I’ve a FontLab Studio user who just started experimenting with the Glyphs demo. While I like many things about the program, there are a few things that I find very problematic that I wanted to point out. I tend to work primarily with pre-existing fonts rather than fonts started from scratch and have noticed that there is a lot of data which doesn’t get imported by Glyphs which really should be.
In particular, the usWeightClass and usWidthClass fields from the OS/2 table seem to be ignored, which should not be the case.
In addition, the program appears to overwrite creation dates with the current date which may not be desirable and tends to recreate the name table rather than preserving existing data (it keeps appending -regular to the postscript name which shouldn’t really be there in a singleton family)
I’d hoped to be able to use glyphs to add names to stylistic sets in a variety of existing fonts (something which FontLab can’t do), but this is proving to be very time consuming since I have to restore a lot of information which I’d wanted to remain the same using DTL OTMaster.
I’m hoping that a future version of this program will do a better job of preserving information when opening fonts and allow the user to decide which information should be changed and which should be preserved.