Help & Documentation

Updates

Major versions, new features, and bug fixes are all automatically published to glyphrstudio.com/online - and bigger changes are usually announced on the blog. More versions can be found at the GitHub Project Page.

v1.09.00 10/30/2017
New Features
  • Context Glyphs - type a few glyphs to show before and/or after the glyph you are currently editing on the edit canvas. Easily navigate to any of those displayed glyphs by clicking on that glyphs name on the Edit Canvas.
  • Notes on the Ligature and Kerning pages describing how to export to OTF font files via SVG Fonts.
  • Better slider controls for transparency settings (grids and guides) around the whole tool.
Bug Fixes
  • Contribute link now works in the Desktop client.
  • Show a toast notification when Undo-ing spans many glyphs, and requires navigating to a different glyph.
  • Test Drive re-factored, including some very small updates.

v1.08.00 9/1/2017
New Features
  • When inserting a new Component Instance, or using the 'Get Shapes' command to paste all the shapes from one glyph to another, there are new options to also copy Glyph Attributes like Width and Side Bearings. This is very useful if you use these copy commands for diacritical marks, where the new glyph should have both the shapes and the glyph dimensions of the root glyph.
  • Little notation on the splash screen and on the About page that indicates if Glyphr Studio has been updated in the past week.
Bug Fixes
  • Removed glyphs 0x0080 through 0x009F from the chooser panel. In Unicode, these are printing control glyphs that have no visual associated with them. But, browsers tend to replace these with ANSI glyphs, so the glyph chooser was erroneously showing previews, causing confusion.
  • Fixed a bug where 'Bulk transform shapes' also transformed shapes in other glyphs.
  • Added support for SVG number notation, where numbers like '123.45.67.89' are interpreted as '123.45, 0.67, 0.89'.
  • Fixed a bug to only export SVG glyphs if that glyph has a valid hexadecimal key value.
  • Fixed a bug where you weren't able to set a shape's x/y coordinate to zero.
  • Fixed a bug on Mac where releasing the command key did not exit multi-select mode. (Releasing the key should work, but if not, clicking either the Arrow or Pen tool again will now forcefully exit multi-select mode)
  • Glyph Range in the Chooser panel is remembered when the panel is switched.
  • Fixed a bug where editing shape width/height via Attributes Panel was not honoring Lock Aspect Ratio.

v1.07.09 2/3/2017
Bug Fixes
  • Added a missing glyph to the default CJK character range
  • Fixed a bug where custom range glyphs were not being displayed after import

v1.07.08 11/11/2016
Bug Fixes
  • Extra checks to make sure font export doesn't fail (advance width must be non zero, descent must be negative).
  • Fixed SVG Import polygon tag bug

v1.07.07 9/21/2016
Bug Fixes
  • Importing SVG Fonts, and better path data parsing.

v1.07.06 6/18/2016
Bug Fixes
  • Keyboard shortcuts now support Mac Command key
  • Handling importing shapes with zero path points
  • Handling exporting shapes with zero path points
  • Fixed the 'Email the Glyphr Studio Team' link for Mac

v1.07.05 6/8/2016
Bug Fixes
  • Importing OTF / TTF font files - "Unrecognized path command" error

v1.07.04 6/6/2016
New Features
  • Glyph Action: combine all glyph shapes
  • Export Option: set the maximum number of shapes per glyph to combine

v1.07.03 6/3/2016
Bug Fixes:
  • Handling extra whitespace while importing SVG polylines / polygons
  • Deleting the last point in a path

v1.07.02 5/10/2016
Bug Fixes:
  • Importing metadata from TTF font files
  • Updating the Edit History panel on Undo

v1.07.01 4/3/2016
New Features:
  • Updated tool tips for path point alignment features.

v1.07.00 4/2/2016
New Features:
  • Advanced Path Point and Handle alignment actions.

v1.06.01 3/20/2016
Bug Fixes:
  • Creating new paths in empty glyphs.

v1.06.00 3/18/2016
New Features:
  • Align Shapes - multi select two or more shapes or component instances, and you can align them Top/Middle/Bottom or Left/Center/Right.

v1.05.03 3/10/2016
Bug Fixes:
  • Import SVG - Arc To commands (A or a) fail gracefully by moving to the end point.

v1.05.02 3/9/2016
Bug Fixes:
  • Importing fonts only resulting in rectangles
  • Import SVG - chained bezier curve notation: relative/absolute quadratic, relative/absolute cubic

v1.05.01 3/8/2016
Bug Fixes:
  • Import SVG - relative quadratic bezier curves

v1.05.00 3/8/2016
New Features:
  • Hamburger Menu, you know, to be more 'app like'
Bug Fixes:
  • Import SVG - relative bezier curve
  • Import SVG - chained rect/oval/circle notation
  • Backend navigation stability improvements

v1.04.07 2/20/2016
Bug Fixes:
  • Better handling for null/undefined values
  • Exporting fonts with zero descender or ascender values

v1.04.06 2/18/2016
Bug Fixes:
  • Improved stability of importing Glyphr Studio Project Files
  • Undo-ing caused points to be not selectable
  • Not loading custom guide lines from project file

v1.04.05 2/16/2016
Bug Fixes:
  • Importing SVG scale and move error
  • Displaying glyphs in the Chooser Panel that contain Component Instances

v1.04.04 2/14/2016
New Features:
  • Improved Combine Shapes algorithm - removing path that overlap the shape
  • New toast pattern for transient messages
  • Export option to flatten and combine whole glyphs

v1.04.03 12/22/2015
New Features:
  • Overlapping kern glyphs are shown using opacity
  • Improved Combine Shapes algorithm
Bug Fixes:
  • Chooser panel in dual screen mode
  • Toast appears in the edit window in dual screen mode

v1.04.02 12/18/2015
New Features:
  • Toast notifications - replaced some modal dialog messages
  • Flatten Glyphs option in Test Drive - boolean combine all shapes in all displayed glyphs
Bug Fixes:
  • Combine Shapes edge case - points overlap another shapes edge

v1.04.01 12/4/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Version checking new projects on import

v1.04.00 12/3/2015
New Features:
  • Combine two selected shapes
  • Updated OpenType.js to v0.6.0
Bug Fixes:
  • OTF Font export
  • Better support for finding path winding

v1.03.05 11/6/2015
New Features:
  • New layout and icons for actions
Bug Fixes:
  • Viewing glyph ranges between Import SVG and other pages
  • Updating the name of a shape
  • Point remaining selected when another shape is selected from the layers panel

v1.03.04 11/3/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Editing custom glyph width from the attributes panel

v1.03.03 10/18/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Handle thrashing bug
  • Optimizing how path maxes are calculated

v1.03.02 10/5/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Finding winding for paths with two points
  • New Path point selection bug

v1.03.01 10/1/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Rotate tool shows negative angles for small counter-clockwise rotations
  • Multi-select path points canvas bug

v1.03.00 10/1/2015
New Features:
  • Rotation handle added to the Shape Edit tool.
Bug Fixes:
  • Updating a shape's position or size via the Attributes Panel
  • Angle value for Handles in the Attributes Panel

v1.02.02 9/13/2015
New Features:
  • Performance enhancements for the Glyph Chooser panel.

v1.02.01 9/13/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Saving a Glyphr Studio Project file

v1.02.00 9/11/2015
New Features:
  • Multiselect Path Points
Bug Fixes:
  • Side bearings settings not being saved
  • Properties causing errors in exported SVG Fonts
  • Importing Beta 4 projects

v1.01.04 6/21/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Exporting OTF files for FireFox

v1.01.03 6/21/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Import SVG shapes with either zero height or width

v1.01.02 6/10/2015
New Features:
  • Better handling for deleting Components and Ligatures
  • Open Projects page has better tabs
Bug Fixes:
  • Exporting OTF files with non-numeric identifiers

v1.01.01 6/5/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Deleting the last shape in a glyph error
  • Importing a v1.01 project

v1.01.00 6/4/2015
New Features:
  • Multi-select for Shapes. Use Ctrl + Mouse Click to select a set of shapes, and apply any action or edit to the set.
Bug Fixes:
  • OpenType.js can now export OTF fonts with UPM over 1000
  • Export OTF file for FireFox

v1.00.05 5/18/2015
New Features:
  • Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+e exports an Open Type font file
  • Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+g exports a SVG font file
Bug Fixes:
  • Export OTF uses AGLFN short glyph names

v1.00.04 5/14/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Export bug where changes were not reflected unless the font name changed
  • Import bug for whitespace glyphs

v1.00.03 5/13/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Editing metadata that cointain quotes
  • Exporting fonts with UPM greater than 1000 now works

v1.00.02 5/11/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Importing and exporting copyright and license info
  • Changed all external links to use target="_blank"

v1.00.01 5/11/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • Unable to navigate away from pages with zero Components / Ligatures / Kern Pairs
  • Better default selected tool

v1.00.00 5/5/2015
Major Features:
  • Components
  • Import and Export Font Files
  • Help & Documentation site

v0.5.2 1/5/2015
Bug Fixes:
  • SVG Font import / export
  • Adding points to a path

v0.5.1 12/31/2014
Minor Features:
  • New tool cursors
  • New 'Add Point to Path' pen tool
Bug Fixes:
  • Canvas drawing performance

v0.5.0 11/13/2014
Major Features:
  • Import / Export SVG Fonts
  • Kerning
  • Ligatures
Minor Features:
  • Send shapes from one glyph to another
  • Two-screen mode for all edit pages
  • Streamlined attributes panel
  • Custom Guides and Guides Panel

v0.4.0 7/4/2014
Major Features:
  • Import SVG outlines
  • Full Unicode support
  • Two-screen mode
Minor Features:
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Shape and path point nudging with the arrow keys
  • History Panel shows undo-able actions
  • Shapes can have their aspect ratio locked
  • Convert between Shapes and Linked Shapes
  • Bulk-transform all shapes in a Character

v0.3.2 3/9/2014
Minor Features:
  • Updated license to GPL 3.0
Bug Fixes:
  • Digits 0-9 appear in the Character Panel
  • Scrolling issue between the Canvas and Panel areas

v0.3.1 2/27/2014
Bug Fixes:
  • Error while loading a project

v0.3.0 2/10/2014
Major Features:
  • Linked Shapes
  • Test Drive
  • Save Glyphr Studio Project file
  • Export TTX / FontTools .xml file
  • Code base re-write, new JSON based project structure
  • Start using GitHub for code repository / versioning
Minor Features:
  • UI aesthetics overhaul
  • Improved vector editing tools
  • Help page