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Edit View

Edit View

(also available in: Chinese) editing opentype features

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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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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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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Additional Masters for Individual Glyphs: The Brace Trick

Additional Masters for Individual Glyphs: The Brace Trick

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Sometimes you need an extra master, but just for a glyph, not for the whole font. Here is how you do it in Glyphs 2.

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Creating an Apple Color Font

Creating an Apple Color Font

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Ever wondered how those Emoji fonts work on the Mac and the iPhone? Interestingly enough, the pictures are nothing but colored bitmap images, embedded in the font. Read here how you can make your own with Glyphs.

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Creating a Microsoft Color Font

Creating a Microsoft Color Font

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Microsoft proposed a format for color fonts entirely based on vectors. In Glyphs 2, you can create and directly export such a color font. Here is how.

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Creating a Layered Color Font

Creating a Layered Color Font

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With Glyphs 2, creating layered color fonts is a snap. Read here how.

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Sketching

Sketching

(also available in: Chinese)

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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Features, Part 4: Positional Alternates

Features, Part 4: Positional Alternates

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In a script font, you need a bunch of alternative glyphs for certain positions, and the right OpenType features to trigger them when needed. Read on how to do it.

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Creating an Icon Webfont

Creating an Icon Webfont

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A quick and easy introduction to turning your icon set into a webfont.

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