Glyphs allows you to create stunning fonts on your Mac. Make everything from dingbat webfonts to full-fledged text typefaces in the most Mac-like font editor.
Glyphs main features:
Sketch your font: Take a pencil and sketch a few letters. With a few tricks, you can easily digitize your sketches, and, step by step, create a full-fledged OpenType font.
Tools for type: The smart vector tools are optimised for the design of typefaces. Interpolated nudging, curvature control, dragging multiple handles at once, adding extrema and inflections, batch editing: all supported straight out of the box.
All languages covered: Human-readable glyph names, combined with smart component placement, automatic alignment of diacritics, mark positioning, and Unicode 7 support, make Glyphs the number one choice for multilingual font development.
Isolation no more: Watch your words take shape in high resolution: The edit view doubles as a text editor, allowing you to draw, edit, space and kern your glyphs in a word context rather than isolated in windows.
Colors everywhere: Why stay monochromatic? Add color to your typographical life with the built-in multi-layer preview and specialized editing tools. Glyphs can export layer fonts, Microsoft-style color webfonts or Apple-style emoji fonts.
Effortless OpenType: Enjoy automatic OpenType features: Glyphs analyzes your glyph names and shapes, and can auto-build feature code for ligatures, figure sets, positional forms, localizations, fractions, stylistic sets, small caps, and many more.
Guides can now be flipped with the Mirror buttons in the Transformations Panel
Metrics key calculations can reference opposite side, e.g., ‘=|+10’
Constrain Scale tool (S) with the Shift key
Increased maximum number of smart glyph parameters
Improved handling of corner and cap components
New keyboard shortcuts for cycling through masters: Opt-PageUp/PageDown (Fn-Opt-Up/Down on MacBooks)
New default shortcuts for next/previous tab: (Shift-)Ctrl-Tab
Active master is preserved when a new tab is opened
New font custom parameter ‘Variation Font Origin’ for defining the OTVar origin master: use a master name as value
Improved handling of components
Improved export of Brace layers
Fixed kerning between punctuation and Greek/Cyrillic
Improved Mongolian nice names (thx John)
Improved production names in GlyphData
Updated Traditional Chinese localization
Expanded and improved Python Wrapper (thx Jan)
All output from Python plug-ins is now caught and displayed
Fixes And Improvements:
Better production name conversion on UFO export
Prevent duplicate production names
Improved importing of kern table
Improved UPM Scaling
Correct calculation of fontbbox value in CFF table
Fixed export crashes
Improved QuickLook display
Improved stability and performance
Many small fixes and optimizations
Remove support for guides and background layers in .ufo export
Fix selection and sorting after copy/pasting or duplicating glyphs