The glyph outlines drawn in Edit View belong to a font master. Initially, a Glyphs file contains a single master named Regular. If a Glyphs file contains additional masters (for example, a Thin and Bold master), this is referred to as a Multiple Masters setup. Working with Multiple Masters allows Glyphs to export font instances not just for each master, but also between masters.
An interpolation axis describes the aspect of the glyph design that changes between masters. The most common axes are the Weight (from light to bold) and the Width (from condensed to extended), but there are many more possible interpolation axes.
A Multiple Master setup can have one or more axes. While a single axis can be thought of as a line along which the design varies, two axes create a two-dimensional space in which every point is a possible font instance. This space is referred to as the designspace, which may also have three or more dimensions.
- Interpolation Applications
The difference between static instances and variable fonts.
- Setting up Axes
Adding and configuring variation axes.
- Setting up Masters
Master setups for interpolation.
- Setting up Instances
Adding and configuring static and variable instances.
- Outline Compatibility
Inspecting and fixing incompatible outlines.
- Intermediate Layers
Providing additional outlines for better interpolation.
- Switching Shapes
Switching to incompatible outlines during interpolation.
- Editing Multiple Masters
Tools and other features for working with multiple masters.
- Working with Multiple Fonts
Managing font families and comparing fonts.
- Variable Font Options
Modifying the designspace and configuring the