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Wed, Mar 30, 2011 3:52 PM

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Photoshop: Add a Glyphs panel

Why, still, is there no glyphs palette/panel/menu in Photoshop? It's pretty sad that I have to use Illustrator or CopyPasteCharacter.com to get the glyphs I need for my raster designs.

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Adobe Administrator

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15.9K Messages

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296.4K Points

6 y ago

Implemented in the Photoshop CC (2015) update. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/usi...

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202 Points

10 y ago

I hate having to launch Illustrator or InDesign to choose an alternate glyph when I work with text in Photoshop.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Could you puhleeze put a Glyphs pallette in PS6!.

15.1K Messages

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195.8K Points

10 y ago

What do you need in a glyphs palette to make it useful (not perfect)? Just a list of all glyphs in a font? What other application has a minimal working glyphs feature, and what application has the best (in your opinion) glyphs feature?

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182 Points

10 y ago

I think it'd be just prudent for consistency's sake to put Illustrator's gyphs palette into Photoshop (and every other Adobe app that can take advantage of it).

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3.8K Points

10 y ago

Well, what we need can depend on the project. But we do NEED (ideally) a palette that displays all the glyphs (i.e., every character) for the selected font. Then we can just click (or double-click) the glyph in that palette to insert it into our active text.

Some fonts have certain glyphs that other fonts do not, and it would be nice (just as Illustrator and InDesign do) to have a list/palette showing all the available characters/glyphs for the chosen font.

If you (for some unknown reason) have to limit the shown fonts, then at least have the most used glyphs -- such as quotes, primes (for feet and inches), bullets, registered symbol, trademark, copyright, dashes (minus, en dash, em dash, etc.), multiplication "x", etc.

I guess I'm just not sure how it could be TOO difficult to have a palette pull in a visual list of all characters of a chosen font. More mind-boggling is that Illustrator and InDesign have used this for many versions now, but it never made its way into Photoshop. I just don't get why Adobe wouldn't have added it, for how useful it would be. A web designer, such as myself, shouldn't have to rely on remembering all the codes to manually "type" the glyphs, nor should I have to rely on Googling the glyph name to copy and paste it. And, lastly, it's pretty bad when I have to open a separate Adobe program just to see what glyphs are available for a font.

I love typography, and I try to use the proper characters/glyphs with my designs. In my previous jobs, I was a graphic designer, so I more often used Illustrator and InDesign (obviously alongside Photoshop) -- but now that I'm a web designer, I use mainly Photoshop...and I miss my glyph options.

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114 Points

10 y ago

Please add a Glyphs window to Photoshop (like the ones in InDesign and Illustrator)!

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Glyphs.

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242 Points

10 y ago

I definitely encourage the Photoshop team to add the Glyph palette. Even the Adobe-own OpenType fonts include a wealth of additional glyphs that can be accessed through InDesign's and Illustrator's Glyph palettes, but not within Photoshop. This certainly is discouraging, creates inconsistent user experiences and confuses users.

Especially on Mac OS X, there is a number of image-manipulation products that use Apple's CoreText or ATSUI-based "Typography" palette and the Mac OS X system-own Character Palette. This way, the users of those applications can easily insert all glyphs into their images. But Photoshop does not work with the Character Palette on Mac OS X if the glyphs don't have Unicode indexes, and on Windows there is no such comparable mechanism (the Windows "Character Map" application can only access the encoded characters, not the OpenType alternate glyphs).

This means that, the longer this situation persists, the more Adobe has the chance to lose customers who work with type and do image manipulation, towards the other competitors.

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112 Points

10 y ago

I get SO MANY complaints from type buyers that they buy pro-level fonts - including Adobe-made fonts! - and can't use much of the character set in Photoshop simply because you have "forgotten" to include a glyphs palette. It's an enormous oversight.

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176 Points

10 y ago

Adobe advanced the evolution of digital typography by co-creating OpenType and setting the technical standards for fonts in this format. Hundreds of other font makers followed their lead. Unfortunately, many of Adobe's own fonts (and those from the other font manufacturers) aren't fully functional in Photoshop. This essentially opens a gaping hole in the Adobe CS workflow for professional designers who rely on these fonts.

At minimum, a palette with access to a font's full glyph set is required to solve the problem. In addition, access to all OpenType layout features via the Character palette's drop-down menu will greatly reduce inconsistencies between Adobe CS apps.

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90 Points

10 y ago

I've had no reason to update from CS3, but if PS CSX implemented a Glyph palette or more, I would buy it the day of release.

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170 Points

10 y ago

At minimum, Photoshop should duplicate the functionality of the Illustrator Glyphs palette. I understand that they have different code bases, but your whole shtick nowadays is making sure the applications "act exactly the same" no matter the OS, even ignoring the standardaized OS style guides (which is a whole other complaint). Shouldn't it be your goal to make sure workflows between programs also have consistency?

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182 Points

10 y ago

Having had started this thread 4 years ago, I have to agree that a Glyph panel in Photoshop would be very handy.

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60 Points

10 y ago

It should be there!
If Adobe still committed to producing the best, then perfection is a virtue. Hopefully Adobe to be truly paradise for designers :-)

Adobe Administrator

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158 Messages

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14.3K Points

10 y ago

Dear Adobe Gripe #4797

"Please add a glyph palette to Photoshop and stop assuming that real typography happens only in vector programs."

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80 Points

9 y ago

Dear Adobe,

Please, please, PLEASE... give Photoshop a glyphs palette.
There is no other feature that would be more useful for designers.

Thank you.