extraction of unicode code point from highlighted glyphs

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extraction of unicode code point from highlighted glyphs

Post by alanckt » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:35 pm

I have problem from copying a set of glyphs from A fonts set to B fonts set. If I could not extract out the unicode code points from the highlighted glyphs of B fonts set. I need to type them in one by one to do the extraction of glyphs from A fonts set. How can I do it without typing in the code points one by one?
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Re: extraction of unicode code point from highlighted glyphs

Post by Erwin Denissen » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:11 pm

Do take a look at Paste Special in the manual.
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Re: extraction of unicode code point from highlighted glyphs

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:12 pm

Use Paste Special from the Edit menu.

Make sure that the glyphs are in the same order in both fonts. You can sort fonts by codepoint from the Tools menu.
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Re: extraction of unicode code point from highlighted glyphs

Post by alanckt » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:22 pm

Hi Bhikkhu,
Thank for attending to my request.
I like to point out that i need the code points and not the glyphs.
Just a string of code points.
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Re: extraction of unicode code point from highlighted glyphs

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:41 pm

alanckt wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:35 pm
I need to type them in one by one to do the extraction of glyphs from A fonts set. How can I do it without typing in the code points one by one?
  1. Copy the glyphs from font A
  2. Insert the same number of new glyphs in font B
  3. Paste special, Glyph Name and Code-points
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Re: extraction of unicode code point from highlighted glyphs

Post by alanckt » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:35 pm

I think I have come into a wrong place
I believe the feature is not there.
Shall I ask for a new feature from support?
I have used paste special for 4 years and i know powerful it is.

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Re: extraction of unicode code point from highlighted glyphs

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:18 pm

alanckt wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:35 pm
Shall I ask for a new feature from support?
If you add a Feature Request we may have the same problem of understanding what you're requesting.

In your first post you said:
I have problem from copying a set of glyphs from A fonts set to B fonts set. If I could not extract out the unicode code points from the highlighted glyphs of B fonts set.
We have described how to do this.
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Re: extraction of unicode code point from highlighted glyphs

Post by alanckt » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:26 pm

Hi Bhikkhu,
Thank for the advice.
Just to clarify my need.
We use a string of code points in the FIND to display a matrix of glyphs if the glyphs were in the font set.
If I tagged or highlighted some of the glyphs in the matrix of glyphs and i wish to get the code points only of those tagged glyphs, what should I do?
I just need to extract the code points in a form of text string from the matrix of glyphs. (a reverse of FIND function). I hope I have make my point clear. Please ignore the confusing statement I made before.

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Re: extraction of unicode code point from highlighted glyphs

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:40 pm

Yes, but why do you need a list of code-points to copy a set of glyphs from font A to font B? Why not just add new glyphs and paste special?

Have a look at using a transform script to select glyphs by glyphnames, instead of code-points.

Override by Glyphname
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