Glyphs
Glyphs 1.4.3
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Dependable and intuitive font editor.   Demo ($299.99)
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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 data
  • Add Georgian glyphs to glyph order
  • Fix thai mkmk feature
  • Fix some smaller issues with the python wrapper
  • Add color selector to context menu of the text tool
  • Fix some small issues with language groups in the sidebar
  • Fix tabbing in dialogs
  • Fix sorting of glyphs with suffixes
  • Fix sorting order for arabic and display of mark cloud (thanks pascal)
  • Fix legacy names of comb accents (thanks christoph)
  • Fix problems with none ASCII chars in feature code
  • Fix space bar issues with Wacom attached
  • Improve error reporting for loading plugins
  • Increase the distance to select paths with double click (closes #0000073)
  • Sync content of background if LSB is changed
  • Generate a titl-feature for glyphs with a ".titl" suffix. (closes #0000277)
  • Add lines spaces ("n") to sample texts.
  • Use better icon for the arabic section in the sidebar (thanks pascal)
  • Do not deselect the paths on moving an open path (fixes #0000128)
  • Add "italicAngle" and "Grid Spacing" custom parameter (closes #0000301, #0000281)
  • Fix export of fonts with disablesAutomaticAlignment (thanks christoph).
  • Add alternate code for Ldot (ligatures L_periodcentered_L.loclCAT) (closes #0000295)
  • Fix some other issues with the feature code generator.
  • Fix when generating instances, some of the new fonts present a "Do you want to save" window on close. (fixes #000096 )
  • Fix calculation in metrics keys
  • Fix several issues with UFO files.
    • Fix export of kerning and classes to .ufo
    • Use ufo3 glif name algorithm
    • Allow names anchors
    • Fix several problems with the content of the lib
    • Fix export of kerning classes to .ufo
    • Fix problem with locked .ufo
    • Fixed a small problem with data saved to .ufo files.
    • Fix .ufo export of flipped and rotated components
  • Fix master switching (by cmd+1..x) for Czech keyboards.
  • Improve do component from selection. Now all masters are processed.
  • Fix issues with background images, including the "jumping problem"
  • Fix the drag drop reordering of layers in the layer panel
  • Fixed a small problem with the Offset Paths filter.
  • Fix "Add missing symbol glyphs" problem with euro/Euro
  • Fix glyph order if production names are not used
  • Reduce the threshold to detect flat paths. This preserves more details at small structures.
  • Improve the handling of custom parameters in instances and masters.
  • Improve the glyph definition of tcaron, lcaron and gcommaacent.
  • Fix some undo problems with global guidelines (thanks claus)
  • Fix several crashes
  • Fixed some memory problems.
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 more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Glyphs User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Bdkennedy1 commented on 04 Mar 2014
I had high hopes for this, but it doesn't export as TTF so I can't use it.
[Version 1.4.2]

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schriftgestaltung.de (developer) replied on 13 Mar 2014
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.
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iPoopStore commented on 19 Apr 2012
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.
[Version 1.3.7]

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schriftgestaltung.de (developer) replied on 10 May 2012
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.
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$ir M. replied on 08 Sep 2012
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)
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MaximilianGoetzfried commented on 30 Mar 2012
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
[Version 1.3.6]


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Stormchild commented on 19 Jan 2012
$300? Good luck with that.
[Version 1.2]

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Raddle replied on 19 Jan 2012
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.
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Martin replied on 21 Jan 2012
@ 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.
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Eelco Deuling commented on 19 Jan 2012
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?
[Version 1.1.8]


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+5

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Teksestro reviewed on 11 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 1.1.6]


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Yavari reviewed on 09 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 1.0.13]

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Harristype replied on 11 Oct 2011
I have to agree. The tag line should be adjusted to "The font editor for everyone who has $300"
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Psychiatry replied on 26 Mar 2012
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.
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MaximilianGoetzfried reviewed on 26 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 1.0.13]

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Yavari replied on 06 Sep 2011
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.
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Psychiatry replied on 26 Mar 2012
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.
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+2

+109
Sjha commented on 08 Jul 2011
"The font editor for everyone". Really? For everyone? At $299.99?
[Version 1.0.6]

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Misha replied on 08 Jul 2011
I think they're talking ease-of-use ;)
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Cattus-Thraex replied on 25 Jul 2011
Yes, for everyone, who affords to pay $ 300, where is the issue?
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Cattus-Thraex replied on 31 Oct 2011
.. 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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estebas rated on 22 Mar 2012

[Version 1.3.5]



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Stef_Vandenabele rated on 13 Oct 2011

[Version 1.1.3]


Downloads:8,056
Version Downloads:188
Type:Multimedia Design : Fonts
License:Demo
Date:13 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $299.99
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