Tutorials tagged “components”

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Reusing Shapes: Smart Components

Reusing Shapes: Smart Components

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Smart Components are a great way for re-using partial glyph shapes, especially for CJK radicals, but also for Latin letter parts.

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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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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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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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