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Merge branch 'master' of gitorious.org:birdfont/birdfont
1 birdfont (1.3) stable; 2 3 * A bug fix 4 5 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 22:53:12 CEST 2014 6 7 birdfont (1.2) stable; 8 9 * Bug fixes 10 * Generate fonts compatible with Microsoft Word on Mac OS 11 * Command line utility for autotracing images (birdfont-autotrace) 12 13 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 18:11:42 CEST 2014 14 15 birdfont (1.1) stable; 16 17 * Bug fixes 18 * A tool for moving the canvas 19 20 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 7 09:44:48 CEST 2014 21 22 birdfont (1.0) stable; 23 24 * Autotrace – convert raster images to vector fonts 25 * Simplify paths. Deleteing points reduces the number of control points while 26 still keeping the same approximate path. Use Ctrl+Del to break the paths. 27 * Spacing classes that copies side bearings and kerning pairs from one glyph 28 to another. This feature makes it easier to create fonts with only upper 29 case characters as well as mono spaced fonts. 30 * Copy and paste multiple glyphs in the overview tab. 31 * Redo command 32 33 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 3 13:36:00 CEST 2014 34 35 birdfont (0.47) stable; 36 37 * Oblique and italic transformation 38 * Improved overview tab 39 * Compability with CS6 40 41 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 17 16:43:24 CEST 2014 42 43 birdfont (0.46) stable; 44 45 * Copy and paste side bearings 46 * Support for many more languages including Japanese with CMAP format 12. 47 * Tools for adjusting side bearings in the kerning tab 48 * A tool for moving objects to the baseline 49 * A spin buttons for moving objects to a specific coordinate, rotating 50 objects and resizing paths. 51 * Bug fixes 52 53 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 15 16:52:50 CEST 2014 54 55 birdfont (0.45) stable; 56 57 * A bug fix for quadratic control points in TTF files 58 59 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 7 20:08:40 CEST 2014 60 61 birdfont (0.44) stable; 62 63 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 64 65 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Aug 6 21:45:44 CEST 2014 66 67 birdfont (0.43) stable; 68 69 * Fixes TTF export bug 70 71 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jul 31 18:52:14 CEST 2014 72 73 birdfont (0.42) stable; 74 75 * Parse transform directive in SVG import. 76 * A new command line utility that makes it possible to import a set of SVG 77 files to a bf font file (birdfont-import). 78 * Crop rotaded and resized images. 79 * Better conversion from SVG files to TTF fonts. 80 * Important bug fixes. 81 * Load, save and export fonts in background threads. 82 * Faster TTF export 83 84 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Mon Jul 28 16:04:20 CEST 2014 85 86 birdfont (0.41) stable; 87 88 * Retain the angle of a control point handle while adjusting the length 89 * Parse round corners and stroke endings in SVG files 90 * Fixes bugs in the SVG import code and elsewhere in order to improve 91 compability with potrace and Illustrator 92 * Delete and undo for kerning pairs 93 * Complete Ukrainian and Spanish translations 94 95 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jul 5 21:36:04 CEST 2014 96 97 birdfont (0.40) stable; 98 99 * Bug fixes 100 101 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jun 28 15:02:02 CEST 2014 102 103 birdfont (0.39) stable; 104 105 * Bug fixes in the kerning code 106 107 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 26 22:04:19 CEST 2014 108 109 birdfont (0.38) stable; 110 111 * Many bugs and memory leaks have been fixed in this version 112 113 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jun 8 16:12:17 CEST 2014 114 115 birdfont (0.37) stable; 116 117 * Font size settings in the kerning tab 118 * A new SVG parser 119 * Compatibility with many Microsoft Windows applications 120 * Bug fixes 121 122 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Apr 10 16:09:59 CEST 2014 123 124 birdfont (0.36) stable; 125 126 * Paste letters in the kerning tab 127 * Settings for the freehand tool 128 * Bug fixes 129 130 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 22 16:47:45 CET 2014 131 132 birdfont (0.35) stable; 133 134 * A new tool for drawing freehand shapes with the mouse 135 * Bug fixes related to conversion from SVG to TTF 136 * Fixes crash bug in SVG import code 137 138 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Mar 19 20:24:14 CET 2014 139 140 birdfont (0.34) stable; 141 142 * Solves kerning issues and other bugs. 143 144 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Feb 14 14:20:12 CET 2014 145 146 birdfont (0.33) stable; 147 148 * Background images on new versions of Mac OS X and other bug fixes. 149 150 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Feb 12 21:22:18 CET 2014 151 152 birdfont (0.32) stable; 153 154 * Touch screen friendly interface 155 * New tools for adding and moving control points 156 * Icons in 320 dpi 157 * French translation 158 * Bug fixes 159 160 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 11 08:53:15 CET 2014 161 162 birdfont (0.31) stable; 163 164 * Bug fixes 165 166 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 13 19:53:02 CEST 2013 167 168 birdfont (0.30) stable; 169 170 * Bug fixes 171 172 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 11 18:39:13 CEST 2013 173 174 birdfont (0.29) stable; 175 176 * Groups of paths and control points 177 * Speed optimizations 178 * Bold and italic styles 179 * Bug fixes 180 * TTF units 181 * Paste in place and paste at cursor 182 183 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Sep 10 12:51:33 CEST 2013 184 185 birdfont (0.28) stable; 186 187 * Kerning classes 188 * Copy and paste paths between windows 189 190 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Aug 24 22:12:04 CEST 2013 191 192 birdfont (0.27) stable; 193 194 * Rotate paths 195 * Flip path 196 * Convert segments to lines 197 * Symmetrical control points 198 * Use glyphs as backgrounds 199 200 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 11 16:33:47 CEST 2013 201 202 birdfont (0.26) stable; 203 204 * Bug fixes for Mac OS X 205 206 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 4 18:28:40 CEST 2013 207 208 birdfont (0.25) stable; 209 210 * Bug fixes 211 212 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 1 23:08:20 CEST 2013 213 214 birdfont (0.24) stable; 215 216 * New overview tab 217 * Two control point handles for quadratic paths 218 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 219 * Bug fixes 220 221 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jul 31 14:34:12 CEST 2013 222 223 birdfont (0.23) stable; 224 225 * Bugfixes 226 227 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 19:25:00 CEST 2013 228 229 birdfont (0.22) stable; 230 231 * Bugfixes and many changes to make BirdFont run on Mac OS X 232 233 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 01:24:00 CEST 2013 234 235 birdfont (0.21) stable; 236 237 * Bugfixes 238 239 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 22:45:40 CEST 2013 240 241 birdfont (0.20) stable; 242 243 * Descriptive fields in TTF fonts (like version number and name) 244 * Kerning for both Chrome and Firefox 245 * Read TTF font instead of SVG font in html template 246 * Bugfixes 247 * Improved translations 248 249 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 14:13:25 CEST 2013 250 251 birdfont (0.19) stable; 252 253 * Descriptions from the Unicode Character Database 254 * A new file format (.bf replaces .ffi) 255 * Bugfixes 256 * Two quadratic points with a hidden point in between creates a quadratic path with two line handles 257 * Quadratic points is now the default 258 * Scrollbar 259 * TTF export on MacOS 260 * French translation 261 262 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 20 16:15:08 CEST 2013 263 264 birdfont (0.18) stable; 265 266 * Bugfixes 267 268 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 26 16:28:20 CET 2013 269 270 birdfont (0.17) stable; 271 272 * Macports validation 273 274 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 275 276 birdfont (0.16) stable; 277 278 * Correct location in ID loadcommand for Macports 279 280 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 281 282 birdfont (0.15) stable; 283 284 * Macports file 285 286 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 287 288 birdfont (0.14) stable; 289 290 * Bug fixes 291 292 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 24 17:43:00 CET 2013 293 294 birdfont (0.13) stable; 295 296 * Quadratic Bézier paths 297 * Edit SVG fonts 298 * Open OTF and TTF fonts with freetype2 299 * Open Type kerning (GPOS pair adjustment positioning subtable) 300 * Bugfixes 301 * Spanish translation 302 * Russian translation 303 * Italian translation 304 * Brasilian Portuguese translation 305 306 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Feb 23 19:56:51 CET 2013 307 308 birdfont (0.12) stable; 309 310 * Bug fixes and updated test suit 311 312 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jan 31 19:01:04 CET 2013 313 314 birdfont (0.11) stable; 315 316 * Bug fixes 317 318 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jan 30 09:25:10 CET 2013 319 320 birdfont (0.10) stable; 321 322 * Bug fixes 323 * Move paths with keyboard 324 * Backup and crash recovery 325 326 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jan 27 20:38:32 CET 2013 327 328 birdfont (0.9) stable; 329 330 * Color 331 * Adjustable control point size 332 * Select all path 333 * Resize all selected paths 334 * Import SVG files from Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator 335 * Move control points with keyboard 336 * Bugfixes 337 * Join paths 338 * German translation 339 * Chinese translation 340 341 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jan 26 13:57:48 CET 2013 342 343 birdfont (0.8) stable; 344 345 * Copy and paste paths from inkscape 346 * Export SVG files 347 * New build system on top of Eduardo Schettinos doit 348 * Dutch translation by Sven Santegoeds 349 350 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Dec 26 23:00:43 CET 2012 351 352 birdfont (0.7) stable; 353 354 * New icons 355 * Bug fixes 356 * Menu 357 * Internationalization 358 359 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Dec 8 14:40:08 CET 2012 360 361 birdfont (0.6) stable; 362 363 * Improved TrueType outlines 364 * Resize paths 365 * Bug fixes 366 367 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Oct 28 18:38:35 CET 2012 368 369 birdfont (0.5) stable; 370 371 * Move multiple control points 372 * Draw path from both ends 373 * New edit commands 374 * Man pages 375 376 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Oct 20 19:52:27 CEST 2012 377 378 birdfont (0.4.1) stable; 379 380 * Edit filled paths 381 * Bug fixes 382 383 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 19 15:37:40 CEST 2012 384 385 birdfont (0.4.0) stable; 386 387 * Larger control points 388 * Crop background updates position of the image 389 * Undo command for background images 390 * Faster multithreaded export 391 * Juxtapose glyphs and draw every glyph in its context 392 * New notdef. character 393 * New tab bar 394 395 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 14 13:11:13 CEST 2012 396 397 birdfont (0.3.0) stable; 398 399 * Embedded OpenType (EOT) support 400 * Utility for exporting fonts from the command line (birdfont-export) 401 * New preview and export codes 402 * Rotate, scale and crop background images 403 * New key bindings 404 405 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 9 20:54:18 CEST 2012 406 407 birdfont (0.2.0) stable; 408 409 * TTF support 410 * Desktop file and icon 411 * Merge paths 412 * Wine support 413 414 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 30 23:51:17 CEST 2012 415 416 birdfont (0.1.1) stable; 417 418 * Several important bug fixes 419 420 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 421 422 birdfont (0.1.0) stable; 423 424 * First release 425 426 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 427