Features

From idea to release

With Glyphs, you draw perfect vectors from scratch, and efficiently produce any OpenType font or major image format.

Create

Draw Vectors

Vector drawing done right

Go from sketch to outline in no time. Quickly jot down your idea and easily turn it into pristine vectors, and do all the things Illustrator never let you do: nudge, edit multiple handles at the same time, lock angles, batch-control curvatures, harmonize curve segments. Take full control of your curves.

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Turning a line into a curve segment

Nudging

Moving node without moving handles

Interpolate

Work little, make much: interpolate your drawings

Draw and manage multiple master drawings, and then easily produce as many steps in between as you like.

Keep your master drawings compatible so you can interpolate

Going from thin to heavy is not always linear: insert intermediate masters for that extra precision in interpolation. Or sometimes, shapes need to change as they become bolder. Switch between parallel interpolations with alternate masters.

Let a shape change as it gets bolder: alternate masters (a.k.a. ‘bracket trick’)

Turn your multiple-master setup into a variable font with a single click. Control subsets and OT features with variable font export settings.

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Seemlessly reach any instance between your masters with variable fonts

Reuse Shapes

Stop wasting your time on copying and pasting, reuse your shapes smartly

Reuse glyphs as components inside other glyphs: edit the original, and all hotlinked components follow foot immediately. Use this to make your a the same in äâãāăȧà, or to keep any number of shapes in sync across many glyphs.

Reuse components in diacritics

Slap corner components onto corner nodes, a great way to control, fine-tune and sync corner roundings, spikes and serifs. Create transformable shapes with smart components: imagine a component that you need often but that needs to adapt a little in every other situation.

Attach corner components to corner nodes

Expand vector segments to any shape with brush components: ideal for modular typefaces or graphic elements like arrows. Or reuse the same shape edges with segment components.

Reuse the same edges with segment components

Colors and Contours

Who said fonts were only black and white?

Apply colors, shadows, glows and gradients with the all-new color layers. Ideal for information graphics and color fonts. Or tap into the possibilities of color font formats: SVG, CPAL/COLR, sbix and classic layer fonts.

Enhance your glyphs with fill and stroke colors

Add strokes to your paths and they non-destructively expand to filled outlines. Dynamically subtract paths from other shapes by turning them into masks. Create pixel-perfect contours by applying size-specific stroke widths: make that line two pixels wide, no matter for which scale you export that icon.

Add a stroke width to outlines

I don’t know what I was doing before using Glyphs, but I don’t care because now Glyphs is all I need.

Kristine Arth Lobster Phone

Produce

Variable Fonts

Your new superpower: make your fonts variable

Make your multiple-master projects fit for the future: variable font production is easy.

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Make your drawings variable: Arizona by ABC Dinamo

Make your drawings variable: Lyon Arabic Text by Wael Morcos and Khajag Apelian

Manage

Juggle thousands of glyphs and stay in charge

Sort, filter and browse in Font View: find any glyph you need in a breeze.

Sort, filter and browse in Font View

Batch-edit many glyphs at once: change glyph info and side bearings, apply filters and transform any number of letters, figures and symbols.

Create and manage variants of complete projects in a separate file without duplicating your data: subsetted webfonts, complete set of fonts with a different font family name? You name it.

Develop your glyphs in any language or graphic system

Export

Get any major font or image format out the door

Satisfy all font needs by delivering all OpenType formats: CFF-flavored OTFs, TTFs, as well as WOFF and WOFF2 webfonts. Interchange data or integrate into an existing workflow by exporting UFO and Font Metrics.

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Enhance your Xcode project with pristine SFSymbols. Make sets of icons, dingbats and symbols. Export them as icon fonts, or as PNG, SVG or PDF.

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Export to any font or image format

The only problem with Glyphs is that I forget to take a break. My optician hates it.

Jeremy Tankard

Extend

Plug-ins

It’s your workspace. Customize Glyphs your way with free extensions

Choose from many free plug-ins and scripts in Plugin Manager and install them with a single click. Install any independent and commercial third-party plug-ins with a double click.

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One-click installation of extensions in Plugin Manager

OpenType Features

Make your fonts smart with OpenType features

Stop wasting your time hunting for errors in your feature code. Let Glyphs do that for you as you type, with its built-in live in-line syntax verification. Or let Glyphs do the job for you and automate feature code: no more typos, and it stays up to date all by itself.

Make your GPOS interpolate: set up smart number values, and insert them as variables in your manual feature code.

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Fixing errors smartly in OpenType feature code

Code

Add your own Python code for pretty much anything

Take advantage of the full-featured Python 3 API. No coding experience? Learn scripting in an afternoon with these four free and easy tutorials.

Write plug-ins, so you can automate repetitive tasks, analyze shapes, enhance the UI, or edit non-destructively. You name it.

Create your own scripts and plug-ins

Glyphs is a fantastic program. I went through several years where other software ground me down, and switching to Glyphs reignited my passion for type.

Rian Hughes Device Fonts