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Adam Twardoch (FontLab)

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4902 for Mac OS X
« Reply #45 on: 2013-06-04, 05:59:18 »
We have just published build 4902 which fixes a few bugs reported here. All users who downloaded build 4900, please download build 4902 now.
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4902 for Mac OS X
« Reply #46 on: 2013-06-04, 17:40:33 »
Build 4902 OS X 10.8.3

The Character Mapping is resolved. But... using the same test font groups I sent you yesterday, I'm wondering if the OTF fonts as generated by TRT4 will work correctly without corrections in a font editor.

Two of the Adobe fonts I tested: when opening the TRT4 OTF in FLS 5.1.4 have flags indicating that many of the hints need correcting, and there are several Unicode naming conflicts.

Two fonts of mine that I tested have three (3) copies of the NULL character with different Unicode points along with CR and HT, all flagged as having naming conflicts.

I would think if OTF fonts didn't need characters such as CR, HT and NULL, TRT4 would automatically delete them.
« Last Edit: 2013-06-04, 18:05:23 by George Thomas »

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #47 on: 2013-06-11, 19:16:20 »
We have just published build 4909. It should now have much better handling of the "first four glyphs" (.notdef, NULL, CR, space). Some problems in handling PostScript hints have also been resolved.
« Last Edit: 2013-06-19, 15:40:25 by Alex Petrov (FontLab) »
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #48 on: 2013-06-15, 12:00:20 »
Using build 4909. Mac OS 10.8.

Good thing is that .vfb to .otf generation works now. Bad news is that it strips out all kerning.

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #49 on: 2013-06-20, 09:57:45 »
I'd like to examine the issue of "strips out all the kerning" a little closer. Could you please send the the VFB to adam at fontlab dot com?
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #50 on: 2013-06-21, 12:27:41 »
Hi Adam,

Great App! I think it could be a very useful tool for a small foundries. So, I have some questions from a Foundry point of view:

– I wonder how can implement a bit of security in the webfonts? Are you working in some security aspects?
– For example, could be great if we can leave some records in blank (Family name, Menu Name, FOND Name, etc). Thereby, the resulting TTF is not possible to use as a desktop font...

Something of this make sense?

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #51 on: 2013-06-21, 13:25:22 »
We're working on a Foundry edition of the product, which will have more customizable settings, including some obfuscation for the webfonts, more flexible autohinting, glyphset subsetting (including subsetting of OpenType Layout features), some additional optimization features (e.g. for linespacing values) and full access to various Font Info entries.
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #52 on: 2013-06-22, 04:02:54 »
That is a really great news!

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #53 on: 2013-07-05, 13:24:47 »
Adam...what is the status of TransType 4? I believe the beta has expired and version 4 hasn't been released yet. Are we waiting for the release now or is there still a way to use it until the release?

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #54 on: 2013-07-12, 10:48:31 »
Today is June 12, and I haven't been able to run this beta (4909) for the last several days - (only got to run it once maybe on the 6th?) but the beta says it's suppose to function until June 15?? When I try to open it I'm prompted for a serial number, but on the website I only have the option to buy TransType Pro??

This is the BEST font converter I've ever used and I'm totally unable to use it anymore or buy it :( It's the only converter that doesn't remove all the odd characters like umlauts and also hints beautifully! Please get this thing public so I can buy it or get the beta working for us!


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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #55 on: 2013-07-12, 12:40:53 »
Due to popular demand, we’re announcing the
Pre-sales of TransType 4 for Mac OS X and Windows
— available now!

A new single-user, three-devices cross-platform license is just US$97, upgrades are US$39! [Read more...]
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #56 on: 2013-07-12, 14:45:35 »
Ps. Please share your quotes about TransType 4 with us!
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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #57 on: 2013-07-20, 04:04:15 »
Pre-sales build 4926 for Windows XP and newer, compatible with Windows 8
Windows version doesn’t open any files, any zip, any ttf, any otf, any pfb, any vfb.
PL Windows 8

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #58 on: 2013-08-10, 08:37:52 »
I just used the latest version to build .otf fonts from my .vfb.

Very nice, very fast, but upon inspection of the fonts in FL all of the hint replacements are marked in red.

Also for some reason the fonts were identified by FontBook as different in some way from fonts already installed.

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Re: Introducing TransType 4 beta 4909 for Mac OS X
« Reply #59 on: 2013-08-10, 08:42:09 »
Also upon closer inspection in the Font Info, the creation year has been changed to 1943!