The View Menu

Fit
In the outline and bitmap views this will scale the current character to the largest setting where it all fits in the view.
Zoom Out
Not in the font view. Centered on the middle selection if there is one, else the middle of the view.
Zoom In
Not in the font view. Centered on the middle selection if there is one, else the middle of the view.
Next Char
In the metrics, outline and bitmap view this changes the current character to be the next one in the font.

In the font view this selects the next character in the font (and scrolls, if necessary, to display that character).

Prev Char
In the metrics, outline and bitmap view this changes the current character to be the previous one in the font.

In the font view this selects the next character in the font (and scrolls, if necessary, to display that character).

Next Defined Character
Similar to Next Char, except it moves to the next character defined in the font.
Prev Defined Character
Similar to Prev Char, except it moves to the previous character defined in the font.
Substitutions
Brings up a sub menu showing all the GSUB type 1 and type 3 substitutions (simple and alternate) you have defined for the selected character and allows you to change the character as directed by the substitution. Also contains an entry to return you to the original glyph.

Substitutions may be set with the Element->Char Info command.

Goto
Replace Char...
In the Font, Outline, Bitmap and Metrics views this brings up a dialog in which you may type either:

In the font view the view will scroll so that this character is visible and it will be selected

In the bitmap, outline and metrics views, the current character will change to be the one specified.

Insert Char Before...
Insert Char After...
In the metrics view this brings up a dialog similar to the previous one allowing you to enter a glyph by name or encoding either before or after the currently selected position.
Find In Font View
In the outline, bitmap and metrics views this will scroll the associated font view so that the current character is displayed (and selected) in the fontview.
Encoded View
Only in the font view. If this is selected then the font is displayed with its normal encoding
Compacted View
Only in the font view. If this is selected then the font is displayed in a compacted form where there are no empty glyph cells in the display.
Show ATT
Only in the font view. Brings up a dlg showing the advanced typographic tables (GPOS/GSUB or morx/kern) that PfaEdit supports.
Combinations
A submenu containing
Kern Pairs
This brings up a dialog showing all kerning pairs in the current font (or, if invoked from the outline character view, a list of all kerning pairs involving that character). You may alter kerning pairs here too.
Anchored Pairs
This may have a sub-menu of its own containing all the anchor classes for this font and an entry "All". You may choose to see all combinations of characters from a given anchor class, or all combinations from all anchored classes.

If invoked from the outline character view it will provide a list of all anchored combinations involving that character.

Ligatures
This brings up a dialog showing the names of all ligatures and of the characters that compose them (if invoked from the outline character view, a list of all ligatures containing that character). Double clicking on an entry will bring up a window showing that ligature.
View H. Metrics...
In the font view this will control which of the the horizontal metrics lines are draw across the displayed glyphs. In the outline character view the same functionality is available from one of the palettes. See the font view for more information
View V. Metrics...
In the font view this will control which of the vertical metrics lines are draw across the displayed glyphs. In the outline character view the same functionality is available from one of the palettes. (This will be greyed out if your font does not have vertical metrics in it). See the font view for more information
24 pixel outline
In the font view you may choose how large you want the rasterized representation of the outline view to be. The default is to rasterize it on a 24 pixel block. If this item is checked then a 24 pixel version of the outline font is displayed, selecting it will display a 24 pixel version of the font.
(Exactly one em-square of the character will be displayed, if the character extends above the ascent or below the descent those features will be clipped)
36 pixel outline
Similar to the above but for a 36 pixel version.
48 pixel outline
Similar to the above but for a 48 pixel version.
72 pixel outline
Similar to the above but for a 72 pixel version.
96 pixel outline
Similar to the above but for a 96 pixel version.
AntiAlias
Only in the font and metrics view. Toggles between whether the font displayed in the view is a bitmapped font or an anti-aliased font. An Anti-aliased font shows levels of grey rather than just black and white. It often looks better than a bitmap, but it is slower to generate and draw.
Vertical
Only in the metrics view. Toggles between displaying horizontal and vertical metrics. (Only available if Element->Font Info->General->Has Vertical Metrics is set).
Fit To Em
Only in the font view. The fontview will either display characters scaled so that the font's bounding box fits in the window, or so that the em fits in the window. The advantage of the first method is that you see all of each character, the advantage of the second is that you can see how the letter sizes compare from font to font.

(This is something of a simplification. In bounding box mode the displayed font is scaled so that the vertical size (as found in the bounding box) fits it the window. Very wide characters will still not fit horizontally. Also the scaling is not updated when characters change, if you have changed the maximum bounds of the font you might want to force a rescale by toggling this mode)

<list of bitmap pixel sizes, if any>
In the font view or metrics view there is a list of all generated bitmap fonts. You may select to have one of them displayed in the view rather than a rasterized version of the outline font. If one is checked then that one is currently displayed, if you select one then it will be displayed.
In CID keyed fonts this list will not be present.
If your font database includes some greymap fonts then these will be listed here too, as usual they will be displayed as <pixel-size>@<bits-per-pixel>
Show/Hide Grid
In the Metrics View there is no layers palette. This entry allows you to turn on or off the lines marking the edges of the characters on display.
Outline
In the Metrics View this will be checked when the outline font is bring displayed. Selecting it will display the outline font (rather than a bitmap font).
Show/Hide Points
This hides or displays the points in the outline character view.
Mark Extrema
In postscript fonts there should (in almost all cases) be no splines where the horizontal or vertical points at extrema are not endpoints. This setting will mark what points are at extrema by coloring them a dull purple to remind you that you should not delete them.
Fill
In the Outline view this fills in the character outline as you edit it. (this can be very slow. If the character is too big (too magnified) then filling will not be done).
Show Grid Fit
In the Outline view and only if the freetype library is available. Brings up a dialog which allows you to control whether a grid fit version of the splines in the font is displayed.
Bigger Pixel Size
In the bitmap view this displays the current character in next larger bitmap font (if there is one)
Smaller Pixel Size
In the bitmap view this displays the current character in next smaller bitmap font (if there is one)
Palettes
Tools
If this item is checked then the tools palette (in the outline and bitmap views) is visible. Selecting it toggles whether the palette is visible or not.
Layers
If this item is checked then the layers palette (in the outline and bitmap views) is visible. Selecting it toggles whether the palette is visible or not.
Shades
Only in the bitmap view, and only if editing grey-scale (anti-aliased) fonts. Controls whether the shades of grey palette is visible or not.
Dock Palettes
Allows you to control whether you want the palettes free standing or docked in the current view.
The window manager under gnome does not handle this properly. If you want docked palettes under gnome: Open a window with palettes, select docked palettes (the palettes will not dock), close the window, reopen the window. The palettes are now docked and should be from here on.
Show/Hide Rulers
In the Character Outline View toggles whether rulers appear at the top and to the left of the editing area.

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