Combined text and drawing views
Draw shapes, modify spacing, adjust kerning, compare font weights and glyph variations — all in the same view mode. See your letterforms as live text before exporting the font.
Keep glyph variations
Use the Layers palette to compare and keep design variations of the same glyph.
Glyphs takes care of generating accented glyphs for you, giving you more time to add that finishing touch.
OpenType’s best friend
Glyphs automatically generates all the basic OpenType features you rely on. Most of the features can be previewed in the edit view.
Ever forgot how wide the stems of the “n” or “H” in your typeface are? Now you can take notes alongside your design right in the Dimensions panel. Glyphs makes it easier to keep your typeface consistent.
Export OpenType fonts (.otf), Unified Font Objects (.ufo) and Photofonts (.phf).
Keep your outline overlaps and let Glyphs do the work of removing them when your OpenType font gets generated.
Fully cooperative nodes
Glyphs has the most advanced node features of any design application, giving you unmatched creative freedom.
Complete node control
The transform box is your best friend. It gives you total control over nodes, handles and guides.
You can set up a font with up to four masters. This can be three masters in a row (like Light, Semibold, and Black), in a triangle (Light, Bold, and Condensed) or four in a spare (Light, Bold, Light Condensed and Bold Condensed).
Masters are not bound to each other. Feel free to make changes to an outline of one master, even delete it, without altering the other masters.
Compare masters in a snap
Easily preview all of your masters side by side with the click of a button. But if you’re really in a hurry, just press Cmd and the number of the master to display it.
Smart glyph names
Glyphs uses nice, readable names so you never need to remember what uni0410 is again. It just reads A-cy.
RTL feature support
To draw and kern Arabic or Hebrew fonts, take advantage of a robust RTL layout that includes basic shaping. Mark and mark-to-mark features are automatically generated from anchors, too.
Easy language support
No need to deal with encodings. Glyphs lets you select the language you want your font to support and instantly generates the missing glyphs.
Components keep metrics
The metrics of compound glyphs are linked to their base glyphs, giving you spacing that’s always correct. Accents are also automatically placed according to their anchor positions.
Slanted bounding box
With a slanted bounding box, the cumbersome work of spacing italics is finally simplified.
The Measurement Tool gives you total access to your outlines’ most important information: the distance between nodes and the arrangement of outlines in Multiple Master fonts.
Extend Glyphs’ core features by building your own tools, filters, or panel and file format plug-ins using Python or Cocoa. Glyphs also recognizes custom file formats through plug-ins.
Want to automate the routine processes of font production? Just write your own Python script or install scripts that already exist.