Tutorials tagged “languages”

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Adding Glyphs to Your Font

Adding Glyphs to Your Font

(also available in: Chinese, French)

There are many ways in which you can expand the glyph set of your font. Here is an overview.

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Custom Sidebar Entries in Font View

Custom Sidebar Entries in Font View

(also available in: Chinese, French)

Glyphs 2.1 or higher allows you to add your own custom sidebar entries in the Categories and Languages sections. Here’s how.

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Localize Your Font: Catalan Punt Volat

Localize Your Font: Catalan Punt Volat

(also available in: Chinese, French)

In Catalonia, you will sometimes see a dot in mid air between two L’s. Here is why, and how to implement it in your font.

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Localize Your Font: Accented Dutch ij

Localize Your Font: Accented Dutch ij

(also available in: Chinese, French)

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.

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Localize Your Font: German Capital Sharp S

Localize Your Font: German Capital Sharp S

(also available in: Chinese, French)

Even though practically non-existent in prescriptive German orthography, the lowercase sharp s (ß) has been used more often between capital letters in recent years. Here’s how to implement it in your font.

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Localize Your Font: Polish Kreska

Localize Your Font: Polish Kreska

(also available in: Chinese, French)

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.

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Localize Your Font: Turkish i

Localize Your Font: Turkish i

(also available in: Chinese, French)

Turkish and a couple of related languages distinguish between an İ/i with dot and an I/ı without a dot. If you plan to have small caps and ligatures in your font, you should read this.

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Localize Your Font: Romanian and Moldovan Comma Accent

Localize Your Font: Romanian and Moldovan Comma Accent

(also available in: Chinese, French)

For Romanian and Latin Moldovan, your font needs comma accent letters, in particular S/s and T/t. Read here how to get them right and how to implement them.

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