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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: (ARABIC) Mark Positioning
Replies: 6
Views: 86

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: 42

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: 104

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: 104

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: 116

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: 171

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: 116

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: 35

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.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Hello, font groups won't uninstall
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Hello, font groups won't uninstall

Do you see the option to delete the group on the context menu?
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: MainType - Bug Reports
Topic: Caladea Regular Displays as Italic
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Caladea Regular Displays as Italic

The font displays as Regular in other applications
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Open Type features in Libre Office
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Open Type features in Libre Office

I see the same issue. The regular font displays correctly in other application.

This looks like a bug in MainType.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Open Type features in Libre Office
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Open Type features in Libre Office

MainType 8 now supports the display of OpenType features in the Font Information Panel. This allows you to easily examine multiple fonts without opening them in FontCreator.
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The Microsoft Tag Registry lists the feature tags alphabetically.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: What does "Outline Issues" mean?
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: What does "Outline Issues" mean?

In Tools, Options, Validation, enable Local Detection.

You will then see that the first glyph has off-curve extreme co-ordinates.

The second glyph with outline issues is a composte. Jump to the glyph members and you will see the same error.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: What does "Outline Issues" mean?
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: What does "Outline Issues" mean?

If you want to share the font project we cam take a look at it.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Custom layouts should save sort column or grouping
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Custom layouts should save sort column or grouping

In earlier versions, even the column status was not saved with the layout.

That feature request has since been implemented. Whatever does not come free with Windows controls has to be added.