I love how copy-pasting a glyph renders it in different ways in different contexts – like how it prints out the glif data if you try to copy-paste to a text field.
I’m wondering about modifying this behavior in special cases. Specifically, looking at improvements for word-o-mat I was wondering if it might be useful for the user to be able to copy-paste glyphs into the input text fields. (I’m not sure it’s actually a good idea, but some people may try to do that.) But then of course I would want the glyph name to be pasted, not the XML data (which is what currently happens, as the text field is identified as a text-only context, I guess).
So I’m wondering whether it is (a) possible and (b) actually desirable/a good idea/good form to make the glyph paste itself as a name instead of the xml data in such a case?
Thanks for your thoughts,