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Making Small Caps

Making Small Caps

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Want to make small caps? Here’s what the software can do for you.

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Install Glyphs for All Users

Install Glyphs for All Users

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Need to install Glyphs or Glyphs Mini for many users on a machine, e.g., in a lab? Here is how.

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Custom Sidebar Entries in Font View

Custom Sidebar Entries in Font View

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Glyphs 2.1 or higher allows you to add your own custom sidebar entries in the Categories and Languages sections. Here’s how.

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Reusing Shapes: Smart Components

Reusing Shapes: Smart Components

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Smart Components are a great way for re-using partial glyph shapes, especially for CJK radicals, but also for Latin letter parts.

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Edit View

Edit View

(also available in: Chinese, French) 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

(also available in: Chinese) diacritics

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 (sbix)

Creating an Apple Color Font (sbix)

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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 (CPAL/COLR)

Creating a Microsoft Color Font (CPAL/COLR)

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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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