• New Variables for Font Catalogues

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• New Variables for Font Catalogues

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:18 pm

I would find a variable for {GROUP} useful.

Other potentially useful variables would be:

{FONT_FILE_DATE}
{FONT_CREATION_DATE}
{FONT_GLYPHS} Number of glyphs in font
{FONT_FOUNDRY}
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Re: New Variables for Font Catalogues

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:23 pm

While updating my online font catalogue I ran into this problem again. After exporting the font catalogue to disk, I need to use Batch Text Replace wizard to find and replace

C:\Documents and Settings\Bhikkhu Pesala\My Documents\My Fonts\Serif Applications\{Group Folder Name}

With {Group Folder Name}

There should be a way to do this within MainType by using a relative path or group name.
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Re: New Variables for Font Catalogues

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:01 pm

These are already available:
{FONT_NUM_GLYPHS}
{FONT_NUM_CHARS}
{FONT_FOUNDRY}

The others are not on the to-do list, but we will rethink this with the next major version.
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Re: • New Variables for Font Catalogues

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:16 pm

Apart from File Creation Date, and Font File Date, the other variables have been implemented:

{FONT_GLYPHS} = The number of glyphs
{FONT_CHARS} = The number of characters
{FONT_FOUNDRY} = The font foundry
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