PHOTOSHOP: Display of Fonts

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Previous versions of PhotoShop didn't seem to segment the list of fonts in the Mac versions like now. Virtually all of the fonts were merely displayed alphabetically in one large list. Now I seem to have 5 different sections of fonts. This makes it harder to choose a font I might want to finally use when I might select a font in the long, 1st segment, but then want to try out a different font for that text that is now listed in the 4th segment... and then want to try another font all the way back up in the 1st segment. These segments, each with it's on alphabetial list, doesn't seem to be an improvement and I hope we can return to how fonts were listed in the past.
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Win Singleton

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Chris Cox

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Previous versions also sorted the fonts by script/language. That has not changed.
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Hi Win,

What Chris mentioned is completely accurate; Photoshop has been using this method to display fonts since at least CS2 (~9 years). What could be different is that today there are more foreign-focused fonts, thus these other categories are larger.

On both Windows and Mac, the blocks are:
1st: Western European
2nd: Japanese
3rd: Traditional Chinese
4th: Korean
5th: Arabic (definitely MANY more fonts here in recent years)
6th: Hebrew (ditto)
7th: Indic (Windows only)
8th: Simplified Chinese