I have purchased Glyphs mini twice, the first version since 2015, and the second version since August and I am a client of this app for 2 years and 5 months. I am really deceived with this app due to a lot of bugs, bugs, bugs and bugs in Glyphs mini and in Glyphs.
— I can’t copy uppercase letters (glyphs) and paste on/into lowercase letters (glyphs);
— Although you have solved the problem of opening with OTF, this problem still insists. I can not open OTF files with this app. I can open only TTF files;
— I can not export the file as OTF, and the app crashes to export as OTF. I can export only as TTF;
— Glyphs mini DOES NOT automatically generate features for localized forms, fractions, ordinals, discretionary and standard ligatures. I tested it on TextEdit. (See: https://glyphsapp.com/glyphs-mini).
I switched to Glyphs demo and trial. Glyphs also suffers few same bugs:
— I can not export the file as OTF or TTF, and the app crashes to export as OTF. or TTF;
— I can not open the OTF or TTF files with this app.
But Glyphs does generate automatically features for sets.
OS: macOS 10.13.2
Mac mini (Mid 2011) Processor: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB
Both the fonts you send do open/export fine in 2.4.4 and the latest cutting edge version. You said that you can’t open .otf but you send a link to a .ttf?
Please send the crash report through the dialog that comes up when you restart the app. And add your name (or the forum alias) that I can easier find your reports.
I was confused. Glyphs Mini does indeed generates those features. It depends on the existence of certain glyphs names. e.g.: for the fraction feature, it needs either zero–nine, zero.numr–nine.numr, zero.dnom–nine.dnom, fraction and slash or some prebuilt fraction glyphs, like onehalf, twothirds… The details are explained in the appendix of the Glyphs Mini handbook: https://glyphsapp.com/get-started
I think I have fixed those problems in Glyphs Mini already. We are almost finished with a new version. You can try by activating “Show cutting edge versions” in Preferences > Update and then click “Check Now”.
No. He said: ‘Glyphs Mini doesn’t generate stylistic sets.’
Which proves my point: we did not deceive. Glyphs Mini does not generate ssXX features. We never claim the opposite anywhere. On the Mini page, we clearly state:
Automatic OpenType feature generation for localized forms, fractions, ordinals, discretionary and standard ligatures
No stylistic sets among supported features. Nothing to misunderstand. Still, if someone is not sure, they can download the trial and try for themselves. I do not see any deception or source of misunderstanding here.
‘Deception’ implies that we would consciously trick people into believing Mini would generate stylistic sets even though we know that it does not. We did not do this. Please stop falsely accusing team members.
Georg and Rainer are both correct in saying that Mini does not generate stylistic sets. Besides, what’s the benefit of deceiving people this way? If they want to deceive you, then what’s the point of tricking you into buying the cheaper alternative instead of the expensive one? Wouldn’t it be more logical to think it’s your misunderstanding instead of everyone else trying to trick you or they did not have the right pair of glasses?
Sorry, I do not want to be boring and to piss you all off, but I am stubborn and insist. Please, be calm and try to understand me. See the problems:
Disn’t you see that they did not know that these features are not available in Glyphs mini?
Because the text of difference among Glyphs mini and Glyphs is incomplete.
Not all customers will read the whole text of difference among Glyphs mini and Glyphs.
Not all they will read the handbook.
I will try to be clear and to explain clearly how you should improve the text of difference between Glyphs mini and Glyphs at the page of https://glyphsapp.com/glyphs-mini:
Stylistic sets are not available
Renaming private use glyphs is not available
Stylistic sets are available
Renaming private use glyphs is available
If you do not improve the text, there will be customers who will post and ask if they are bugs or missed because they do not know or do not understand that these features are not available in Glyphs mini, so the text of difference is incomplete or they do not read the handbook. Remember that not all they will read the text and the handbook.
I was not accusing you. I was trying to warn you that there would be misunderstandings of customers.
I hope you all understand me. If you keep not understanding, I’ll be frustrated and will give up on trying to explaining clearly.