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by MikeW
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Just a thanks...
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Just a thanks...

Typewhisperer wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:52 pm
Hi Erwin,

donʼt recall if I already thanked you for the inclusion of the “Replace Glyph” command in the pop‑up menu. If I did, hereʼs a double thankyou. Very practical, saved me tons of work.

Regards,
Typewhisperer
Yep. I also find it very useful.

Mike
by MikeW
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Discussion
Topic: Just a thanks...
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Re: Just a thanks...

There's only one thing that would make it even better, but there is a work-around. What is that "one thing?" (and what is the workaround?) Re-enabling the ability to preview init, medi and fina features in the OT Designer. Work arounds included temp exporting of a font in progress, which really did...
by MikeW
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Missing Font Preview after Windows creators update
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Missing Font Preview after Windows creators update

Microsoft is aware of the issue and supposedly there will be a fix in the fall update.
by MikeW
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Opening the projects in the same order
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Opening the projects in the same order

Once upon a time, I used an .ini file to keep track of the tab order on a programming project. (I also could not manually rearrange the tabs, though.) It was important for the person using the application to open the files one at a time and then save the project as an .ini file. What I did have, tho...
by MikeW
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Autometrics
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Autometrics

I don't want Auto Metrics to run on everything. That's the point.

I think a tag to skip what Auto Kern runs against would fit the bill.
by MikeW
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Mass kerning of second glyph in a pair
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Mass kerning of second glyph in a pair

I'm not envisioning what you are doing and so have no real idea of what it is to accomplish... That said, I often enough copy the kerning code sans the opening/closing code, paste it into a decent text editor, replace the spaces with a tab, then copy and paste into Excel where each part is in its ow...
by MikeW
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Autometrics
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Autometrics

Which, in a fuller font, isn't enough...so I'll keep tagging, switching to the tag, highlighting those glyphs, copying and pasting. There are pre-composed fractions, pnum, tnum, sups/denoms, etc., to deal with. So because FC would only logically consider the 0–9 digits, you might want to save yourse...
by MikeW
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Autometrics
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Autometrics

Hmm. I guess I didn't think this out really well.

How would FC know that a particular glyph is a digit?
by MikeW
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Autometrics
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Re: Autometrics

Excellent, thanks. Mike
by MikeW
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Autometrics
Replies: 8
Views: 111

Autometrics

I think it would benefit users if there was a No Change option for digits when one invokes the Autometrics option. capture-001309.png If one redoes an existing font and has already set the widths for tabular and proportional digits, an either or option isn't as useful as a Don't Touch 'Em option whe...
by MikeW
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Any plans for going 64-bit ?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Any plans for going 64-bit ?

I understand all that. What you quoted really doesn't conflict with what I wrote. It explains more detail. However, while I think it would be good for MT to be 64-bit, it may never result in an increase of speed in daily use. It may decrease initial cataloging. With extremely large font catalogs, it...
by MikeW
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: True cursive font : need pieces of advice
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: True cursive font : need pieces of advice

Yay! Thank you, Erwin.

Yes to isol as well if not too much work. I have only used it on a handful of western connected script fonts. Makes for easier (less complex) substitution rules as one can concentrate on what/when the subs should happen for the inti/medi/fina.

Mike
by MikeW
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Any plans for going 64-bit ?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Any plans for going 64-bit ?

64-bit can access more memory than 32-bit, but being 64-bit doesn't necessarily equate to operational speed increases for many/most applications given the same files (in fact, some 64-bit applications benchmark slower than their 32-bit counterparts). "Speed" differences can become apparent when one ...
by MikeW
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Implementation of glyphs alternate variants
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Implementation of glyphs alternate variants

Yep. That's what I mean.

It's kind of a pita in one sense, but the seemingly duplication of effort is swift and really doesn't add to the file size appreciably (like only a few KBs).

Mike
by MikeW
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: True cursive font : need pieces of advice
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: True cursive font : need pieces of advice

inti, medi and fina features can be used--yes, Hudson got the spec changed to how he intended it originally. And he mentioned that a vehicle ought to be included for doing the same in western connected scripts and then as far as I can tell never proposed anything. Erwin needs to turn this feature ba...