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View > Show Mark Preview is a plug-in for previewing mark-to-base and mark-to-mark attachment directly in Edit view.


Sample font shown: Lao Pali by Ben Mitchell (@ohbendy).


Please install the plugin via the built-in Plugin Manager, available via Window > Plugin Manager, and restart the application.

Usage Instructions

  1. Activate View > Show Mark Preview.
  2. Open an Edit tab with any number of letters and marks containing appropriate mark attachment anchors (e.g., top and _top, respectively).

The marks will be stacked onto all letters in the Edit tab, provided they have respective anchors.

Known Problems

  • Unfortunately, I cannot disable the default mark cloud under all circumstances (yet).
  • Typing new sidebearings in the grey glyph info box (View > Show Glyph Info) does not work when View > Show Mark Preview is on, at least in 2.5b (1072).


Copyright 2017 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.

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