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Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« on: 2012-12-23, 21:26:57 »
UPDATED on July 12, 2013!

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« Last Edit: 2013-07-12, 12:41:26 by Adam Twardoch (FontLab) »
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4723 for Mac OS X
« Reply #1 on: 2013-01-01, 10:40:13 »
Hi Adam,
It seems that the kerning is stripped when I apply the Tracking filter. This might be intended but I didn't expect it.

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I like the simple yet intuitive interface.

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4723 for Mac OS X
« Reply #2 on: 2013-01-02, 10:16:49 »
The Hinting (vertical direction) is also not as it was after tracking

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4762 for Mac OS X
« Reply #3 on: 2013-01-15, 08:36:31 »
I attempt to drag fonts in the window to begin the conversion but the fonts do not appear in the window.

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4762 for Mac OS X
« Reply #4 on: 2013-01-15, 08:56:39 »
It can be good to have same visibility of what you have for example on Mac OS FontBook:
more complete naming, license,
+ panose, foundry code

Specially because converting to another format is generally not allowed by the licenses. So its a crucial info who should remain non-editable,
TransType user should be informed of what he doing?

Even a non intrusive code should be added by TransType on one of the fields copyright, description, license, or version? "TR4conv"
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4762 for Mac OS X
« Reply #5 on: 2013-01-15, 09:59:43 »
James,

would you kindly send me a direct mail to adam at fontlab dot com with some details? (Which font files, which OS, where your font files are located)

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4762 for Mac OS X
« Reply #6 on: 2013-01-16, 20:19:27 »
James, I had a similar problem and discovered the files must come from the top level folder on a given drive; otherwise they will not import.

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4762 for Mac OS X
« Reply #7 on: 2013-01-16, 20:21:51 »
Adam, do you want beta reports as replies here or in the general TransType forum? I've been putting the ones I did outside this thread but others are posting here.

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4762 for Mac OS X
« Reply #8 on: 2013-01-18, 01:18:47 »
George,

either way is fine. If you open a new topic, please include the build number and OS in brackets at the beginning, e.g.:
[4762 Mac] Cannot open TTC file

You can see the build number in the "About TransType" box.

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #9 on: 2013-02-13, 20:37:52 »
Everybody: please test the "Webfont TT" export profile. We've added the brand-new *compressed* EOT output (using the Monotype MTX compression) which should yield a 50-60% smaller EOT file compared to the previous build, and compared to utilities such as ttf2eot.

Please report your findings here!

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #10 on: 2013-02-14, 08:00:07 »
Adam, That problem I had with the previous version has now extended to this one as well, the the added issue of now even from the desktop I cannot add fonts to Transtype. Very Frustrating. Working with OSX 10.6.8

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #11 on: 2013-02-14, 13:19:01 »
Problem solved. I removed a ® from the path and everything works fine.

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #12 on: 2013-02-14, 13:19:38 »
Thank you George THomas

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #13 on: 2013-02-14, 13:56:03 »
Ah! Interesting. I'll test TransType with some non-standard characters in the path names and will see where it fails. It should accept all valid path names so if it chokes on the registered sign, we need to fix this.
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[4787 OS X 10.8.2] First Tests
« Reply #14 on: 2013-02-15, 15:12:11 »
Tested the default Webfont package on a Win XP SP3 machine, IE 6 and 8, Safari for Windows, Firefox for Windows.

The TTF, .woff and .eot function as they should in the browsers that support them; .svg not tested. No problems of any kind noted.

Same results from my Mac, Firefox 18.0.2. I did not test Safari for Mac.