Tutorials tagged “opentype features”

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Edit View

Edit View

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The Edit View is where you type text and edit your font. Here are few handy tricks to get around easily.

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Features, Part 4: Positional Alternates

Features, Part 4: Positional Alternates

(also available in: French)

In a script font, you need a bunch of alternative glyphs for certain positions, and the right OpenType features to trigger them when needed. Read on how to do it.

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Superscript and subscript figures

Superscript and subscript figures

(also available in: French)

The final figure frontier: superscript, subscript and scientific subscript figures. Read on how to implement those.

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Fractions

Fractions

Add numerators, denominators and a fraction slash to your font, and you can type any fraction you want.

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Small-cap figures

Small-cap figures

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In recent years, people have been adding small-cap figures to their fonts. Here’s how to do that in Glyphs.

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Slashed Zero

Slashed Zero

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Quick tip: how to add a slashed zero to your font.

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Figure Sets

Figure Sets

(also available in: Chinese)

Tabular and proportional, old-style and lining figures. Here’s how to make them.

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Porting to Glyphs

Porting to Glyphs

(also available in: Chinese)

When you switch to Glyphs from a different workflow, a lot becomes easier. But it’s important to mention what works differently from what you are used to. Here are some handy tips on how to move a type project into a Glyphs workflow.

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Contextual Kerning

Contextual Kerning

Glyphs provides a smart way to add your own contextual kerning in a separate OpenType feature lookup. Read here how. Disclaimer: advanced stuff again.

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Ligatures

Ligatures

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How to do ligatures. It’s easy. Try it.

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