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  1. I am creating a publisher document and typed the word management. Problem is the "gem" glyph, which I don't want. Can someone tell me how to turn this off. I've tried a few things to no avail. I will never want the gem glyph so would prefer to delete it if I can. Thanks.
  2. Create 2 color Glyphs and fonts Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer tutorial. Here’s a trick to create a two color glyph or font in both Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. It can even follow a path in Designer. https://youtu.be/FoqFwikwM1A
  3. Hey there- I'm new to Affinity products. I'm working on a mock-up for a mobile app. In Designer, I've grabbed some of the glyphs from the asset manager for the navigation bar at the bottom of the phone display. I needed an image that wasn't in the asset manager so I found something that worked for me from elsewhere. The image file is a png. Now, I'm trying to figure out how to make it function like the included glyphs do. For instance, while trying out different color schemes - with the glyphs - I just have to select the glyph and then choose a color. That's not working with the png file. Is there a way to convert the png to the same file type as the glyph so it will behave like one? Thanks
  4. Only a small thing, but viewing fractions in Arial glyphs, fractions are labelled 'Vulgar Fractions' in the tooltips. Which they aren't. Not important perhaps, but maybe it's a 'coffee stain'. And while I'm here, a little larger would be helpful.
  5. I'm new to Publisher, as are most others. I am finding specking and manipulating type very difficult. For instance, I have found no way to set 14 point Walbaum (or anything else) with 16pt leading. There are two locations that indicate size, the horizontal tool (Menu?) bar and the character box. Only the horizontal tool bar affect a change in size. Changing the font size in the character box does nothing. There is no control labeled leading as such, just something called "Leading override" in the box, whatever that means. Leading is a hard number in points, regardless of font size. Auto leading is the default number of points allowed to a specific size. If this is what gets overridden, then the results should be in the total amount of points, not just the amounts added or subtracted. In any case the default leading appears huge, with no supporting data that I can see. Font layout is a trial-and-error eyeballing process. Unless I'm missing something, there is no way of controlling leading in the tool (Menu?) bar. The glyphs window for Bodoni ornaments resulted in a blank box, necessitating a trial and error search for the desired glyph. I don't yet know if this is generally the case or just with this font, or non-alpha numeric fonts. In any case the glyphs panel is needed in for searching through graphic fonts. Have I missed something?
  6. I use a font that has very small punctuation marks. I'd like to create a paragraph style that allows me to mix font styles--so that I can use one font for the letters and another font for all the punctuation. Does anyone know of a way to do this? Thanks.
  7. Hi all. I am frequently required to work using Maltese and other European languages, all of which contain a number of characters that are easily available via the glyphs palette. However, when I click/drag over a character in order to substitute the correct Maltese glyph, the glyph palette (currently) doesn't automatically update to the same font as the one I'm working with. The glyph will substitute as required but in a different typeface to the run of text. This means (obviously) I subsequently have to re-select the glyph and manually change the font/weight to match in with the surrounding type. It would be far more efficient if the glyph palette instantly mirrored the typeface, weight, size and any tracking/baseline shift adjustments automatically, as soon as the text to be amended was selected.
  8. Hi, I know a glyph selector has been requested a lot, but surprisingly it doesn't seem to be considered much of a priority. Is it already possible to select alternate characters, or will glyphs be included with "Text features" in the current Designer roadmap? Loving the apps, and excited for what's to come :) J.
  9. I keep running into a strange (and annoying) problem when copy/pasting objects from Designer to Glyphs in that some geometry is lost in translation from Designer to Glyphs (see attached image, files.zip also provided). If I export to SVG and then import into Glyphs everything is fine (but this makes the process much more laborious), as is also the case when I convert the origin node to a smooth curve, etc. If I simply leave the origin node as is it appears that the node immediately after the origin node is omitted on copy/paste. I'm not sure if this is a Designer issue or Glyphs issue, but I thought I'd start here as I only have this problem when copy/pasting geometry from Designer. files.zip
  10. HI. Does AD have a feature simlar to Illustrator or InDesign where you can display all of the glyphs in any given font? This is very handy when needing an alternate glyph in your text.
  11. Hello, I'm very glad that we now have a glyphs browser, but I personally feel that its looks can be improved. Virtually all typefaces are made primarily for use on a light background, and to correctly evaluate a glyph I think the glyph browser should reflect this by having a white background with black glyphs. Right now the dark UI theme shows light glyphs on a dark background and the light UI theme shows grey type on a light background (which is better but lacks contrast). The font dropdown however does have black type on a white background in both themes, which I think is a good choice. Looking forward to your thoughts! Best, Bauke
  12. Hello I just wanted to suggest something that is very nice if you have a lot of fonts and you partially remember the name, or even if you remember the full name and want to jump directly to that font. To make the dropdown menu of fonts to act like a search box, so if I have the UB-Helvetica and start typing Helvetica, I will get a dropdown menu with the fonts that contain that (for example in my case I will get UB-Helvetic, Mg Helvetica, Helvetica etc). At the moment I can only type the name and jump to the font but it is not very helpful since it doesn't recognize spaces (so if I have a dozen fonts that are like PF Bodoni and type PF space Bodoni it will get me at first at PF and then jump to letter B) and many times I can only remember a part of the font's name. Also if it is not a way to open the full charmap of a font and insert something from there, can you add this too? I have some obsolete fonts from the 90s that work fine with English, but the Greek characters are registered elsewhere and I need to open glyphs and enter them one by one (in illustrator). I haven't found a way to do this so far.
  13. I really a glyphs panel. So that I can select a specific glyphs. The Typography -> Show all font features are great. But if you have a font with a lot of option, or special display characters, or just need a special character. You can't select that. And, sidenote. In the typography panel, the tekst and checkbox are overlaying.
  14. Hello, I'm new to the Affinity product base but have purchased and am starting to use Affinity Designer. One issue I am running into out of the gate is trouble accessing various characters of Open Type fonts. Particularly those not mapped to Unicode. For example, I am currently working with the Antonietta font, which is partly mapped and partly not. While many of the alternates do not show up on some character maps that I use, I am able to access them via Stylistic Sets in AD. However, there are also characters that are not assigned to Stylistic Sets, nor are mapped, that I am unable to access. I know they are there as I can see them in a glyph gallery listing, and I can see them via Glyph Mode in MainType's character map, however they have no codepoint. That, in conjunction with the fact that there is no character map in AD, means I am unable to access to them and bring them into the workspace. Is there something I'm missing that would allow me to access these unmapped characters?
  15. Hi guys, Just got Designer, trying to find my way around. I purchased an OTF from Creative Market, I got it because of the glyphs that came with it. But I can't find a glyphs panel or options in Designer. Hope you can help and steer me in the right direction! Cheers, Maggie
  16. I used to use the glyphs panel to check the character map and symbols fonts on illustrator, it did save a lot of time to see what was available, specially with fonts like font awesome etc... any chance of adding it?
  17. I have a file with a number of icons each on within its own artboard (originally created in Illustrator - it imports fine). With each artboard I have several layers; a grid (locked), a label (locked), a frame (no stroke/fill) and the icon (solid fill) itself. When I move the icons into Glyphs to create the glyphs/ligatures I typically copy both the frame and the icon enabling me to accurately position and scale the icon. This process has worked flawlessly for years using Illustrator, but I've run into a problem since I've moved to Affinity Designer. The frame (a square) is NEVER included in the copy/paste regardless of it being selected, filled, stroked, grouped with the icon on anything. What's even odder is that ANY square/rect appears not be copied over to Glyphs. Really unsure what's happening here, but have had to move back to Illustrator as I don't have time to debug this. I've attached the Affinity Designer file if it helps. icons.afdesign.zip
  18. Hi! Today icon fonts are a de-facto in UI design and there are tons of libraries available. It would be very useful to have a glyph palette or studio to list them all for quick&dirty usage in projects. Just a simple grid should work. Pick or double click to insert them in a text object. I know you love to do things "the very Serif way" so candies such as CSS escape code or hex code label for each character should be a well praised feature! :) Cheers!
  19. It would be cool when working with Opentype fonts with alternate glyphs, to be able to select a character with alternate glyphs and have AD present you the alternate glyphs, in the same manner as autocorrect presents alternate spelling suggestions beneath a misspelled word. Thanks for your consideration.
  20. Recently in my graphic design class we went over glyphs inside of Adobe Illustrator to adjust the printed text from text boxes. I'd like to see the same or equivalent feature in Affinity Designer. Glyph/Special Characters window: http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/special-characters/_jcr_content/main-pars/image_0.img.png/tp_27.png
  21. Hello just wondering if there's a way to bring in the glyphs panel for the use of a font. Thank you. Gerardo M.
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