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Kerning in Opentype Designer Overlapping Glyph Outlines

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:30 am
by Jonne Haven
Hello Erwin and Company,

Since I was given 10.0.2179 by Erwin the OT Designer does not show the white lines when viewing overlapping glyphs which happens in a script font. I wish for the feature back in 10.0.2125 which shows a white outline when kerning two glyphs in OT Designer as per the pic.
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The latest version 10.1 also no longer shows the white outline making it near impossible to kern a cursive font that has a lot of overlapping. As per the pic.
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I am forced to use the older font creator version until this feature is returned, ... I know that most people are not going to complain about this but there are those of us who need the 'white guideline' to kern with.

Thank you for your consideration and all the hardwork y'all are putting into improving the program.

Jonne

Re: Kerning in Opentype Designer Overlapping Glyph Outlines

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:40 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Try Ctrl + H to hide the fill.

Re: Kerning in Opentype Designer Overlapping Glyph Outlines

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:31 am
by Jonne Haven
Bhikkhu,

Control H doesn't do that in OT Designer. It "replaces text". It does get rid of the fill outside of OT Designer, but that does me no good. Sorry, didn't work.

Jonne

Re: Kerning in Opentype Designer Overlapping Glyph Outlines

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:32 am
by Erwin Denissen
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Try Ctrl + H to hide the fill.
That won't work within the OpenType Designer, but you can now change the fill color through the settings tool button at the upper right corner:
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Re: Kerning in Opentype Designer Overlapping Glyph Outlines

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:38 am
by Jonne Haven
Ahh!!! Brilliant. Works like a charm!

I knew you'd figure it out, didn't think you'd do it in 10 minutes!

Much Mahalos,

Jonne

Re: Kerning in Opentype Designer Overlapping Glyph Outlines

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:21 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Erwin Denissen wrote:
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Try Ctrl + H to hide the fill.
That won't work within the OpenType Designer, but you can now change the fill color through the settings tool button at the upper right corner:
There's new stuff even I don't know about.

I recently found out that if you turn off the warning dialogue that appears when you try to add a kerning pair that already exists, then the OK button gets greyed out to stop you even trying to add a kerning pair twice. That's smart, though potentially puzzling if one forgets that one turned off the warning. I don't see any way to turn the warning on again, but I don't need it now that the OK button is disabled.

Are there any more Easter-eggs? I dare say we will find some more Christmas Turkeys too!