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Glyphs Palette

With FontAwesome font files and the like, it's impractical to make quick use of their icons/glyphs without a palette, as the entire character set does not use qwerty, but are special/hidden characters.

I can live without granular type tools like kerning, but not having accessibility to the glyphs of a given font file is a dearly missed feature from working in Photoshop or Illustrator. At least on OS X, the OS character viewer is not as friendly as Adobe's other implementations of the glyphs palette.

Thanks for your hard work.

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  • exd.PJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is very very usefull for work with icon fonts, in combination with symbols great tool will be created.
    You can create symbol of button with icon and text and change icon and text in every instance of symbol.

  • Jason Krause commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm assuming this is an existing feature and not a bug.

    I created a custom Glyph font for my team to use. It works great aside from a couple of characters. When I type a single quote or double quote I see the glyphs I want for a second, but then XD converts them to smart quotes and I can't undo this.

    I think we need some better type control here. A glyphs palette (or a way to get at all the characters) would be great. Especially when I want specific characters in a font like I mentioned above. Or, say I don't want standard single/double quote marks, but measurement (inch or foot) marks (which I do need to use a lot), there is no way to access those characters.

    Thanks, and keep up the fantastic work!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My first time playing with Xd, I immediately realized I couldn't get a glyphs panel. Really bummed, I use it for fontawesome icons as well as alternate letter styles in certain fonts. Wish this had more upvotes!

  • Katrin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Different languages require different glyphs, like French, Spanish, German, or Hungarian. I use all of these languages. Not having a Glyph Palette is really quite bad...

    Additionally, I think that the selection of the font size should be more user friendly, why can't I choose from a dropdown or something similar? Now I have to kind of figure out from phantasy what size could maybe fit...

    I used Adobe Muse before, and XD is so much weaker. You can't even compare it to Muse. I'm really disappointed by Adobe for not developing Muse any further. Muse was outstanding and actually the reason I started my CC membership. I even think about ending my CC membership now...

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