Arrgh What's the "green" in FontLab?

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Charles Ellertson's picture
Joined: 3 Nov 2004 - 11:00am
Arrgh What's the "green" in FontLab?
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Working on a font, & suddenly a green shadow appeared. I can move the glyph out of the way, but the green outline stays (see below). There is also a little green dot in the upper right corner of the character window.

I "selected all" & moved the glyph 400 units in the picture below There was an control extra point where the "1" is, but removing it didn't make the "green" go away. What's going on? (TIA)

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Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
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Are you working on a Multiple Master font? MM fonts leave this ghost image and that is what it seems like.

ChrisL

Dries Wiewauters's picture
Joined: 8 Oct 2005 - 9:30am
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Did you accidently press "Ctrl M" or "Apple M"? This shortcut places the currently selected glyph(s) on your mask. Try "Ctrl K" or "Apple K" this should automatically clear the mask of the selected glyph.

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Joined: 3 Nov 2004 - 11:00am
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Ah, Thanks. Apparently I had hit "Ctrl M". I frequently hit spurious things, including my head on the desk, my hand on my forehead, etc. "Control + K" got rid of it.

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Joined: 25 Sep 2006 - 2:15pm
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I frequently hit spurious things, including my head on the desk, my hand on my forehead, etc.

The Fontlab interface does that to people.

William Berkson's picture
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Joined: 26 Feb 2003 - 11:00am
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>The Fontlab interface does that to people.

Random bashing is also how you discover secret valuable short-cuts not in the manual. I think it's all part of a Russian plot to drive Americans crazy :)

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I frequently hit spurious things...

I was arrested for that once! Or was I given an award...

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Joined: 13 Oct 2004 - 11:55am
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>I think it’s all part of a Russian plot to drive Americans crazy :)
Ha-ha. How did you guess? :)
Regards,
Johnych