Edit glyph outlines, spacing, kerning, mark-positioning, hinting, and more in Edit View. Edit a glyph by double-clicking it. Open multiple glyphs in Edit View by selecting them and choosing View → New Tab (Cmd-T). In Font View, a selection of glyphs can also be edited by double-clicking the selection or pressing Cmd-Down Arrow.
A Glyphs window can contain multiple Edit View tabs. Switch to a tab by clicking its tab title. Press Cmd-Opt-2 through Cmd-Opt-9 to switch to the respective tab. Cmd-Opt-1 switches to Font View, which is always the first tab in the window.
Switch to the next or previous tab with View → Navigation → Show Next Tab (Ctrl-Tab) or Show Previous Tab (Ctrl-Shift-Tab). Close a tab by moving the mouse cursor over its title and clicking the close button or choosing View → Close Tab (Cmd-Shift-W). Close all tabs except for the current one by holding down the Option key when clicking the close button. Restore an accidentally closed tab by holding down Option and choosing View → Reopen Last Closed Tab (Cmd-Opt-Shift-W).
Edit View has two modes: text mode and edit mode.
Use text mode to insert and remove glyphs from Edit View, or adjust the spacing and kerning between glyphs. Choose the Text tool (shortcut T) to enter text mode. See Entering Text and Spacing & Kerning for more details.
Enter edit mode by choosing a different tool or by double-clicking a glyph. Or, press the Escape key to edit the glyph located after the text cursor.
- Drawing Paths
Creating paths with the Draw, Pencil, and Primitives tools
- Editing Paths
Selecting, transforming, deleting, aligning, connecting, and other path editing features.
- Graphic Attributes
Stroking and masking paths.
Connecting glyphs and components using anchor points.
Aligning points to magnetic, local, and global guides.
- Info Box
Inspecting and editing glyph information.
- Glyph Display
Zooming, panning, and other view options.
A separate layer for temporary outlines.
- Entering Text
Inserting glyphs by name or character and previewing texts.
Inspecting sizes, coordinates, and distances.
Adding annotations for font proofing.
Inserting reference images into the background.
- Previewing & Testing
Previewing kerning, features, interpolation, and more.