Tutorials tagged “glyph names”

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Unicode

Unicode

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Why glyphs and characters are different things. And how to put the Glyph Info window and UnicodeChecker to a good use.

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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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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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Stylistic Sets

Stylistic Sets

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Have variations of a letter? Put them into a stylistic set!

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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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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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