Create variants of base letters to better fit certain types of accents.
Glyphs 2.1 or higher allows you to add your own custom sidebar entries in the Categories and Languages sections. Here’s how.
Non-spacing combining marks allow the user to put any accent on any character. It is possible through the magic powers of mark attachment, and easy to implement in Glyphs.
Glyphs stores metadata about glyphs in a special XML file. Read here how you can expand it with your own info.
Cook your glyphs with components. Stir gently and let it boil for a few minutes, serve hot. Enjoy.
Sometimes, marks can have different positions. This is when you need more than one anchor. Warning: type nerdery ahead.
Since version 1.3.17, you can also have separate marks for narrow letters. Here’s how.
How to build letters with accents, umlauts, tildes and what have you. Super easy, I promise.
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.
In Polish, the c, n, o, s and z can take an acute accent a.k.a. kreska, in both uppercase and lowercase. The Poles draw their acutes a little differently though.