Font Info stores the settings for the font—essentials like the font name, its measurements, and what kind of features it will have. This section is quick fly-though, stopping for only the items necessary to get started. More detailed settings, like OpenType Features, will be covered in other sections.
- [Instructor] Font info is the mission control…of the Glyphs file.…It's where you name your font,…outline its measurements,…describe its style,…and define its special features.…It can be a little bit opaque,…and, at times, a little overwhelming.…But in this chapter,…I'll walk you through its key components…and describe some of its less obvious dialogues.…From the font window there are two ways…into font info.…You can click on the i icon on the upper left,…or you can hit command + I.…Let's start with a look at the font tab.…At the very top, you'll see the family name for the font.…
This is the base name for all fonts…generated from the Glyphs file.…Below the family name are boxes for your font metadata.…Including information about the designer,…copyright information, and version number.…In the upper right corner is a crucial measurement,…the UPM or units per M.…I recommend leaving that at 1000,…unless you have a really strong reason for changing it.…At the bottom of the tab,…there's a mystery box called custom parameter.…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
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Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
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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