Tutorials tagged “unicode”

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Creating an All-Caps Font in Glyphs Mini

Creating an All-Caps Font in Glyphs Mini

Want to do a font without a lowercase in Glyphs Mini? Read this for some handy tips.

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Creating an All-Caps Font

Creating an All-Caps Font

(also available in: French)

Want to do a font without a lowercase? Read this for some handy tips.

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Creating an Icon Webfont

Creating an Icon Webfont

A quick and easy introduction to turning your icon set into a webfont.

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Superscript and subscript figures

Superscript and subscript figures

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

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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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Unicode

Unicode

(also available in: French)

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

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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Localize Your Font: Catalan Punt Volat

Localize Your Font: Catalan Punt Volat

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

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

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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