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Creating a Layered Color Font

Creating a Layered Color Font

color layers

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

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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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Features, Part 4: Positional Alternates

Features, Part 4: Positional Alternates

opentype features

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

glyph names importing unicode webfonts

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

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Multiple Masters, Part 3: Setting up Instances

Multiple Masters, Part 3: Setting up Instances

exporting multiple master naming

Once you have drawn a couple of letters in a Multiple Master set-up, it is a good time to determine instances. Read here how.

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Multiple Masters, Part 2: Keeping Your Outlines Compatible

Multiple Masters, Part 2: Keeping Your Outlines Compatible

editing multiple master vectors

In order to interpolate, Glyphs needs compatible drawings in all masters. Here is how to make sure your paths are ready for interpolation.

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Multiple Masters, Part 1: Setting up Masters

Multiple Masters, Part 1: Setting up Masters

multiple master

Understanding interpolation is crucial for producing a large font family. Here is how to get started.

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Superscript and subscript figures

Superscript and subscript figures

figures glyph names opentype features unicode

The final figure frontier: superscript, subscript and scientific subscript figures. Read on how to implement those.

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Fractions

Fractions

figures glyph names opentype features

Add numerators, denominators and a fraction slash to your font, and you can type any fraction you want.

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Small-cap figures

Small-cap figures

figures glyph names opentype features

In recent years, people have been adding small-cap figures to their fonts. Here’s how to do that in Glyphs.

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