Tutorials tagged “languages”

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Adding Glyphs to Your Font

Adding Glyphs to Your Font

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There are many ways in which you can expand the glyph set of your font. Here is an overview.

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Custom Sidebar Entries in Font View

Custom Sidebar Entries in Font View

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

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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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Localize Your Font: Polish Kreska

Localize Your Font: Polish Kreska

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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.

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Localize Your Font: Turkish i

Localize Your Font: Turkish i

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Turkish and a couple of related languages distinguish between an İ/i with dot and an I/ı without a dot. If you plan to have small caps and ligatures in your font, you should read this.

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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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