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