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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Database cleanup tool?
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Database cleanup tool?

Since I have only about 5,000 fonts in my library, if I want to clean up my database I just uninstall MainType removing all data and then reinstall. It does not take many minutes, and regenerating groups from my folders is automatic.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Pair adjustment ignored or generating error
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Pair adjustment ignored or generating error

I maintain a lookup table just for testing purposes. I run the Autokern on the small list of pairs, then copy and paste the results to the main lookup table that is actually used. The lookup table can contain any combination of kerning pairs using classes and/or glyphs. However, I nearly always use ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Trouble with drawing curves
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Trouble with drawing curves

The red stars record the mouse clicks for the video.

See Points in the help file.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Trouble with drawing curves
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Trouble with drawing curves

Click and drag on the fourth point to create the curve between the third and fourth points. In CFF Postscript mode there will be two handles.
Click 4th Point and Drag.png
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Site Issues
Topic: Trouble downloading
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Trouble downloading

What happens when you click on the download link depends on your Internet Browser. In my Vivaldi browser I see this dialogue. Save Download.png When I click on Save the file is downloaded automatically to my downloads folder without any messages. That is the way I prefer it. Take a look in your down...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pali Typeface
Replies: 20
Views: 15930

Re: Pali Typeface

Version 3.31 fixed a few kerning pairs and added WOFF2 versions as well as WOFF1. Pali Kerning.gif The WOFF fonts are unhinted to minimize on file size. The OTF Web versions are hinted, but have fewer glyphs than the full OTF versions. File Sizes Pali Font Sizes.png Web Font File Sizes.png
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: (ARABIC) Mark Positioning
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: (ARABIC) Mark Positioning

I have no experience with using anchors, but I think you will need at least two anchors on the base glyph to which you wish to attach marks. One for marks below, and another for marks above.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: open type files not recognised by Progecad
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: open type files not recognised by Progecad

Just change the file extension to *.ttf. That will probably be sufficient to fool Progecad. I doubt very much if it knows anything about OpenType features. You might find that kerning is ignored too unless your fonts include a legacy kern table.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: What do you use for "Preview Text" for Auto-Metrics?
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: What do you use for "Preview Text" for Auto-Metrics?

Sorry. I was multi-tasking as usual and did not read the thread. I just use "Typography" as the Preview Text. Maybe something like ONONO onono would give you a better idea of letter-spacing. One tip worth remembering is to record the value for letter-spacing that you last used for that font in the N...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: What do you use for "Preview Text" for Auto-Metrics?
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: What do you use for "Preview Text" for Auto-Metrics?

My default preview text is for testing the OpenType features in my fonts. Others are for checking kerning. 1st 2nd 3rd 10th 1/8" 2 1/16" 3 5/32" 7 7/64" x+y//(a-b) Tacky /newline AA.d ay fi fij íj (Şş Ţţ) ?!?? !*+@~©×†‡•○● ☀ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ NONONONONONONONONON 0123456789 ⁰¹²³⁴⁵⁶⁷⁸⁹ ₀₁₂₃₄₅...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: MainType - Bug Reports
Topic: "Show zoom popup when zoom panel is hidden" not working
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: "Show zoom popup when zoom panel is hidden" not working

That makes pinning or tabbing the zoom panel useless. Useless to you perhaps, but the whole point of grouping or pinning panels is to save space; as you say: The whole point that a layout with the zoom panel as part of a tab means you can use that panel space for multiple things. If you want to see...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Hello, font groups won't uninstall
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Hello, font groups won't uninstall

I do not understand why it is so difficult in this program to install or uninstall an empty group. If it is synced, it is not possible. If it is not synced, it is easy. Open the Font Folder (Ctrl L) from the Library Menu Edit the folder that the group belongs to Remove the tick from the "Keep in sy...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: MainType - Bug Reports
Topic: "Show zoom popup when zoom panel is hidden" not working
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: "Show zoom popup when zoom panel is hidden" not working

I think this is just a misunderstanding of the terminology. If a panel is hidden, it is turned off, not just currently hidden from view by pinning or grouping it. Logically, if the zoom panel is disabled, that is when one would most likely need the Zoom popup. If the zoom panel is enabled, even if i...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Allow drag and drop from MainType to FontCreator
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Allow drag and drop from MainType to FontCreator

A context menu item to Open Fonts in FontCreator would be better. That would also work if FontCreator was currently closed, minimised, or hidden behind the MainType window.