RMX for Glyphs 3

Today, we have an update for the Font Remix Tools – with support for Glyphs 3!

If you already have a licence, you can get the update for free at https://remix-tools.com/glyphsapp/update/full

For the updated demo version, just visit https://remix-tools.com/glyphsapp/try

Note: You can install RMX for Glyphs 2 and RMX for Glyphs 3 side-by-side, as each version of Glyphs has its own Plugins folder. Copying the file manually into the folder will not work as macOS will not trust the plug-in. Just drag the RMX.glyphsFilter file onto the icon in the dock, and make sure you install the right RMX version that matches the Glyphs version. Finally, don’t forget to re-start Glyphs!

Other than working smoothly in Glyphs 3, the latest version of RMX has a bunch of other improvements:

  • Better support for files with a great number of masters.
  • Support for multi-dimensional brace layers.
  • Improved accuracy when changing the width of italics.
  • Fixed handling of nested components.
  • Non-master layers are no longer removed from scaled glyphs.
  • The RMX Harmonizer is now even more stable with complex Bézier curve structures.
  • The RMX Scaler now always scales the sidebearings, the gear menu option has gone.
  • Many smaller fixes
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Thank you Tim! RMX is the biggest addition to my Glyphs experience. Making the update free is unexpected and very welcome!

Thank you for your effort!

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Thanks for your work. Very important tool - also in Glyphs 3…

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Amazing work. :clap::clap::clap: Thank you, Tim!

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Does Glyphs 3 check for plugin updates?

This possibility to trigger the check manually seems gone in Glyphs 3, and I don’t see any requests from Glyhps 3 in my server log.

What if I want to provide an update for RMX for G3? How will the users know it’s available?

The updates in the preference overlapped too much with the plugin-manager. And the plugins that are not in it, had different requirements. So would prefer if you could add that check yourself. I can help with that.

Okay, I’ll write the update checker code myself then.

Using RMX tool in Glyphs 3 makes the app crashes all the time. E.g. using RMX tuner, when I change the value in Weight the app crashes immediately.

Could you send me the file where this happens? Then I’ll have a closer look. Thanks!

You should get it soon into your email.

I installed the RMX update for Glyphs 3. I’m not seeing it in the Filters menu. What can I do to troubleshoot? My MacOS is 10.13.6. Is it compatible?

I am on 10.13.6 also, and while it was working a couple of builds back, in Build 3037 it crashes G3 when I attempt to use it.

Thanks for sending the file and video, Daniel. Very helpful! I just found out that

  • it does not crash “all the time”, only when the RMX Tuner is used on non-master layers, and
  • it happens in Glyphs 2 as well.

I hope I’ll have a fix soon!

Did you drag-and-drop the right RMX version onto the Glyphs 3 icon on the dock? Did you re-start Glyphs? If you press Cmd+Shift+Y, and look inside the Plugins folder, do you see the file RMX.glyphsFilter? If you select it and press Cmd+I, which version does it say?

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Thanks. That worked. I had been double-clicking rather than drag and drop

So, we have another update today. As usual, get it at https://remix-tools.com/glyphsapp/update/full

@danielquisek That bug should be fixed now. Thanks again for reporting it.
@George_Thomas Hopefully your crashes are also fixed now. If you experience any further crashes please let me know.

Also, this version of RMX checks for available future updates. Glyphs 3 does not check automatically for plugin updates (for independently installed plugins) any more so you will not be notified of today’s update in Glyphs 3 (only in Glyphs 2) but in future RMX will check and tell you directly (in Glyphs 3, that is). Phew.

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@TimAhrens I was hoping for support of more than 10 masters, any plans for that? :grimacing:

RMX Tuner and RMX Harmonizer should be working flawlessly with any number of masters now. And I am working on a new layer-based palette tool that will probably replace RMX Scaler and RMX Monospacer at some point. Hope that helps for now!

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I’m getting the “ “RMX.glyphsFilter” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software.” message with the latest release of RMX.

did you drag&drop?
here’s what Tim Ahrens wrote: