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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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Scripting Glyphs, Part 1

Scripting Glyphs, Part 1

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This is the first of a series of Python tutorials. No prior knowledge required. In this first installment, we’ll make our first steps in the Macro window.

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Importing Existing Fonts

Importing Existing Fonts

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Want to manipulate an already existing font? Here are a few handy tips for that situation.

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Easy Oblique

Easy Oblique

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Now that you’ve finished the upright of your font, you’re confronted with a severe case of Italic Angst. An easy way out is an Oblique. Or you have left your Italic Angst behind you and you’re actually about to do your Italic. But even in a real Italic, the caps and small caps will still need to be obliqued.

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Batch Renaming

Batch Renaming

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Sometimes you need to change the name of a whole range of glyphs. Batch renaming is a piece of cake in Glyphs. Here’s how.

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