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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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Contextual Kerning

Contextual Kerning

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Glyphs provides a smart way to add your own contextual kerning in a separate OpenType feature lookup. Read here how. Disclaimer: advanced stuff again.

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Kerning

Kerning

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Changing the whitespace enclosed between two glyphs is called kerning. Here’s how to do it in Glyphs.

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Spacing

Spacing

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Determining the sidebearings of your glyphs is called spacing. Here’s how to do it in Glyphs.

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Unicode

Unicode

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Why glyphs and characters are different things. And how to put the Glyph Info window and UnicodeChecker to a good use.

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