How to make all the composite Glyphs become simple?

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How to make all the composite Glyphs become simple?

Post by mhjy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:37 pm

I need all the composite Glphs become simple. I know the tools "make simple",but don't want to use it.
The best way is automatically make when export a font. if have a setting in Export setting is good.

I found a question: why doesn't fontcreator have command line functionality? like the fonttools.

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Re: How to make all the composite Glyphs become simple?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:06 pm

Only way is:
  1. Save font project
  2. Select Composites
  3. Make Simple
  4. Export
  5. Undo make simple
  6. Save again.
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Re: How to make all the composite Glyphs become simple?

Post by PJMiller » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:28 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Only way is:
  1. Save font project
  2. Select Composites
  3. Make Simple
  4. Export
  5. Undo make simple
  6. Save again.
The only problem I can see is that if the font contains composites whose contours overlap that might cause blank patches where they overlap in the exported font.

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Re: How to make all the composite Glyphs become simple?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:31 pm

mhjy wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:37 pm
I found a question: why doesn't fontcreator have command line functionality? like the fonttools.
It has Glyph Transformations, which is a scripted way of processing glyphs.
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Re: How to make all the composite Glyphs become simple?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:35 pm

mhjy wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:37 pm
I need all the composite Glphs become simple. I know the tools "make simple",but don't want to use it.
The best way is automatically make when export a font. if have a setting in Export setting is good.

I found a question: why doesn't fontcreator have command line functionality? like the fonttools.
Why do you need an exported font without composites?

Exporting with CFF based outlines will always decompose the composites.
PJMiller wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:28 pm
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Only way is:
  1. Save font project
  2. Select Composites
  3. Make Simple
  4. Export
  5. Undo make simple
  6. Save again.
The only problem I can see is that if the font contains composites whose contours overlap that might cause blank patches where they overlap in the exported font.
But only when exporting with CFF based outlines.
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Re: How to make all the composite Glyphs become simple?

Post by mhjy » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:55 pm

I don't want people to see how I make glyphs. and I will make 100 fonts, so need a command line program to make simple all the glyphs and export my fonts.

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