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Diacritics

Diacritics

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How to build letters with accents, umlauts, tildes and what have you. Super easy, I promise.

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Stylistic Sets

Stylistic Sets

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Have variations of a letter? Put them into a stylistic set!

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Arabic

Arabic

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Glyphs offers some of the best tools for Arabic typedesign out there at the moment. Read on for a quick and easy introduction to Arabic in Glyphs, even if you do not read or write Arabic.

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Localize Your Font: Catalan Punt Volat

Localize Your Font: Catalan Punt Volat

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In Catalonia, you will sometimes see a dot in mid air between two L’s. Here is why, and how to implement it in your font.

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Localize Your Font: Accented Dutch ij

Localize Your Font: Accented Dutch ij

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Dutch speaking people can stress their syllables by adding an acute accent to it. So, ‘ík’ is ‘ik’ with extra emphasis. There is one special case: the ij. Both the i and the j should get an accent. There is no j with an acute though.

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Localize Your Font: German Capital Sharp S

Localize Your Font: German Capital Sharp S

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Even though practically non-existent in prescriptive German orthography, the lowercase sharp s (ß) has been used more often between capital letters in recent years. Here’s how to implement it in your font.

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Localize Your Font: Polish Kreska

Localize Your Font: Polish Kreska

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In Polish, the c, n, o, s and z can take an acute accent a.k.a. kreska, in both uppercase and lowercase. The Poles draw their acutes a little differently though.

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Older Versions of Glyphs

Older Versions of Glyphs

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Sometimes, you find yourself in a situation where you need a Glyphs version different from the latest and greatest one. Here’s how to get hold of them.

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Localize Your Font: Turkish i

Localize Your Font: Turkish i

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Turkish and a couple of related languages distinguish between an İ/i with dot and an I/ı without a dot. If you plan to have small caps and ligatures in your font, you should read this.

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