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Contributing

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Revisions

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Larger font size in tool box
1 birdfont (2.1.0) stable; 2 3 * A new spacing tab 4 * Improved Beziér editing 5 * Side bearing metrics in edit view 6 * Key bindings for zoom in and zoom out in kerning tab 7 * Bug fixes 8 9 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 7 14:49:19 CET 2015 10 11 birdfont (2.0) stable; 12 13 * New UI layout 14 * New zoom tool 15 * Improved background import 16 * Customizable short cuts 17 * New tab for changing font name 18 * Illustrator SVG import and other bug fixes 19 * Load bf fonts faster 20 21 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Dec 26 14:24:07 CET 2014 22 23 birdfont (1.8) stable; 24 25 * Fix compability with Inkscape 26 * Bug fixes 27 28 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Nov 6 12:13:15 CET 2014 29 30 birdfont (1.8) stable; 31 32 * A new Beziér drawing tool 33 * Move paths independent from handles or along handles. 34 * Bug fixes 35 36 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Oct 18 15:13:52 CEST 2014 37 38 birdfont (1.7) stable; 39 40 * Fixes a critical spacing bug and bugs in the drawing canvas. 41 42 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Oct 10 15:28:26 CEST 2014 43 44 birdfont (1.6) stable; 45 46 * Ligature substitution, (Open Type Feature, GSUB table) 47 * Input characters by unicode value in kerning tab 48 49 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Oct 5 22:16:36 CEST 2014 50 51 birdfont (1.5) stable; 52 53 * Bug fixes 54 * A new XML parser 55 56 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 27 19:08:27 CEST 2014 57 58 birdfont (1.4) stable; 59 60 * Bug fixes 61 * A complete Czech translation 62 63 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 21 13:19:55 CEST 2014 64 65 birdfont (1.3) stable; 66 67 * A bug fix 68 69 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 22:53:12 CEST 2014 70 71 birdfont (1.2) stable; 72 73 * Bug fixes 74 * Generate fonts compatible with Microsoft Word on Mac OS 75 * Command line utility for autotracing images (birdfont-autotrace) 76 77 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 18:11:42 CEST 2014 78 79 birdfont (1.1) stable; 80 81 * Bug fixes 82 * A tool for moving the canvas 83 84 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 7 09:44:48 CEST 2014 85 86 birdfont (1.0) stable; 87 88 * Autotrace – convert raster images to vector fonts 89 * Simplify paths. Deleteing points reduces the number of control points while 90 still keeping the same approximate path. Use Ctrl+Del to break the paths. 91 * Spacing classes that copies side bearings and kerning pairs from one glyph 92 to another. This feature makes it easier to create fonts with only upper 93 case characters as well as mono spaced fonts. 94 * Copy and paste multiple glyphs in the overview tab. 95 * Redo command 96 97 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 3 13:36:00 CEST 2014 98 99 birdfont (0.47) stable; 100 101 * Oblique and italic transformation 102 * Improved overview tab 103 * Compability with CS6 104 105 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 17 16:43:24 CEST 2014 106 107 birdfont (0.46) stable; 108 109 * Copy and paste side bearings 110 * Support for many more languages including Japanese with CMAP format 12. 111 * Tools for adjusting side bearings in the kerning tab 112 * A tool for moving objects to the baseline 113 * A spin buttons for moving objects to a specific coordinate, rotating 114 objects and resizing paths. 115 * Bug fixes 116 117 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 15 16:52:50 CEST 2014 118 119 birdfont (0.45) stable; 120 121 * A bug fix for quadratic control points in TTF files 122 123 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 7 20:08:40 CEST 2014 124 125 birdfont (0.44) stable; 126 127 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 128 129 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Aug 6 21:45:44 CEST 2014 130 131 birdfont (0.43) stable; 132 133 * Fixes TTF export bug 134 135 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jul 31 18:52:14 CEST 2014 136 137 birdfont (0.42) stable; 138 139 * Parse transform directive in SVG import. 140 * A new command line utility that makes it possible to import a set of SVG 141 files to a bf font file (birdfont-import). 142 * Crop rotaded and resized images. 143 * Better conversion from SVG files to TTF fonts. 144 * Important bug fixes. 145 * Load, save and export fonts in background threads. 146 * Faster TTF export 147 148 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Mon Jul 28 16:04:20 CEST 2014 149 150 birdfont (0.41) stable; 151 152 * Retain the angle of a control point handle while adjusting the length 153 * Parse round corners and stroke endings in SVG files 154 * Fixes bugs in the SVG import code and elsewhere in order to improve 155 compability with potrace and Illustrator 156 * Delete and undo for kerning pairs 157 * Complete Ukrainian and Spanish translations 158 159 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jul 5 21:36:04 CEST 2014 160 161 birdfont (0.40) stable; 162 163 * Bug fixes 164 165 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jun 28 15:02:02 CEST 2014 166 167 birdfont (0.39) stable; 168 169 * Bug fixes in the kerning code 170 171 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 26 22:04:19 CEST 2014 172 173 birdfont (0.38) stable; 174 175 * Many bugs and memory leaks have been fixed in this version 176 177 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jun 8 16:12:17 CEST 2014 178 179 birdfont (0.37) stable; 180 181 * Font size settings in the kerning tab 182 * A new SVG parser 183 * Compatibility with many Microsoft Windows applications 184 * Bug fixes 185 186 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Apr 10 16:09:59 CEST 2014 187 188 birdfont (0.36) stable; 189 190 * Paste letters in the kerning tab 191 * Settings for the freehand tool 192 * Bug fixes 193 194 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 22 16:47:45 CET 2014 195 196 birdfont (0.35) stable; 197 198 * A new tool for drawing freehand shapes with the mouse 199 * Bug fixes related to conversion from SVG to TTF 200 * Fixes crash bug in SVG import code 201 202 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Mar 19 20:24:14 CET 2014 203 204 birdfont (0.34) stable; 205 206 * Solves kerning issues and other bugs. 207 208 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Feb 14 14:20:12 CET 2014 209 210 birdfont (0.33) stable; 211 212 * Background images on new versions of Mac OS X and other bug fixes. 213 214 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Feb 12 21:22:18 CET 2014 215 216 birdfont (0.32) stable; 217 218 * Touch screen friendly interface 219 * New tools for adding and moving control points 220 * Icons in 320 dpi 221 * French translation 222 * Bug fixes 223 224 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 11 08:53:15 CET 2014 225 226 birdfont (0.31) stable; 227 228 * Bug fixes 229 230 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 13 19:53:02 CEST 2013 231 232 birdfont (0.30) stable; 233 234 * Bug fixes 235 236 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 11 18:39:13 CEST 2013 237 238 birdfont (0.29) stable; 239 240 * Groups of paths and control points 241 * Speed optimizations 242 * Bold and italic styles 243 * Bug fixes 244 * TTF units 245 * Paste in place and paste at cursor 246 247 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Sep 10 12:51:33 CEST 2013 248 249 birdfont (0.28) stable; 250 251 * Kerning classes 252 * Copy and paste paths between windows 253 254 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Aug 24 22:12:04 CEST 2013 255 256 birdfont (0.27) stable; 257 258 * Rotate paths 259 * Flip path 260 * Convert segments to lines 261 * Symmetrical control points 262 * Use glyphs as backgrounds 263 264 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 11 16:33:47 CEST 2013 265 266 birdfont (0.26) stable; 267 268 * Bug fixes for Mac OS X 269 270 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 4 18:28:40 CEST 2013 271 272 birdfont (0.25) stable; 273 274 * Bug fixes 275 276 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 1 23:08:20 CEST 2013 277 278 birdfont (0.24) stable; 279 280 * New overview tab 281 * Two control point handles for quadratic paths 282 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 283 * Bug fixes 284 285 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jul 31 14:34:12 CEST 2013 286 287 birdfont (0.23) stable; 288 289 * Bugfixes 290 291 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 19:25:00 CEST 2013 292 293 birdfont (0.22) stable; 294 295 * Bugfixes and many changes to make BirdFont run on Mac OS X 296 297 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 01:24:00 CEST 2013 298 299 birdfont (0.21) stable; 300 301 * Bugfixes 302 303 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 22:45:40 CEST 2013 304 305 birdfont (0.20) stable; 306 307 * Descriptive fields in TTF fonts (like version number and name) 308 * Kerning for both Chrome and Firefox 309 * Read TTF font instead of SVG font in html template 310 * Bugfixes 311 * Improved translations 312 313 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 14:13:25 CEST 2013 314 315 birdfont (0.19) stable; 316 317 * Descriptions from the Unicode Character Database 318 * A new file format (.bf replaces .ffi) 319 * Bugfixes 320 * Two quadratic points with a hidden point in between creates a quadratic path with two line handles 321 * Quadratic points is now the default 322 * Scrollbar 323 * TTF export on MacOS 324 * French translation 325 326 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 20 16:15:08 CEST 2013 327 328 birdfont (0.18) stable; 329 330 * Bugfixes 331 332 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 26 16:28:20 CET 2013 333 334 birdfont (0.17) stable; 335 336 * Macports validation 337 338 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 339 340 birdfont (0.16) stable; 341 342 * Correct location in ID loadcommand for Macports 343 344 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 345 346 birdfont (0.15) stable; 347 348 * Macports file 349 350 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 351 352 birdfont (0.14) stable; 353 354 * Bug fixes 355 356 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 24 17:43:00 CET 2013 357 358 birdfont (0.13) stable; 359 360 * Quadratic Bézier paths 361 * Edit SVG fonts 362 * Open OTF and TTF fonts with freetype2 363 * Open Type kerning (GPOS pair adjustment positioning subtable) 364 * Bugfixes 365 * Spanish translation 366 * Russian translation 367 * Italian translation 368 * Brasilian Portuguese translation 369 370 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Feb 23 19:56:51 CET 2013 371 372 birdfont (0.12) stable; 373 374 * Bug fixes and updated test suit 375 376 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jan 31 19:01:04 CET 2013 377 378 birdfont (0.11) stable; 379 380 * Bug fixes 381 382 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jan 30 09:25:10 CET 2013 383 384 birdfont (0.10) stable; 385 386 * Bug fixes 387 * Move paths with keyboard 388 * Backup and crash recovery 389 390 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jan 27 20:38:32 CET 2013 391 392 birdfont (0.9) stable; 393 394 * Color 395 * Adjustable control point size 396 * Select all path 397 * Resize all selected paths 398 * Import SVG files from Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator 399 * Move control points with keyboard 400 * Bugfixes 401 * Join paths 402 * German translation 403 * Chinese translation 404 405 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jan 26 13:57:48 CET 2013 406 407 birdfont (0.8) stable; 408 409 * Copy and paste paths from inkscape 410 * Export SVG files 411 * New build system on top of Eduardo Schettinos doit 412 * Dutch translation by Sven Santegoeds 413 414 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Dec 26 23:00:43 CET 2012 415 416 birdfont (0.7) stable; 417 418 * New icons 419 * Bug fixes 420 * Menu 421 * Internationalization 422 423 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Dec 8 14:40:08 CET 2012 424 425 birdfont (0.6) stable; 426 427 * Improved TrueType outlines 428 * Resize paths 429 * Bug fixes 430 431 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Oct 28 18:38:35 CET 2012 432 433 birdfont (0.5) stable; 434 435 * Move multiple control points 436 * Draw path from both ends 437 * New edit commands 438 * Man pages 439 440 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Oct 20 19:52:27 CEST 2012 441 442 birdfont (0.4.1) stable; 443 444 * Edit filled paths 445 * Bug fixes 446 447 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 19 15:37:40 CEST 2012 448 449 birdfont (0.4.0) stable; 450 451 * Larger control points 452 * Crop background updates position of the image 453 * Undo command for background images 454 * Faster multithreaded export 455 * Juxtapose glyphs and draw every glyph in its context 456 * New notdef. character 457 * New tab bar 458 459 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 14 13:11:13 CEST 2012 460 461 birdfont (0.3.0) stable; 462 463 * Embedded OpenType (EOT) support 464 * Utility for exporting fonts from the command line (birdfont-export) 465 * New preview and export codes 466 * Rotate, scale and crop background images 467 * New key bindings 468 469 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 9 20:54:18 CEST 2012 470 471 birdfont (0.2.0) stable; 472 473 * TTF support 474 * Desktop file and icon 475 * Merge paths 476 * Wine support 477 478 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 30 23:51:17 CEST 2012 479 480 birdfont (0.1.1) stable; 481 482 * Several important bug fixes 483 484 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 485 486 birdfont (0.1.0) stable; 487 488 * First release 489 490 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 491