Tutorials tagged “metrics”

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Contextual Kerning

Contextual Kerning

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Glyphs provides a smart way to add your own contextual kerning in a separate OpenType feature lookup. Read here how. Disclaimer: advanced stuff again.

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Kerning

Kerning

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Changing the whitespace enclosed between two glyphs is called kerning. Here’s how to do it in Glyphs.

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Spacing

Spacing

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Determining the sidebearings of your glyphs is called spacing. Here’s how to do it in Glyphs.

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Vertical Metrics

Vertical Metrics

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Synchronizing your vertical metrics across a whole family of fonts and even across various platforms is important, but alas, a little complicated. Good news: you only need to do that once for each font family. So, save this link for later.

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