Glyphs has a great little system for combining multiple parts into a new character. This section will explore using the mark-to-base method to compose accented characters from component parts.
- [Instructor] Glyphs has a great little system…for combining multiple parts into a new character.…This section will explore using the mark-to-base method…to compose accented characters from component parts.…Here I've created a very small font with three glyphs:…a lowercase a, an acute accent,…and a lowercase a with an acute.…Since the a acute is a combination of the other two glyphs,…I'll use the components to create a compound character.…First, I'll select the a acute by double-clicking.…And it comes in a little bit small,…so I'm gonna hit Command + zero to fit it in the window.…
So I need to add the a to this,…so I'm going to go to the Glyph menu…and choose Add Component.…And the a's not in this list,…so I'll just type a in the search…and choose a from the list…and hit select.…So Glyphs adds the a to my a acute glyph,…and also brings in the side bearings…and width from the component.…So now I have a copy of the a that needs an acute accent.…So again, I'm gonna choose Add Component…from the Glyph menu,…and I'll type acute into the search here.…
- Measuring type
- Classifying type
- Using the Glyphs app tools, windows, layers, palettes, and menus
- Working with Glyphs app scripts
- Drawing letterforms and characters
- Using filters
- Creating punctuation and reference marks
- Deploying OpenType ligatures and stylistic sets
- Fitting and kerning
- Exporting and testing fonts
- Setting up masters and instances for a font family
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1. An Introduction to Type Design
2. The Glyphs Workspace
3. Drawing Glyphs
4. Completing a Basic Glyphs Set
5. OpenType Features
6. Fitting and Kerning
7. Exporting and Testing
Font file types3m 56s
8. Multiple Masters
Next steps2m 23s
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