Show Stems Pro Question


#1

Hi Mark,

Thanks for publishing the pro version of Show Stems, I am loving it already.
However there something I don’t get. I can’t get the green label with dimensions to show with the vertical line. See pic.

Thanks
Seb


#2

Hi @sebsan, thanks for the feedback!
I am not so sure why you expect the green label to pop up, because your lowercase(?) /o has 79 as a value in the dimensions palette, but your measured distance is 76. So as far as i see it, all works as expected. Or do i have a mingled thinking here? :smiley:


#4

Yes @Mark, my bad.
I somehow expected the green label to turn red (or indicate something) when the values didn’t match the dimensions palette.


#5

interesting idea. I’ll think about it. maybe some highlighting when you’re almost at the dimension. Otherwise you’d see red flags everywhere :slight_smile:


#6

@Mark
Yes maybe too much red flags kill the red flags


#7

Related stems issue-
For some reason the blue stem width label is far above the ascender. before I updated the Glyphs 2.5.2 (1161) it was right in place - within the x-height.
One clue that might help - “Show stems” appears twice in the View menu. Any idea?


#8

Take a look in Glyphs > Preferences > Addons > Plugins, it may be installed twice. If so, delete both plug-ins (right-click > Show in Finder, delete them in Finder), and reinstall through Window > Plugin Manager.


#9

Great - got rid of the duplicate. Still, how can i move down the “show stem blue

label”?


#10

Please read the description for how to move the beams.


#11

Thanks Mark.


#12

@Mark
Hi Mark
I can’t seem to get measurements beyond the cap height with this font file only.
Looked in the font info, nothing unusual there.
Any idea what is going on here?
thanks
53


#13

@sebsan Hi, I got an update in the pipeline. It will respect the bounds of the layer content whenever they are bigger than the metrics. Working on that I encountered several obstacles, hence the update still needs a little time to be properly tested before I want to ship it.