Descriptions for Glyphs 2.4.4
Version: 2.4.4 Build 1075 / 2.5b Build 1087 Beta
Released: Nov 19th, 2017
Developer: Georg Seifert
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.9.5 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: https://www.glyphsapp.com/
Streamlined and comprehensive macOS font design and edit application that makes it straightforward to create your own glyphs from scratch
Glyphs is a full-featured and powerful glyph design application that was thought from the get-go to provide its users with the most complete font creation toolset on the OS X platform.
Moreover, Glyphs makes it simple and painless to effortlessly combine both letter-form viewing and editing within the same minimalist user interface.
Automate accented glyphs generation and export to multiple font formats
For instance, you can draw the exact shape for your glyph, adjust its spacing and kerning, and use the preview panel to get a quick overview of what the end result will look like once exported.
In addition, while using Glyphs to design your fonts, you will be able to take advantage of its simplified accent management features, which will help you to take more time designing your letter forms instead of worrying about generating accented glyphs.
The Glyphs app comes with built-in OpenType support, thus allowing you to generate your own glyph collections using most of the basic features available for this scalable font. Besides helping you export your fonts as otf formatted files.
Design fonts using up to four masters at the same time
Glyphs will also enable you to save your designs as Photofonts (phf) and Unified Font Objects (ufo), for covering multiple platforms and checking as much feature requirements as possible.
Furthermore, Glyphs features an extended set of node-based drawing tools, specifically designed to help you create custom letterforms as simple as possible. Thus, the app provides you with total control over a glyph’s nodes, making it possible to reconnect them at any time while setting your imagination free, without any sort of restrictions.
As an additional benefit, you can also work on your fonts’ design using multiple masters at a time, which, while working with Glyphs, means that all masters are independent and can be compared rapidly for speeding up your workflow and helping you gain more time to focus on the actual font sketching process.
Trustworthy and all-inclusive font design app for the Mac
All things considered and taking into consideration all the features presented above, as well as some that we haven’t mentioned, like the app’s Python scripting support and built-in metrics control, Glyphs presents itself like a must-have tool for any letterform designer that wants to take himself seriously.
What’s new in Glyphs 2.4.4
- Add `self.black` property to the plugin wrapper
- Allow unlocking of guides in All Layer tool
- Fix export of Variable fonts with negative axis ranges