Alternative letters in Indesign Glyphs-window

Hey everybody,

I couldn´t find an answer in the manual or forum. Hope somone can help

Is it possible to provide more then one Version of a Glyph as seen with
some fonts in Indesign.

f.E.The Capital letter I. I want a Version with and without serif.



There are several possible ways. In your case, make one “regular” “I” and one stylistic alternate and name it “I.ss01” go to Font Info > features and click the circular button in the bottom left corner.



one more question. (should i open a new post?)

If I try to use the “removeOverlap” filter the Program “RemoveOverlap” crashes. Also if I try to export the font and check the removeOverlap button.

Glyphs did this since i´ve installed it. I use the Demo + OSX 10.5.8 ?

cheers, tim


Process: removeOverlap [16422]
Path: /Users/home/Downloads/ ts/Resources/removeOverlap
Identifier: removeOverlap
Version: ??? (???)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: Glyphs [8760]

Interval Since Last Report: 10964895 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 259
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 0 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 20

Date/Time: 2012-02-17 10:55:08.209 +0100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a)
Report Version: 6
Anonymous UUID: 714FBB35-1700-48F1-AFBD-800AECF115D8

Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0

Dyld Error Message:
unknown required load command 0x80000022

Just fixed this.

… means this works with an update?

thanks for your help. Great work!

Yes. The update is almost finished.

Hey Georg, what’s the other ways to make a glyph appear in the InDesign alterantes hover?

Add it a substitution to it in the ‘aalt’ feature or as character variants (.cvXX (01-99) suffix).

Any 1-to-1 substitution in any feature should work, just make sure you update the aalt feature afterwards.