creating anchor class

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hassan
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creating anchor class

Post by hassan » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:30 am

Hi:

How can I create anchor classes or families as shown in here:

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when I add one I does not connect to desired anchor
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I want to assign one mark for both letters in a ligature as this:
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Re: creating anchor class

Post by PJMiller » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:23 am

I think you will find that when you have placed the new anchors in the selected glyphs they will not 'connect' until you open the Open Type Designer and edit the positions of the anchors, then when you close Open Type Designer you will find that they have 'connected' as if by magic. :D

I think it is better to give the anchors descriptive names, it helps me remember what they are for.

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Re: creating anchor class

Post by hassan » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:12 pm

PJMiller wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:23 am
I think you will find that when you have placed the new anchors in the selected glyphs they will not 'connect' until you open the Open Type Designer and edit the positions of the anchors, then when you close Open Type Designer you will find that they have 'connected' as if by magic. :D

I think it is better to give the anchors descriptive names, it helps me remember what they are for.
that didn't work

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Re: creating anchor class

Post by hassan » Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:33 pm

s fa as my knowledge; you can not assign different mark for each letter in multiple letter glyph, so there should be a anchor families as shown here:


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so you can place one anchor and assign a mark to it and you can change the position of this anchor and automatically all sub-anchors will reposition accordingly.

The order of the anchor and its sub-anchors will appear in OTD as:

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How can I do the same? :cry:

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Re: creating anchor class

Post by hassan » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:02 am

here is a sample font that has what I am looking for but I can not figure how to do it:

https://drive.google.com/uc?authuser=0& ... t=download

I can not find an option to copy the desired anchors

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Re: creating anchor class

Post by hassan » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:26 am

I found the solution:

After you create the ligature you should make marktoligature lookup not marktobase, then Fontcreator will automatically create mark anchor for each letter.

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Re: creating anchor class

Post by Erwin Denissen » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:20 pm

The information in the user manual is not easy to find, but the number of anchor values used with Mark‑to‑Ligature lookups can be set through the Glyph Properties. See:
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Re: creating anchor class

Post by hassan » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:55 am

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:20 pm
The information in the user manual is not easy to find, but the number of anchor values used with Mark‑to‑Ligature lookups can be set through the Glyph Properties. See:

ligaturecomponents.png
Thanks for your help.

But the other mark anchors (the gray one) didn't appear in OTD so I could change their position :!:

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Re: creating anchor class

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:25 am

Initially they will overlap each other.
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Re: creating anchor class

Post by hassan » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:30 pm

I know that, but it did not appear at all

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Re: creating anchor class

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:50 pm

It seems you know how to make it work, so let us know if you have suggestions to improve the manual.
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