Tutorials tagged “diacritics”

12 articles

Custom Sidebar Entries in Font View

Custom Sidebar Entries in Font View

diacritics glyph names languages

Glyphs 2.1 or higher allows you to add your own custom sidebar entries in the Categories and Languages sections. Here’s how.

Read full article
Mark Attachment

Mark Attachment

diacritics

Non-spacing combining marks allow the user to put any accent on any character. It is possible through the magic powers of mark attachment, and easy to implement in Glyphs.

Read full article
Spacing

Spacing

diacritics metrics

Determining the sidebearings of your glyphs is called spacing. Here’s how to do it in Glyphs.

Read full article
Roll Your Own Glyph Data

Roll Your Own Glyph Data

components diacritics glyph names unicode

Glyphs stores metadata about glyphs in a special XML file. Read here how you can expand it with your own info.

Read full article
Recipes

Recipes

components diacritics

Cook your glyphs with components. Stir gently and let it boil for a few minutes, serve hot. Enjoy.

Read full article
Advanced Diacritics: Multiple Anchors

Advanced Diacritics: Multiple Anchors

components diacritics

Sometimes, marks can have different positions. This is when you need more than one anchor. Warning: type nerdery ahead.

Read full article
Advanced Diacritics: Narrow Marks

Advanced Diacritics: Narrow Marks

components diacritics glyph names

Since version 1.3.17, you can also have separate marks for narrow letters. Here’s how.

Read full article
Diacritics

Diacritics

components diacritics

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

Read full article
Localize Your Font: Accented Dutch ij

Localize Your Font: Accented Dutch ij

diacritics glyph names languages opentype features unicode

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.

Read full article
Localize Your Font: Polish Kreska

Localize Your Font: Polish Kreska

diacritics languages opentype features

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.

Read full article

Topics