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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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Drawing good paths

Drawing good paths

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There are two kinds of paths. Good ones and bad ones. Here’s how to spot the bad ones and how to correct or avoid the most frequent problems.

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Importing from Illustrator

Importing from Illustrator

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So you have made those great designs in Adobe Illustrator and you want to turn them into a font. Read here how to bring them into Glyphs.

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Pixel perfection

Pixel perfection

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Preparing a webfont? Or an icon font that is to be used on the screen? If you can control the pixel size at which it is going to be displayed, this blogpost is for you.

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Testing Your Fonts in Adobe Apps

Testing Your Fonts in Adobe Apps

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Adobe provides a great way to quickly test your fonts. Here’s how.

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Advanced Diacritics: Multiple Anchors

Advanced Diacritics: Multiple Anchors

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Sometimes, marks can have different positions. This is when you need more than one anchor. Warning: type nerdery ahead.

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Advanced Diacritics: Narrow Marks

Advanced Diacritics: Narrow Marks

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Since version 1.3.17, you can also have separate marks for narrow letters. Here’s how.

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