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Fontographer Wish List / Re: 5.1 Wish List
« Last post by Bavardia on Today at 15:06:23 »
When building a new font, after finishing all the characters I use the auto space feature, then auto kern. Then spend a bunch of time manually checking all the kerning pairs and fine tuning. At the end, I have a huge kerning table. When I'm done, some characters have identical kerning adjustments for multiple pairings that could be eliminated if the character spacing was readjusted.

1) I wish there was a way for Fog to automatically evaluate the final kerning and optimize the spacing of all charters to reduce the overall number of kerning pairs.

2) Seems like there should also be some templates for standard spacing/kerning that could be implemented as a first step that would be more accurately adjusted to a Roman, Italic, Sans, etc.

3) Template for Metrics and Kerning assistance also. After all these years I still get confused over these tables. Some times they work for me sometimes they don't. I probably don't have them set up correctly. Why can't there be some standard options here?
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FontLab Studio / Re: Digital Signature
« Last post by theFontfitter on Today at 12:57:23 »
Bearing in mind I know nothing of this kind of programming language, it would be helpful to have exactly correct syntax for this process.

Download my attachment (DSIG.zip)
DONE

extract the file in zip (DSIG.DAT)
DONE

There is a command line "AddTable"
MEANS NOTHING TO ME SINCE I CANNOT VIEW THE DSIG.DAT FILE.
DO I ASSUME THAT THERE IS A "AddTable" LINE IN THE FILE?
AND I NEED TO EDIT THAT?


Digit in promt (DOS): ADDTABLE DISG DSIG.DAT <old TTF> <new TTF>
IN DOS PROMPT DO I ENTER EXACTLY THIS?
DO I REPLACE <old TTF> AND <new TTF> WITH THE REAL FILENAMES?


Put the file and font in the same ADDTABLE directory.
DOES THIS MEAN ENTER THE NAME OF "DSIG.DAT" AND THE NAME OF THE NEW FONT IN THE SAME DIRECTORY?

Thanks
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FontLab Studio / Re: Dynamic Ligature. Is it possible?
« Last post by asablanda on Today at 12:50:51 »
Hi Thomas,

I solved. In the attac the native file. If you want to know how I solved, open it and go to "OpenType" palette. In the preview write "csssss " (c + sssss + <space>).

Thank you
Best regard.
Andrea

PS Is my english understandable?
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Thanks Lorna, I've established a dummy DSIG can be inserted into TT font - but need to know the process by which this happens. I've asked Ken if he could explain the process of how the DSIG gets into the font and await a reply?  Snippets of code abound for this issue, but I'm not at that stage yet. I first need to understand the process.

Thanks,
Adrian
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OpenType Layout feature development / Re: Ligatures in Word 2010
« Last post by theFontfitter on 2014-10-21, 12:49:55 »
Ken, perhaps you could explain in a step-by-step way just how this is done...

"decompile, add the DSIG XML and recompiling made the ligs work"

As someone new to what part TTX, XML plays (I don't know anything about them) - I use FontLab on Mac but need to insert dummy DSIG into OpenType-TT fonts. I have Windows machine for testing fonts which has TTX app on it but FontLab.
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FontLab Studio / Re: Dynamic Ligature. Is it possible?
« Last post by asablanda on 2014-10-21, 10:51:20 »
Hi Thomas,

thank you for reply.

Have a nice day
Andrea
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FontLab Studio / Re: Dynamic Ligature. Is it possible?
« Last post by Thomas Phinney (FontLab) on 2014-10-21, 10:47:21 »
Hi!

So, what you want to do is definitely possible.  :)

It's not so much a problem specific to FontLab, but one of programming OpenType feature code to get the desired results.

Without spending crazy amounts of time on it, I note that if you break up all your lines into separate lookups, "caos" and "cas" work, but not "caoss".

So, look more closely at the flow of the data and figure out where you actually need to separate lookups, and why "caoss" still doesn't work....
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FontLab Studio / Re: Dynamic Ligature. Is it possible?
« Last post by asablanda on 2014-10-21, 03:22:43 »
Hi Thomas,
I've a BIG problem. Look at my example and let me know if is possible to solve it.
In the attac there are 2 files:
- Screen
- Native fontlab document. Read my comments on the OpenTyple palette.

I hope you understand my english and my example.

Best Regards
Andrea
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Thank you for the explanation Read.
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This problem is due to a new bug in Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite)  in the inheritance of environment variables by a subprocess, when the main process is loaded by launchd, i.e. via double-clicking on the app in the Finder.  One thread on which this is discussed is:
https://code.google.com/p/mactlmgr/issues/detail?id=102

A simple work-around  is to start the parent program - in this case FontLab - from the Terminal. Open a Terminal window, enter "open ", followed by a space, then drag the FontLab program icon onto the Terminal window. This will add the path to the program tot eh command line. Then press the Return/Enter key. The Terminal program is under Applications/Utilities.

This problem can be fixed in the macro code, but I'd rather not spend a man day or two on working around a bug in Mac OSX 10.10 that will no doubt be fixed soon - this will affect any program that supports scripting and needs to add new environment variables and values to the environment passed to the subprocess.
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