Modifying glyph names

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Modifying glyph names

Post by shibli313 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:39 pm

it would be great and super easy if glyphs were shown in one column also :( .

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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri May 19, 2017 8:13 pm

Please clarify your request. I don't understand what it is you want, or why.
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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by shibli313 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:51 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 8:13 pm
Please clarify your request. I don't understand what it is you want, or why.
I mean the new feature in Tools-Glyph Names-Edit. If there was a column in the edit window which has glyphs' images (I mean actual glyph), it would be very easy to edit on the spot.

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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:04 pm

You might find it easier if you select some glyphs first, but I agree that showing the glyphs to be edited in a column on the Glyph Edit dialogue would be helpful.

If you tell us what your specific needs are, it may help us to find a workaround.
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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:21 am

Yes, this is something that would help. We'll probably include this in the next upcoming release.
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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:21 pm

This feature request has been implemented in the update we released earlier today.
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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Hafonton » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:46 am

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:21 pm
This feature request has been implemented in the update we released earlier today.
Cool!
Can you add an "Edit Selected Glyphs" shortcut, when right clicking on some glyphs?

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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:58 am

Hafonton wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:46 am
Can you add an "Edit Selected Glyphs" shortcut, when right clicking on some glyphs?
Try Alt+L, N, E. If you use any function frequently, you soon memorise the Access Key route, which is available for most, if not all, commands.
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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Hafonton » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:18 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:58 am
Hafonton wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:46 am
Can you add an "Edit Selected Glyphs" shortcut, when right clicking on some glyphs?
Try Alt+L, N, E. If you use any function frequently, you soon memorise the Access Key route, which is available for most, if not all, commands.
That's a weird shortcut but it works, thanks.
Is there a map for the commands, if I forget anything? (or want to learn new commands like this)?

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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:52 am

Hafonton wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:18 pm
That's a weird shortcut but it works, thanks.
Is there a map for the commands, if I forget anything? (or want to learn new commands like this)?
Just look at the menu.
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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Hafonton » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:29 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:52 am
Hafonton wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:18 pm
That's a weird shortcut but it works, thanks.
Is there a map for the commands, if I forget anything? (or want to learn new commands like this)?
Just look at the menu.

Access Keys for Edit Glyph Names.png
WOAH. blew my mind!
Thank you! this is a time saver.

(however a right-click shortcut would still be nicer)

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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:24 pm

A Context Menu would be slower. I understand that some users are addicted to doing everything with the mouse, but it really is much less efficient.

If Edit Glyph Names were to be added to the Context Menu for selected glyphs, it would have to be a submenu like the current Tags submenu, because there are four items to add, not just one.
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It involves a lot of mouse travel to select, e.g. the "Recently Used," tag on my menu. (The five tags are editable to use names that you find useful. Copy the Data Files to the User Data Folder, and edit tags.txt).

The Default Tags

[tags]
;Red
1=Important
;Orange
2=Incomplete
;Green
3=Completed
;Fuchsia
4=Review
;Blue
5=Workspace
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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Hafonton » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:03 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:24 pm
A Context Menu would be slower. I understand that some users are addicted to doing everything with the mouse, but it really is much less efficient.

If Edit Glyph Names were to be added to the Context Menu for selected glyphs, it would have to be a submenu like the current Tags submenu, because there are four items to add, not just one.
Thanks for answering.

Don't get me wrong, I love shortcuts, but these shortcuts are weird to remember - they're not as easy as CTRL+KEY.
Another feature would be a way to set up keyboard shortcuts, but that's a different subject.

What four item to add? I theres only one to add: "Edit Glyph Names".

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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:13 pm

That's the beauty of access keys over shortcuts. You do not have to remember them. If you don't pick up the program for a year, the shortcuts are underlined.

Clear
Generate
Edit...
Find and Replace...

They are also easy to remember as they are all (in this case) the first letter of the command.
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Re: Modifying glyph names

Post by Hafonton » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:23 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:13 pm
That's the beauty of access keys over shortcuts. You do not have to remember them. If you don't pick up the program for a year, the shortcuts are underlined.

Clear
Generate
Edit...
Find and Replace...

They are also easy to remember as they are all (in this case) the first letter of the command.
I agree that the keys can be easy to remember if doing them over and over again.
But theres a big difference between
1. clicking ALT, leaving it, looking at the menu, glancing with your eyes to find the navigation item you want to click on, clicking on that letter, and repeating this a couple of times (if its in a deeper navigation) until you get to the command you want to access.
compared to:
2. having a general shortcut CTRL+H for find and replace, for example.
it takes WAY less time to have 2-3 combined letters to click on (CTRL+SHIFT+T), over clicking on some letters in a specific sequence.

Will there be a consideration on making this shortcuts available to edit? Many softwares have ability to edit their shortcuts (photoshop, illustrator, visual studio code and so on)

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