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Feature request: Alternate glyph selection

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It would be cool when working with Opentype fonts with alternate glyphs, to be able to select a character with alternate glyphs and have AD present you the alternate glyphs, in the same manner as autocorrect presents alternate spelling suggestions beneath a misspelled word.


Thanks for your consideration.

2021 16” Macbook Pro w/ M1 Max 10c cpu /24c gpu, 32 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Ventura 13.6

2018 11" iPad Pro w/ A12X cpu/gpu, 256 GB, iPadOS 17

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I agree, a way to access all glyphs in a font is what I need the most. ronnyb's suggestion is nice but a simple panel showing all glyphs in the current font would already be great.


For now I use Font Book or a small utility called PopChar to select the glyph I need, but it is cumbersome, and some fonts (Adobe Caslon Pro for example) have characters that are not mapped to a unicode code point and cannot be pasted in AD. 

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The current Mac App Store version does now include previews in its Typography panel, and this now supports OpenType features for All Alternates and Stylistic Alternates. We still need a way to browse all the glyphs in a font, that works for all fonts even if they don't do OpenType; that will come in due course.

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