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It'd be useful. When you have hundreds of fonts (I can't imagine having thousands) it's kind of complicated to press a key and then search from that point.

 

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It'd be useful. When you have hundreds of fonts (I can't imagine having thousands) it's kind of complicated to press a key and then search from that point.

 

I have thousands, but I've only ever used a few hundred of them. Many people have tens of thousands, and some (I know of one verifiable case!) even have hundreds of thousands.

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Agree.

Honestly, the way Illustrator does this seems much less problematic than the way AD currently does.

 

If one opens the drop-down, one is taken to the spot in the font list where that font lives; this is great for when scrolling through and trying out different typefaces systematically (in AD, it always takes one back to the top of the list).

 

If one starts typing, the font list starts showing only results containing those characters in that order (whether or not they're at the beginning of the typeface name — so one can type "con" and all fonts containing that sequence show up... not just ones starting con, but also ones that contain "condensed"; I find this hugely helpful). (in AD, typing opens up the dropdown and... if typing fast enough... will take one to fonts starting with that string only).

 

Both of these functions make finding fonts in a list of hundreds much easier. Maybe something like these could be implemented?

There are several different threads making requests like this... and this kind of interface function seems much more fundamental a need than some of the advanced operations showing up on the feature roadmap.

 

 

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