Glyphs Python Crash Course

With Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer: Spring 2024

This 6-hour course will introduce you to Python for font engineering. It will enable you to read and modify existing Python code, and get you started in writing your own code from scratch. Special attention is given to automating tasks in Glyphs. This course also works as an add-on to the ILT-Glyphs Font Engineering course. The course is taught in English.


*If you are a business outside of Europe, email us with your business address and website so we can remove VAT from your bill.

Course structure

  • Session 1: April 27, (4 hours) 14:00-18:00 UK: Python crash course
  • Session 2: April 30 (2 hours), 18:00-20:00 UK: Q&A + homework

Course materials and projects
Participants are expected to prepare for the second session. You will be given a set of tasks as homework once (doable within an hour). You are encouraged to submit questions before class. Homework and collected questions are discussed in the live session.

The course is open to a maximum 25 participants. This ensures that each 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 £150 + 20% VAT (if applicable) and is non-refundable. This course is free when booked with the Font Engineering course. Participants are exempt of VAT if registering as a EU business. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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