You can access all the internal data and methods. This is done with the help of the PyobjC bridge and convenience wrappers. Support is available for Robofab.
There are two ways to use scripts. You can use the internal macro panel [see below] or “install” them in the scripts folder and access them from the scripts menu.
To install a script, you should put it in this folder:
/Users/[your user folder]/Library/Application Support/Glyphs/Scripts
You can access this folder from within Glyphs by choosing Script > Open Script Folder.
The scripts need to have a name comment in the first line like this:
#MenuTitle: [the name of the script]
You can find a list of already available scripts in Github. To access them, download and place them in the script folder.
To reload the scripts menu, hold down the Option key while opening the Scripts Menu and click Reload Scripts.
Python API Documentation
Documentation of the Python wrapper. GlyphsApp module translates the most features to be accessible in a python like way.
See the documentation here: docu.glyphsapp.com
To install Robofab, Download the latest version from robofab.org.
The file “RoboFab491M_plusDependencies.zip” (as of this writing. The version number might be higher.) contains four folders “DialogKit”, “FontTools”, “RoboFab” and “Vanilla”. Each contains a “Lib” folder with one subfolder. Copy this subfolder to:
Core Reference 0.2
Documentation of the internal object structure.
Integrated Macro Panel
The second way to use scripts is through the Integrated Macro Panel.
This is only a very small example but shows the basics.
It gets the fist Master of the glyph “a”, prints all nodes and moves them around.
# two way to access Layers in a Glyph # The first is with the FontMaster ID FontMaster = Font.masters Layer = Font.glyphs["A"].layers[FontMaster.id] # Or with the index of the layer: Layer = Font.glyphs["A"].layers print Layer for currPath in Layer.paths: if currPath.closed: print “closed Path” for currNode in currPath.nodes: # setting the coodinates for a node with a Point Position = currNode.position Position.x = Position.x + 10.5 Position.y = Position.y – 10.5 currNode.position = Position # or with setting the x or y values directly. currNode.x = currNode.x – 100
Internal Structure & Debugging
To have a look at the internal structure and for debugging, it might be useful to have a look at the wrapper module itself.
You can find it in the Glyphs bundle at