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by MikeW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: History like in Photoshop
Replies: 8
Views: 62

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: 8
Views: 70

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: 62

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: 19

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: 62

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: 8
Views: 70

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: 8
Views: 70

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: 49

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: 104

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
by MikeW
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Adding additional characters
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Adding additional characters

When I have a Unidcode block selected on the left in the main window, there is a right-click option to Complete Category. This is great if that is my intention. But it isn't usually my intention. What would be nice would be to have a second option to open the Insert Characters dialog but have the bl...
by MikeW
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Chained Context Positioning
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: Chained Context Positioning

Hmm. It would seem to me that one value is fighting another both X values being a negative). But like I said, I don't use the feature and haven't looked at how various applications implement it, and especially when combined with kerning. In particular I don't know if this feature ought to override /...
by MikeW
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Chained Context Positioning
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: Chained Context Positioning

My screen shots show the Y positioning...it's a little more obvious for the screen shots. So in the example below, the lowercase c character will drop below its baseline by 100 funits only when preceeded by an 'a' and 'b' and when followed by a space character. capture-001555.png capture-001556.png ...
by MikeW
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Feature request: Font activation for Quark Xpress 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Feature request: Font activation for Quark Xpress 2017

Hi Erwin, Quicker previews as I scroll. Previews of certain complex "grunge" fonts where a preview cannot be built in MT but can in the other FM. Even when some of these more complex fonts do obtain a preview, scrolling through them is painful. "Lighter" system weight. Database that doesn't eat itse...
by MikeW
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Feature request: Font activation for Quark Xpress 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Feature request: Font activation for Quark Xpress 2017

Hello Erwin,

I am using a different FM these days. But with that FM installing as a temp installed font (what I always do), fonts are immediately available in QXP 2017 (and previous versions back to QXP 9 which is the oldest version I have installed).

Mike
by MikeW
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Yes italic, no regular
Replies: 28
Views: 374

Re: Yes italic, no regular

Neat tip on using the nodes for setting the guideline, BP.

Thanks, Mike