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Essentials

Recommended plugins and scripts for Glyphs

Remix Tools

Remix Tools

by Tim Ahrens

The Remix Tools are a set of three plugins: RMX Harmonizer, RMX Tuner, and RMX Scaler. While the Harmonizer irons out curve kinks, the Tuner and Scaler are indispensable tools for anyone working with Multiple Masters.

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SpeedPunk

SpeedPunk

by Yanone

Yanone’s genius SpeedPunk plugin produces a psychedelic visualisation of curvature, and helps you spot problems in your outlines. Its price is a steal, and no Glyphs installation is complete without it.

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DeutschMark Plugins

DeutschMark Plugins

by Mark Frömberg

Continually expanded plugin repository by German type designer Mark Frömberg (@DeutschMark). The Show Siblings plugin is very helpful while drawing similar glyphs, even in an early stage.

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Tosche’s Scripts

Tosche’s Scripts

by Toshi Omagari

Handy set of helper scripts by acclaimed type designer Toshi Omagari. Of special interest is the InDesign Tagged Text script, which puts glyphs (including all alternate glyphs that cannot directly be accessed via a Unicode) into a text that can be imported into InDesign for proofing.

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mekkablue Repositories

mekkablue Repositories

by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Don’t miss this collection of useful scripts, adding functionality in all areas of font production, and popular plugins such as Noodler, BroadNibber, and Cut And Shake. Fix Zero Handles and Show Interpolations have been helpful in fixing outline problems. All items come with extensive documentation.

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schriftgestalt Scripts

schriftgestalt Scripts

by Georg Seifert

This set of Python scripts by Glyphs creator Georg Seifert (@schriftgestalt) should have a fixed spot in your Scripts folder. Among other things, it contains FontLab import and export macros, and a script that smartly sets kerning groups for selected glyphs.

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Roll Your Own

All you need for writing your own plugins and scripts

Learn Python

Never scripted before? No problem. In this multi-part tutorial, you can easily take your first steps in Python scripting with Glyphs. It’s easier than you’d think, try it.

Get started with Python

Glyphs Python API

Want to use Python for your Glyphs workflow? Then you need to know about the classes and objects provided by the Application Programming Interface (API). Bookmark this link and keep it under your pillow.

Read the API Docs

GlyphsSDK

The Software Development Kit contains plugin templates, a scripting API documentation, the documentation of the .glyphs file format, and is continually expanded with more goodies that you can put to good use for expanding and tweaking the functionality of Glyphs.

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Python Snippets

by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

If you are coding in Python, chances are you are using a text editor like TextMate, SublimeText, or Atom. As it so happens, here is a little GitHub repository with a bunch of useful Python snippets for exactly these editors.

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Workshops

Don’t want to take your first scripting steps alone? We organise Python workshops every now and then. And when we do, we announce them in our blog.

Look for upcoming workshops