fontinfo.plist

File Format XML Property List

This file contains information about the font itself, such as naming and dimensions. This file is optional. Not all values are required for a proper file.

Bit Numbers

Throughout this specification are references to “bit numbers.” These are lists of integers that correspond to the bits that should be set for particular fields in the referenced font specifications. Consider this example from a fictional font specification:

type name description
USHORT foo Bit 0: Left
Bit 1: Right
Bit 2: Up
Bit 3: Down

Translated to the structure used in this specification would be:

key value type description
fictionalFontSpecFoo list A list of bit numbers indicating the bits that should be set in foo. The bit numbers are listed in the fictional font specification. Corresponds to the foo field.

In a fontinfo.plist file, to indicate “left” and “up” the data would look like this:

<key>fictionalFontSpecFoo</key>
<array>
  <integer>0</integer>
  <integer>2</integer>
</array>

Specification

Generic Identification Information

key value type description
familyName string Family name.
styleName string Style name.
styleMapFamilyName string Family name used for bold, italic and bold italic style mapping.
styleMapStyleName string Style map style. The possible values are regular, italic, bold and bold italic. These are case sensitive.
versionMajor integer Major version.
versionMinor non-negative integer Minor version.
year integer The year the font was created. This attribute is deprecated as of version 2. It’s presence should not be relied upon by authoring tools. However, it may occur in a font’s info so authoring tools should preserve it if present.
key value type description
copyright string Copyright statement.
trademark string Trademark statement.

Generic Dimension Information

key value type description
unitsPerEm non-negative integer or float Units per em.
descender integer or float Descender value.
xHeight integer or float x-height value.
capHeight integer or float Cap height value.
ascender integer or float Ascender value.
italicAngle integer or float Italic angle. This must be an angle in counter-clockwise degrees from the vertical.

Generic Miscellaneous Information

key value type description
note string Arbitrary note about the font.

OpenType gasp Table Fields

key value type description
openTypeGaspRangeRecords list A list of gasp Range Records. These must be sorted in ascending order based on the rangeMaxPPEM value of the record.
gasp Range Record Format

The records are stored as dictionaries of the following format.

key value type description
rangeMaxPPEM non-negative integer The upper limit of the range, in PPEM. If any records are in the list, the final record should use 65535 (0xFFFF) as defined in the OpenType gasp specification. Corresponds to the rangeMaxPPEM field of the GASPRANGE record in the OpenType gasp table.
rangeGaspBehavior list A list of bit numbers indicating the flags to be set. The bit numbers are defined below. Corresponds to the rangeGaspBehavior field of the GASPRANGE record in the OpenType gasp table.
rangeGaspBehavior Bits

The following bit numbers correspond to the matching bits in the OpenType gasp specification listed in the description column.

value description
0 GASP_GRIDFIT (0x0001)
1 GASP_DOGRAY (0x0002)
2 GASP_SYMMETRIC_SMOOTHING (0x0004)
3 GASP_SYMMETRIC_GRIDFIT (0x0008)
Notes

The OpenType gasp table specification.

OpenType head Table Fields

key value type description
openTypeHeadCreated string Creation date. Expressed as a string of the format “YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS”. “YYYY/MM/DD” is year/month/day. The month must be in the range 1-12 and the day must be in the range 1-end of month. “HH:MM:SS” is hour:minute:second. The hour must be in the range 0:23. The minute and second must each be in the range 0-59.
openTypeHeadLowestRecPPEM non-negative integer Smallest readable size in pixels. Corresponds to the OpenType head table lowestRecPPEM field.
openTypeHeadFlags list A list of bit numbers indicating the flags. The bit numbers are listed in the OpenType head specification. Corresponds to the OpenType head table flags field.
Notes

The OpenType head table specification.

  1. fontRevision can be derived from the generic versionMajor and versionMinor attributes.
  2. checkSumAdjustment should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  3. magicNumber should be set by the authoring tool.
  4. unitsPerEm is found at the generic unitsPerEm attribute.
  5. created can be calculated by subtracting the 12:00 midnight, January 1, 1904 (as specified in the head table documentation) from the date stored at openTypeHeadCreated.
  6. modified should be set by the authoring tool.
  7. xMin, yMin, xMax and yMax should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  8. macStyle can be derived from the generic styleMapStyle attribute.
  9. indexToLocFormat should be set by the authoring tool.
  10. glyphDataFormat should be set by the authoring tool.

OpenType hhea Table Fields

key value type description
openTypeHheaAscender integer Ascender value. Corresponds to the OpenType hhea table Ascender field.
openTypeHheaDescender integer Descender value. Corresponds to the OpenType hhea table Descender field.
openTypeHheaLineGap integer Line gap value. Corresponds to the OpenType hhea table LineGap field.
openTypeHheaCaretSlopeRise integer Caret slope rise value. Corresponds to the OpenType hhea table caretSlopeRise field.
openTypeHheaCaretSlopeRun integer Caret slope run value. Corresponds to the OpenType hhea table caretSlopeRun field.
openTypeHheaCaretOffset integer Caret offset value. Corresponds to the OpenType hhea table caretOffset field.
Notes

The OpenType hhea table specification

  1. advanceWidthMax should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  2. minLeftSideBearing should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  3. minRightSideBearing should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  4. xMaxExtent should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  5. metricDataFormat should be set by the authoring tool.
  6. numberOfHMetrics should be calculated by the authoring tool.

OpenType Name Table Fields

key value type description
openTypeNameDesigner string Designer name. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 9.
openTypeNameDesignerURL string URL for the designer. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 12.
openTypeNameManufacturer string Manufacturer name. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 8.
openTypeNameManufacturerURL string Manufacturer URL. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 11.
openTypeNameLicense string License text. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 13.
openTypeNameLicenseURL string URL for the license. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 14.
openTypeNameVersion string Version string. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 5.
openTypeNameUniqueID string Unique ID string. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 3.
openTypeNameDescription string Description of the font. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 10.
openTypeNamePreferredFamilyName string Preferred family name. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 16.
openTypeNamePreferredSubfamilyName string Preferred subfamily name. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 17.
openTypeNameCompatibleFullName string Compatible full name. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 18.
openTypeNameSampleText string Sample text. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 19.
openTypeNameWWSFamilyName string WWS family name. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 21.
openTypeNameWWSSubfamilyName string WWS Subfamily name. Corresponds to the OpenType name table name ID 22.
openTypeNameRecords list A list of name records. This name record storage area is intended for records that require platform, encoding and or language localization.
Name Record Format

The records are stored as dictionaries of the following format.

key value type description
nameID non-negative integer The name ID.
platformID non-negative integer The platform ID.
encodingID non-negative integer The encoding ID.
languageID non-negative integer The language ID.
string string The string value for the record.

Records should have a unique nameID, platformID, encodingID and languageID combination. In cases where a duplicate is found, the last occurrence of the nameID, platformID, encodingID and languageID combination must be taken as the value.

Notes

The OpenType name table specification.

  1. Name ID 0 (copyright) is found at the generic copyright attribute.
  2. Name ID 1 (font family name) is found at the generic styleMapFamily attribute.
  3. Name ID 2 (font subfamily name) can be interpreted from the generic styleMapStyle attribute.
  4. Name ID 4 (full font name) can be created from the generic styleMapFamily and styleMapStyle attributes following the rules defined in the specification.
  5. Name ID 6 (Postscript name) can be found at postscriptFontName. This should follow the rules defined in the specification.
  6. Name ID 7 (trademark) is found at the generic trademark attribute.
  7. Authoring tools should not make any assumptions about the validity (as defined by the OpenType specification) of the naming data contained in these fields.
  8. To reiterate the point stated above, these notes are merely provided for clarity. Authoring tools can and should follow their own recipes for creating the name table. These notes make no considerations for platform specific variations in or application specific limitations on the strings.

OpenType OS/2 Table Fields

key value type description
openTypeOS2WidthClass integer Width class value. Must be in the range 1-9. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table usWidthClass field.
openTypeOS2WeightClass integer Weight class value. Must be a non-negative integer. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table usWeightClass field.
openTypeOS2Selection list A list of bit numbers indicating the bits that should be set in fsSelection. The bit numbers are listed in the OpenType OS/2 specification. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table selection field. Note: Bits 0 (italic), 5 (bold) and 6 (regular) must not be set here. These bits should be taken from the generic styleMapStyle attribute.
openTypeOS2VendorID string Four character identifier for the creator of the font. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table achVendID field.
openTypeOS2Panose list The list must contain 10 non-negative integers that represent the setting for each category in the Panose specification. The integers correspond with the option numbers in each of the Panose categories. This corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table Panose field.
openTypeOS2FamilyClass list Two integers representing the IBM font class and font subclass of the font. The first number, representing the class ID, must be in the range 0-14. The second number, representing the subclass, must be in the range 0-15. The numbers are listed in the OpenType OS/2 specification. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table sFamilyClass field.
openTypeOS2UnicodeRanges list A list of bit numbers that are supported Unicode ranges in the font. The bit numbers are listed in the OpenType OS/2 specification. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table ulUnicodeRange1, ulUnicodeRange2, ulUnicodeRange3 and ulUnicodeRange4 fields.
openTypeOS2CodePageRanges list A list of bit numbers that are supported code page ranges in the font. The bit numbers are listed in the OpenType OS/2 specification. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table ulCodePageRange1 and ulCodePageRange2 fields.
openTypeOS2TypoAscender integer Ascender value. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table sTypoAscender field.
openTypeOS2TypoDescender integer Descender value. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table sTypoDescender field.
openTypeOS2TypoLineGap integer Line gap value. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table sTypoLineGap field.
openTypeOS2WinAscent non-negative integer Ascender value. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table usWinAscent field.
openTypeOS2WinDescent non-negative integer Descender value. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table usWinDescent field.
openTypeOS2Type list A list of bit numbers indicating the embedding type. The bit numbers are listed in the OpenType OS/2 specification. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table fsType field.
openTypeOS2SubscriptXSize integer Subscript horizontal font size. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table ySubscriptXSize field.
openTypeOS2SubscriptYSize integer Subscript vertical font size. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table ySubscriptYSize field.
openTypeOS2SubscriptXOffset integer Subscript x offset. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table ySubscriptXOffset field.
openTypeOS2SubscriptYOffset integer Subscript y offset. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table ySubscriptYOffset field.
openTypeOS2SuperscriptXSize integer Superscript horizontal font size. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table ySuperscriptXSize field.
openTypeOS2SuperscriptYSize integer Superscript vertical font size. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table ySuperscriptYSize field.
openTypeOS2SuperscriptXOffset integer Superscript x offset. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table ySuperscriptXOffset field.
openTypeOS2SuperscriptYOffset integer Superscript y offset. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table ySuperscriptYOffset field.
openTypeOS2StrikeoutSize integer Strikeout size. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table yStrikeoutSize field.
openTypeOS2StrikeoutPosition integer Strikeout position. Corresponds to the OpenType OS/2 table yStrikeoutPosition field.
Notes

The OpenType OS/2 table specification.

  1. xAvgCharWidth should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  2. sFamilyClass is not supported.
  3. fsSelection can be derived from the generic styleMapStyle attribute. (See question below.)
  4. usFirstCharIndex should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  5. usLastCharIndex should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  6. sxHeight is found at the generic xHeight attribute.
  7. sCapHeight is found at the generic capHeight attribute.
  8. usDefaultChar should be calculated by the authoring tool. OpenType fonts are required to have a .notdef character for fallback.
  9. usBreakChar should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  10. usMaxContext should be calculated by the authoring tool.

OpenType vhea Table Fields

key value type description
openTypeVheaVertTypoAscender integer Ascender value. Corresponds to the OpenType vhea table vertTypoAscender field.
openTypeVheaVertTypoDescender integer Descender value. Corresponds to the OpenType vhea table vertTypoDescender field.
openTypeVheaVertTypoLineGap integer Line gap value. Corresponds to the OpenType vhea table vertTypoLineGap field.
openTypeVheaCaretSlopeRise integer Caret slope rise value. Corresponds to the OpenType vhea table caretSlopeRise field.
openTypeVheaCaretSlopeRun integer Caret slope run value. Corresponds to the OpenType vhea table caretSlopeRun field.
openTypeVheaCaretOffset integer Caret offset value. Corresponds to the OpenType vhea table caretOffset field.
Notes

The OpenType vhea table specification

  1. advanceHeightMax should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  2. minTopSideBearing should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  3. minBottomSideBearing should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  4. yMaxExtent should be calculated by the authoring tool.
  5. metricDataFormat should be set by the authoring tool.
  6. numberOfHMetrics should be calculated by the authoring tool.

PostScript Specific Data

key value type description
postscriptFontName string Name to be used for the FontName field in Type 1/CFF table.
postscriptFullName string Name to be used for the FullName field in Type 1/CFF table.
postscriptSlantAngle integer or float Artificial slant angle. This must be an angle in counter-clockwise degrees from the vertical.
postscriptUniqueID integer A unique ID number as defined in the Type 1/CFF specification.
postscriptUnderlineThickness integer or float Underline thickness value. Corresponds to the Type 1/CFF/post table UnderlineThickness field.
postscriptUnderlinePosition integer or float Underline position value. Corresponds to the Type 1/CFF/post table UnderlinePosition field.
postscriptIsFixedPitch boolean Indicates if the font is monospaced. An authoring tool could calculate this automatically, but the designer may wish to override this setting. This corresponds to the Type 1/CFF isFixedPitched field
postscriptBlueValues list A list of up to 14 integers or floats specifying the values that should be in the Type 1/CFF BlueValues field. This list must contain an even number of integers following the rules defined in the Type 1/CFF specification.
postscriptOtherBlues list A list of up to 10 integers or floats specifying the values that should be in the Type 1/CFF OtherBlues field. This list must contain an even number of integers following the rules defined in the Type 1/CFF specification.
postscriptFamilyBlues list A list of up to 14 integers or floats specifying the values that should be in the Type 1/CFF FamilyBlues field. This list must contain an even number of integers following the rules defined in the Type 1/CFF specification.
postscriptFamilyOtherBlues list A list of up to 10 integers or floats specifying the values that should be in the Type 1/CFF FamilyOtherBlues field. This list must contain an even number of integers following the rules defined in the Type 1/CFF specification.
postscriptStemSnapH list List of horizontal stems sorted in the order specified in the Type 1/CFF specification. Up to 12 integers or floats are possible. This corresponds to the Type 1/CFF StemSnapH field.
postscriptStemSnapV list List of vertical stems sorted in the order specified in the Type 1/CFF specification. Up to 12 integers or floats are possible. This corresponds to the Type 1/CFF StemSnapV field.
postscriptBlueFuzz integer or float BlueFuzz value. This corresponds to the Type 1/CFF BlueFuzz field.
postscriptBlueShift integer or float BlueShift value. This corresponds to the Type 1/CFF BlueShift field.
postscriptBlueScale float BlueScale value. This corresponds to the Type 1/CFF BlueScale field.
postscriptForceBold boolean Indicates how the Type 1/CFF ForceBold field should be set.
postscriptDefaultWidthX integer or float Default width for glyphs.
postscriptNominalWidthX integer or float Nominal width for glyphs.
postscriptWeightName string A string indicating the overall weight of the font. This corresponds to the Type 1/CFF Weight field. It should be in sync with the openTypeOS2WeightClass value.
postscriptDefaultCharacter string The name of the glyph that should be used as the default character in PFM files.
postscriptWindowsCharacterSet integer The Windows character set. The values are defined below.
postscriptWindowsCharacterSet Options
   
1 ANSI
2 Default
3 Symbol
4 Macintosh
5 Shift JIS
6 Hangul
7 Hangul (Johab)
8 GB2312
9 Chinese BIG5
10 Greek
11 Turkish
12 Vietnamese
13 Hebrew
14 Arabic
15 Baltic
16 Bitstream
17 Cyrillic
18 Thai
19 Eastern European
20 OEM
Notes

The OpenType post table specification. The CFF specification.

  1. These fields are a combination of fields in the OpenType post and CFF tables as well as the Type 1 format.
  2. The post table minMemType42, maxMemType42, minMemType1 and maxMemType1 fields should be set by the authoring tool.
  3. The Type 1/CFF StdHW and StdVW fields can be derived by taking the first value from the postscriptStemSnapH and postscriptStemSnapV lists.
  4. The Type 1/CFF version field can be derived from the generic versionMajor and versionMinor attributes.
  5. The Type 1/CFF notice field is found at the generic copyright attribute.
  6. The Type 1/CFF FamilyName field can be derived from the generic familyName attribute.
  7. If postscriptFullName is not given, the Type 1/CFF FullName field can be created by combining the generic familyName and styleName attributes.
  8. The Type 1/CFF/post table italicAngle field can be found at the generic italicAngle attribute.

Macintosh FOND Resource Data

key value type description
macintoshFONDFamilyID integer Family ID number. Corresponds to the ffFamID in the FOND resource.
macintoshFONDName string Font name for the FOND resource.
Notes

Adobe FOND Specification Apple Font Family Record Specification

WOFF Data

Many of these fields can be populated from generic elements, but since WOFF is a wrapper format they may not always be duplicated. As such, all of the WOFF fields are unique key/value pairs. All of these fields, and the sub-fields that they contain, are optional.

key value type description
woffMajorVersion non-negative integer Major version of the font.
woffMinorVersion non-negative integer Minor version of the font.
woffMetadataUniqueID dictionary Identification string. Corresponds to the WOFF uniqueid. The dictionary must follow the WOFF Metadata Unique ID Record structure.
woffMetadataVendor dictionary Font vendor. Corresponds to the WOFF vendor element. The dictionary must follow the the WOFF Metadata Vendor Record structure.
woffMetadataCredits dictionary Font credits. Corresponds to the WOFF credits element. The dictionary must follow the WOFF Metadata Credits Record structure.
woffMetadataDescription dictionary Font description. Corresponds to the WOFF description element. The dictionary must follow the WOFF Metadata Description Record structure.
woffMetadataLicense dictionary Font description. Corresponds to the WOFF license element. The dictionary must follow the WOFF Metadata License Record structure.
woffMetadataCopyright dictionary Font copyright. Corresponds to the WOFF copyright element. The dictionary must follow the WOFF Metadata Copyright Record structure.
woffMetadataTrademark dictionary Font trademark. Corresponds to the WOFF trademark element. The dictionary must follow the WOFF Metadata Trademark Record structure.
woffMetadataLicensee dictionary Font licensee. Corresponds to the WOFF licensee element. The dictionary must follow the WOFF Metadata Licensee Record structure.
woffMetadataExtensions list List of metadata extension records. The dictionaries must follow the WOFF Metadata Extension Record structure. There must be at least one extension record in the list.
WOFF Metadata Unique ID Record

The record is stored as dictionary of the following format.

key value type description
id string The id. This is required.
WOFF Metadata Vendor Record

The record is stored as dictionary of the following format.

key value type description
name string Font vendor. Corresponds to the WOFF vendor element name attribute. This is required.
url string Font vendor URL. Corresponds to the WOFF vendor element url attribute. This is optional.
dir string Writing direction. The options are ltr and rtl. Corresponds to the WOFF vendor element dir attribute. This is optional.
class string Class tokens. Corresponds to the WOFF vendor element class attribute. This is optional.
WOFF Metadata Credits Record

The record is stored as dictionary of the following format.

key value type description
credits list Font credits. Corresponds to the WOFF credits element. The items in the list must follow the WOFF Credit Record format. The list must contain at least one credit record.
WOFF Metadata Credit Record

The record is stored as dictionary of the following format.

key value type description
name string The name for the credit. Corresponds to the WOFF credit element name attribute. This is required.
url string The url for the credit. Corresponds to the WOFF credit element url attribute. This is optional.
role string The role for the credit. Corresponds to the WOFF credit element role attribute. This is optional.
dir string Writing direction. The options are ltr and rtl. Corresponds to the WOFF credit element dir attribute. This is optional.
class string Class tokens. Corresponds to the WOFF credit element class attribute. This is optional.
WOFF Metadata Description Record

The record is stored as dictionary of the following format.

key value type description
url string A URL for the description. Corresponds to the WOFF description element url attribute. This is optional.
text list A list of WOFF Metadata Text Records for the description. This list must contain at least one text record.
WOFF Metadata License Record

The record is stored as dictionary of the following format.

key value type description
url string A URL for the license. Corresponds to the WOFF license element url attribute. This is optional.
id string Ad ID for the license. Corresponds to the WOFF license element id attribute. This is optional.
text list A list of WOFF Metadata Text Records for the description. This list must contain at least one text record.

The record is stored as dictionary of the following format.

key value type description
text list A list of WOFF Metadata Text Records for the copyright. This list must contain at least one text record.
WOFF Metadata Trademark Record

The record is stored as dictionary of the following format.

key value type description
text list A list of WOFF Metadata Text Records for the trademark. This list must contain at least one text record.
WOFF Metadata Licensee Record

The record is stored as dictionary of the following format.

key value type description
name string The licensee. Corresponds to the WOFF licensee element name attribute. This is required.
dir string Writing direction. The options are ltr and rtl. Corresponds to the WOFF vendor element dir attribute. This is optional.
class string Class tokens. Corresponds to the WOFF licensee element class attribute. This is optional.
WOFF Metadata Text Record

The record is stored as dictionary of the following format.

key value type description
text string The text for the record. This is required.
language string Language. Corresponds to the WOFF text element xml:lang attribute. This is optional.
dir string Writing direction. The options are ltr and rtl. Corresponds to the WOFF text element dir attribute. This is optional.
class string Class tokens. Corresponds to the WOFF text element class attribute. This is optional.
WOFF Metadata Extension Record

The records are stored as dictionaries of the following format.

key value type description
id string The id for the extension. This is optional.
names list List of WOFF Metadata Extension Name Records.
items list List of WOFF Metadata Extension Item Records. The list must contain at least one item record.
WOFF Metadata Extension Item Record

The records are stored as dictionaries of the following format.

key value type description
id string The id of the item record.
names list List of WOFF Metadata Extension Name Records. The list must contain at least one name record.
values list List of WOFF Metadata Extension Value Records. The list must contain at least one value record.
WOFF Metadata Extension Name Record

The records are stored as dictionaries of the following format.

key value type description
text string The name of the name record. This is required.
language string The language of the name record. This is optional.
dir string Writing direction. The options are ltr and rtl. Corresponds to the WOFF extension name element dir attribute. This is optional.
class string Class tokens. Corresponds to the WOFF extension name element class attribute. This is optional.
WOFF Metadata Extension Value Record

The records are stored as dictionaries of the following format.

key value type description
text string The value of the value record. This is required.
language string The language of the value record. This is optional.
dir string Writing direction. The options are ltr and rtl. Corresponds to the WOFF extension value element dir attribute. This is optional.
class string Class tokens. Corresponds to the WOFF extension value element class attribute. This is optional.
Notes

The WOFF specification

Several metadata elements in the WOFF specification allow for <div> and <span> child elements. These must be stored as raw text in appropriate text fields in the defined above. For example, for this WOFF metadata:

<description>
  <text xml:lang="en">
    <div>
      <span dir="ltr">description</span>
    </div>
  </text>
</description>

Would be represented like this (string line broken only for formatting resons):

<key>woffMetadataDescription</key>
<dict>
  <key>text</key>
  <array>
    <dict>
      <key>language</key>
      <string>en</string>
      <key>text</key>
      <string>&lt;div&gt;&lt;span dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;
      description&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</string>
    </dict>
  </array>
</dict>

Guidelines

key value type description
guidelines list A list of guideline definitions that apply to all glyphs in all layers in the font. This attribute is optional.
Guideline Format

The guidelines are stored as dictionaries of the following format.

key value type description default value
x integer or float The ‘x’ coordinate. Optional if y is provided and angle is not provided. See below for details. None
y integer or float The ‘y’ coordinate. Optional if x is provided and angle is not provided. See below for details. None
angle integer or float The angle of the guideline. This must be an angle between 0 and 360 degrees in a clockwise direction from the horizontal. If x or y are not specified, angle must not be specified. See below for details. None.
name string An arbitrary name for the guideline. This attribute is optional. no name
color string The color that should be applied to the guideline. The format follows the color definition standard. This attribute is optional. no color
identifier string Unique identifier for the guideline. This attribute is not required and should only be added to guidelines as needed. However, once an identifier has been assigned to a guideline it must not be unnecessarily removed or changed. Identifiers may be changed in incoming guidelines during editing operations such as “paste,” but they should be maintained unless a duplicate identifier will be created. The identifier value must be unique within the fontinfo.plist guidelines list that the guideline belongs to but it is not required to be unique among the identifiers assigned to guidelines in glyphs. The identifier specification is detailed in the conventions. no identifier

The guideline extends along angle to infinity in both directions out of the point defined by x and y. If y and angle are omitted, the element represents a vertical guideline. If x and angle are omitted, the element represents a horizontal guideline.