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Using OpenType Extended Characters in Illustrator

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Using the OpenType Panel in Illustrator CS5
How to use glyphs in Illustrator

How to use glyphs in Illustrator

Text and images © Sara Froehlich
Software: Illustrator CS5

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 Open Type and Glyphs Panels make it easy. This two-part tutorial will cover the OpenType panel this time, and next time we will look at using the Glyphs panel.

More About OpenType:
OpenType Fonts
What you need to know about OpenType fonts
How To Install TrueType or OpenType Fonts in Windows
How To Install Fonts on a Mac

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