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Contributing

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