New Button to Switch Encoding in the Overview Caption

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Yahya Al Zoghali
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New Button to Switch Encoding in the Overview Caption

Post by Yahya Al Zoghali » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:27 am

I would like a new button that converts glyph naming (caption) from decimal to hexadecimal and vice-versa instead of going to options dialog. As a suggestion a square with dec/hex or D/H or 10/16 on it or what else you prefer. Much thanks.

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Re: New Button to Switch Encoding in the Overview Caption

Post by Alfred » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:43 am

You can use keyboard shortcuts to change the notation for codepoints: Ctrl+J to switch to decimal, or Ctrl+K to switch to hexadecimal.
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Re: New Button to Switch Encoding in the Overview Caption

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:59 am

This setting is only found on the Options dialogue in MainType, not in FontCreator as far as I could see.

The shortcut is the quickest route, but a button on the Glyph Properties dialogue might be more accessible than on the already crowded toolbars.
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The tooltip that shows on hovering the caption already shows
  • Unicode character name
  • Glyphname (postscript name)
  • Decimal code-point
  • Hexadecimal code-point
  • Glyph Type

Caption Tooltip.png
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