Fonts Version: 2.4.1 | updated 7 months ago

About Glyphs 2.4.1 for macOS

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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.

What's New

Version 2.4.1:

  • 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

Variable Fonts:

  • 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 auto-alignment
  • 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
  • Fix some issues with offset curve

System Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9.5 or later

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Georg Seifert

Developer of Glyphs font editor for macOS.
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Date Mar 08 2017
Category Fonts
Platform macOS
Price $299
Version 2.4.1

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