The number of possible characters in a font is nearly limitless. This section groups characters into logical sets and helps the viewer decide which ones make the most sense to include in their project.
- Up to this point I've been discussing letters,…and more specifically, a portion of…the letters in the Latin alphabet.…But a standard font must contain more…than letters to be useful.…Punctuation, numbers, and accents are…just some of the other characters in a font.…Fonts can contain a nearly limitless number of characters.…It can even contain items that aren't characters at all,…like illustrations, graphic symbols,…and letter form components.…The term glyph is used as a blanket term for any element in…a font set, hence the name of the program, Glyphs App.…But what should a glyph set contain?…The answer is really whatever you want,…or whatever the job requires.…
A font could contain only a single glyph like a company…logo, or a limited character set like casic capitals.…When you start a new font in glyphs,…the file is automatically populated with 53 characters:…uppercase, lowercase, and a space.…Yes, you even have to design a space.…The font view in glyph shows categories…of glyphs in the left column.…Each category has a drop down menu showing sub categories.…
- 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
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Intermediate
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
Allan Haley on the Evolution of Typeface Designwith Kristin Ellison1h 38m Intermediate
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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