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Show Thickness Plugin for for Glyphs App. The tool shows how thick is the stem in a pointed place:

Show Thickness illustration

Right-click to open the context menu and choose Add Guide for Measurement to turn the current measurement into a static guide in measurement mode.

Installation and Usage

  1. In Window > Plugin Manager, look for Show Stem Thickness and press the Install button next to it.
  2. Restart Glyphs.

Choose View > Show Stem Thickness (Cmd-Opt-Shift-A) to toggle the stem measurement.


Thanks to Georg Seifert (@schriftgestalt) for his help with improving performance.


Copyright 2015 Rafał Buchner (@rafalbuchner).

With code samples by Georg Seifert (@schriftgestalt), Rainer Scheichelbauer (@mekkablue) and Mark Frömberg (@Mark2Mark).

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use the software provided here except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

See the License file included in this repository for further details.