Something I noticed about applying effects in FL

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Kevin Pease's picture
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Joined: 19 Oct 2003 - 5:03pm
Something I noticed about applying effects in FL
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Just mentioning this so that anyone else who hasn't noticed yet won't be surprised. You know how a few glyphs automatically get two codepoints because they appear in Latin-1/Mac junk and also in the Greek block? Now, say you open Tools:Actions because you want to slant every glyph 8 degrees, for instance. If you check "Apply to entire font", the action will be applied twice to any glyph with with two codepoints. The mu, Delta, and Omega will be slanted 16 degrees. Depending on how subtle the effect is, the difference could escape your attention for a while.

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Joined: 19 Mar 2004 - 1:44pm
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I'm not seeing that when I try.

André G. Isaak's picture
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Joined: 31 May 2008 - 10:05am
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I don't get this if I check 'apply to entire font', but I do get it if I select all glyphs and then apply the transformation, but *only* if I'm viewing the font in codepage mode -- if I switch to names or index mode (in which case mu etc. only appear once in the window) this doesn't occur.

André

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Joined: 19 Mar 2004 - 1:44pm
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^ That's holding true for me too.

Kevin Pease's picture
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Joined: 19 Oct 2003 - 5:03pm
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That must have been how I did it, then. As I implied, I didn't notice it until a little while later, and my memory hadn't distinguished the two methods before, because one would expect the result to be the same.

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And don't forget to check every single degree! Trust nothing.