while i was working on putting some ligatures into metrics groups, i found out that it did not work for both masters. originally i did this with the ‘light’-master and then looking at the ‘bold’-master i found out the bold metrics were not defined as being in this very group.
for some lubalinesque reason I created a A_R ligature.
so, the metrics value would be A (left) and R (right).
do i really have to do this for every master?
doesn’t glyph automatically do this?
PS: still working in glyphs 1.4.3 (586) – mea culpa
This is done automatically in G2. Create A_R, decompose, and LSB will be =A and RSB will be R. The metric keys are glyph-wide. If you need an exception for a specific master, use a double equal sign ==.
In G1, having an exception for a layer is more difficult and not always immediately visible, because it does not apply the double equals strategy. You first have to set metric key, which is used glyph-wide, then, in another layer, you overwrite the metric key, which is then only used for that layer.
And you can set multiple metric keys at once in Font view.
Hi there! I feel like I’m missing something really basic – how do I select multiple glyphs at once and then assign them a metric key? I can see how to do it for kerning groups, but not metric keys. Above, you said we can set them in Font view??