I just migrated a font project to Glyphs from Fontlab and I have now a Glyphs project with five masters set up. However they are all called “Regular” now. The name for masters is defined in Proportions weight class poplist, which gives only three options (light, regular, bold). How can I enter proper names for the masters?
Another question, I didn’t find a place for openTypeOS2WeightClass. Do I just make a custom parameter (for each master) for it? How is openTypeOS2WeightClass related to Proportions weight class number, if at all? Do I just enter a stem widht and forget about it? What does the Proportions weight class number actually do?
No, Just set the first as Light and the other as Bold. It does not really matter if it is correct, it only controls the icons in the toolbar and the name of the files for the ufo export.
What do you do in MM that you need to go back and forth? Did you see: http://www.glyphsapp.com/tutorials/kerning
I’d also like to be able to name my masters differently, have more flexibility.
And btw, I have started using masters even for non-interpolating fonts. It makes it so much easier to make comparisons and modifications to all variations when set up as masters as opposed to being each in its own file.
If you're creating a family with weights ranging from light through to heavy,(or more than 3 weights), I find it good to have all weights in the one file, so you can see how the change can affect across multiple weights.
When I’m happy with all glyphs Duplicate for each weight for export.
If I create a Family with no interpolation, but with 5 weights (light, thin, regular, bold, black) having them in the same file as different Masters, I have to have 2 “light” and 2 “bold” weights and a regular.
What I think Kermie was saying was being able to change the Masters buttons to have Black, Bold etc, so flicking through them is easier.
The distinction Light/Regular/Bold (the popup) is for interpolation only, so you can skip that. Just make sure they have different Weight values (we recommend stem width), and you can cmd-1/2/3/4/5 through your masters.
Duplicate the Weight values in your instances, and you are done.