This is a plugin for the Glyphs font editor by Georg Seifert. It turns monolines of all selected glyphs into broad-nib strokes. After installation, it will add the menu item Filter > BroadNibber. You can set a keyboard shortcut in System Preferences.
- Download the complete ZIP file and unpack it, or clone the repository.
- Double click the .glyphsFilter file. Confirm the dialog that appears in Glyphs.
- Restart Glyphs
- Open a glyph in Edit View, or select any number of glyphs in Font or Edit View.
- Use Filter > BroadNibber to add broad-nib strokes to your lines. Experiment with the values.
Alternatively, you can also use it as a custom parameter:
Property: Filter Value: BroadNibber; width:<width>; height:<height>; angle:<angle>
<width> is the width of the pen,
<height> its thickness, and
<angle> the nib angle. The order does not matter, e.g.:
Property: Filter Value: BroadNibber; height:30; angle:10; width:40
At the end of the parameter value, you can hang
include:, followed by a comma-separated list of glyph names. This will apply the filter only to the included glyphs, or the glyphs not excluded, respectively.
The plugin needs Glyphs 2.4 or higher. I assume it will not work in earlier versions.
Copyright 2014 Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer (@mekkablue). Based on sample code by Georg Seifert (@schriftgestalt).
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file 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.