need can now be found in other places. Most of what you're looking for is probably on the Font Properties Dialogue (Shortcut = Alt+Enter).
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: MainType stopped working
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: MainType stopped working

I suspect that you will have to rebuild your groups.

Later versions can create groups automatically from folders. I don't know if that is possible in 5.1. Have a good look when adding font folders to the database.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: MainType stopped working
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: MainType stopped working

That is definitely version 5.1.270.
MainType Setup.png
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Try uninstalling MainType 7 first.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Finding Kerning Pairs that are Zero
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Finding Kerning Pairs that are Zero

I'd like to automatically find pairs in the opentype designer that have a zero value. Is there a way to find this quickly? Not counting trim. Validating the code in the Code Editor will show zero kern values as warnings. Zero kern values are also displayed in red. in the Pair Adjustment lookup. Dou...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Alt Codes for Special Characters
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Alt Codes for Special Characters

The ALT codes are not displayed anywhere in MainType. Use an online source such as Alt Codes Net linked to in my earlier post to find out the Alt codes. For example, to type è you need to type Alt138. Where are you trying to insert these characters? You can add them to the Sample Panel using MainTyp...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: How to start a Typography Journey...
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Re: How to start a Typography Journey...

Sufficient glyph coverage for the target use Open existing fonts that are similar to what you're aiming at to see how they are constructed Get the side-bearing right first before doing any kerning. Scanahand is one option for a beginner who does not want to learn about typography, but just wants to...