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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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Features, Part 2: Contextual Substitutions

Features, Part 2: Contextual Substitutions

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Want to substitute glyphs, but only under certain circumstances? Contextual substitutions are the way to go.

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Scripting Glyphs, Part 3

Scripting Glyphs, Part 3

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So, now that we’ve understood the object model, we can go on to extend our Scripts menu with our own scripts.

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Custom Parameters

Custom Parameters

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You have seen this section in the Font Info. But… what do they do, actually?

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Vertical Metrics

Vertical Metrics

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Synchronizing your vertical metrics across a whole family of fonts and even across various platforms is important, but alas, a little complicated. Good news: you only need to do that once for each font family. So, save this link for later.

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Features, Part 1: Simple Substitutions

Features, Part 1: Simple Substitutions

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No modern font is complete without them, and Glyphs helps you build them. In this first installment about OpenType features, we’ll explore the very basics and what Glyphs can automate for you.

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Scripting Glyphs, Part 2

Scripting Glyphs, Part 2

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In the first installment, we learned how to output some font and glyph info. Now we want to go a step further and actually manipulate the font. So, make a copy of your favorite font creation and warm up your Python muscles.

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