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

What's New

Version 1.4.3:
  • Fix a rounding problem on export (thanks james)
  • Fix the import of the italic angle (thanks james)
  • Fix crash CJK text input (thanks tosche)
  • Fix the crash after export in the background
  • Improve the handling of the glyphOrder on exporting TrueType
  • Fix reading of fonts with fractional coordinates (thanks linda)
  • Add ruble sign to glyph more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Bdkennedy1 Member IconComment+271
Bdkennedy1
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I had high hopes for this, but it doesn't export as TTF so I can't use it.

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Version 1.4.2
schriftgestaltung.de (Developer)
+1

Glyphs can export TTF just fine form File > Export... > OTF > Save TTF ... If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask in the Glpyhs forums.

iPoopStore Member IconComment+134
iPoopStore
+2

The system requirements are incorrectly listed. I downloaded version 1.3.7 and it was 64bit intel only. Too bad. The author just lost lost a sale.

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Version 1.3.7
schriftgestaltung.de (Developer)
+3

I’m sorry for the misleading label. The new website with the correct information is in the works and long overdue.
I have a version that runs on PPC and 32 bit. I send it to you on request.

$ir M.
+1

PPC and 32-bit should not be lumped together.

While both are obsolete, the Intel transition is by now a done deal, whereas lots of old-school design geeks still run Snow Leopard on gracefully-aging Intel hardware, for a variety of reasons.

I believe the dev would do well to offer an Intel 32-bit version alongside the x64 -- or a combined "fat binary".

(I also wish Glyphs Mini were available outside the AppStore, but ... one thing at a time)

MaximilianGoetzfried Member IconComment+29
MaximilianGoetzfried
+6

A lite version called "Glyphs Mini" is available in the Mac AppStore At a more affordable price of USD 44.99. There is also a free trial version on their website. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glyphs-mini/id469036911?mt=12

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Version 1.3.6
Stormchild Member IconComment+387
Stormchild
+2

$300? Good luck with that.

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Version 1.2
Raddle
+13

Anyone who's surprised at this kind of price tag for a heavyweight graphics design tool has evidently never paid for Quark, Photoshop or InDesign. Or FontLab, or Fontographer. Or any of the cornerstones of a professional design studio.

Creative typography requires a huge amount of detail and precision. $300 is too much for a hobbyist, of course (in which case try the Mini version, at a sixth of the price). Professionals will be able to write the full cost off as expenditure on the first job.

Martin
+8

@ Raddle
Thanks for your mention of the Glyphs mini version. I didn’t know that but it might fulfill my font editing needs. I formerly used TypeTool which was updated to Lion compatibility lately but the Interface of Glyphs seems much better to me.
Glyphs mini is available on the (Mac) App Store for about $46 or € 36.

Eelco Deuling Member IconComment+24
Eelco Deuling
+1

There is also a smaller version of Glyphs available in the Mac Appstore: Glyphs Mini.
It is priced for €35,99 (Dutch price). Has anybody tried it?

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Version 1.1.8
Teksestro Member IconReview+76
Teksestro
+5

Finally, a font editor for the new millennium.

The feature-set is already wonderful, and considering that this is still in version 1, the future of the app looks promising. It will certainly have an impact among font designers.

However, the market of font foundries and people who make money out of designing type is very, very small. IMHO, either you have to make a VERY high-end tool, and charge thousands, or - if you are going to market for the masses, like this tool is supposed to be - then you have to make it affordable.

As several others have already mentioned: a $300 price tag is not affordable for the masses.

I also have to agree with a previous comment, that if English is not the developer's first language, then they should hire the services of an expert translator. At $300/pop they should be able to afford it.

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Version 1.1.6
Yavari Member IconReview+45
Yavari
+8

Using the trial right now—I think that the interface is amazing, in comparison to other font-editing software. (I still think FontLab is the best when it comes to handling merging contours, but Glyphs is by far the most intuitive for most tasks.)

However, as others have mentioned, the price is a sticking point: $300? In 2011? Yes, FontLab and Fontographer are more expensive, but times have changed, and software pricing reflects that. This price would have been considered "cheap" in 1991, but in 2011, it's a bit steep. No, he probably shouldn't charge $2.99, but $100 might be a better price.

Another issue is some of the text in the interface and in the help -- it's obvious that the copy is written by non-native speakers of English, and I think that it would do the devs well to get a good copywriter on board at some point to clean up the UI language for the English localisations.

Will I buy it? Probably not at this price, but I do respect what the developer is trying to do with Glyphs.

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Version 1.0.13
Harristype
+1

I have to agree. The tag line should be adjusted to "The font editor for everyone who has $300"

Psychiatry
+2

Obviously the developer believes Glyphs has significant value that justifies its price. It is just how Apple prices its products. You don't see a Mac selling for $300. I applaud that. I wouldn't sell a Mercedes Benz for $9000 either. A professional tool will sell at a professional price. The fact that it only costs only $300 is to allow some prosumers to afford it too.

MaximilianGoetzfried Member IconReview+29
MaximilianGoetzfried
+11

Really appreciate what Georg Seifert and his team are doing here. And i know that competitors are more expensive. But offering this app for $300 is a huge marketing FAIL. The app market and its prices have radically changed in the past three years. Developers can't ignore that.

Giving 4/5 stars nevertheless, because its a great app.

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Version 1.0.13
Yavari
+4

Agreed, so much. Good program, terrible price. Things are changing, and it's no longer as widely accepted to charge $400 for an app. In 1989, it would have been considered 'normal'; in 2011, it's overpriced.

Psychiatry
+2

If you are a non-professional, then Glyphs Mini is available for $45 in the Mac App Store.

Glyphs, itself, for those who bought it has a perfect 5-star rating in the Mac App Store.

Sjha Member IconComment+124
Sjha
+5

"The font editor for everyone". Really? For everyone? At $299.99?

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Version 1.0.6
Misha
+3

I think they're talking ease-of-use ;)

Cattus-Thraex
+2

Yes, for everyone, who affords to pay $ 300, where is the issue?

Cattus-Thraex
+3

.. the issue is, I think that, after paying that sum, you find that apple font suitcases and TTC fonts are not openable in Glyphs. Well, this is a problem and a serious one. This is like ‘give me some money and you will be satisfied, if you are not, it is not may fault, you were an idiot to pay it’. Beyond any joke, this is indeed an incorrect approach to selling a product, even if suitcases are outdated, Mac OS X still uses them, and ttc are some Apple-specific fonts. So...

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bartleboom
Version 1.4.3
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Version 1.4.3
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estebas
Version 1.3.5
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Version 1.1.3
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Downloads 8,309
Version Downloads 441
License Demo
Date 13 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $299.99
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