Glyphs 2.6.5

Description

Glyphs is a simple to use Mac OS X app designed to allow anyone to create new fonts and modify letterforms with ease.

Glyphs’ main focus lays on streamlining the workflow.

Glyphs also comes with support for scripting. Scripts can help with a lot of repetitive tasks and will allow you to access all internal data and methods.

The font editor for everyone.

Glyphs’ smart and simple approach helps you draw new fonts, modify existing fonts, and sculpt your letterforms hassle-free.

What's New Version 2.6.6

Menu Commands and Tools
  • Hold down Opt key to turn Paths > Add Extremes into Force Extremes
  • The Knife tool (Shift-E) now works as expected when you cut a path through the same segment twice
  • Now also in the Annotations tool (A), you can temporarily invoke the Hand tool by holding down the space bar, and the Select tool with the Cmd key
  • Rectangle and Circle tools (F, Shift-F) now behave as expected with big grids
Variable Fonts and Interpolation
  • Glyphs does not export any TrueType Delta instructions in variable fonts anymore
  • Font Info > Font > Custom Parameters > Axis Mappings parameter allows decimal numbers
  • Font Info > Masters > Custom Parameters > Axis Location now works now as you would expect it with intermediate masters
  • Improved Font Info > Font > Custom Parameters > Axes dialog, now only accepts 6 axes and validates axis tags
  • Fixed: missing kerning pairs in variable fonts, and a rare problem in TrueType conversion where a curve segment would collapse
  • Filter > Fix Compatibility dialog now properly works with Bracket layers again (thanks Tamir)
Plug-ins and Scripts in Catalina
  • Third-party extensions automatically inherit Glyphs’ notarization now, even when it is not installed through Window > Plugin Manager
  • Python scripts that open a file dialog now work as expected in Catalina
Reusing shapes
  • Improved Smart Component settings: now accepts numbers with decimals
  • Smart Glyph settings now allow properties to be reordered by dragging
  • You can now re-interpolate smart components with the context menu of the Layers palette
  • Copying and pasting smart components, especially multiple ones at once, now works as expected
  • Transformed components decompose at export
  • Improved snapping when dragging regular components
TrueType
  • Start point is preserved more reliably
  • Round trip conversion PS-TT-PS avoids double nodes
  • TTFStems and TTFZones parameters: zone and stem deltas now work properly for sizes above 47 PPM
File Import and Export
  • Also invoke the File > Export dialog (Cmd-E) when the Font Info window is in front
  • Improved conversion to and from UFO: better mark feature writing, locked state of a component is properly exchanged with ufolib, better UFO export dialog
More Improvements
  • Improved app localizations for Japanese, Chinese, French or Spanish (thanks Nathalie, Willie, Sol, Txus, Toshi)
  • You can now add an unlimited number of color palettes in the Color Palettes parameter (thanks Rasmus)
  • Improved handling of double encodings
  • Display String legibility improvements: no more escaping of /space in tab titles, but escaping of PUA glyphs with their glyph names
  • Improved OpenType feature code generation, especially in mark and mkmk, and for Thai
  • The Dimensions palette for Thai now works as expected
  • Metrics keys with a negative constant, e.g., =-10 now work as expected
  • The red indicator for ultra-short paths (<1u) is not displayed in fine grid settings anymore
  • Some Glyph Data improvements: two improved Arabic glyph names (thanks Bob), and GlyphData.xml gets validated when it is loaded
  • Static font interpolation: better rounding for both glyph widths and components
  • No more scaling of weightClass parameter when scaling the font (thanks John)
  • Improved stability and performance

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