VTT Version 6.31 release [Nov, 2018 ]

Mike DugganMike Duggan Posts: 172
edited November 2018 in Type Design Software
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What’s new?

Version 6.31 [October, 2018 release]

The following are the changes since the 6.30 [August, 2018 release] release of VTT:

Introduction of “follow gasp” mode where text displayed in VTT can follow gasp table settings. Previously, VTT supported editing of the gasp table but text displayed in VTT would not follow gasp table settings. The “follow gasp” mode is an optional mode where text displayed in the main windows, sample text view, waterfall view and char set view will render according to appropriate gasp table settings. For more details on this mode, see the updated help file, Using Visual TrueType: The Basics > Grid-fitting and Scan-conversion Procedure (gasp)

Various bug fixes.  Bug fixes including fix bug with importing glyphs from a “large” font, fix tag swap bug in TSIC table which is source table for cvar variation table, fix autohinter bug.


Comments

  • Hi, Mike.
    Could you add ResYLink tool in future builds and shortcut for it like F1(YLink)+alt or something like that.
    ResYDist is very useful but it’s time consuming to change YDist manually in VTT talk.
  • hi Victor, thanks for the feedback. I cant promise any timeline on such a feature. You can however, hint the font using YLink, and or YDist, then export File > Export as xml, then edit that file to find and replace, all YDist with ResYDist, re-import the xml, (File > Import from All code from XML) and compile everything for all glyphs. (Tools > Compile > Everything for all glyphs) and save. 
  • export File > Export as xml, then edit that file to find and replace, all YDist with ResYDist, re-import the xml, (File > Import from All code from XML) and compile everything for all glyphs. (Tools > Compile > Everything for all glyphs) and save. 
    Yeah, I've already thought about that but I often use mix of ResYDist and YDist, so it's not an option for me :smile:
  • thanks. yes I see. well perhaps in that case, if one was used many more times, it might be easier to make the xml edit, and then re-edit the ones you want to be ydist only. 
  • Viktor RubenkoViktor Rubenko Posts: 19
    edited December 2018
    Also it would be nice to add 'undo' flag to 'Control program' window if it's possible. Because if I change anything there by mistake I can't just press Ctrl+Z to get it back.
  • Another wish for future builds:
    Shortcut for "Show fewer points" display option.

    In some fonts, if I don't use Autohinter outline modification, VTT doesn't show necessary points because they are off-curve, or when I need to move points by hand, I must go to Display options (Ctrl+D) and click on "fewer points" opt, then, after making all corrections, repeat it. So it would be cool to increase speed up this with shortkey.
  • Is there a syntax for VTT Talk for set of points?
    smthng like 
    YDelta(12..15,[email protected])
    instead of
    YDelta(12,[email protected])
    YDelta(13,[email protected])
    YDelta(14,[email protected])
    YDelta(15,[email protected])

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