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Version 2.11.5
1 birdfont (2.11.3) stable; 2 3 * Bug fixes 4 5 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 27 15:04:03 CEST 2015 6 7 birdfont (2.11.0) stable; 8 9 * Merge overlapping regions 10 * Bug fixes in the TTF generator 11 12 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Aug 18 16:57:08 CEST 2015 13 14 birdfont (2.10.5) stable; 15 16 * Lock grid and guides 17 18 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jun 27 15:17:01 CEST 2015 19 20 birdfont (2.10.2) stable; 21 22 * Bug fixes 23 24 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jun 26 10:56:45 CEST 2015 25 26 birdfont (2.10.1) stable; 27 28 * Bug fixes 29 30 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 25 14:33:32 CEST 2015 31 32 birdfont (2.10.0) stable; 33 34 * Layers 35 * Mac specific TTF fonts (fixes fontbook problems) 36 37 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jun 21 18:33:10 CEST 2015 38 39 birdfont (2.9.2) stable; 40 41 * Fallback font with support for many languages 42 * Faster GUI 43 44 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jun 6 19:32:44 CEST 2015 45 46 birdfont (2.8.0) stable; 47 48 * Speed optimization in font export 49 * Faster search queries in the Unicode Data Base. 50 * Better parsing of SVG files generated with Illustrator 51 * Dialog for importing a folder with SVG files 52 53 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue May 19 15:04:13 CEST 2015 54 55 birdfont (2.7.0) stable; 56 57 * Stroke 58 * Round line caps 59 * Bug fixes 60 61 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed May 13 16:11:44 CEST 2015 62 63 birdfont (2.6.2) stable; 64 65 * Bug fixes 66 67 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Apr 25 14:04:17 CEST 2015 68 69 birdfont (2.6.0) stable; 70 71 * A tool box in the recent files tab 72 * Bright and dark color themes 73 * Bug fixes 74 75 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Apr 24 11:15:23 CEST 2015 76 77 birdfont (2.5.1) stable; 78 79 * Bug fixes 80 81 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Apr 15 19:52:35 CEST 2015 82 83 birdfont (2.5.0) stable; 84 85 * Export settings 86 * Curve orientation 87 * Bug fixes 88 89 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Apr 13 16:45:00 CET 2015 90 91 birdfont (2.4.4) stable; 92 93 * Bug fixes 94 95 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 31 11:00:00 CET 2015 96 97 birdfont (2.4.3) stable; 98 99 * Bug fixes 100 101 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 102 103 birdfont (2.4.2) stable; 104 105 * Bug fixes 106 107 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 108 109 birdfont (2.4.1) stable; 110 111 * Bug fixes 112 113 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 27 12:27:00 CET 2015 114 115 birdfont (2.4.0) stable; 116 117 * Contextual ligature substitution 118 * Kerning strings 119 * Bug fixes 120 121 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 24 22:09:00 CET 2015 122 123 birdfont (2.3.2) stable; 124 125 * Bug fixes 126 127 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 21 17:43:16 CET 2015 128 129 birdfont (2.3.1) stable; 130 131 * Bug fixes 132 133 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Mar 20 18:23:31 CET 2015 134 135 birdfont (2.3.0) stable; 136 137 * Customizable color themes and better icons 138 * High contrast settings for better readability 139 * Fixes for problems in TTF creation and other bugs 140 141 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Mar 18 14:46:30 CET 2015 142 143 birdfont (2.2.0) stable; 144 145 * Customizable guides 146 * Bug fixes and many small UI improvements 147 148 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Mon Mar 9 13:01:03 CET 2015 149 150 birdfont (2.1.0) stable; 151 152 * A new spacing tab 153 * Improved Beziér editing 154 * Side bearing metrics in edit view 155 * Key bindings for zoom in and zoom out in kerning tab 156 * Bug fixes 157 158 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 7 14:49:19 CET 2015 159 160 birdfont (2.0) stable; 161 162 * New UI layout 163 * New zoom tool 164 * Improved background import 165 * Customizable short cuts 166 * New tab for changing font name 167 * Illustrator SVG import and other bug fixes 168 * Load bf fonts faster 169 170 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Dec 26 14:24:07 CET 2014 171 172 birdfont (1.8) stable; 173 174 * Fix compability with Inkscape 175 * Bug fixes 176 177 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Nov 6 12:13:15 CET 2014 178 179 birdfont (1.8) stable; 180 181 * A new Beziér drawing tool 182 * Move paths independent from handles or along handles. 183 * Bug fixes 184 185 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Oct 18 15:13:52 CEST 2014 186 187 birdfont (1.7) stable; 188 189 * Fixes a critical spacing bug and bugs in the drawing canvas. 190 191 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Oct 10 15:28:26 CEST 2014 192 193 birdfont (1.6) stable; 194 195 * Ligature substitution, (Open Type Feature, GSUB table) 196 * Input characters by unicode value in kerning tab 197 198 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Oct 5 22:16:36 CEST 2014 199 200 birdfont (1.5) stable; 201 202 * Bug fixes 203 * A new XML parser 204 205 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 27 19:08:27 CEST 2014 206 207 birdfont (1.4) stable; 208 209 * Bug fixes 210 * A complete Czech translation 211 212 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 21 13:19:55 CEST 2014 213 214 birdfont (1.3) stable; 215 216 * A bug fix 217 218 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 22:53:12 CEST 2014 219 220 birdfont (1.2) stable; 221 222 * Bug fixes 223 * Generate fonts compatible with Microsoft Word on Mac OS 224 * Command line utility for autotracing images (birdfont-autotrace) 225 226 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Sep 13 18:11:42 CEST 2014 227 228 birdfont (1.1) stable; 229 230 * Bug fixes 231 * A tool for moving the canvas 232 233 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 7 09:44:48 CEST 2014 234 235 birdfont (1.0) stable; 236 237 * Autotrace – convert raster images to vector fonts 238 * Simplify paths. Deleteing points reduces the number of control points while 239 still keeping the same approximate path. Use Ctrl+Del to break the paths. 240 * Spacing classes that copies side bearings and kerning pairs from one glyph 241 to another. This feature makes it easier to create fonts with only upper 242 case characters as well as mono spaced fonts. 243 * Copy and paste multiple glyphs in the overview tab. 244 * Redo command 245 246 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 3 13:36:00 CEST 2014 247 248 birdfont (0.47) stable; 249 250 * Oblique and italic transformation 251 * Improved overview tab 252 * Compability with CS6 253 254 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 17 16:43:24 CEST 2014 255 256 birdfont (0.46) stable; 257 258 * Copy and paste side bearings 259 * Support for many more languages including Japanese with CMAP format 12. 260 * Tools for adjusting side bearings in the kerning tab 261 * A tool for moving objects to the baseline 262 * A spin buttons for moving objects to a specific coordinate, rotating 263 objects and resizing paths. 264 * Bug fixes 265 266 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 15 16:52:50 CEST 2014 267 268 birdfont (0.45) stable; 269 270 * A bug fix for quadratic control points in TTF files 271 272 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 7 20:08:40 CEST 2014 273 274 birdfont (0.44) stable; 275 276 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 277 278 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Aug 6 21:45:44 CEST 2014 279 280 birdfont (0.43) stable; 281 282 * Fixes TTF export bug 283 284 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jul 31 18:52:14 CEST 2014 285 286 birdfont (0.42) stable; 287 288 * Parse transform directive in SVG import. 289 * A new command line utility that makes it possible to import a set of SVG 290 files to a bf font file (birdfont-import). 291 * Crop rotaded and resized images. 292 * Better conversion from SVG files to TTF fonts. 293 * Important bug fixes. 294 * Load, save and export fonts in background threads. 295 * Faster TTF export 296 297 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Mon Jul 28 16:04:20 CEST 2014 298 299 birdfont (0.41) stable; 300 301 * Retain the angle of a control point handle while adjusting the length 302 * Parse round corners and stroke endings in SVG files 303 * Fixes bugs in the SVG import code and elsewhere in order to improve 304 compability with potrace and Illustrator 305 * Delete and undo for kerning pairs 306 * Complete Ukrainian and Spanish translations 307 308 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jul 5 21:36:04 CEST 2014 309 310 birdfont (0.40) stable; 311 312 * Bug fixes 313 314 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jun 28 15:02:02 CEST 2014 315 316 birdfont (0.39) stable; 317 318 * Bug fixes in the kerning code 319 320 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 26 22:04:19 CEST 2014 321 322 birdfont (0.38) stable; 323 324 * Many bugs and memory leaks have been fixed in this version 325 326 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jun 8 16:12:17 CEST 2014 327 328 birdfont (0.37) stable; 329 330 * Font size settings in the kerning tab 331 * A new SVG parser 332 * Compatibility with many Microsoft Windows applications 333 * Bug fixes 334 335 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Apr 10 16:09:59 CEST 2014 336 337 birdfont (0.36) stable; 338 339 * Paste letters in the kerning tab 340 * Settings for the freehand tool 341 * Bug fixes 342 343 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Mar 22 16:47:45 CET 2014 344 345 birdfont (0.35) stable; 346 347 * A new tool for drawing freehand shapes with the mouse 348 * Bug fixes related to conversion from SVG to TTF 349 * Fixes crash bug in SVG import code 350 351 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Mar 19 20:24:14 CET 2014 352 353 birdfont (0.34) stable; 354 355 * Solves kerning issues and other bugs. 356 357 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Feb 14 14:20:12 CET 2014 358 359 birdfont (0.33) stable; 360 361 * Background images on new versions of Mac OS X and other bug fixes. 362 363 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Feb 12 21:22:18 CET 2014 364 365 birdfont (0.32) stable; 366 367 * Touch screen friendly interface 368 * New tools for adding and moving control points 369 * Icons in 320 dpi 370 * French translation 371 * Bug fixes 372 373 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 11 08:53:15 CET 2014 374 375 birdfont (0.31) stable; 376 377 * Bug fixes 378 379 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 13 19:53:02 CEST 2013 380 381 birdfont (0.30) stable; 382 383 * Bug fixes 384 385 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 11 18:39:13 CEST 2013 386 387 birdfont (0.29) stable; 388 389 * Groups of paths and control points 390 * Speed optimizations 391 * Bold and italic styles 392 * Bug fixes 393 * TTF units 394 * Paste in place and paste at cursor 395 396 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Sep 10 12:51:33 CEST 2013 397 398 birdfont (0.28) stable; 399 400 * Kerning classes 401 * Copy and paste paths between windows 402 403 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Aug 24 22:12:04 CEST 2013 404 405 birdfont (0.27) stable; 406 407 * Rotate paths 408 * Flip path 409 * Convert segments to lines 410 * Symmetrical control points 411 * Use glyphs as backgrounds 412 413 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 11 16:33:47 CEST 2013 414 415 birdfont (0.26) stable; 416 417 * Bug fixes for Mac OS X 418 419 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Aug 4 18:28:40 CEST 2013 420 421 birdfont (0.25) stable; 422 423 * Bug fixes 424 425 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 1 23:08:20 CEST 2013 426 427 birdfont (0.24) stable; 428 429 * New overview tab 430 * Two control point handles for quadratic paths 431 * Better conversion from SVG to TTF 432 * Bug fixes 433 434 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jul 31 14:34:12 CEST 2013 435 436 birdfont (0.23) stable; 437 438 * Bugfixes 439 440 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 19:25:00 CEST 2013 441 442 birdfont (0.22) stable; 443 444 * Bugfixes and many changes to make BirdFont run on Mac OS X 445 446 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jul 14 01:24:00 CEST 2013 447 448 birdfont (0.21) stable; 449 450 * Bugfixes 451 452 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 22:45:40 CEST 2013 453 454 birdfont (0.20) stable; 455 456 * Descriptive fields in TTF fonts (like version number and name) 457 * Kerning for both Chrome and Firefox 458 * Read TTF font instead of SVG font in html template 459 * Bugfixes 460 * Improved translations 461 462 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Jul 5 14:13:25 CEST 2013 463 464 birdfont (0.19) stable; 465 466 * Descriptions from the Unicode Character Database 467 * A new file format (.bf replaces .ffi) 468 * Bugfixes 469 * Two quadratic points with a hidden point in between creates a quadratic path with two line handles 470 * Quadratic points is now the default 471 * Scrollbar 472 * TTF export on MacOS 473 * French translation 474 475 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jun 20 16:15:08 CEST 2013 476 477 birdfont (0.18) stable; 478 479 * Bugfixes 480 481 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Tue Feb 26 16:28:20 CET 2013 482 483 birdfont (0.17) stable; 484 485 * Macports validation 486 487 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 488 489 birdfont (0.16) stable; 490 491 * Correct location in ID loadcommand for Macports 492 493 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 494 495 birdfont (0.15) stable; 496 497 * Macports file 498 499 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 25 23:46:00 CET 2013 500 501 birdfont (0.14) stable; 502 503 * Bug fixes 504 505 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Feb 24 17:43:00 CET 2013 506 507 birdfont (0.13) stable; 508 509 * Quadratic Bézier paths 510 * Edit SVG fonts 511 * Open OTF and TTF fonts with freetype2 512 * Open Type kerning (GPOS pair adjustment positioning subtable) 513 * Bugfixes 514 * Spanish translation 515 * Russian translation 516 * Italian translation 517 * Brasilian Portuguese translation 518 519 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Feb 23 19:56:51 CET 2013 520 521 birdfont (0.12) stable; 522 523 * Bug fixes and updated test suit 524 525 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Jan 31 19:01:04 CET 2013 526 527 birdfont (0.11) stable; 528 529 * Bug fixes 530 531 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Jan 30 09:25:10 CET 2013 532 533 birdfont (0.10) stable; 534 535 * Bug fixes 536 * Move paths with keyboard 537 * Backup and crash recovery 538 539 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Jan 27 20:38:32 CET 2013 540 541 birdfont (0.9) stable; 542 543 * Color 544 * Adjustable control point size 545 * Select all path 546 * Resize all selected paths 547 * Import SVG files from Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator 548 * Move control points with keyboard 549 * Bugfixes 550 * Join paths 551 * German translation 552 * Chinese translation 553 554 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Jan 26 13:57:48 CET 2013 555 556 birdfont (0.8) stable; 557 558 * Copy and paste paths from inkscape 559 * Export SVG files 560 * New build system on top of Eduardo Schettinos doit 561 * Dutch translation by Sven Santegoeds 562 563 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Dec 26 23:00:43 CET 2012 564 565 birdfont (0.7) stable; 566 567 * New icons 568 * Bug fixes 569 * Menu 570 * Internationalization 571 572 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Dec 8 14:40:08 CET 2012 573 574 birdfont (0.6) stable; 575 576 * Improved TrueType outlines 577 * Resize paths 578 * Bug fixes 579 580 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Oct 28 18:38:35 CET 2012 581 582 birdfont (0.5) stable; 583 584 * Move multiple control points 585 * Draw path from both ends 586 * New edit commands 587 * Man pages 588 589 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sat Oct 20 19:52:27 CEST 2012 590 591 birdfont (0.4.1) stable; 592 593 * Edit filled paths 594 * Bug fixes 595 596 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Wed Sep 19 15:37:40 CEST 2012 597 598 birdfont (0.4.0) stable; 599 600 * Larger control points 601 * Crop background updates position of the image 602 * Undo command for background images 603 * Faster multithreaded export 604 * Juxtapose glyphs and draw every glyph in its context 605 * New notdef. character 606 * New tab bar 607 608 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Sep 14 13:11:13 CEST 2012 609 610 birdfont (0.3.0) stable; 611 612 * Embedded OpenType (EOT) support 613 * Utility for exporting fonts from the command line (birdfont-export) 614 * New preview and export codes 615 * Rotate, scale and crop background images 616 * New key bindings 617 618 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Sun Sep 9 20:54:18 CEST 2012 619 620 birdfont (0.2.0) stable; 621 622 * TTF support 623 * Desktop file and icon 624 * Merge paths 625 * Wine support 626 627 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Thu Aug 30 23:51:17 CEST 2012 628 629 birdfont (0.1.1) stable; 630 631 * Several important bug fixes 632 633 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 634 635 birdfont (0.1.0) stable; 636 637 * First release 638 639 -- Johan Mattsson <johan.mattsson.m@gmail.com> Fri Aug 24 02:03:29 CEST 2012 640