I had an idea. There can be a lot of tasks to tick off when fontmaking, and it would be nice to have that information stored inside the font, rather than working from .txt files or emails. I know there’s the functionality for annotations inside specific glyphs. My idea would be to have a simple panel below transformations in which tasks can be entered (and bold/italic would be helpful) and then have a tick box next to each task that can be checked when done. That way you could see the outstanding tasks without searching inboxes, post-it notes, moleskines and .txt files. Would this be possible?
Ben, there’s already (ok, just simple text) panel for Font / Glyph note.
Awesome, I hadn’t seen that. How do you display it? Seems like it should be easy to extend its functionality.
Boom - exactly what I wanted. Is this a plugin?
It obviously is a plug in, and I forgot it.
Yes but I need to update it. @ermin if you experience crashes, it is probably these plugins
@mekkablue Smart move amigo
@mekkablue where can I find this plugin?
I will upload it soon.
Hopeful little bump.
Well, I’d prefer it in the right-hand palette/panel thing otherwise it’s a bit hidden.
Seeing not only what needs to be done, but when collaborating, what the other person has done, would be nice.
I really prefer to have it visible all the time, or somewhere I don’t need to switch around windows (hence the palette or floating window).
I agree with Tosche.
Something of this is already available?
I like the big panel with markdown for general font notes but maybe the little to-do panel is better for glyphs.
Would the todo panel be per glyphs or per font?
As with Erich’s plugin, both are useful.
Both are useful, we have already notations tools for a glyphs. For sure, todo panel is useful.
If someone could make a sketch one how it should look?
I like the image that Ermin posted of Erich’s plugin. It would allow a font-wide to-do list, so we could note tasks that need to be done (and with check boxes it would also allow us to see what has been done). I like having the glyph note visible there too, with the same functionality. If possible bold and italic would be useful, as they’d allow differentiation between outline notes, metrics notes and/or production notes (e.g. fix overshoot, check kern group, use this glyph for language x)
Annotations within a glyph seem to be better suited to particular areas of the outlines, good for pointing out bumpy paths or other specific critique.