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by MikeW
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Feature request: Font activation for Quark Xpress 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Feature request: Font activation for Quark Xpress 2017

This seems like a bug in Quark Xpress 2017. Did you contact them or went to their forums to see if other people have similar issues with Quark Xpress 2017? OK. I am trialing MT and wanted to have a look at how QXP 2017 deals with (or not) loaded fonts. Only I couldn't because of exceeding the font ...
by MikeW
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 350

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

Bear with me... What Apple did with the Mac throughout its history is both a blessing and a curse. That is, they really don't give a hoot about supporting old software unless their OS advancements simply allowed them to work. What Microsoft has done throughout its history until Windows 10 (mainly) i...
by MikeW
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Out of Memory when saving Project or Exporting TTF
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Out of Memory when saving Project or Exporting TTF

This is what I see in AI...note I also enlarged the /O character as my settings prefer this scale. capture-001581.png And here it is in FC after a copy/paste and moved the rest of the way into position: capture-001582.png The curve type has changed, but otherwise is pretty faithful. The wreath objec...
by MikeW
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 350

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

The reason for a separate small cap font is just for those applications to be able to select it from the menu if they do not support a full-family listing and/or not support a small cap feature. Many/most recently made fonts do not provide separate fonts except by request. That I agree with. Yes, on...
by MikeW
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Smallcaps suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 350

Re: Smallcaps suggestions?

One could make a small cap font be part of a family, but one normally wouldn't want to do that. If an application doesn't support small caps--which is the only reason to break out the small caps to another font--then it likely only supports the 4 main styles (regular, italic, bold, bold italic). Bef...
by MikeW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: History like in Photoshop
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: History like in Photoshop

Undo lists the currently available undo one step back. Much different than history. As Bhikkhu Pesala's screenshot shows, Undo displays a stack of undo steps. Having worked with history panels in other programs, I do prefer them, but I think Undo/Redo stacks work reasonably well. Problem for me is ...
by MikeW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Alternates or New Font for cross bar (horizontal stroke) variations
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Alternates or New Font for cross bar (horizontal stroke) variations

Thanks, Alfred. So then, for an Alternate feature... I use a spreadsheet to create these, but the Alternate look up is formatted like: lookup Alternate1 { sub E -> [E.salt E.swsh E.ss01 E.ss02]; sub F -> [F.salt F.swsh F.ss01 F.ss02]; sub G -> [G.salt G.swsh G.ss01 G.ss02]; sub H -> [H.salt H.swsh H...
by MikeW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: History like in Photoshop
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: History like in Photoshop

I didn't say it would be bad. I said it wouldn't be bad.
by MikeW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Guidelines like in Photoshop
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Guidelines like in Photoshop

While I do prefer the opacity view (that and simple outline), It would be nice for the ruler guides to be on top of the drawing and leave the grid and metrics lines below.

It would likely take always locking the ruler guides to avoid selecting them when outlines or points are on a guide.
by MikeW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: History like in Photoshop
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: History like in Photoshop

Undo lists the currently available undo one step back. Much different than history. Problem is, not everything is captured in the undo stack and likely wouldn't be listed in a history as regards reverting to a point in the past before that, either. I would be happy just for an actual Revert...but a ...
by MikeW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Alternates or New Font for cross bar (horizontal stroke) variations
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Alternates or New Font for cross bar (horizontal stroke) variations

How to make what, or which, happen? I've never not used a Pro version and so am completely ignorant of the differences, much less back a few versions. If the Standard version doesn't have the OpenType Feature editor, I would encourage you to upgrade. It alone is worth the cost, but there are other r...
by MikeW
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Alternates or New Font for cross bar (horizontal stroke) variations
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Alternates or New Font for cross bar (horizontal stroke) variations

I would add the alternates to 2 different stylistic sets. That handles all the various layout, vector graphic and most image editing software, as well as Word users. I also add them to an aalt so that some vector editing software, and now InDesign and some others, one can simply highlight a characte...
by MikeW
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Adding additional characters
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Adding additional characters

Thank you, Erwin!

Mike
by MikeW
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Chained Context Positioning
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Chained Context Positioning

Ah, yes. Thanks for the nudge about the loss of kerning.

I assume that the caret is the bow and the 11, 10, etc that goes along with the caret is the various lengths? Sp ^11 and ^10 are bows of differing lengths?

I'll create a few bows and play with the issue. Sounds fun.

Mike