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siliconkibou
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Posted - 12 September 2006 :  03:20:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

Firstly, thanks for a great program...I'm thrilled to hear you'll be actively developing it again.

I have a couple feature requests that would really improve the usability of Font Xplorer:

-Multiple Monitor compatible. Currently FX always opens up on my main window, regardless of which monitor I moved it to. It would save some aggravation if FX would retain it's monitor position like most applications do.

-Font Database. Something that would be optional for users (read: users could still use FX the traditional folder-reading method). However having the option to have a database of for your fonts would allow the addition of comments, ratings, notes, grouping, labeling, etc.

-Groups (in tandem with above, or as a stand-alone feature). Grouping would be a most useful ability. Many projects use a number of fonts. Grouping these fonts per-project would allow fast loading(and unloading) of a bunch of fonts for each individual project.

Thanks again for FX...

Regards,

-Paul

Ahto/Moon Software
Developer

Estonia
1141 Posts

Posted - 14 September 2006 :  01:11:04  Show Profile  Visit Ahto/Moon Software's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Paul!

Thanks for the feedback. All these things will be present in the next version.
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siliconkibou
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3 Posts

Posted - 17 September 2006 :  04:13:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's wonderful news!

I don't wish to put any unnecessary pressure on you, but do you have a roadmap for future releases?

It would be nice to know when we might expect future versions (betas, finals, etc.)

Thanks,

-P
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Ahto/Moon Software
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Estonia
1141 Posts

Posted - 17 September 2006 :  12:51:35  Show Profile  Visit Ahto/Moon Software's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I use a very simple roadmap system that do not need publishing - it will be available when ready.
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Dragonwings
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2 Posts

Posted - 05 October 2006 :  18:09:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi there

I just noticed your request for ideas for future updates and I thought I would stick in my two pence worth

Could we possibly have a comparison feature (where a few fonts can be selected and viewed side by side)?

Also, it would be fantastic if it remembered what folder I was looking in when using the browse multiple folders feature...

Otherwise thanks for a great program... it may be a few years old but I use it all the time! heh

Thanks!
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Ahto/Moon Software
Developer

Estonia
1141 Posts

Posted - 05 October 2006 :  19:30:42  Show Profile  Visit Ahto/Moon Software's Homepage  Reply with Quote
About comparing fonts, not sure what exactly do you mean but you can also do it in the current version. Select the fonts you want to compare, then from Filter menu choose Selected Files Only (or press corresponding toolbar button) -- that will only show selected fonts, not all.
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Dragonwings
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Posted - 05 October 2006 :  23:59:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah! it wasn't working earlier, but what I failed to notice is that you have to make sure the little tick is clicked... silly me!

Thanks, and sorry! hehe
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siliconkibou
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Posted - 19 October 2006 :  23:49:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One other feature request...a very obvious one that I overlooked.

Support for Opentype fonts.

There area fair amount of these around, and since it's an Adobe-backed font format, I'd say that makes it pretty key.

I have a number of these and it would be great to be able to access them via Font Xplorer.

My Best...

-Paul
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Nighted
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Posted - 08 November 2006 :  03:56:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Please make it portable. I would be nice to have a program that could be used to load favourite fonts on another machine.
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iamback
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Netherlands
1 Posts

Posted - 09 November 2006 :  14:04:02  Show Profile  Visit iamback's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Feature request - in a word: Unicode!

More specifically:

  • support for Unicode file names

  • support for Unicode font names

  • support for other Unicode embedded information (copyright, manufacturer, developer, etc.)

  • be able to show character sets in all Unicode ranges

  • be able to select fonts based on the presence of specific Unicode ranges (not just Latin character sets as the current version does)

  • allow Unicode sample text to be entered and copy-pasted

  • in other words: anywhere text is used, this should fully support Unicode



Complete Unicode support is lacking in (practically) all current font viewing and management tools; providing this would be a major advantage.

An extra-nice feature would be to support replacing a Unicode font name with an alternative name in Latin characters (I have found that this allows many tools to work with such a font that will otherwise not be able to or even completely ignore the font) - doing it manually with a HEX editor is possible, but tedious...

Thanks!
Marjolein
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