Paths need an optional direction hint

Bug #601910 reported by Alexandre Prokoudine on 2010-07-05
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Bug Description

It would be great if there was a FontForge slight path direction hint. I know of at least two use cases for that:

1. Type design. Direction of a path matters a lot to produce a correct font. FontForge can find this error and correct it, but things should be done the right way from the very beginning, IMO :)

2. Applying arrows. When you edit someone else's file and want to add arrows, figuring out direction of several to-be arrowed paths results in trial and error.

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su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

The new node tool can optionally display the path direction on the path outline (to be set in the node tool preferences tab), see 'Node tool - Path direction tools' in the release notes for 0.48 <>.

Do you think this would need to be available outside of the node tool as well - like an additional view mode, or an option for the 'Outline' view mode?

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Closing as 'Fix released' for Milestone 0.48. Please reopen if the implementation in the node tool to optionally show the direction of the path outline isn't fulfilling your request.

tags: added: node-editing
Changed in inkscape:
milestone: none → 0.48
status: New → Fix Released
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