Granshan 2016 Cairo

Glyphs is happy to be one of the sponsors of Granshan 2016 in Cairo. Glyphs team members Georg Seifert and Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer will host a full-day workshop on Wednesday.

Introduction to Arabic Type Design with Glyphs


26 October, 2016


Georg Seifert
Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer


American University in Cairo, Tahrir campus

For whom?

Anybody interested in graphic design. No prior knowledge of type design necessary, some experience with vector drawing (Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw) useful.


Bring your MacBook with OS X 10.9 or later, and the trial version of Glyphs preinstalled.



We will start by sketching a letter and digitising it. Then, we will add positional and stylistic alternates, generate OpenType features, export them as a font, and test it in InDesign. In the afternoon, we will add more letters by reusing the shapes we already have, space them, optimise them for the screen, but also add diacritics, and produce compound glyphs. At the end of the day, you will have a pretty good start for your first font.