Glyph View Preferences ↩
The Glyph View section contains settings to customize the appearance of the Glyph Editor and its behavior while editing glyphs.
The Display tab collects settings for various values and options.
|Artboard Width||Width of the artboard.|
|Artboard Height||Height of the artboard.|
|Oncurve Size||Size of the on-curve points.|
|Offcurve Size||Size of the off-curve points.|
|Grid X||Width of the grid units.|
|Grid Y||Height of the grid units.|
|Snap Points To||
Snap all points to a multiple of this value while editing.
If you set this value to
If you set this value to
|Outline Errors||Display an Outline Error if the difference between the segment’s starting and end points is smaller then this value.|
|Selection Stroke Width||
Stroke width of selected paths.
If this value is
|⇧ Increment||The increment when using Shift down.|
|⌘ ⇧ Increment||The increment when using Command + Shift down.|
|Info Text Size||Font size of text items.|
|Large Info Text Size||Font size of large text items.|
|Draw With||The default drawing curve type when opening a new document. It can be either Cubic Beziers (PostScript) or Quadratic Beziers (TrueType).|
|Next Glyph||The list used when hitting Next Glyph or Previous Glyph. It can be either the “From Selected Set” or “From ‘All Glyphs’ set”.|
|Preserve Curve on Deleting Point||If a point is deleted, this value decides if the curve should be preserved or not.|
|Display Italic Angle||Use the Italic Angle in the Glyph View and Space Center.|
|Slant Point Coordinates||Slant all point coordinates. This is only a display option – points will be stored in the UFO as absolute point coordinates.|
|Offset Point Coordinates||Offset all point coordinates with the Italic Slant Offset setting in the font info.|
|Draw Dragging Cross Lines||Display the dragging cross line while dragging objects in the Glyph View.|
|Draw Coordinates Background Color||Draw a darker color in the back of the point coordinates.|
|Measurement Show Glyph Metrics||Use glyph metrics during measuring. (left and right margins)|
|Use ⇧ 45° constrain||Enable using the 45° constrain while dragging with Shift pressed.|
|Measurement Show Font Metrics||Use font metrics during measuring (descender, baseline, x height, ascender, cap height).|
|Contours can close by dragging||An open contour can close while dragging the first or last point on the first or last point.|
|Contour Closing Snap Distance||The snap distance used to snap the first or last point while closing an open contour.|
|Draw Strokes Using Antialias||Use anti-alias to draw strokes. This is an option for Retina displays where the device pixel is rather small.|
|Transform Box with Off Curves||The transform box will enclose all off-curve points.|
|Snap Off Curves to guides||Snap off curves while dragging to guidelines.|
|Undo Levels||Set the number of undo levels, use
The Appearance tab collects settings for various colors used in the Glyph View.
To edit a color, double click on a color cell to open a color picker.
The Hot Keys tab contains a table to create and configure custom keyboard shortcuts.