I have a suggestion for a possible new feature called Sketchpad. Sketchpad would be blank canvas (accessible from the toolbar), in which designers can draw various elements, letterforms, icons, logotypes, etc. — free from the boundaries of font metrics. Designers can copy/paste elements to a specific glyph, or export them as an SVG or EPS document. An option to “Insert Glyph” would allow designers to insert any glyph from the current Glyphs document…
I’m a big fan of this idea. I would also like to see a notepad area in glyphs. This would just be an area where I can write notes—things like development history, why certain special glyphs exist, values used to generate small caps with RMX, etc. This would provide a standard location for notes when type designers are collaborating and in open-source releases.
Any news regarding the “sketchpad” idea? I’m thinking it could probably be a plugin instead of a default feature, but what’s the best way to approach this? My knowledge with python is very limited. Anyone interested in making something like this?
Back in the days, FontLab sent out a questionnaire to gather new ideas and I stated the same idea. It would be wonderful to be able to sketch around. I could also imagine to be able to select (parts of) the sketches to be inserted as a kind of component.