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Creating an All-Caps Font in Glyphs Mini

Creating an All-Caps Font in Glyphs Mini

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Want to do a font without a lowercase in Glyphs Mini? Read this for some handy tips.

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Creating an All-Caps Font

Creating an All-Caps Font

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Want to do a font without a lowercase? Read this for some handy tips.

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Creating a Variable Font

Creating a Variable Font

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Variable Fonts are the latest craze. Here is how to create them in Glyphs.

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Basics

Sketching

Sketching

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There are many approaches to finding your letterforms. Many designers like to do a manual sketch first, and then digitize it. Here are two ideas to get you started.

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Drawing Good Paths

Drawing Good Paths

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There are two kinds of paths. Good ones and bad ones. Here’s how to spot the bad ones and how to correct or avoid the most frequent problems.

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Edit View

Edit View

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The Edit View is where you type text and edit your font. Here are few handy tricks to get around easily.

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Adding Glyphs to Your Font

Adding Glyphs to Your Font

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There are many ways in which you can expand the glyph set of your font. Here is an overview.

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Testing Your Fonts in Adobe Apps

Testing Your Fonts in Adobe Apps

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Adobe provides a great way to quickly test your fonts. Here’s how.

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Diacritics

Diacritics

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How to build letters with accents, umlauts, tildes and what have you. Super easy, I promise.

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Switching

Porting to Glyphs

Porting to Glyphs

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When you switch to Glyphs from a different workflow, a lot becomes easier. But it’s important to mention what works differently from what you are used to. Here are some handy tips on how to move a type project into a Glyphs workflow.

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Importing from Illustrator

Importing from Illustrator

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So you have made those great designs in Adobe Illustrator and you want to turn them into a font. Read here how to bring them into Glyphs.

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Working with UFO

Working with UFO

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The Unified Font Object, a format for storing font data, revolutionized font production. Here is how you can integrate Glyphs into a UFO a workflow and profit from features of other apps.

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Mark Attachment

Mark Attachment

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Non-spacing combining marks allow the user to put any accent on any character. It is possible through the magic powers of mark attachment, and easy to implement in Glyphs.

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Getting Your Glyph Names Right

Getting Your Glyph Names Right

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Correct glyph names are the key to a lot of nifty features in Glyphs. Here’s how to get them right.

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