Glyphs Plugin for highlighting BCPs which are not completely horizontal or vertical (menu item View > Show Angled Handles)
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This is a plugin for the Glyphs font editor by Georg Seifert. It highlights BCPs (‘handles’) which are not horizontal or vertical, quite-but-not-completely-straight line segments, duplicate paths, crossed handles, and zero handles. After installation, it will add the menu item View > Show Angled Handles (Cmd-Y, German: Ansicht > Schräge Anfasser anzeigen).

Angled Handles are marked red.


  1. Download the complete ZIP file and unpack it, or clone the repository.
  2. Double click the .glyphsReporter file. Confirm the dialog that appears in Glyphs.
  3. Restart Glyphs

Usage Instructions

  1. Open a glyph in Edit View.
  2. Use View > Show Angled Handles (Cmd-Y) to toggle the highlighting of of handles which are not completely straight.


Access display options in the context menu (Ctrl- or right-click):

Show Angled Handles Options

You can set a different keyboard shortcut (i.e., other than Cmd-Y) by typing this in the Macro window (Window > Macro Panel) and pressing the Run button:

Glyphs.defaults["com.mekkablue.ShowAngledHandles.keyboardShortcut"] = "l"

In this example, the shortcut is changed to Cmd-L. Instead of l, you can take any other key on your keyboard, of course. Restart Glyphs for the changes to take effect.


The plugin requires app version 2.3 (837) or later, running on OS X 10.9.1 or later. For older versions of Glyphs, use the _old file enclosed in the repository.


Copyright 2013 Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer (@mekkablue). Including 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.