Hi Forum. I am a Musician, sometimes tampering with Fonts… (for fun, and also for work).
Some days ago, I decided to go Glyphs -from Glyphs mini.
All in all, most things remain the same… but some things seems WEIRD to me:
-the Transformations section is behaving strange (resizing is WAY off!) -rotating doesn’t do proper rotating… etc.
Also, new to me is that most of the times, Nodes are weirdly connected, and I can’t “release them”… (??) (This is probably a feature, that I just don’t understand (yet), and need to turn off).
I would like to hear your views on this.
(Could it be problems with PlugIns / Scripts (Python)?
-ok, the Rotation-problem was my mistake. When I looked closer, the Glyph wasn’t symmetrical. So, rotation can’t be perfect, then - can it.
Still; The resize function behaves weird:
It makes HUGE transformations,…like, 200 % - even when I set 1%.
No matter if it is Locked, or single.
-to explain the Nodes-problem:
Of course I mean the Nodes HANDLE-BARS are connected. (In mini I never saw this “feature”). It’s not a constant thing. -some ARE connected (or “locked”), others seem to behave “normal”. I would guess there is a “chain-behaviour” somewhere that I must uncheck… (??) -can someone hint me where to? (Right-clicking on either Nodes, or Handlebars gives me nothing…).
Scaling works as a percentage of the current size. So, if you want to scale up by 20%, enter 120% and click the scale button to the right of the percentage field. Scale back with the reverse scale button on the left.
Pressing +/− 2% makes intuitive sense, but if you scale +2% and then −2%, you do not get back to the original outline since you would need to scale back by −0.0196%, not −2%, to get back to the original outline.
The way Glyphs does it, you scale by 102% and if you reverse-scale by 102%, you get back to precisely the original outline.