A glyph run.
- Core Text
A glyph run is a set of consecutive glyphs sharing the same attributes and direction.
The typesetter creates glyph runs as it produces lines from character strings, attributes, and font objects. That is, a line is constructed of one or more glyphs runs. Glyph runs can draw themselves into a graphic context, if desired, although most users have no need to interact directly with glyph runs.