Tutorials tagged “opentype features”

18 articles

Features, Part 4: Positional Alternates

Features, Part 4: Positional Alternates

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In a script font, you need a bunch of alternative glyphs for certain positions, and the right OpenType features to trigger them when needed. Read on how to do it.

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Figures: Superscript (Superior) and Subscript (Inferior) Figures

Figures: Superscript (Superior) and Subscript (Inferior) Figures

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The final figure frontier: superscript, subscript and scientific subscript figures. Read on how to implement those.

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Figures: Fractions

Figures: Fractions

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Add numerators, denominators and a fraction slash to your font, and you can type any fraction you want.

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Figures: Small-cap Figures

Figures: Small-cap Figures

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In recent years, people have been adding small-cap figures to their fonts. Here’s how to do that in Glyphs.

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Figures: Slashed Zero

Figures: Slashed Zero

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Quick tip: how to add a slashed zero to your font.

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Figures: Proportional, Tabular, Lining and Old-Style Figure Sets

Figures: Proportional, Tabular, Lining and Old-Style Figure Sets

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Tabular and proportional, old-style and lining figures. Here’s how to make them.

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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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Ligatures

Ligatures

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How to do ligatures. It’s easy. Try it.

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Stylistic Sets

Stylistic Sets

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Have variations of a letter? Put them into a stylistic set!

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Localize Your Font: Catalan Punt Volat

Localize Your Font: Catalan Punt Volat

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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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