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by PJMiller
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Class sorting in Open Type Designer
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Re: Class sorting in Open Type Designer

I want to sort the glyphs in a class. These classes are used for anchors not the ones used for other things. This is a ' nice to have ' rather than an ' essential ' and it only has to be done once per class so I will continue with sorting them by hand. But I will look at the code editor to see if th...
by PJMiller
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Class sorting in Open Type Designer
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Class sorting in Open Type Designer

It is tedious to arrange the order of classes in Open Type Designer. It would be nice if there was a button which could sort the class into something useful. A very useful order would be each base glyph followed by the composites which use that glyph. So 'A' would be followed by 'Agrave','Aacute','A...
by PJMiller
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Single Line Font Export Settings?
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Single Line Font Export Settings?

I don't know but I don't think so, I don't think it's in the standard.

I think single line fonts with open contours are a specialist format only used by CNC engraving machines.
by PJMiller
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Single Line Font Export Settings?
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Single Line Font Export Settings?

Windows doesn't support single line fonts so it will close the contours by connecting the first point to the last point.

Single line fonts are supported on CNC engraving machines but you can't use them on Windows.
by PJMiller
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Phantom Anchors
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Phantom Anchors

Thank you, I don't think I've seen that dialog before. I deleted the two unused anchors from the 'Italic' font. Interestingly the little red marker which appears in the corner of a font which has been changed didn't appear and the 'save all projects' icon on the toolbar was still grey. So as a test ...
by PJMiller
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: Phantom Anchors
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Phantom Anchors

I don't know if this is a bug or not, but it is slightly annoying. There are some anchors which appear in the list of available anchors when I'm adding anchors to a glyph. One of these was a failed experiment and the other is there because I copied several glyphs with anchors from the 'Roman' to the...
by PJMiller
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Italicizer Maquette font
Replies: 7
Views: 2962

Re: Italicizer Maquette font

The rendering of formatting from a plain text file has already been done.
by PJMiller
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Italicizer Maquette font
Replies: 7
Views: 2962

Re: Italicizer Maquette font

Why not just use the italics button on your word processor it's much simpler.
by PJMiller
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: recommendations for textbooks on font design
Replies: 3
Views: 3158

Re: recommendations for textbooks on font design

The classic textbook on type design is ' The Elements of Typographic Style ' by Robert Bringhurst. It is used in several type design courses. I found it to be a very dry read and heavy going. If you can get hold of a copy then 'Letters of Credit' by Walter Tracy is a good read. However it is out of ...
by PJMiller
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Font Discussions
Topic: License suggestions?
Replies: 13
Views: 5088

Re: License suggestions?

I once toyed with the idea of selling my fonts, but I made some enquiries and the more I found out the less attractive it seemed. Most font vendors want to give you a pittance for each copy of your font they sell and some of them want you to put up a significant chunk of cash to indemnify them again...
by PJMiller
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: FontCreator - Support
Topic: arabic typesetting modification failed
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: arabic typesetting modification failed

There is a feature designed for cursive fonts where the letters are supposed to join together in a continuous stream. I forget the exact name but basically they are anchors but not for the positioning of diacritic marks. If you use this feature (I must admit I have never had occasion to use this fea...
by PJMiller
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic characters
Replies: 10
Views: 4379

Re: Cyrillic characters

You're welcome.

:D
by PJMiller
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Type Design
Topic: Cyrillic characters
Replies: 10
Views: 4379

Re: Cyrillic characters

Cyrillic developed over a long period of time when christian monks set out across asia to bring christianity to the people there. So it is not just one language, the alphabet is used by about thirty five different languages. If you only want to support russian and a few of the major languages then y...
by PJMiller
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Spinner Controls
Replies: 8
Views: 7110

Re: Spinner Controls

Yes indeed they will but it would be faster/more convenient if one could use the mouse wheel to set the number.
by PJMiller
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: Spinner Controls
Replies: 8
Views: 7110

Spinner Controls

There are various spinner controls in Font Creator (the dialog box controls with a number in a box with up/down arrows at the right hand side). It would be convenient if one could select a spinner control and then use the mouse wheel to increment/decrement those controls. Alternatively one could sel...