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.
The current workaround for this is to have InDesign or Photoshop open so you can access the glyph panel there, add the desired character to a text frame, then copy it and paste it into XD, and finally, apply the correct font to the text glyph. At least there is that, but it's time-consuming. Would love to have a glyph panel of some kind in XD.
Adding my vote to this – I now find myself creating more and more web layouts in XD, but to not be able to amend glyphs/specific characters as I regularly do in both Illustrator and Indesign is incredibly frustrating. It's a real design limitation. Please help! Thank you.
Just amplifying that this is still not available, and it is so necessary. I find XD being useful for more and more design work - social media assets, etc. But not being able to properly typeset is so frustrating. Please prioritize this.
Durai Murugan commented
On Windows, to see Glyphs of installed fonts, run command Charmap.
Definitely agree, this is something required for serious work.
[Deleted User] commented
Yes, I agree
James Wagstaff commented
Yeah. Icon fonts are really the go-to these days. Glyphs palettes exist in other Adobe products, it should be that hard to borrow one for Illustrator or somewhere.
Make a panel for glyphs. It is so annoying that I have to command+Z a curly quote to make it a straight quote. or give the option to toggle the two in the preferences.
Electric Design Studio commented
AAAAARRRRRGGGHH!! Sort it out Adobe.
Why can't they make sure styling across the whole suite of apps are matched...so you're not restricted like this. So frustrating, annoying, silly, boring, naive, mismanaged, aggravating etc etc.
We pay a shed load of money for this lot, so someone needs to rethink how the system can work better. Cause I tell you something, at this rate I'll seriously think about jumping ship and going all out Affinity.
Madeline Folz commented
How is this not a feature yet? Icon fonts are an essential in the UX designer's arsenal... this needs to be available.
Edu Couchez commented
well... as usual, a common sense request, dated in 2016... four years later, I still wasting hours copy-pasting glyphs from elsewhere, only to find that dissapear when I try to append them in an existing text.
Exactly the same as "tabs"... if you need to design a table mock... forget it, XD is not your tool... and don't waste time designing it in Illustrator. It will lose all the tabulations and widths.
If someone (or Adobe) could make a glyphs panel, that would make working with XD 1000 times easier. There's some things like small caps and old style numbers that just can't be typed in Adobe XD or copied from Illustrator.
Sometimes in XD my hands are tied. I can't design what I want. That's frustrating. And one thing are the old-fashioned figures. My font Meta Pro has this. But often there are the normal lining figures are needed, because in heading etc. it looks weird if the first glyph (number) is a small old-fashioned figure/number. But how to select this? I can't paste it in from Photoshop or something else. It's not possible. I have to tell my client: "Sorry but my designing software is bad, I can't show you the design how I like to. You have to imagine how the design should be …" That's really bad …
Daniëlle Honcoop commented
I'm looking for a way to change a character in my default font. I use the font family Proxima Nova (an Adobe font, what I have activated). In InDesign you can choose between two character for the letter 'a'. There I can change the font with find glyph en replace it for the other one. This is an extra action I make for all my designs.
It would be awesome to set that letter 'a' as a default a in that typefont. Because I can only use the right one in InDesign. Adobe XD don't has that option. Is there a way to change a character and set it as my default character in that font. So that I can use it in all my Adobe programs?
Emily Pastor commented
Every day that I use XD, I have to open Photoshop as well just to access a glyph panel to copy/paste glyphs into XD... and they don't always work. Having a built-in glyphs panel or plugin would eliminate the need to do this extra step that adds complications and headaches.
Kyle Rhodes commented
Yes, this is super essential!
DM Workroom commented
Please, this is essential to have glyphs access as much as soft returns in paragraphs! A good website is generally made of 80% of text content, therefore we need more tools to craft text!