Glyph Properties

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Glyph Properties

The Glyph Properties toolbar provides a quick way to view and edit some of the most common glyph properties.

Glyph Name

The Glyph Name of the glyph. Press the Generate Name button to let FontCreator fill in the field.


The code-points assigned to this glyph. Press the Select Unicode Character button to select a character from the Unicode Character list. Press the Generate code-point button to let FontCreator fill in the field automatically. It is possible to enter multiple code-points by separating them by commas, but it's common to have only one character mapped to each glyph.

Unicode name

The Unicode name of the first code-point

Left Side Bearing (LSB)

The (horizontal) start position of the glyph.

Right Side Bearing (RSB)

The (horizontal) end position of the glyph.


The horizontal offset between x=0 and the Left Side Bearing.

Advance Width (AW)

The width of the glyph and its surrounding space.


This button allows you to collapse or expand the toolbar, showing only the most common information.


Extra Info:

Type: Shows the glyph outline type which can be empty, simple or composite.

OpenType Type Combo box: Shows the Glyph OpenType Type, which is important for the OpenType Layout Features. It can be set to Automatic (so FontCreator determines the actual type), Unassigned, Simple, Ligature, Mark, or Component. With Ligatures an additional edit box allows you to specifiy the number of components. This defines the number of anchor values used with MarkToLigature lookups.




Tip: You could also adjust the Left Side Bearing and Advance Width in the Glyph Edit window, by changing the vertical bearings.