plugin for deleting paths smaller than a user-provided value.
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Filter > Delete Small Paths is a plugin for the Glyphs font editor. It deletes all paths smaller than a threshold value in square units. It can be useful for cleaning up glyphs from vector debris.

Paths smaller than the provided threshold value disappear.


  1. Go to Window > Plugin Manager.
  2. Look for Delete Small Paths, and click the Install button next to it.
  3. Restart Glyphs.

Usage Instructions

  1. Open a glyph in Edit View, or select any number of glyphs in Font or Edit View.
  2. Use Filter > Delete Small Paths to bring up the dialog and enter a threshold value.

Or use it as a custom parameter in an instance:

Property: Filter
Value: DeleteSmallPaths; smallerthan:<threshold>


DeleteSmallPaths; smallerthan:2500

If you do not feel like typing it, you can choose Copy Custom Parameter from the gear menu, which puts the custom parameter with the current dialog settings in the clipboard. You can then paste it into an instance parameter field.


The plugin needs Glyphs 2.3 or higher, running on OS X 10.9 or later.


Copyright 2016 Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer (@mekkablue). Based on sample code by Georg Seifert (@schriftgestalt) and Jan Gerner (@yanone).

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.