Add a second Caption to Glyph cell display

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Add a second Caption to Glyph cell display

Post by Greycoder » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:23 pm

When reviewing a font I neeeded to check both the Windows Mappings and either the Unicode mapping or the Character mapping . It would be useful to add an option to add Caption 2 on bottom section of the glyph cell display, and to be able to choose a second caption content using the Tools > Options > Overview tab.


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Re: Add a second Caption to Glyph cell display

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:11 am

I am not sure that this is the best solution, but I do recognise the problem. I normally have 16 columns and 10 rows in the glyph overview. At this size, there's not much room for more captions, though at 8 rows it would be possible to fit two mappings in a single caption row.

The status line has some free space, which could perhaps be used for this.

Tooltips are another possibility.
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Re: Add a second Caption to Glyph cell display

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:09 am

The new Overview in FontCreator 7 has tooltips to show the different captions. In this screen shot:
  1. Snowman = Unicode character name
  2. Uni2603 = Glyph name (postscript name)
  3. #1399 = Glyph Index
  4. 9731 = Code-point (decimal in my case)
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Either one of the four can be shown as the caption — right-click to change the captions.
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Re: Add a second Caption to Glyph cell display

Post by Alfred » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:15 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:9731 = Code-point (decimal in my case)
The decimal version of the code-point value would be more useful to me than the hexadecimal version, especially where the glyph name is already something like 'uni2603'. Where do you change this? I couldn't see anything under 'Tools > Options'.
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Re: • Add a second Caption to Glyph cell display

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:17 am

That has been moved to the View menu, display format, making it slightly quicker to change.
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Re: • Add a second Caption to Glyph cell display

Post by Alfred » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:25 am

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:That has been moved to the View menu, display format, making it slightly quicker to change.
Thanks. Even quicker: Ctrl+J! :wink:
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