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1 birdfont (2.4.3) stable; 2 3 * Bug fixes 4 5 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 6 7 birdfont (2.4.2) stable; 8 9 * Bug fixes 10 11 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 12 13 birdfont (2.4.1) stable; 14 15 * Bug fixes 16 17 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 18 19 birdfont (2.4.0) stable; 20 21 * Contextual ligature substitution 22 * Kerning strings 23 * Bug fixes 24 25 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 24 22:09:00 CET 2015 26 27 birdfont (2.3.2) stable; 28 29 * Bug fixes 30 31 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 21 17:43:16 CET 2015 32 33 birdfont (2.3.1) stable; 34 35 * Bug fixes 36 37 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Mar 20 18:23:31 CET 2015 38 39 birdfont (2.3.0) stable; 40 41 * Customizable color themes and better icons 42 * High contrast settings for better readability 43 * Fixes for problems in TTF creation and other bugs 44 45 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Mar 18 14:46:30 CET 2015 46 47 birdfont (2.2.0) stable; 48 49 * Customizable guides 50 * Bug fixes and many small UI improvements 51 52 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Mon Mar 9 13:01:03 CET 2015 53 54 birdfont (2.1.0) stable; 55 56 * A new spacing tab 57 * Improved Beziér editing 58 * Side bearing metrics in edit view 59 * Key bindings for zoom in and zoom out in kerning tab 60 * Bug fixes 61 62 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 7 14:49:19 CET 2015 63 64 birdfont (2.0) stable; 65 66 * New UI layout 67 * New zoom tool 68 * Improved background import 69 * Customizable short cuts 70 * New tab for changing font name 71 * Illustrator SVG import and other bug fixes 72 * Load bf fonts faster 73 74 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Dec 26 14:24:07 CET 2014 75 76 birdfont (1.8) stable; 77 78 * Fix compability with Inkscape 79 * Bug fixes 80 81 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Nov 6 12:13:15 CET 2014 82 83 birdfont (1.8) stable; 84 85 * A new Beziér drawing tool 86 * Move paths independent from handles or along handles. 87 * Bug fixes 88 89 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Oct 18 15:13:52 CEST 2014 90 91 birdfont (1.7) stable; 92 93 * Fixes a critical spacing bug and bugs in the drawing canvas. 94 95 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Oct 10 15:28:26 CEST 2014 96 97 birdfont (1.6) stable; 98 99 * Ligature substitution, (Open Type Feature, GSUB table) 100 * Input characters by unicode value in kerning tab 101 102 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Oct 5 22:16:36 CEST 2014 103 104 birdfont (1.5) stable; 105 106 * Bug fixes 107 * A new XML parser 108 109 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 27 19:08:27 CEST 2014 110 111 birdfont (1.4) stable; 112 113 * Bug fixes 114 * A complete Czech translation 115 116 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 21 13:19:55 CEST 2014 117 118 birdfont (1.3) stable; 119 120 * A bug fix 121 122 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 22:53:12 CEST 2014 123 124 birdfont (1.2) stable; 125 126 * Bug fixes 127 * Generate fonts compatible with Microsoft Word on Mac OS 128 * Command line utility for autotracing images (birdfont-autotrace) 129 130 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 18:11:42 CEST 2014 131 132 birdfont (1.1) stable; 133 134 * Bug fixes 135 * A tool for moving the canvas 136 137 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 7 09:44:48 CEST 2014 138 139 birdfont (1.0) stable; 140 141 * Autotrace – convert raster images to vector fonts 142 * Simplify paths. Deleteing points reduces the number of control points while 143 still keeping the same approximate path. Use Ctrl+Del to break the paths. 144 * Spacing classes that copies side bearings and kerning pairs from one glyph 145 to another. This feature makes it easier to create fonts with only upper 146 case characters as well as mono spaced fonts. 147 * Copy and paste multiple glyphs in the overview tab. 148 * Redo command 149 150 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 3 13:36:00 CEST 2014 151 152 birdfont (0.47) stable; 153 154 * Oblique and italic transformation 155 * Improved overview tab 156 * Compability with CS6 157 158 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 17 16:43:24 CEST 2014 159 160 birdfont (0.46) stable; 161 162 * Copy and paste side bearings 163 * Support for many more languages including Japanese with CMAP format 12. 164 * Tools for adjusting side bearings in the kerning tab 165 * A tool for moving objects to the baseline 166 * A spin buttons for moving objects to a specific coordinate, rotating 167 objects and resizing paths. 168 * Bug fixes 169 170 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 15 16:52:50 CEST 2014 171 172 birdfont (0.45) stable; 173 174 * A bug fix for quadratic control points in TTF files 175 176 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 7 20:08:40 CEST 2014 177 178 birdfont (0.44) stable; 179 180 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 181 182 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Aug 6 21:45:44 CEST 2014 183 184 birdfont (0.43) stable; 185 186 * Fixes TTF export bug 187 188 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jul 31 18:52:14 CEST 2014 189 190 birdfont (0.42) stable; 191 192 * Parse transform directive in SVG import. 193 * A new command line utility that makes it possible to import a set of SVG 194 files to a bf font file (birdfont-import). 195 * Crop rotaded and resized images. 196 * Better conversion from SVG files to TTF fonts. 197 * Important bug fixes. 198 * Load, save and export fonts in background threads. 199 * Faster TTF export 200 201 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Mon Jul 28 16:04:20 CEST 2014 202 203 birdfont (0.41) stable; 204 205 * Retain the angle of a control point handle while adjusting the length 206 * Parse round corners and stroke endings in SVG files 207 * Fixes bugs in the SVG import code and elsewhere in order to improve 208 compability with potrace and Illustrator 209 * Delete and undo for kerning pairs 210 * Complete Ukrainian and Spanish translations 211 212 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jul 5 21:36:04 CEST 2014 213 214 birdfont (0.40) stable; 215 216 * Bug fixes 217 218 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jun 28 15:02:02 CEST 2014 219 220 birdfont (0.39) stable; 221 222 * Bug fixes in the kerning code 223 224 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 26 22:04:19 CEST 2014 225 226 birdfont (0.38) stable; 227 228 * Many bugs and memory leaks have been fixed in this version 229 230 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jun 8 16:12:17 CEST 2014 231 232 birdfont (0.37) stable; 233 234 * Font size settings in the kerning tab 235 * A new SVG parser 236 * Compatibility with many Microsoft Windows applications 237 * Bug fixes 238 239 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Apr 10 16:09:59 CEST 2014 240 241 birdfont (0.36) stable; 242 243 * Paste letters in the kerning tab 244 * Settings for the freehand tool 245 * Bug fixes 246 247 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 22 16:47:45 CET 2014 248 249 birdfont (0.35) stable; 250 251 * A new tool for drawing freehand shapes with the mouse 252 * Bug fixes related to conversion from SVG to TTF 253 * Fixes crash bug in SVG import code 254 255 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Mar 19 20:24:14 CET 2014 256 257 birdfont (0.34) stable; 258 259 * Solves kerning issues and other bugs. 260 261 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Feb 14 14:20:12 CET 2014 262 263 birdfont (0.33) stable; 264 265 * Background images on new versions of Mac OS X and other bug fixes. 266 267 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Feb 12 21:22:18 CET 2014 268 269 birdfont (0.32) stable; 270 271 * Touch screen friendly interface 272 * New tools for adding and moving control points 273 * Icons in 320 dpi 274 * French translation 275 * Bug fixes 276 277 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 11 08:53:15 CET 2014 278 279 birdfont (0.31) stable; 280 281 * Bug fixes 282 283 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 13 19:53:02 CEST 2013 284 285 birdfont (0.30) stable; 286 287 * Bug fixes 288 289 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 11 18:39:13 CEST 2013 290 291 birdfont (0.29) stable; 292 293 * Groups of paths and control points 294 * Speed optimizations 295 * Bold and italic styles 296 * Bug fixes 297 * TTF units 298 * Paste in place and paste at cursor 299 300 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Sep 10 12:51:33 CEST 2013 301 302 birdfont (0.28) stable; 303 304 * Kerning classes 305 * Copy and paste paths between windows 306 307 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Aug 24 22:12:04 CEST 2013 308 309 birdfont (0.27) stable; 310 311 * Rotate paths 312 * Flip path 313 * Convert segments to lines 314 * Symmetrical control points 315 * Use glyphs as backgrounds 316 317 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 11 16:33:47 CEST 2013 318 319 birdfont (0.26) stable; 320 321 * Bug fixes for Mac OS X 322 323 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 4 18:28:40 CEST 2013 324 325 birdfont (0.25) stable; 326 327 * Bug fixes 328 329 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 1 23:08:20 CEST 2013 330 331 birdfont (0.24) stable; 332 333 * New overview tab 334 * Two control point handles for quadratic paths 335 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 336 * Bug fixes 337 338 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jul 31 14:34:12 CEST 2013 339 340 birdfont (0.23) stable; 341 342 * Bugfixes 343 344 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 19:25:00 CEST 2013 345 346 birdfont (0.22) stable; 347 348 * Bugfixes and many changes to make BirdFont run on Mac OS X 349 350 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 01:24:00 CEST 2013 351 352 birdfont (0.21) stable; 353 354 * Bugfixes 355 356 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 22:45:40 CEST 2013 357 358 birdfont (0.20) stable; 359 360 * Descriptive fields in TTF fonts (like version number and name) 361 * Kerning for both Chrome and Firefox 362 * Read TTF font instead of SVG font in html template 363 * Bugfixes 364 * Improved translations 365 366 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 14:13:25 CEST 2013 367 368 birdfont (0.19) stable; 369 370 * Descriptions from the Unicode Character Database 371 * A new file format (.bf replaces .ffi) 372 * Bugfixes 373 * Two quadratic points with a hidden point in between creates a quadratic path with two line handles 374 * Quadratic points is now the default 375 * Scrollbar 376 * TTF export on MacOS 377 * French translation 378 379 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 20 16:15:08 CEST 2013 380 381 birdfont (0.18) stable; 382 383 * Bugfixes 384 385 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 26 16:28:20 CET 2013 386 387 birdfont (0.17) stable; 388 389 * Macports validation 390 391 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 392 393 birdfont (0.16) stable; 394 395 * Correct location in ID loadcommand for Macports 396 397 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 398 399 birdfont (0.15) stable; 400 401 * Macports file 402 403 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 404 405 birdfont (0.14) stable; 406 407 * Bug fixes 408 409 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 24 17:43:00 CET 2013 410 411 birdfont (0.13) stable; 412 413 * Quadratic Bézier paths 414 * Edit SVG fonts 415 * Open OTF and TTF fonts with freetype2 416 * Open Type kerning (GPOS pair adjustment positioning subtable) 417 * Bugfixes 418 * Spanish translation 419 * Russian translation 420 * Italian translation 421 * Brasilian Portuguese translation 422 423 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Feb 23 19:56:51 CET 2013 424 425 birdfont (0.12) stable; 426 427 * Bug fixes and updated test suit 428 429 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jan 31 19:01:04 CET 2013 430 431 birdfont (0.11) stable; 432 433 * Bug fixes 434 435 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jan 30 09:25:10 CET 2013 436 437 birdfont (0.10) stable; 438 439 * Bug fixes 440 * Move paths with keyboard 441 * Backup and crash recovery 442 443 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jan 27 20:38:32 CET 2013 444 445 birdfont (0.9) stable; 446 447 * Color 448 * Adjustable control point size 449 * Select all path 450 * Resize all selected paths 451 * Import SVG files from Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator 452 * Move control points with keyboard 453 * Bugfixes 454 * Join paths 455 * German translation 456 * Chinese translation 457 458 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jan 26 13:57:48 CET 2013 459 460 birdfont (0.8) stable; 461 462 * Copy and paste paths from inkscape 463 * Export SVG files 464 * New build system on top of Eduardo Schettinos doit 465 * Dutch translation by Sven Santegoeds 466 467 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Dec 26 23:00:43 CET 2012 468 469 birdfont (0.7) stable; 470 471 * New icons 472 * Bug fixes 473 * Menu 474 * Internationalization 475 476 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Dec 8 14:40:08 CET 2012 477 478 birdfont (0.6) stable; 479 480 * Improved TrueType outlines 481 * Resize paths 482 * Bug fixes 483 484 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Oct 28 18:38:35 CET 2012 485 486 birdfont (0.5) stable; 487 488 * Move multiple control points 489 * Draw path from both ends 490 * New edit commands 491 * Man pages 492 493 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Oct 20 19:52:27 CEST 2012 494 495 birdfont (0.4.1) stable; 496 497 * Edit filled paths 498 * Bug fixes 499 500 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 19 15:37:40 CEST 2012 501 502 birdfont (0.4.0) stable; 503 504 * Larger control points 505 * Crop background updates position of the image 506 * Undo command for background images 507 * Faster multithreaded export 508 * Juxtapose glyphs and draw every glyph in its context 509 * New notdef. character 510 * New tab bar 511 512 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 14 13:11:13 CEST 2012 513 514 birdfont (0.3.0) stable; 515 516 * Embedded OpenType (EOT) support 517 * Utility for exporting fonts from the command line (birdfont-export) 518 * New preview and export codes 519 * Rotate, scale and crop background images 520 * New key bindings 521 522 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 9 20:54:18 CEST 2012 523 524 birdfont (0.2.0) stable; 525 526 * TTF support 527 * Desktop file and icon 528 * Merge paths 529 * Wine support 530 531 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 30 23:51:17 CEST 2012 532 533 birdfont (0.1.1) stable; 534 535 * Several important bug fixes 536 537 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 538 539 birdfont (0.1.0) stable; 540 541 * First release 542 543 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 544