Chapter 1. Introduction

SymbolEditor is used to create cross stitch symbols for the KXStitch application. Originally KXStitch relied on standard character fonts to supply these symbols, but differences in user languages and the quality of the fonts available along with the alignment of the characters and the limited number available has driven the need to create a dedicated symbol set.

The symbol set will be stored in a file and several files can be created depending on the users needs, for example having a Halloween symbol set for Halloween themed patterns.

Each of the files will contain a series of symbols which will be displayed in the symbol library tab. Editing of existing symbols can be done by clicking the entry in the library which will populate the editor with this symbol. Alternatively new symbols can be created and added to the library.

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