Touché

by Nina Stössinger

“Looking through your kerning, you try to catch them: colliding glyph pairs. But did you remember to check your i-diacritics against your superior numerals, ogoneks against brackets, the dcaron against the asterisk? Touché can take some guesswork out of things by listing the pairs whose black bodies touch, taking spacing and kerning into account.”

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PenBallWizard

by Loïc Sander

“This extension is a helper for the wielding of robofab pens and functions that transform a glyphs outline. The interface is thought to manage ‘filters’, and see a preview of their effects. A filter is added either by indicating a module importation string that links to existing & installed pens or functions, or by pointing to a file from which a pen or function will be imported on the fly. For each new filter, you also indicate the name of the pen or function as well as possible arguments, which will result in UI controls for each argument.”

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Glyph Nanny

by Tal Leming

“This tool provides live feedback about the technical quality of a glyph. The goal is to help new type designers get through the “Beziers Are Frustrating!” phase a little more quickly. Keep in mind that the displayed notes and marks are generated by math and are not a definitive list of things that must be corrected. It’s always (okay, not always) acceptable to break the rules as long as you have a good reason. Think of the comments as reminders to think through why you have things where they are.”

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Delorean: Interpolation Preview

by CJ Dunn

“–Start by opening two UFOs which are compatible for interpolation
–Use the slider or arrows to preview interpolation of a glyph at different values
–Delorean will update the preview live as you adjust the glyph’s outline in the originals
–The “generate” button in the bottom right will save an instance of the interpolated glyph to your CurrentFont()
–The glyph.name must exist in both fonts and the outlines must be compatible for interpolation.
–The status indicator in the bottom left corner turns red if either of these conditions aren’t met.”