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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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Localize Your Font: Romanian and Moldovan Comma Accent

Localize Your Font: Romanian and Moldovan Comma Accent

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For Romanian and Latin Moldovan, your font needs comma accent letters, in particular S/s and T/t. Read here how to get them right and how to implement them.

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Getting Your Glyph Names Right

Getting Your Glyph Names Right

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Correct glyph names are the key to a lot of nifty features in Glyphs. Here’s how to get them right.

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Features, Part 3: Advanced Contextual Alternates

Features, Part 3: Advanced Contextual Alternates

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Designing a handwritten font with loads of alternates for each letter? Read this. I hope you like Swedish pop music.

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Alter the Glyph Order in Font View

Alter the Glyph Order in Font View

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This blog posting is an answer to a question frequently asked by FontLab converts: how do you change the order of the glyphs displayed in the Font View?

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