@vectoradmin I would suggest you look at the SBL font that has the full set of vowels and other diacritic marks. If you have that font working, then everything else should work!
They provide it as a TrueType font:
@vectoradmin Do them right after you add in all the updates and additions I have requested! just kidding. I'm always excited for the new features, additions and improvements to be added to VS. It seems at some point, doing a major under the hood upgrade focus in itself becomes a vital "feature".
I always preface my replies to software development topics by saying I don't know anything about how that works - how much time it takes to do those edits or how much effort. I don't know if what needs to be done to fix the issues requiring frequent restarts of the program, or removing workspace files occasionally or clearing out preferences upon re-opening at other times are generic tasks or as small and specific as bug fixes. Is it the kind of fix that will take weeks or more to do? Is there a time in your overall plan when that kind of dedicated attention and upgrade would most help VS?
From my viewpoint, you're at the opposite position from Affinity in this way. VS has a massive powerful accumulation of features, tools and options but has need for some admitted improvements under the hood. Affinity has a smooth and usually stable user experience, but lacks most of what VS offers in features tools and the like. Even Affinity took a cycle specifically to focus on the code, the speed, efficiency and stability improvements to their software.
From my experience using VS, the further into using it for a project I go, the more likely a restart is needed. I've made VS my primary work program and so having a smooth and expected user experience is more important to me than before when I was primarily experimenting.
I would welcome and completely understand if you took the time to do those fixes.
I don't know if this ties in with the restart issues or is completely separate, but one of the common concerns I've noticed mentioned from those testing VS for the first time is that is feels a little clunky and slow in the UI. I can see how the VS UI has improved over the last year. When I use VS, the UI does not slow me down, but I can notice a different feel if I jump over to Affinity. If this is not tied in to the restart issues, I would suggest this be made an important thing to focus more on. Just my thoughts.
@Boldline Hey, I use Glyphs here everyday — Option-dragging a node slides it between the left and right Bézier handles, not on the path itself:
(Of course, if the node is between two continuous straight segments, it will do that).
So I agree with you then — this is another good use for Option-dragging and Option-nudging.
@Ingolf I add the renaming issues to the backlog.
One feature that might be interesting here (or maybe already known):
if you have some text in the clipboard, selecting the layer / object in the layers panel (without entering the name editing mode) and pressing Command+V will paste the name from the clipboard and rename the layer.
And for multiple objects: if there is a multi line text in the clipboard, selecting multiple objects in the layers panel and pressing Command+V will rename the objects consecutively with names from the lines of the text.
@vectoradmin Well… the save button could go in just 4 or 5 steps from gray to red.
Or all this could be optional — time elapsed or modified status — the same way the user can choose what info is displayed in the space at the bottom of the window.
OK, it's a minor thing anyway.
@vectoradmin Shift-clicking should not be ditched however — on the contrary, I would improve all this by letting the user Shift-click any of the cap or arrow presets in the list so it gets directly assigned to the other end.
@Boldline Rechecking is possible using the Text -> Replace Fonts and in the Mode drop down selecting the "Missing" mode.
But I add to the backlog a feature: if fonts are installed (VS scans these in the background), the active Missing Fonts view should be automatically updated.
@Ingolf This type of snapping will be added (not yet available)
Meanwhile, a workaround could be to enable View -> Guides -> Snap to Points and make sure that in the Snapping panel menu the "Snap to Original" is enabled.
In the next build, the node customization will solve the arrow issue also, by allowing the setting of start/end shapes separately.
@Boldline said in Logic insertions of new objects depending on default behavior - or chosen option:
I don't mind if there are contextual menu buttons for creating/pasting above, below, inside and top, as long as key commands are also still available to be set for all options available.
If the default behavior for inserting shapes is changed as I suggested, the need for the menu buttons in the default configuration is greatly reduced. The most important thing is that
the default behavior is logic and predictable like in Illustrator, Affinity, CorelDRAW
that the related actions work as intended as well when used (creating or pasting)
that the non-default create object actions are only active for one use (preference setting I guess)
indeed that shortcuts can be assigned
I searched for all the actions you and I described and they can all be assigned a keyboard shortcut.
@Boldline said in Double click preference:
@vectoradmin the third thing I was thinking of was the ability to do a clipping mask easily from within isolation mode.
I agree that a modifier key to do the opposite of what is set in preferences would be ideal!
Yep - as long as the "raw" double click option is configurable.
@b77 ok interesting. thanks for explaining- I did not know that and I like the concept that a minimized tab can be reopened by the panel menu...
the example I was referencing was a little different... a situation like this:
It's a little obvious because the name "color" is sticking out, but in many cases a panel is open fully (not minimized)but buried under other tabs and hard to see where it is. Clicking on the name in the panels tab would bring it to the very top.
It's good to know wbaout the way it functions currently - that helps... that makes me think to minimize more panels