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Using OpenType Extended Characters with Illustrator's Glyphs Panel
Using OpenType Extended Characters with Illustrator's Glyphs Panel
Text and images © Sara Froehlich

Part 1: Using OpenType Extended Characters in Illustrator

Illustrator ships with a variety of OpenType Fonts that often have a myriad of extended characters (also known as glyphs) that can add real flair to your layouts. There are also many OpenType fonts for sale online. But how do you access them? The OpenType and Glyphs Panels make it easy. This is the second part of a two-part tutorial. Last time we looked at the OpenType panel; this time we will look at using the Glyphs panel.
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