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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Create bold variant for only certain glyphs?
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Create bold variant for only certain glyphs?

You don't need any OpenType features for this. Just use the glyph transformer to embolden selected glyphs, not the whole font, and let it change the font flags to bold weight. When the word-processor uses bold text, the bold variant will be used. The glyphs that are the same weight in both fonts wil...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Tutorial content adjustments suggested
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Tutorial content adjustments suggested

CHAPTER 1 A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF MAINTYPE 1.1 Brief 1.2 WHAT'S NEW IN MAINTYPE 10 1.3 Technical support 1.4 Release description and registration Chapter 2 User Interface 2.1 Introduction to the user interface 2.2 Menu 2.3 Toolbar 2.4 Panel 2.5 Custom interface layout Chapter 3 Font Management 3.1 In...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: feature request: "Select Duplicates" feature in a folder view
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: feature request: "Select Duplicates" feature in a folder view

I don't see why it should be hard to search only for duplicates in the filtered view or font group.

I can use tags to show duplicates in any group.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: limit Library to fonts in system folder and actively attached folders
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: limit Library to fonts in system folder and actively attached folders

I suggest creating a group when adding a folder. Then it is easy to delete all of the fonts from the group and delete the group. If you want to keep any of the fonts, remove them from the group before selecting the others for deletion. This option permanently removes the fonts from the MainType vaul...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Tested Font Way Too Small
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Tested Font Way Too Small

The Glyph Transform can be used to batch process all selected glyphs. For your case, say you want to move the glyphs up by 200 units and scale them up by 120% you would use these settings.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Two ligature errors
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Two ligature errors

You seem to be doing fine. Debugging is not my idea of fun, but it is satisfying when you finally figure it out. To save time in debugging fonts, don't bother to uninstall the old version and install the new one. Open the Font Test window (F5) and select the test font in Word. Select Test Font.png
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Two ligature errors
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Two ligature errors

All seems to be working fine here in Serif PagePlus and LibreOffice. I do not use Word.

The Ligature 1 lookup is empty and seems to be superfluous. Deleting that does not seem to make any difference.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Tested Font Way Too Small
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Tested Font Way Too Small

If all of your glyphs are below the baseline they may align with each other just fine, but if you use another font in the same line of text they will be out of position. Some glyphs may need to overshoot the baseline, while others with flat bases may sit right on it. Move all of your glyphs up by th...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Tested Font Way Too Small
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Tested Font Way Too Small

Your glyphs are way below the baseline. I would fix that first. Then, Font Properties, Metrics, Calculate will maximise the size of the text for any given point size, but the design of the font with a small x-height compared to the Ascenders and Descenders will always result in text that is smaller ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Mysterious errors in ligatures
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Mysterious errors in ligatures

That is because you're typing in the Preview Toolbar, where the forward slash is used as an escape character . It is documented in the help topic on the Preview in FontCreator . Type /down and you will see what the slash does in the Preview Toolbar. If you type a/c in the font test window, the first...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Organizing ligatures and kerning pairs
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: Organizing ligatures and kerning pairs

That is why I asked if your program supports OpenType features. You may be confused between OpenType fonts and OpenType features. Programs that support some OpenType features may enable standard ligatures by default (Notepad does this), but have no interface to enable ligatures, ordinals, Oldstyle F...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Organizing ligatures and kerning pairs
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: Organizing ligatures and kerning pairs

Substitutions Supported by FontCreator 13.

For your superscripts, I presume that you need single substitutions like two -> twosuperior (2 -> ²)

My lookup for superscripts uses classes to reduce the number of lines of code needed.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Organizing ligatures and kerning pairs
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: Organizing ligatures and kerning pairs

Does your music program support OpenType ligatures and GPOS kerning? The lookup is for a single glyph substitution not for ligatures, but it illustrates the use of classes. When the OpenType Oldstyle Figures feature is enabled, ordinary figures one, two, etc., are substituted with one.onum, two.onum...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Organizing ligatures and kerning pairs
Replies: 15
Views: 408

Re: Organizing ligatures and kerning pairs

In my Pali Font, I have defined Oldstyle figures like this: OldStyle Figures Lookup.png The lookup needs ten lines of code. I already have a class for figures, but I could add another class for Oldstyle Figures. OldStyle Figures Class.png Now I can rewrite the lookup using a single line of code. Ol...