Fontlab random guidelines bug

PabloImpallari's picture

Anyone knows how to remove hundreds of random guidelines?
Is there any macro?, or something?

Thanks in advance!
Pablo

Mark Simonson's picture

vguides = fl.font.vguides
vguides.clean()
hguides = fl.font.hguides
hguides.clean()
fl.UpdateFont()

(I know this code is also on the Flickr page, but it might be handier to have it here.)

oldnick's picture

Anyone knows how to remove hundreds of random guidelines?
Is there any macro?, or something?

Get a PC...

dezcom's picture

Very helpful, Old Nick. Next time you get a virus should he tell you to get a Mac?

oldnick's picture

Next time you get a virus should he tell you to get a Mac?

Probably not for very much longer...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/mighty_apple_hits_no_in_market_cap...

the kind of thing that tends to motivate hackers...

Arno Enslin's picture

@ oldnick

And how to remove all global guidelines more comfortable on PC? Is there a command in FontLab? By the way, random guidelines. Does this mean the same as global guidelines?

@ Chris

With each new Mac user the Mac becomes more attractive for virus programers. It’s not safer, because it is so much better programed, as far as I know.

Khaled Hosny's picture

Anyone knows how to remove hundreds of random guidelines?
Is there any macro?, or something?

Get a FontForge...

or even better:

Get a Linux and run FontForge on it...

;)

PabloImpallari's picture

@Craig @Mark:
Thanks you very much!
Works great.

@Nick
I am on a PC already.

andreas's picture

I know people working with the stable FontLab windows version on a windows virtial machine on their mac.

Mark Simonson's picture

Regarding the "unstable" Mac version of FontLab: Your mileage may vary.

I'm on a Mac, running the Mac version, but I seldom get crashes or run into serious bugs. I have run into the exploding guidelines bug maybe two or three times ever. (FWIW.)

dezcom's picture

"With each new Mac user the Mac becomes more attractive for virus programers. It’s not safer, because it is so much better programed, as far as I know."

I know, Arno, I was just teasing Oldnick for proselytising PCs when they are no problem-free environment either. I don't care care which platform people choose as long as they don't insist everyone else do the same.

oldnick's picture

I don't care care which platform people choose as long as they don't insist everyone else do the same.

My sentiments exactly...

Thomas Phinney's picture

I remember running into the exploding guidelines issue quite regularly for about a week. Then I stopped doing whatever sequences of actions triggered it....

T

Ray Larabie's picture

I'm in FontLab every day and I've never seen this bug. I guess that means . . . I'm just not hardcore.

dezcom's picture

Thomas,
Were you using a Mac or a PC when you had the problem? and do you know "which" sequence of actions triggerd it?

@ Ray: It just means you are lucky ;-)

Thomas Phinney's picture

I honestly don't remember the details... it was at least two years ago, maybe three or four.

T

dezcom's picture

Thanks, Thomas. It has happened to me at least twice in the last 4 years but I have no idea what brought it on. I was using a Mac though, other than that, I have no clue.

Chris

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