When working with textured fonts (with many points), I’ve been finding it very difficult and tedious in certain situations to get the correct—and only the correct points selected. I’ve had a few ideas about how this task could be made better:
A lasso selection tool would be great for selecting objects or parts of a contour that do not lend themselves to a rectangular marquee.
A way to lock/unlock a contour or selected points so they can’t be selected. This would be nice in situations where you have overlapping contours with many points and you just want to work on one but the other is getting in the way.
A way to group/ungroup contours
A command to select all points in-between two selected points. Also would be nice where a rectangular marquee is not ideal or takes many steps. I imagine this could be in a contextual menu similar to “reconnect nodes”. I realize Glyphs would have no way of knowing which direction around a contour the user wanted selected. The shorter section could be selected by default and if it wasn’t right there could be an inverse function.