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Glyph group tool


Edit Glyphs By double-clicking on a group name in the main project window or pressing the 'Edit Group' button one opens the group's definition in the Glyph Group Tool.

A group is a collection of glyphs or other groups put together. Glyphs and groups are referenced by name and bound only at compilation time.

A glyph group list and two glyph groups

A glyph group list and two glyph groups

The glyph group tool displays a two-column table. On the right hand side the member glyphs/ groups/ ranges/ enumerations are listed. They are previewed in the left column using actual glyphs from the font.

The valid entries in the right column are:

  • valid glyph names, as specified in the glyph grid
  • references to other glyph groups, put in angular brackets (there is a limit of 100 levels of nesting): <OtherGroupName>
  • continuous ranges of glyphs, in the format [StartingGlyphName - EndGlyphName]
  • glyph enumerations in curly brackets: {GlyphName1, ..., GlyphNameN}

The same syntax of entries can be used in the Substitution and Positioning Tools and generally any place where a glyph name can be inputted (with the exception of the Proofing Tool). All glyphs in a group can be assigned the same type through the menu entry 'Mark All Glyphs As...'. The group is bound to glyphs immediately when the menu is clicked. This way of assigning glyph types is sometimes more convenient than doing it in the glyph grid.



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