Questions about Font Alignment

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Questions about Font Alignment

Post by CHAE » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:26 am

hello :D
I have a question about the vertical and horizontal alignment of the font.
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In the same situation as in the above picture,
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I want to sort the font based on the green line in the picture.
Does the program have the ability to automatically sort in this way?
If this is not the case, should we arrange them manually?
If there's a way, please let me know.
It would be better if you could explain it by image.

I am currently using the Font Creator 12 professional Edition.
I'll be waiting for the reply.
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Re: Questions about Font Alignment

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:59 am

That is not possible.

These are the available options on the Overview Toolbar for sorting the glyphs in the font. This sorting method is temporary. It does not actually change the glyph index of each glyph in the font.
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There are also these options available on the Tools menu. This method changes the index of each glyph.
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Re: Questions about Font Alignment

Post by CHAE » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:38 am

Thank you for your answer. :D
I wish I had this kind of function, but that's so sad.
I am making Hangul font. Each letter has a different height, so I want to have a function to arrange it automatically and neatly.
If you are updating a new program, please consider the reflection please.

I have another question.
Is there any function to place a reference line at the top and arrange letters vertically to match that line?
And Does the tools-Glyph Transformer have character alignment?
If there's no way, should I arrange it manually?

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Re: Questions about Font Alignment

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:17 am

FontCreator 12 has a new feature to show metric guides for superscripts, subscripts, etc. If the glyphs have a suffix of .sups the superscript metric guides will be shown.

Otherwise, just drag a horizontal guideline to any position. Double-click the guideline to adjust its position precisely, or double-click the ruler to edit all guidelines.
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Re: Questions about Font Alignment

Post by Erwin Denissen » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:13 pm

The glyph transform wizard includes a Position feature which allows you to align glyph outlines.
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