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capital H indicating hinted glyph

Post by Joop Jagers » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:38 pm

In previous versions of FontCreator the originally hinted glyphs were marked with a capital H in het upper left corner, while edited glyphs lost their hints and accordingly their marking. In the most recent version edited glyphs still don't show the H marker, though they are hinted (automatically) by the program. Is this the normal behaviour? Does the H mean that the original hinting is preserved when a font is exported?

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Re: capital H indicating hinted glyph

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:51 pm

Wasn't this answered in your previous thread?

All hinting is replaced on exporting the font, and autohinting is added.
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Re: capital H indicating hinted glyph

Post by Joop Jagers » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:47 pm

Yes, but I wonder why the marking of glyphs is inconsistent, as *all* glyphs receive (auto)hints. This is not reflected by the presence or absence of the H marker.

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Re: capital H indicating hinted glyph

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:53 pm

On exporting a font with auto hinting, the newly generated font file will contain hinting, however the actual font project is not affected.

Note: we've released a new version today which also allows you to export while preserving the original hinting. Of course hinting will be removed for any modified glyph(s).
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Re: capital H indicating hinted glyph

Post by Joop Jagers » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:20 pm

This is a *major* improvement, in my view, unless the option to keep the original hinting implies that modified glyphs will NOT be autohinted.

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Re: capital H indicating hinted glyph

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:27 pm

Unfortunatley a hybrid solution is not available yet.
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Re: capital H indicating hinted glyph

Post by Joop Jagers » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:49 pm

So I suppose the option 'No hinting' removes all existing hints?

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Re: capital H indicating hinted glyph

Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:10 am

That is correct.
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Re: capital H indicating hinted glyph

Post by Joop Jagers » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:44 am

Erwin Denissen wrote:Unfortunatley a hybrid solution is not available yet.
I like the *yet* :D

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