FontCreator – Changelog

  • FontCreator 12.0.0.2543 [July 10, 2019]

    • The 30-day trial period allows you to use all features, but generated fonts will contain watermarks
    • Compile OpenType layout feature code will now merge anchors
    • Within the glyph edit window, hold down the Alt key and click one of the “comparison glyphs” to make it the current glyph
    • Fixed a bug that failed to correctly export symbol fonts
    • Updated CompositeData.xml
    • Updated Unmapped Subscripts for Fractions.xml
    • Updates to help and manual
    • Some bug fixes and improvements
  • FontCreator 12.0.0.2539 [June 4, 2019]

    • Updated the way Vertical Line Spacing values are calculated
    • Some performance improvements
    • Updates to help and manual
  • FontCreator 12.0.0.2535 [May 23, 2019]

    • Added option to enter glyphs by code-point in preview text: /$40 or /64
    • Updated Glyph Properties tool window
    • Expressions for glyph metrics (left side-bearing, right side-bearing, and advance width)
    • Included new transform script for Auto-attach
    • Some bug fixes and improvements
  • FontCreator 12.0.0.2525 [May 10, 2019]

    • Unicode 12.1 support
    • Enhanced font overview categories panel (added Scripts)
    • Fixed rare issue with formulas
    • Updated CompositeData.xml
  • FontCreator 12.0.0.2522 [May 7, 2019]

    • OpenType Designer remembers last Script and Language settings
    • Fixed issue with storing preview text
  • FontCreator 12.0.0.2521 [May 7, 2019]

    • Anchor based composites
    • Extended generation of OpenType layout features (frac, liga, mark, mkmk, init, medi, fina, curs, salt, ssxx, cvxx, and many more)
    • Custom and generic localized forms
    • Improved generation of friendly glyph names
    • New glyph sort (design mode)
    • Unicode 12 support
    • Comes with ttfautohint version 1.8.3
    • Improved complete composites
    • Full undo and redo support
    • Enhancements to transform scripts
    • Option to exclude glyphs on export
    • Support for delete in multiple substitutions
    • Support for glyph ranges in glyph transformer
    • Extended Insert Glyphs dialog
    • Smart glyph switching in Glyph Edit window
    • Improved OpenType Designer
    • Improved window tab bar
    • Extended Reopen menu
    • New insert glyphs by name
    • New Option: Decompose composite glyphs with scaled components (Recommended)
    • Snap to guidelines and grid on resizing a glyph orthogonally
    • Snap to guidelines and grid for anchor movement
    • Improved glyph names for release (on exporting a font)
    • New: sort glyphs in class in class manager
    • Updated font templates for new fonts
    • _shaper now supports (basic) normalization
    • Preview support for comparing same text with different features enabled
    • View unknown tables
    • Updated vendor information
    • Insert Glyphs supports generation of composite from glyph name formula: ffi=f+f+i
    • Auto Attach repositions glyph members based on anchors
    • Several bug fixes
    • Numerous enhancements and improvements
  • FontCreator 11.5.0.2430 [December 5, 2018]

    • Fixed SVG import issue
    • Fixed WOFF 1 export issue
    • Fixed class0 in preview
    • Added a generate button to smoothing
    • Improvements to the user manual
    • Several user interface improvements
  • FontCreator 11.5.0.2427 [April 16, 2018]

    • Support for WOFF 2.0
    • Fixed issue with exporting CFF based WOFF files
    • Several user interface improvements
  • FontCreator 11.5.0.2422 [March 5, 2018]

    • Several user interface improvements
  • FontCreator 11.5.0.2421 [February 22, 2018]

    • Support for Unicode variation sequences
    • Comes with ttfautohint version 1.8.1
    • Open contours while designing fonts
    • Export as single line font (Open contours are not allowed in fonts, so FontCreator will do some magic to make fonts look like single line fonts which can be used for engraving)
    • Support for last resort fonts
  • FontCreator 11.0.0.2412 [January 21, 2018]

    • Bug fix recognizing non-assigned code points
    • Fixed visual glitch related to XPlacement value
    • Allow Complete Category for all Unicode blocks
    • Fixed display problem with Arabic fonts in Microsoft Word
  • FontCreator 11.0.0.2408 [September 8, 2017]

    • Bug fix related to exporting CFF based fonts, which was introduced in v11.0.0.2407.
    • Several other improvements
  • FontCreator 11.0.0.2407 [September 6, 2017]

    • Fixed glyph name issue with exported CFF based fonts
    • Several other improvements
  • FontCreator 11.0.0.2403 [August 30, 2017]

    • Improved OpenType layout feature preview
    • Improved AutoKern and Optical Metrics
  • FontCreator 11.0.0.2400 [August 23, 2017]

    • Unicode 10 support
    • Improved OpenType layout feature preview
    • New context menu option in Preview to copy input as text to clipboard
    • Improved AutoKern and Optical Metrics
    • Fixed duplicate anchors issue
    • Glyphs shown in edit glyph name feature(s)
    • Improved class name generation
    • Fixed outline movement misalignment
    • New option to keep existing glyph names on opening a font
  • FontCreator 11.0.0.2388 [June 2, 2017]

    • Inserted contours that overlap are now added as filled contours
    • Improved auto-update
    • Improved suspicious points detection
    • Improved font installer
    • Extended New Contour with right-click (quadratic based contours only)
    • Bug fix in processing chained context substitution
    • Enhancements to the OpenType feature code syntax
  • FontCreator 11.0.0.2370 [May 22, 2017]

    • Bug fix: font install issues
    • Bug fix related to contour selection
    • More changes to the way vector based images are imported
    • Several tweaks
    • Update: improvements to help and manual
  • FontCreator 11.0.0.2366 [May 13, 2017]

    • Bug fix: failed to save Unicode code-points beyond the first plane
    • Bug fix: failed to edit custom naming fields
    • Update: improvements to help and manual
  • FontCreator 11.0.0.2365 [May 10, 2017]

    • Support for cubic bezier curves (CFF/ PostScript based outlines)
    • High DPI (Large Fonts) support
    • New icon set
    • Font validation improvements (and new Suspicious points)
    • Improved Complete Composites
    • Enhancements to Transform scripts
    • Auto kern now allows composite glyphs to follow base glyph. Also added option to exclude lowercase-lowercase pairs.
    • Vertical metrics support as requested here. Vertical metrics are only useful with fonts that are used for vertical writing, so in general you'll only need to add it in CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) fonts.
    • Support for launch custom externals
    • Improved the installed fonts dialog
    • Show angle (with a single point) or distance (between two selected points) in status bar
    • Move cubic control points while forcing "C1 continuity" by holding down the "ALT" key while moving the points.
    • Updated OpenType features and languages lists
    • Class Manager -> added option in Select Class Members dialog to filter by AnchorClass
    • Option for Glyph Fill Opacity in Glyph Edit window
    • Improved extreme control point detection
    • Improved moving cubic points
    • Select Multiple Glyphs in Insert Glyph Member to Composite Glyphs
    • Convert all outlines to either quadratic or cubic
    • New Project dialog to support predefined outlines as either cubic or quadratic
    • Cubic outlines, select on curve point and press 'S' to force C1
    • Cubic outlines, select on curve point and press 'D' to force vertical or horizontal alignment
    • Improvements to Add Script, Language, Feature, Lookup dialog
    • Added a round coordinates button (R)
    • Fixed AutoKern (and Optical Metrics) bug
    • Added a smooth, smooth and align, and round coordinates in context menu (point mode only)
    • Glyph names -> search and replace as well as bulk replace
    • New "smart delete points" (backspace)
    • Copy and paste path from Photoshop
    • Show codepoint of selected glyph in composite glyph member dialog
    • Optical Metrics no longer wipes the 'use this glyphs metrics' flag
    • Insert Contour feature will now allow you to define quadratic and cubic curves; based on TrueType outline format in Export settings.
    • Insert Contour feature will now use click and drag to make curves; right-click no longer adds off curve points (would otherwise be a challenge with cubic curves).
    • Allow FontCreator to use more memory, which is needed to open/save large font projects. FontCreator can still run out of memory if it requires a large block of memory but can't find any due to memory fragmentation. A 64 bit version has access to more memory, so that is the future.
    • Replace glyph member within Glyph Edit window. Select one, and right-click, then click replace...
    • Show Transform toolwindow when editing composites
    • Minor improvements related to the Background toolwindow
    • Provide correct contour direction when inserting rectangle and ellipse contours

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