Python plays a significant role in the realm of type technology, and Glyphs has a handy Python API, which allows you to easily automate tasks in the font editor. And as of popular request, there will be an intensive, two-day Python workshop at the University of Reading in the middle of February. If you have found yourself doing the same thing over for a thousand times, and you don’t feel like wasting your time again, then this workshop may be just for you.
Seating is limited, so be quick to sign up if you’re interested!
Introduction to Python
Thursday 18 and Friday 19 February, 2016
Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer
Typography Department, University of Reading
- How much?
GBP 210 without taxes (please provide your VAT number), discounts available for students
- For whom?
Professionals in the field of type design and students of type design
MacBook with OS X 10.9.5+, Glyphs, and a text editor
Send an e-mail to Rainer Erich.
This hands-on workshop is supposed to get you up and running in the programming language Python. The focus will be on automating tasks in Glyphs.app, but the skills you will acquire allow you to do other tasks as well. You will not know everything by heart, but will know where to look and thus be able to write Python scripts on your own. Keep in mind that this workshop is intended to get you started, and that good command of the language comes with practice.
- MacBook with OS X 10.9.5 or later and the latest version of Glyphs installed
- A Python-ready text editor installed; I recommend:
- TextMate 2: approx EUR 46, currently free beta
- Sublime Text 2: approx EUR 51
Personally, I use TextMate 2.
- No prior knowledge of Python (or any other programming language) required.
- It is assumed that you have used Glyphs before.