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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: MainType - Bug Reports
Topic: Export as ttf instead of otf
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: Export as ttf instead of otf

From the OP, that is how it used to work, but in my test Cankama OpenType was exported as Cankama Regular.ttf. Old fonts like Bitstream Aldine BT that have no OT features are also exported with a TTF extension.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: MainType - Bug Reports
Topic: Export as ttf instead of otf
Replies: 5
Views: 30

Re: Export as ttf instead of otf

The file extension serves as a convenient way to distinguish between fonts with OpenType features, and older fonts that lack them.

It would be better if MainType could use the appropriate extension depending on the presence or absence of OpenType features.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Create Unicode Devanagari font from a simple TTF
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Create Unicode Devanagari font from a simple TTF

Sorry to be the bringer of bad news, but there is no easy way. I have no experience of creating Devanagari fonts, but looking at the code in the code editor reveals how much work was involved in developing it. Noto Sans contains almost thirty thousand lines of code. You could easily change the ANSI ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Viewing Alternate/Special/Swash Characters in Character Panel
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Viewing Alternate/Special/Swash Characters in Character Panel

To view unmapped glyphs in MainType 9, switch from character mode to glyph mode by clicking the Unicode icon at the top of the Character Panel . Glyph Mode.png In MainType 10 you can view them by enabling the relevant OpenType feature, e.g. for Stylistic Alternates ( salt ), in the Sample Panel. Ope...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pali Typeface
Replies: 24
Views: 25695

Re: Pali Typeface

Pali version 3.70 Updated the coloured glyph for Transport and Map symbol rocket to celebrate the safe landing of the SpaceX Dragon capsule Added kerning pairs for lowercase Added PUA mappings to super/subscript and petite/small capitals to support kerning in PagePlus Unified advance width of symbo...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Can't Tag Fonts / Active Fonts Preview Area Highlighted Yellow
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Can't Tag Fonts / Active Fonts Preview Area Highlighted Yellow

I can only suggest making a backup of your data using FMSconfig, then uninstall and reinstall MainType.

Checkout the review in my signature to see if it is worth upgrading.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Importing Tags/Ratings Not Working
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Importing Tags/Ratings Not Working

Perhaps it is necessary to restart due to the version change. Do make a new backup from ver 10 because the format has changed to include notes.

Do a full backup of your font database too.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Importing Tags/Ratings Not Working
Replies: 4
Views: 33

Re: Importing Tags/Ratings Not Working

I just tested by exporting my Tags, Ratings, and Notes, then I cleared the tags and ratings on a whole group, and imported my backup.

Everything was restored as expected.

Which version are you using?
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Can't Tag Fonts / Active Fonts Preview Area Highlighted Yellow
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Can't Tag Fonts / Active Fonts Preview Area Highlighted Yellow

All seems to be working fine here. Which version of MainType are you using? Selected Fonts are Yellow Selected Fonts.png Tag Selected Fonts Tag Selected Fonts.png Untag Selected Fonts Untag Selected Fonts.png Perhaps the highlight should revert to yellow on untagging fonts, but focusing the font Vie...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: MainType - Tutorials and Solutions
Topic: Reenable the font preview
Replies: 6
Views: 8793

Re: Reenable the font preview

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:58 pm
As soon as I have a creative moment I'll see if I can pop up a nice eye :wink:
I am watching.
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by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Movable baseline in preview window
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Movable baseline in preview window

Is there a reason why your need to exceed the WinAscent? If you just do Settings, Metrics, Calculate that will ensure that no glyphs are clipped. There is already some white space in the Preview Toolbar above WinAscent. Recalculating WinAscent, in effect, moves the baseline down. A button to insert ...
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: MainType - Bug Reports
Topic: Lost tags
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Lost tags

Did you make a backup?

Import and Export Font Data
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Show the numeric character code in decimal as well as hexadecimal
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Show the numeric character code in decimal as well as hexadecimal

Shortcut Ctrl+J = Decimal code-points Shortcut Ctrl+K = Hexadecimal code-points Is that what you want? Unless the grid square are very large there is not enough space to show them both. One can choose between: Automatic, Glyph Name, Index, Code-point, or Unicode Name for the glyph overview captions.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Verajja Update
Replies: 33
Views: 20868

Re: Verajja Update

Right. I had to switch the small and large rectangles from grey to dark blue. Having modified the Regular type style, Copy/Paste Special with colour data made it easy to fix the other styles and other fonts.
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: FontCreator - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Import all images
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Import all images

The images in your screenshot will already import in order. Just drag from explorer and drop them into the A glyph.

The new Sort Glyphs from File feature in FontCreator 13 offers a way to sort a font before importing glyphs if they are not currently names in the correct way.