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1 birdfont (2.10.5) stable; 2 3 * Lock grid and guides 4 5 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jun 27 15:17:01 CEST 2015 6 7 birdfont (2.10.2) stable; 8 9 * Bug fixes 10 11 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jun 26 10:56:45 CEST 2015 12 13 birdfont (2.10.1) stable; 14 15 * Bug fixes 16 17 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 25 14:33:32 CEST 2015 18 19 birdfont (2.10.0) stable; 20 21 * Layers 22 * Mac specific TTF fonts (fixes fontbook problems) 23 24 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jun 21 18:33:10 CEST 2015 25 26 birdfont (2.9.2) stable; 27 28 * Fallback font with support for many languages 29 * Faster GUI 30 31 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jun 6 19:32:44 CEST 2015 32 33 birdfont (2.8.0) stable; 34 35 * Speed optimization in font export 36 * Faster search queries in the Unicode Data Base. 37 * Better parsing of SVG files generated with Illustrator 38 * Dialog for importing a folder with SVG files 39 40 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue May 19 15:04:13 CEST 2015 41 42 birdfont (2.7.0) stable; 43 44 * Stroke 45 * Round line caps 46 * Bug fixes 47 48 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed May 13 16:11:44 CEST 2015 49 50 birdfont (2.6.2) stable; 51 52 * Bug fixes 53 54 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Apr 25 14:04:17 CEST 2015 55 56 birdfont (2.6.0) stable; 57 58 * A tool box in the recent files tab 59 * Bright and dark color themes 60 * Bug fixes 61 62 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Apr 24 11:15:23 CEST 2015 63 64 birdfont (2.5.1) stable; 65 66 * Bug fixes 67 68 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Apr 15 19:52:35 CEST 2015 69 70 birdfont (2.5.0) stable; 71 72 * Export settings 73 * Curve orientation 74 * Bug fixes 75 76 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Apr 13 16:45:00 CET 2015 77 78 birdfont (2.4.4) stable; 79 80 * Bug fixes 81 82 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 31 11:00:00 CET 2015 83 84 birdfont (2.4.3) stable; 85 86 * Bug fixes 87 88 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 89 90 birdfont (2.4.2) stable; 91 92 * Bug fixes 93 94 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 95 96 birdfont (2.4.1) stable; 97 98 * Bug fixes 99 100 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 101 102 birdfont (2.4.0) stable; 103 104 * Contextual ligature substitution 105 * Kerning strings 106 * Bug fixes 107 108 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 24 22:09:00 CET 2015 109 110 birdfont (2.3.2) stable; 111 112 * Bug fixes 113 114 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 21 17:43:16 CET 2015 115 116 birdfont (2.3.1) stable; 117 118 * Bug fixes 119 120 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Mar 20 18:23:31 CET 2015 121 122 birdfont (2.3.0) stable; 123 124 * Customizable color themes and better icons 125 * High contrast settings for better readability 126 * Fixes for problems in TTF creation and other bugs 127 128 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Mar 18 14:46:30 CET 2015 129 130 birdfont (2.2.0) stable; 131 132 * Customizable guides 133 * Bug fixes and many small UI improvements 134 135 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Mon Mar 9 13:01:03 CET 2015 136 137 birdfont (2.1.0) stable; 138 139 * A new spacing tab 140 * Improved Beziér editing 141 * Side bearing metrics in edit view 142 * Key bindings for zoom in and zoom out in kerning tab 143 * Bug fixes 144 145 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 7 14:49:19 CET 2015 146 147 birdfont (2.0) stable; 148 149 * New UI layout 150 * New zoom tool 151 * Improved background import 152 * Customizable short cuts 153 * New tab for changing font name 154 * Illustrator SVG import and other bug fixes 155 * Load bf fonts faster 156 157 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Dec 26 14:24:07 CET 2014 158 159 birdfont (1.8) stable; 160 161 * Fix compability with Inkscape 162 * Bug fixes 163 164 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Nov 6 12:13:15 CET 2014 165 166 birdfont (1.8) stable; 167 168 * A new Beziér drawing tool 169 * Move paths independent from handles or along handles. 170 * Bug fixes 171 172 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Oct 18 15:13:52 CEST 2014 173 174 birdfont (1.7) stable; 175 176 * Fixes a critical spacing bug and bugs in the drawing canvas. 177 178 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Oct 10 15:28:26 CEST 2014 179 180 birdfont (1.6) stable; 181 182 * Ligature substitution, (Open Type Feature, GSUB table) 183 * Input characters by unicode value in kerning tab 184 185 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Oct 5 22:16:36 CEST 2014 186 187 birdfont (1.5) stable; 188 189 * Bug fixes 190 * A new XML parser 191 192 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 27 19:08:27 CEST 2014 193 194 birdfont (1.4) stable; 195 196 * Bug fixes 197 * A complete Czech translation 198 199 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 21 13:19:55 CEST 2014 200 201 birdfont (1.3) stable; 202 203 * A bug fix 204 205 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 22:53:12 CEST 2014 206 207 birdfont (1.2) stable; 208 209 * Bug fixes 210 * Generate fonts compatible with Microsoft Word on Mac OS 211 * Command line utility for autotracing images (birdfont-autotrace) 212 213 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 18:11:42 CEST 2014 214 215 birdfont (1.1) stable; 216 217 * Bug fixes 218 * A tool for moving the canvas 219 220 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 7 09:44:48 CEST 2014 221 222 birdfont (1.0) stable; 223 224 * Autotrace – convert raster images to vector fonts 225 * Simplify paths. Deleteing points reduces the number of control points while 226 still keeping the same approximate path. Use Ctrl+Del to break the paths. 227 * Spacing classes that copies side bearings and kerning pairs from one glyph 228 to another. This feature makes it easier to create fonts with only upper 229 case characters as well as mono spaced fonts. 230 * Copy and paste multiple glyphs in the overview tab. 231 * Redo command 232 233 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 3 13:36:00 CEST 2014 234 235 birdfont (0.47) stable; 236 237 * Oblique and italic transformation 238 * Improved overview tab 239 * Compability with CS6 240 241 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 17 16:43:24 CEST 2014 242 243 birdfont (0.46) stable; 244 245 * Copy and paste side bearings 246 * Support for many more languages including Japanese with CMAP format 12. 247 * Tools for adjusting side bearings in the kerning tab 248 * A tool for moving objects to the baseline 249 * A spin buttons for moving objects to a specific coordinate, rotating 250 objects and resizing paths. 251 * Bug fixes 252 253 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 15 16:52:50 CEST 2014 254 255 birdfont (0.45) stable; 256 257 * A bug fix for quadratic control points in TTF files 258 259 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 7 20:08:40 CEST 2014 260 261 birdfont (0.44) stable; 262 263 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 264 265 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Aug 6 21:45:44 CEST 2014 266 267 birdfont (0.43) stable; 268 269 * Fixes TTF export bug 270 271 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jul 31 18:52:14 CEST 2014 272 273 birdfont (0.42) stable; 274 275 * Parse transform directive in SVG import. 276 * A new command line utility that makes it possible to import a set of SVG 277 files to a bf font file (birdfont-import). 278 * Crop rotaded and resized images. 279 * Better conversion from SVG files to TTF fonts. 280 * Important bug fixes. 281 * Load, save and export fonts in background threads. 282 * Faster TTF export 283 284 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Mon Jul 28 16:04:20 CEST 2014 285 286 birdfont (0.41) stable; 287 288 * Retain the angle of a control point handle while adjusting the length 289 * Parse round corners and stroke endings in SVG files 290 * Fixes bugs in the SVG import code and elsewhere in order to improve 291 compability with potrace and Illustrator 292 * Delete and undo for kerning pairs 293 * Complete Ukrainian and Spanish translations 294 295 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jul 5 21:36:04 CEST 2014 296 297 birdfont (0.40) stable; 298 299 * Bug fixes 300 301 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jun 28 15:02:02 CEST 2014 302 303 birdfont (0.39) stable; 304 305 * Bug fixes in the kerning code 306 307 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 26 22:04:19 CEST 2014 308 309 birdfont (0.38) stable; 310 311 * Many bugs and memory leaks have been fixed in this version 312 313 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jun 8 16:12:17 CEST 2014 314 315 birdfont (0.37) stable; 316 317 * Font size settings in the kerning tab 318 * A new SVG parser 319 * Compatibility with many Microsoft Windows applications 320 * Bug fixes 321 322 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Apr 10 16:09:59 CEST 2014 323 324 birdfont (0.36) stable; 325 326 * Paste letters in the kerning tab 327 * Settings for the freehand tool 328 * Bug fixes 329 330 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 22 16:47:45 CET 2014 331 332 birdfont (0.35) stable; 333 334 * A new tool for drawing freehand shapes with the mouse 335 * Bug fixes related to conversion from SVG to TTF 336 * Fixes crash bug in SVG import code 337 338 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Mar 19 20:24:14 CET 2014 339 340 birdfont (0.34) stable; 341 342 * Solves kerning issues and other bugs. 343 344 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Feb 14 14:20:12 CET 2014 345 346 birdfont (0.33) stable; 347 348 * Background images on new versions of Mac OS X and other bug fixes. 349 350 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Feb 12 21:22:18 CET 2014 351 352 birdfont (0.32) stable; 353 354 * Touch screen friendly interface 355 * New tools for adding and moving control points 356 * Icons in 320 dpi 357 * French translation 358 * Bug fixes 359 360 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 11 08:53:15 CET 2014 361 362 birdfont (0.31) stable; 363 364 * Bug fixes 365 366 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 13 19:53:02 CEST 2013 367 368 birdfont (0.30) stable; 369 370 * Bug fixes 371 372 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 11 18:39:13 CEST 2013 373 374 birdfont (0.29) stable; 375 376 * Groups of paths and control points 377 * Speed optimizations 378 * Bold and italic styles 379 * Bug fixes 380 * TTF units 381 * Paste in place and paste at cursor 382 383 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Sep 10 12:51:33 CEST 2013 384 385 birdfont (0.28) stable; 386 387 * Kerning classes 388 * Copy and paste paths between windows 389 390 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Aug 24 22:12:04 CEST 2013 391 392 birdfont (0.27) stable; 393 394 * Rotate paths 395 * Flip path 396 * Convert segments to lines 397 * Symmetrical control points 398 * Use glyphs as backgrounds 399 400 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 11 16:33:47 CEST 2013 401 402 birdfont (0.26) stable; 403 404 * Bug fixes for Mac OS X 405 406 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 4 18:28:40 CEST 2013 407 408 birdfont (0.25) stable; 409 410 * Bug fixes 411 412 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 1 23:08:20 CEST 2013 413 414 birdfont (0.24) stable; 415 416 * New overview tab 417 * Two control point handles for quadratic paths 418 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 419 * Bug fixes 420 421 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jul 31 14:34:12 CEST 2013 422 423 birdfont (0.23) stable; 424 425 * Bugfixes 426 427 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 19:25:00 CEST 2013 428 429 birdfont (0.22) stable; 430 431 * Bugfixes and many changes to make BirdFont run on Mac OS X 432 433 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 01:24:00 CEST 2013 434 435 birdfont (0.21) stable; 436 437 * Bugfixes 438 439 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 22:45:40 CEST 2013 440 441 birdfont (0.20) stable; 442 443 * Descriptive fields in TTF fonts (like version number and name) 444 * Kerning for both Chrome and Firefox 445 * Read TTF font instead of SVG font in html template 446 * Bugfixes 447 * Improved translations 448 449 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 14:13:25 CEST 2013 450 451 birdfont (0.19) stable; 452 453 * Descriptions from the Unicode Character Database 454 * A new file format (.bf replaces .ffi) 455 * Bugfixes 456 * Two quadratic points with a hidden point in between creates a quadratic path with two line handles 457 * Quadratic points is now the default 458 * Scrollbar 459 * TTF export on MacOS 460 * French translation 461 462 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 20 16:15:08 CEST 2013 463 464 birdfont (0.18) stable; 465 466 * Bugfixes 467 468 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 26 16:28:20 CET 2013 469 470 birdfont (0.17) stable; 471 472 * Macports validation 473 474 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 475 476 birdfont (0.16) stable; 477 478 * Correct location in ID loadcommand for Macports 479 480 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 481 482 birdfont (0.15) stable; 483 484 * Macports file 485 486 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 487 488 birdfont (0.14) stable; 489 490 * Bug fixes 491 492 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 24 17:43:00 CET 2013 493 494 birdfont (0.13) stable; 495 496 * Quadratic Bézier paths 497 * Edit SVG fonts 498 * Open OTF and TTF fonts with freetype2 499 * Open Type kerning (GPOS pair adjustment positioning subtable) 500 * Bugfixes 501 * Spanish translation 502 * Russian translation 503 * Italian translation 504 * Brasilian Portuguese translation 505 506 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Feb 23 19:56:51 CET 2013 507 508 birdfont (0.12) stable; 509 510 * Bug fixes and updated test suit 511 512 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jan 31 19:01:04 CET 2013 513 514 birdfont (0.11) stable; 515 516 * Bug fixes 517 518 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jan 30 09:25:10 CET 2013 519 520 birdfont (0.10) stable; 521 522 * Bug fixes 523 * Move paths with keyboard 524 * Backup and crash recovery 525 526 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jan 27 20:38:32 CET 2013 527 528 birdfont (0.9) stable; 529 530 * Color 531 * Adjustable control point size 532 * Select all path 533 * Resize all selected paths 534 * Import SVG files from Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator 535 * Move control points with keyboard 536 * Bugfixes 537 * Join paths 538 * German translation 539 * Chinese translation 540 541 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jan 26 13:57:48 CET 2013 542 543 birdfont (0.8) stable; 544 545 * Copy and paste paths from inkscape 546 * Export SVG files 547 * New build system on top of Eduardo Schettinos doit 548 * Dutch translation by Sven Santegoeds 549 550 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Dec 26 23:00:43 CET 2012 551 552 birdfont (0.7) stable; 553 554 * New icons 555 * Bug fixes 556 * Menu 557 * Internationalization 558 559 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Dec 8 14:40:08 CET 2012 560 561 birdfont (0.6) stable; 562 563 * Improved TrueType outlines 564 * Resize paths 565 * Bug fixes 566 567 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Oct 28 18:38:35 CET 2012 568 569 birdfont (0.5) stable; 570 571 * Move multiple control points 572 * Draw path from both ends 573 * New edit commands 574 * Man pages 575 576 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Oct 20 19:52:27 CEST 2012 577 578 birdfont (0.4.1) stable; 579 580 * Edit filled paths 581 * Bug fixes 582 583 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 19 15:37:40 CEST 2012 584 585 birdfont (0.4.0) stable; 586 587 * Larger control points 588 * Crop background updates position of the image 589 * Undo command for background images 590 * Faster multithreaded export 591 * Juxtapose glyphs and draw every glyph in its context 592 * New notdef. character 593 * New tab bar 594 595 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 14 13:11:13 CEST 2012 596 597 birdfont (0.3.0) stable; 598 599 * Embedded OpenType (EOT) support 600 * Utility for exporting fonts from the command line (birdfont-export) 601 * New preview and export codes 602 * Rotate, scale and crop background images 603 * New key bindings 604 605 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 9 20:54:18 CEST 2012 606 607 birdfont (0.2.0) stable; 608 609 * TTF support 610 * Desktop file and icon 611 * Merge paths 612 * Wine support 613 614 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 30 23:51:17 CEST 2012 615 616 birdfont (0.1.1) stable; 617 618 * Several important bug fixes 619 620 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 621 622 birdfont (0.1.0) stable; 623 624 * First release 625 626 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 627