Glyphs 2.4.1 – Dependable and intuitive font editor.

Glyphs 2.4.1

Glyphs is a simple to use Mac OS X app designed to allow anyone to create new fonts and modify letterforms with ease.

Glyphs’ main focus lays on streamlining the workflow.

Glyphs also comes with support for scripting. Scripts can help with a lot of repetitive tasks and will allow you to access all internal data and methods.

The font editor for everyone.

Glyphs’ smart and simple approach helps you draw new fonts, modify existing fonts, and sculpt your letterforms hassle-free.

What’s New

Version 2.4.1:

  • Added Variable Fonts to File > Export, with support for multiple axes and Brace layers (intermediate deltas)
  • Compatibility with macOS Sierra
  • Improved Plugin Manager: should work for everyone now
  • Reopen last closed tab (Cmd-Opt-Shift-W, or hold down Option key with Window menu)
  • Added tooltips to warning icons in Font view glyph cells
  • iOS GlyphsViewer now asks for permission to show preview
  • Smart filters work on active layers only now
  • Added ‘Has Anchors’ to smart filter options
  • Warn user about CFF subroutinization problems when glyphs with many nodes are in the font
  • Prevent automatic text replacements in code entry UI
  • Print dialog now remembers page orientation
  • Improved performance of instance preview with a lot of text
  • Improved performance and stability of .glyphsproject documents
  • Improved double clicking in Font view
  • Improved handling of non-printing glyphs
  • Improved drag-reordering of sidebar elements
  • Fixed arrow key behaviour in Font Info > Masters > Metrics
  • Fixed and improved Edit > Compare Fonts
  • Fixed behaviour of Font Info and Macro windows in fullscreen mode
  • Fixed export of name id 4
  • Fixed fullscreen display of toolbar in OS X 10.9
  • Fixed issue with upper plane Unicodes in application services
  • Many more small fixes and improvements
  • Improved stability and performance
  • Added ‘Close Open Paths’ to context menu: connects nearest open nodes
  • Properly set smoothness of nodes when adding or removing nodes
  • Opt-arrowing or Opt-dragging multiple off-curves now locks each point’s angle
  • Aligning an anchor will snap it to the background anchor of the same name
  • Grey preview letters for empty glyphs are now also visible in text mode
  • Show all glyphs that use this glyph as a component: now also works when Text tool is active
  • Select newly generated glyphs in Edit view
  • Glyph width is maintained after Edit > Clear
  • Transformation tools: origin now snaps to other objects
  • Improved performance of Round Corner filter
  • Layer duplicates do not carry the original layer name anymore
  • Edit > Select Sample Text now adds current string if selection was not moved before pressing OK
  • Improved stability and performance of clipboard operations
  • Fixed and improved Edit > Paste Special (including Undo)
  • Fixed glyph info for pasted glyphs
  • Fixed nudging (Ctrl-Opt dragging) with selected off-curve nodes
  • Fixed unresponsive Edit view after closing a tab
  • Fixed empty Edit view when Select All Layers tool is active
  • Fixed text reflow with spaces in Edit view
  • Fixed selection for Paste-Undo-Redo
  • Disable incremental metrics key (e.g., ‘+=10’) when there is an unaligned component
  • Kerning is now rounded to the grid
  • Update Metrics also works in the background layer
  • Custom kerning increments with defaults GSKerningIncrementLow and GSKerningIncrementHigh (no UI yet)
  • Custom spacing increments with defaults GSSpacingIncrementLow and GSSpacingIncrementHigh (no UI yet)
  • Improved preview of cursive attachment
  • Improved filtering in Window > Kerning
  • Improved precision of sidebearings
  • Improved vertical kerning


OS X 10.9.5 or later, 64-bit processor


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