Pro Font Editor for the Mac

Glyphs 3


The complete Mac font editor for pros & designers alike.
Create, produce and release font families, icon systems or just logos with ease and power.

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macOS 10.11 or above required, runs in free trial mode for 30 days

Powerful Basics

Glyphs Mini 2

The light-weight Mac font editor for beginners.

Dip your toes into the world of type design and make your first fonts, icon sets or logos with ease.

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macOS 10.11 or above required, runs in free trial mode for 30 days

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    If you are currently a student at a school, university, or other institution, you are entitled to a 50% discount.

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  • Teachers

    Are you part of the teaching staff at a design school or university? You are entitled to a 33% discount.

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    Need Glyphs licenses in a lab at your school? Ask us for a quote for a school license. It comes with free temp licenses for student MacBooks. (VPAT available.)

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Glyphs 3

Glyphs Mini 2

Quickly and easily create full-fledged OpenType font families, variable fonts, images and SFSymbols.

Quickly and easily create single-master OpenType fonts.

Edit, space and kern glyphs in a word context, advanced vector drawing tools, free handbook and tutorials available.

Edit, space and kern glyphs in a word context, advanced vector drawing tools, free handbook and tutorials available.

Full support for all scripts supported by the Opentype standards, including complex writing systems.

Support for simple scripts like Latin, Cyrillic, Greek, Symbol and Emoji charsets.
No support for scripts that require complex positioning, such as Arabic, South Asian and Southeast Asian scripts.


Automatic feature generation, and advanced OpenType feature editor with live code verification, syntax highlighting, interpolatable number values and smart code tokens.

Automatic OpenType feature generation for localized forms (locl), fractions (frac), ordinals (ordn), discretionary (dlig) and standard ligatures (liga).
No support for other OT features, or manual feature code.


Import OTF, TTF, PS Type1, UFO, font metrics. Export OTF, TTF, UFO, variable fonts (OTVar), WOFF, WOFF2, color fonts, SFSymbols, glyphs as images (PDF, SVG, PNG), font metrics. Native file support for Glyphs, Glyphs Package, Glyphs Project, UFO.

Import OTF and TTF. Export OTF and CFF-based WOFF. Drag-and-drop import of SVG pictures, clipboard import of Illustrator outlines. Native file support for single-master Glyphs files only.
No support for variable fonts (OTVar), TTF, color fonts, WOFF2, UFO, multiple-master Glyphs, Glyphs Package, Glyphs Projects, SFSymbols, image export.

Advanced PostScript and TrueType hinting. TTF Autohint integrated.

Reuse shapes with components, corner and cap components.
No support for smart, brush and segment components.


Wide range of built-in filters and third-party plug-ins and script collections. Over 100 free third-party extensions available for one-click installation within the Plugin Manager.

Built-in filters: Hatch Outline, Offset Paths, Round Corners, Transformations.
No support for third-party plug-ins or scripts.


Reuse shapes with components, corner, cap and segment components, with smart components and brushes. Smart copying and pasting.

No support for: layers, multiple masters, interpolation, variable fonts, color fonts, color icons, image export, custom OpenType features, TT editing and hinting, extensions (filters, plug-ins, scripts, macros), full font info settings, advanced batch processing, smart components, segment components, brush components. These features are available in Glyphs 3 only.


Highly optimized for multi-layer, multiple-master and color editing, advanced batch- and post-production with custom parameters including in-line documentation.

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macOS 10.11 or above required, runs in free trial mode for 30 days

Download app →

macOS 10.11 or above required, runs in free trial mode for 30 days

Glyphs constantly introduces new useful features, accommodating designers’ needs. I am excited about new developments for South Asian scripts.

Alessia Mazzarella

Glyphs has an intuitive and clean interface that makes it easy to work and improves work efficiency. Also, I can get constant updates through the forum.

Sung-u Bae Sandoll

Glyphs’ streamlined interface and its online resources made learning type design straight-forward for my students.

Jawaher Alali designer and educator

Glyphs has been a revelation in how I draw letterforms across scripts and styles! And not just for type design, I’ve incorporated it into my identity design workflow as well.

Tanya George

Let’s burn the books about type design, Glyphs will do almost everything instead of you.

Radek Sidun Briefcase Type

When students are given options for font editors, most choose Glyphs. It is quick to find your way around and when in doubt, the documentation is very comprehensive. It makes for an easier experience when starting to design typefaces, and at the same time offers a wide range of tools for more complex professional projects.

Marina Chaccur

‘Finally!’ I said to myself when I first opened Glyphs. The seamless software all veterans were longing for, a trailblazer young guns didn’t see coming. It’s not every day you witness font design redefined.

Svet Simov Fontfabric

I just learned a new language that speaks Type! It took me about a week to become fluent in Glyphs but now I am back in business. It does smart things like common side bearing groups, class kerning, and on-the-fly feature coding. If only it had been so easy to encode an orange haemorrhoid president out of office.

Chris Lozos Dezcom