The Font window is the project home base—a birds-eye view of all of the characters in your font. This section will explore the different Font window views and the trove of information available there, as well as the varieties of filters for sorting glyphs into specific groups.
- [Narrator] The font view is…an interactive map of your font.…It lets you see every glyph in your project.…It's where you add and subtract glyphs,…and it's where you can make changes…to groups of glyphs at a time.…When you start a new glyphs file,…the font view is the first window you see.…It's automatically populated with 53 glyphs:…upper and lowercase and a space.…Glyphs are empty, but there's a ghost image…of the letter and a small caption…at the bottom of the cell.…You can add a glyph by clicking the little plus sign…down here at the bottom.…Double-clicking on the caption…allows you to edit the name.…
And the minus sign lets you get rid of the glyph.…To add glyphs in a more systematic way,…you can use the menus at the upper left.…Most of the submenus contain buttons…for adding glyphs to your project.…Control-click on a button to reveal a menu.…Then select the glyphs you want to add…and click Generate.…These menu items also act as filters…that show subsets of your complete font.…Click All at the top to show everything in your font.…
- 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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