For the multi-collaborators sharing, exchange and update of character set, saved sets, space center test strings, what would be the best way to achieve this?
Sharing a preference file seems too "global" because it stores more personal flavours like glyph display options…
There is a scripting possibility to access, change and manage the input string for the space center
see http://doc.robofont.com/documentation/scripting/api/mojo/mojo-ui/ (CurrentSpaceCenter)
If you store user defaults through the app its will be fine.
ufo2fdk is embedded and by default using the embedded FDK, you can disable the use of of the internal FDK in the preferences.
The file menu option "Generate" or through scripting font.generate(...) is using FDK to build the binaries. It's up to you if you want to use the embedded FDK or a custom installed version on your local HD.
Thank you Frederik! Will look forward to that.
I've been looking at some of Tal's examples such as this one (referred by Andy Clymer)
which I'm trying to work out as a replacement for AskString
There is already some documentation of the editing tool available. see http://doc.robofont.com/documentation/tools/editing-tool/
straight line to curve:
alt+drag the straight line
alt+drag one of the oncurve points
delete a bcp will remove both bcps
alt delete a bcp will algign the bcp on top of the oncurve point
RoboFont tries to bundle similar actions to one and the same shortcut.
Bcp handle modifications are mostly all bundle with the "command" key.
modifying curves by grabbing the curve:
only dragging: moving all points
command + drag: adjusting the bcp handles
shift + drag: drag the points on 0° 45° or 90°
alt + drag: un-smooth the oncurve points and move the bcps only
shift + alt + drag: lock the bcp on 0° 45° 90°
To be able to get a cleaner UI the grid isn't show when its not really necessary, so if you have set your grid really small in the preferences it has no use showing them when the glyph view is zoomed out.
You can not change the dashed line.
I think there is a easier solution for you: set the "Snap points to:" to 4 (in your case) in the Preferences > Glyph view tab. You will be able to draw and edit your outlines only with points coordinates which are a multiples of 4.
Hope this helps
I know about the issue, i did some tests, but I thought it was FontLab 5.1 realted.
And no, I'm not using Lion. Should dialogs work in Snow Leopard? As the traceback says it's seems the embeded python 2.7 can't import EasyDialogs...
I can build them with vanilla, I know, but it's not urgent enough. I'll wait for a while if there's no other way.
(I'm not sure that I did not post this already but…) Please allow full keyboard shortcuts support for all menu items. (Not only a few functions) And please do not reserve keys for some tools.
(Including control keys (cmd, ctrl…) and arrow keys accessible as hotkeys).
This case is unfortunately a consequence from FLS. Superposed nodes: when deleting one of them, the remaining one should inherit the handle length. Instead, a new curve is calculated and differs greatly.
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