Graide stands for GRAphite Integrated Development Environment. It is a tool that can be used for developing Graphite fonts.

Graide includes the following features:

  • an integrated compiler - for building the Graphite tables into your font
  • a test suite facility - for organizing and running test data for your Graphite font
  • a debugger - allowing you to see the exact effects of of your Graphite rules
  • a matcher - searches through test data files for test sequences that produce a given sequence of glyphs

Obtaining Graide

For instructions on installing Graide on your machine, see the ↗ Graide GitHub repository.

The source code is also available from the repository.


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The following tutorial teaches the basic elements of GDL programming and include instructions for using Graide:

Graphite tutorial using Graide