DECEMBER 17, 2012

Glyph Designer 1.7.4 Released

Glyph Designer 1.7.4 has been released. This release has a number of small improvements to the render pipeline, removing some artefacts that could appear under certain circumstances between the stroke and the fill of glyphs.

The big addition is a built in installer for GDCL. To make the maintenance and updating of this app much easier GDCL is now included in the Glyph Designer app bundles. Under the main Glyph Designer menu item is an option to "Install Command Line Tool". On selecting this you are given the chance to specify where on your machine you would like GDCL to be installed, say in /use/bin/local. This then generates a symbolic link to the app in the Glyph Designer bundle.

Doing this means that whenever Glyph Designer is updated, it will come with the latest version of GDCL, which if you have installed it through Glyph Designer, or manually created a link to the app in the GD bundle, means you will be running the latest version.

The second big addition is to GDCL itself. We have added a new switch, -rfs, which allows you to specify the relative size you would like to use for the font e.g. 0.5 would generate output that is 50% the size of the native font in the project file.

This means you don't need to know the size of the font in the project file before using GDCL, you just need to know the relative size you want the font to be.

We hope you like the changes and look forward to any feedback you may have.

Mike

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