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Commercial Plugins

Dramatic workflow improvements for a nickel and a dime

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, and all for a mere 99 Euros.

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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. At twenty Euros, its price is a steal, and no Glyphs installation is complete without it.

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SuperTool

SuperTool

by Simon Cozens

Simon Cozens’s SuperTool does many things: It gives you real Tunni lines for editing curve segments, it has SpeedPunk built in, and it gives you both a vector simplification and curve harmonisation algorithm. And it is just fifty bucks.

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Essential Free Plugins

Get these and many more for free through the built-in Plugin Manager

Kernkraft

Kernkraft

by Mark Frömberg

Developed for Carrois Apostrophe, Kernkraft provides a fantastic way to speed up the kerning process. Read the docs carefully, and you will become a kerning champ in a snap. Get Kernkraft for free via the Window > Plugin Manager.

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Extrude Tool

Extrude Tool

by Daniel Gamage

This tool helps you drag segments away from their original position but still keep them connected to their host path. Great for extruding serifs and spurs, fun to use. Install it for free via Window > Plugin Manager.

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Red Arrows

Red Arrows

by Jens Kutílek

Straighten up your vectors with Red Arrows! It points at possible outline errors, like missing extremum points, empty segments, collinear vectors, or the dreaded zero handles. Get it for free via Window > Plugin Manager.

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Show Rotated

Show Rotated

by Mark Frömberg

Displays the current glyph, under its own paths, but rotated or flipped. Useful for seeing if that lowercase o really is or is not symmetrical, and a godsend for geometric type design. Get it for free via Window > Plugin Manager.

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Show Angled Handles

Show Angled Handles

by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Spot path problems easily with this extension to the View menu. It shows close-to-but-not-completely horizontal and vertical lines and handles, duplicate paths, zero handles, and crossing handles. Easy installation via Window > Plugin Manager.

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Show Interpolations

Show Interpolations

by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

This View menu extension allows you to see all live interpolations while you’re editing. Get Show Interpolations for free through the Window > Plugin Manager.

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Tops and Bottoms

Tops and Bottoms

by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Marks and measures vertical extrema for all displayed glyphs in Edit view. Red marks bounding box extrema outside alignment zones. Get it for free via Window > Plugin Manager.

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Delete Small Paths

Delete Small Paths

by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Does away with path artefacts and vector debris: All paths below a threshold size will be deleted, that’s it. Get it for free through Window > Plugin Manager.

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Shadow

Shadow

by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Add a simple shadow to selected glyphs and turn them inverse. Define outline offset and shadow distances, and let the filter do its magic. Get it for free via Window > Plugin Manager.

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Essential Scripts

Extend your Script menu with custom functions

HT Letterspacer

by Andrés Torresi

HT Letterspacer is a revolutionary tool for spacing fonts from Huerta Tipografica, written and maintained by Andrés Torresi.

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MF Scripts

by Marc Foley

Marc Foley’s fantastic set of production scripts, including many that are essential for QA and testing.

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mekkablue Scripts

by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Don’t miss this collection of useful scripts, adding functionality in all areas of font production. Make sure you read the read-me one-liners. And: it is all open source, so it makes for a great learning base in case you want to start writing your own scripts.

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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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JAF Freemix

by Tim Ahrens

Just Another Foundry’s script collection, including the Symmetry script for quick prototyping, and a script that finds all inaccessible glyphs.

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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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Mark2Mark Scripts

by Mark Frömberg

Continually expanded scripts by German type designer Mark Frömberg, including one for setting all Alignment Zones at once, and many QA scripts.

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Wei’s Scripts

by Wei Huang

Wei Huang (a.k.a. ‘One Wei Or Another’) wrote a series of scripts for Glyphs, including one that flips the entire Edit tab upside down. Worth a look.

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Simon’s Scripts

by Simon Cozens

Set of vector manipulation scripts by SuperTool author Simon Cozens. Also includes the glyphmonkey library for outline editing.

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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.

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Glyphs Python API

by Yanone and Georg Seifert

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.

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GlyphsSDK

by Yanone and Georg Seifert

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.

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