Two existing features I like are how easy it is to assign color labels to glyphs, and how convenient it is to have notes about key dimensions in the palette.
An additional feature that would be useful would be to have a kind of user-definable legend in the palette with notes attached to colors. That way I could, say, label all a number of glyphs pink and then place in this new palette panel a notation next to a pink swatch like “check counter width” or “swash alternates.”
I recognize that I can make custom filters that would do almost this. The differences from a custom filter are that with the above solution:
Visual feedback includes the color itself at a glance
Legend would be saved with the font file rather than as a permanent app preference
Legend could be specific to a master (like key dimensions are)–though I recognize that color labels apply to the glyphs of all masters in a font
Related: is there now, or is there plans for, the ability to attach notes to glyphs?
Brilliant idea, Craig. On a related note, it would be pretty cool if I could assign colors to just about anything. Unicode blocks, suffixes, and filters would all be great things to break down by color.
Probably so. I do hope the solution allows it to be clear at a glance which letters have notes. And if the legend idea isn’t implemented, is there another way to easily and clearly make a note simultaneously on multiple selected glyphs?