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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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Roll Your Own Glyph Data

Roll Your Own Glyph Data

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Glyphs stores metadata about glyphs in a special XML file. Read here how you can expand it with your own info.

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Reusing Shapes: Serif Components

Reusing Shapes: Serif Components

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It sounds crazy, but why not put your serifs into separate glyphs and use them as components?

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Recipes

Recipes

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Cook your glyphs with components. Stir gently and let it boil for a few minutes, serve hot. Enjoy.

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