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Superscript and subscript figures

Superscript and subscript figures

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

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Fractions

Fractions

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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

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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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Figure Sets

Figure Sets

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Tabular and proportional, old-style and lining figures. Here’s how to make them.

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Troubleshooting a Font that Does not Export

Troubleshooting a Font that Does not Export

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Sometimes, you want to export a font and you get weird error messages instead. Here is how to fix that.

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System Services

System Services

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Not a lot of people know this, but Glyphs actually provides useful System Services. Here’s how to use them.

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Eliminating Font Cache Problems

Eliminating Font Cache Problems

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Re-installing a font in Font Book can lead to font cache trouble. Here is how to avoid it.

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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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Hinting: Manual PostScript Hinting

Hinting: Manual PostScript Hinting

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By popular request, here’s a tutorial on how to insert hints manually. Disclaimer: once again, this is pretty advanced stuff. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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