Glyhp Editor

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The place to add and edit glyph specific data such as contours, point, anchors, components, glyph level metrics, guides, image, ...

The glyph editor always displays one glyph to edit, and allows the user to show/hide different layers of glyph data.

Global actions available for each tool

Menu bar ⇢ Glyph
Next Glyph display the next glyph for the selected set in the Font Collection (the behavior can be changed in the Preferences)
Prev Glyph display the next glyph for the selected set in the Font Collection (the behavior can be changed in the Preferences)
Editing selects the Editing Tool
Drawing selects the Bezier Tool
Slice selects the Slice Tool
Transform set the current selection in transform mode, if there is no selection the whole glyph will be in in transform mode. (if a tool does not support transformation it will not be usable)
Lock Guides Locks the guides.
Lock Side Bearings Locks the side bearing of a glyph of being edited.
Lock Images Locks the images.
Show Measurement Info Toggles displaying measurement info in the glyph view.
Layers navigate through layers
Menu bar ⇢ Windows
Zoom In zooms in
Zoom Out zooms out
Zoom To Fit zooms the current glyph to fit the glyph view
Global Glyph view events (these are valid for all tools)
space click drag move the glyph view in the scroll view
command space click zooms in
command space drag zoom to marque rectangle
command space alt click zooms out
alt mouse scroll zooms in or out
dragging an image (png, jpeg, tiff) create an image object in the current glyph (there can only be 1 image for each layer)
Hot keys (set in the Preferences)
Preview fill the glyph in the foreground color and hide all other display options
Zoom In hot key for zooming in
Zoom Out hot key for zooming out
Next Glyph hot key to display the next glyph for the selected set in the Font Collection (the behavior can be changed in the Preferences)
Previous Glyph hot key to display the previous glyph for the selected set in the Font Collection (the behavior can be changed in the Preferences)
Layer Up hot key for jumping up to an other layer
Layer Down hot key for jumping down to an other layer
Jump To Glyph hot key to a pop up jump to glyph window. Typing the glyph names will sorter the possible glyph names. Also possible to type unicode values. The input field will also trying to convert characters according their unicode value. Arrow keys will alter the selection.
Remove Overlap hot key to perform a remove overlap
Reverse Contours hot key to reverse contours
Auto Contour Order hot key to set the order of contours atomically
Correct Contour Direction hot key to correct the contour direction
Add Extreme Points hot key to add extreme points
Add Anchor hot key to add an anchor
Add Component hot key to an add (see Components)
Decompose Component hot key to decompose Components
Toggle Point Smoothness hot key to toggle the selected points smoothness
Toggle Transform hot key to toggle transform mode
Toggle Oncurve / Offcurve selection hot key to jump to the next point
Break Contour hot key to break the contour at the selected point(s)
Close Contour hot key to close the selected contour(s).
Toggle Show Fill hot key to toggle the display fill
Toggle Show Metrics hot key to toggle the display of metrics
Toggle Show On Curve points hot key to toggle the display of on curve points
Toggle Show Off Curve Points hot key to toggle the display of off curve points
Toggle Show Point Coordinates hot key to toggle the display of point coordinates
Toggle Show Point Indexes hot key to toggle the display of point indexes
Toggle Show Anchors hot key to toggle the display of anchors
Toggle Show Labels hot key to toggle the display of point labels
Toggle Show Curve Length hot key to toggle the display of contour curve length
Toggle Show Outline Errors hot key to toggle the display of outline errors
Toggle Show Blues hot key to toggle the display of blues values
Toggle Show Family Blues hot key to toggle the display of family blues values
Toggle Rulers hot key to toggle the display of rulers
Toggle Bitmap hot key to toggle the display of bitmap representations
Toggle Lock Guides hot key to toggle to lock guides
Toggle Lock Sidebearings hot key to toggle to lock the sidebearings
Toggle Lock Image hot key to toggle to lock the image
Flip horizontal hot key to flip the selection horizontal
Flip vertical hot key to flip the selection vertical
Rotate 90° clockwise hot key to rotate 90° clockwise
Rotate 90° counterclockwise hot key to rotate 90° counterclockwise
Rotate 45° clockwise hot key to rotate 45° clockwise
Rotate 45° counterclockwise hot key to rotate 45° counterclockwise  
Copy / Swap to layer hot key to a pop up copy / swap layer window
Test Install the Font hot key to test install the font