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Re: Use features of `ttfautohintGUI` in `ftinspect`

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Use features of `ttfautohintGUI` in `ftinspect`
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 15:01:58 +0000 (UTC)

> As for adaptive layout... I'll set it as a future task with a lower
> priority. I can think of a few locations in the current `ftinspect`
> version where adaptive layout can be used, but honestly, it may cost
> some tome to learn how to implement this in Qt.

OK, no problem.

> BTW, I downloaded the Windows binary of `TTFautohint` tool, but it
> didn't re-layout when I change the window size. A quick skim at the
> source code indicates that the layout (vertical/horizontal) is only
> decided when the program starts. If you mean this extent of adaptive
> layout, it should be not so hard...

Yes, I mean exactly that.  The reason is quite simple: If a window is
too tall at startup, it can happen that both the top and the bottom of
the frame is outside of the screen, making it hard to rescale it with
the mouse.


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