Glyphs Hinting

Part of the ILT-Glyphs Certificate Program
With Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer: Jan. 2023
This course will introduce you to efficient hinting workflows for both CFF and TTF scenarios in Glyphs, including setting up for autohinting algorithms. We will especially focus on potential pitfalls, how to find and fix them, or how to avoid them from the start. Familiarity with Glyphs.app essential; basic knowledge of Python useful but not required. The course will be taught in English.

Course structure
(classes take place at 6pm UK time)
Session 1 — Jan 10, 2023: PS Hinting Basics (2 hrs)
Session 2 — Jan 12, 2023: PS Hinting Advanced, TTF Autohint Basics (2 hrs)
Session 3 — Jan 17, 2023: TTF Autohint Advanced, Manual TT Hinting Basics (2 hrs)
Session 4 — Jan 19, 2023: Manual TT Hinting (2 hrs)
Session 5 — Jan 24, 2023: Manual TT Hinting, Production Session (2 hrs)

Course materials and projects
Participants are required to prepare for each session with recommended reading and pre-recorded videos (doable within an hour). Throughout the course, sample tasks will be given as homework. You are encouraged to collect and submit questions before courses. Homework tasks, prepared content and collected questions are discussed in live sessions. In the production session, you will go through a series of real-life scenarios where you apply what you learned.

The course is open to a maximum of 15 participants. This ensures that every student gets ample time for feedback.

How will it work?
The course will use the latest software in order to set up a virtual classroom and a resource centre for the course materials. Participants will need to join the sessions via a Zoom link. A Mac (macOS 10.15 or later recommended) with Glyphs 3 and a stable internet connection is required.

Fees and registration
The course fee is £450 + 20% VAT (if applicable) and is non-refundable. Participants are exempt of VAT if registering as an EU business. To register, or if you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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