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  1. Hi guys, I'm part of a type design community working with the Glyphs app (https://glyphsapp.com/) or Fontlab (https://www.fontlab.com). This is a huge community and type design is an important part of the design process. There are some real typography rockstars in this space wanting to work with Affinity. We'd love to have a system fonts folder, like Adobe has, to export and test fonts with Affinity apps. Adobe's fonts folder is usually located here: user > library > application support > adobe > fonts This folder allows us to export fonts to this location and prevent
  2. Hello, Are you planning on adding functionality for the new OpenType variable font technology in Designer, Photo and Publisher? Best, Bauke
  3. How does Affinity Publisher deal with variable fonts? Are there any plans to integrate related features?
  4. Hi, Alex here from Druide informatique, editor of Antidote (https://antidote.info). Some of our users are requesting the ability to use both software (Designer and Antidote) simultaneously and as seamless as possible. How can we deliver that to our mutual users? Thanks, Alex
  5. When I define 2 alternatives in a Character Variation feature, Affinity shows 4 in the menu. The first (default) entry is repeated at the end. When I define 16 alternative glyphs, affinity shows 18 in the menu. Example: https://twitter.com/FontFabrik/status/1362050899049332739 I also wonder if, and where, tooltip, sampletext and parameters are going to show up in the interface: cv03: name: Ampersand collection tooltip: I love ampersands sampletext: A&B, c&d, 1&2 parameters: - Aligns with capitals - Sma
  6. Hi guys. I need an advice. I know there is no such a thing like "Faux Italics" or "Faux Bold" in Affinity products. I tried to find the way how to push Photo to do that... and there is way. ITALICS: In Character - Positioning and Transform there is an option Shear to slant selected text = set an angle. BOLD: Add the stroke to selected text Fine, it works, I could do it manually so let's make some macros and set couple of possible options which I can use in the future. I was able to record the macros for both, even for combo "faux bolditalic". It's not a
  7. I followed the instructions in the stylistic set tutorial and it's not working. See this short video:
  8. Having some fun with custom Type in Designer
  9. I couldn’t find any way to set the baseline of a text frame depend upon a typeface’s x-Height i/o it’s Ascenders. IMHO, it’s kinda essential for vertical aligning —sentence case or capitalised case— text blocks properly. Sorry for the screenshot, I’ve just tried to explain myself more clearly.
  10. One thing that always bothered me about the adobe suite was the lack of options for organizing typography so I had to look through lots of fonts to find the one I was looking for if I didn't remember the name of it off the to of my head. It would be awesome if fonts could be organized into folders of my choice so that I could put decorative fonts in one folder, favorite fonts in another, sans serif, serif etc... Having an organized font system would improve my workflow immensely as a graphic designer. As it is now with illustrator picking fonts is a nightmare. (All this would be in the font dr
  11. I'm having an issue that happens quite frequently when I export a document to PDF. It seems like Publisher is switching languages on me. I have everything set to default except my spell check language, which is set to English (Canada). I suspect it is font dependent, but in this case, I'm using a font that was created by the US government for US publications, and it's happened with fonts purchased from established vendors as well, more than I can recount. At the end of the day, the only fix is to change the font or create outlines of the text, which, as you can imagine, is not ideal.
  12. I can't seem to be able to split text in Affinity Designer? From what I can gather it's only shapes that can be divided? Is there a way this can be achieved? I've attached an example that I had to call my boyfriend and ask him to do this on Adobe Illustrator for me as I couldn't achieve this design like I was hoping to on Affinity. Is there any sign that this could be a feature in the near future?
  13. Hi Affinity Designers, I have a very simple question, sorry, I was not able to figure this out: How do I transform fractions in my text into a single glyph? My intuition was to insert something like "n/k", highlight it and then click on "Fractions" [1/2] in the "Typography" section in the box that pops up when you hit "Show Typography" (is its name the "Character Box"?). For some reason, the "Fractions" button stays unclickable though. This is the case in all fonts tested, like Helvetica, Arial, Myriad Pro. Can you help me out here? That would be awesome! Cheers, Christoph
  14. Hi, Simple question. Is there a function in publisher to prevent a paragraph ending with a single word? Im not talking about pages ending with or starting with single lines. I simply want to eliminate single word lines at the end of a paragraph. Cheers in advance
  15. Adobe Photoshop has an option to convert Paragraph Text to Point Text (Artistic Text) and vice versa. https://textuts.com/type-tool-in-photoshop-cs6-point-text-and-paragraph-text/ It is very useful at times. Hope to see this feature soon on Affinity Photo! 😅
  16. What are the type of work each tool is suitable for? For example I was designing UI and I have been using artistic tool and I saw there was some spacing around the text. For example when I choose 24 pt text using Artistic tool there is some space while for frame tool it's exactly 24 pt. I hope I making sense. I wanted to know in what type of design do you use each one of them?
  17. Like everyone else, I am absolutely thrilled about the beta, and can't wait to see how it develops. One of the key reasons to use LaTeX or InDesign over Microsoft Word is their superior type composition. While Word simply dumps in text as it occurs, without regard to spacing or line breaks, these other programs look at an entire paragraph to remove rivers of type, reduce the need for hyphenation, and so forth, just as human type compositors do. In TeX, this is the Knuth-Plass Line Breaking Algorithm; InDesign has the Adobe Paragraph Composer (which it uses by default, but also has an opti
  18. I understand why you did it, ligatures lock text from tracking. I have designed a font where this is solved by changing f and l not by single glyph fl but by just chaning the f, as you can see in the atached picture. 1) user should have option to turn this off. If can, where can I do it? 2) it should be applied only on liga feature where two glyphs change with one glyph Thanks, Jan
  19. Hello everyone and good luck with your projects. I am slowly starting to design typography in AD for Ipad and just wanted to ask whether there is a tool to personalise guidelines depending on your project as in the attached picture? I am aware that in Illustrator you can just drag and drop as many guidelines as you need, both vertical and horizontal. Is there something similar in AD for Ipad or do I have to do it manually? Thank you in advance!
  20. Cool, I did some typography art in Affinity. I copied texts & arranged them to create a square that surrounds another text. I grouped all the texts, then I used the photo persona to 1st copied the text, then I went to the menu, then selected >File >New from Clipboard. Then I exported it to PNG.
  21. Cool: I created this Spiral Typography Art. It took 16 layers to create this. Looks amazing. I copied each image & pasted it, instead of moving it, I rotated it instead to create the spiral.
  22. Please support Japanese vertical writing. This is the function most needed by Japanese. Website with detailed explanation: https://w3c.github.io/jlreq/#vertical-writing-mode-and-horizontal-writing-mode Adobe uses this because it supports vertical writing in Japanese. This is the only reason why I and my workplace cannot adopt “Affinity”. If this problem is solved, “Affinity” may become the top share in the Japanese market. Can Japanese donate development costs to support vertical writing in Japanese? In Japan, Adobe dominates the
  23. I need to put a comma in a superscript text but Publisher is making it the regular size at the regular position. It's the same for other punctuation marks.
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