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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #15 on: 2013-02-15, 16:54:37 »
Not all the outlines of a PS OpenType font converted to TrueType via the Webfont TT etc. profile were TrueType outlines. CUrious to see the result I scrolled through the glyphs via FontLab's TT Hinting tool and was informed several times that the outlines were not TrueType

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #16 on: 2013-02-15, 16:58:10 »
I added several vfb files to TransType and it failed to organize them by their proper styles. The Italic was placed in the Regular slot. The Regular was placed in the Bold slot, and the Italic and Bold Italic slots were left unfilled

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #17 on: 2013-02-20, 08:57:00 »
James,

would you mind sending me the font files for both cases:
(1) Zip with 1-2 fonts where outlines were not all TrueType-style outlines
(2) Zip with the family of VFBs where the auto-organization did not succeed
directly to adam at fontlab dot com ?

I'd need them to pinpoint the problems.

Many thanks in advance!
Adam
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #18 on: 2013-02-20, 15:45:14 »
Download OK. Would not install on OS 10.5.8 but did on several later OS versions. Clean, enjoyable interface. Good product but would be considerably better with several less gimmicky 'effects' and several more useful 'effects'. Will post again with some suggestions. WEBfont output functioned well, all files performed. Overall rating = 8/10. Should retail well. :)

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #19 on: 2013-02-20, 17:44:28 »
We'd be happy to hear what Effects you'd like to see!

We agree that many of the current effects are, indeed, gimmicky. They're there to provide some bits of fun to an otherwise very "serious" and utilitarian app.

Many thanks for your feedback, please keep it coming!

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Adam Twardoch
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #20 on: 2013-02-21, 13:01:52 »
TransType 4 beta 4787 doesn't launch on Mac OS 10.5.6. Should it?


Dyld Error Message:
  Symbol not found: _OBJC_CLASS_$_NSURL
  Referenced from: /Applications/TransT​ype 4.app/Contents/MacOS​/TransType 4
  Expected in: /System/Library/Fram​eworks/CoreFoundatio​n.framework/Versions​/A/CoreFoundationProcess:         TransType 4 [121]
Path:            /Applications/TransT​ype 4.app/Contents/MacOS​/TransType 4
Identifier:      com.fontlab.transtyp​e4
Version:         ??? (???)
Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [68]

Date/Time:       2013-02-21 09:18:30.683 +0100
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55)
Report Version:  6

Exception Type:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread:  0

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #21 on: 2013-02-21, 13:05:13 »
Not sure at this point. We'll investigate which the minimal Mac OS X version our new codebase can reasonably support.

I'd say that we'll certainly support Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8. As for 10.5 and 10.4, I cannot promise we'll support these.
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #22 on: 2013-02-24, 23:58:11 »
All kernings removed when converting OTF > woff/eot/ttf. Will the official release version transfer my kernings?
« Last Edit: 2013-02-25, 00:00:35 by frantastorm »

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #23 on: 2013-02-25, 09:43:48 »
I'd say that we'll certainly support Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8.
Thanks a lot for answer. Now itś clear.

One more question: when can we expect Windows version (nobody can prepare .sit files for me today)?

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #24 on: 2013-02-25, 10:54:00 »
We'll publish the Windows version within a few weeks, once the Mac OS X version is deemed reasonably problem-free.
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #25 on: 2013-02-28, 09:21:20 »
Today TrT 4 beta 4787 expires; is another to be released soon, or is the RC almost ready?

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4787 for Mac OS X
« Reply #26 on: 2013-02-28, 09:48:19 »
There will be another beta, today or tomorrow.
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4808 for Mac OS X
« Reply #27 on: 2013-03-01, 20:01:11 »
We've just published the 4th beta version (build 4808) today. It includes some improvements to the Credits and Licensing section (e.g. the EULA is now viewable). It'll expire on March 31st.

Many thanks for your feedback so far, we're heading towards a great release!

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4808 Preserve etc.
« Reply #28 on: 2013-03-05, 08:09:35 »
I can choose between Profile (Preserve) and (Optimize).
The first thing I do is search the manual for "preserve".
No results! Wrong manual?

Why is Profile named Profile instead of "output" or something else more down to earth?

In the Preferences it says: If destination file existst: Rename
But it doesn't work; everything is overwritten.

Where do I add WOFF customer Data?

Why is the space glyph getting outlines in the glyph panel (the word space in a wrong orientation) Aaaah!

Shouldn't there be some subsetting mechanism? It's for Webfonts right?

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4808 for Mac OS X
« Reply #29 on: 2013-03-05, 09:14:02 »
Adam, again, where is the kerning?

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