Insert special characters

  1. Using the Type tool, position the insertion point where you want to insert a character.
  2. Choose Type > Insert Special Character, and then select an option from any of the categories in the menu.

Inserting Glyphs

  1. From the Toolbox, select the Type Tool.
  2. Select the desired insertion point for the glyph.
  3. From the Type menu, select Glyphs. The Glyphs palette appears.
  4. Locate the desired character. …
  5. Double click the character. …
  6. Close the Glyphs palette.

To create any glyph, including one whose placeholder is not visible in the Font window or Font Map panel, select the Font > Generate Glyphs command, click on the Custom tab and type the glyph name you want to create. Then click on OK.

Position your text cursor by double-clicking in any text frame, then double-click the script name on the Scripts Palette; the unicode character(s) will be inserted in the text.

Use the search field for searching in glyph names, Unicode values or characters. Select one or more glyphs in the list (click and drag, or Shift or Cmd-click multiple entries), then push the Add to Font button. That’s it.

Insert symbols, hyphens and dashes, and quotation marks Choose Type > Insert Special Character. Right click and choose Insert Special Character from the context menu.

Step 1

  • Open Adobe InDesign and create a new document for Print (File > New > Document). …
  • To open the Glyphs panel, navigate to the menu bar at the top of the Workspace and select Window > Type & Tables > Glyphs.
  • The Glyphs panel will open up on screen.

How to use it

  1. Open the Text Style panel. Enter the font name in the Text Selection box. …
  2. Click on the second tab in the Text Style panel to open up the Glyphs panel. …
  3. Place your cursor in the position where you want to add the special character. …
  4. Click on the glyph you want to add.

To open the Glyphs Panel, go to Window Type Glyphs . Click on a glyph to select it; double-click to insert it in the line of text. Illustrator places the character wherever your blinking text cursor is located.


  1. Press and hold down the Alt key.
  2. Press the + (plus) key on the numeric keypad.
  3. Type the hexidecimal unicode value.
  4. Release the Alt key.

Type your copy in After Effects first (to get the correct scale), copy the text and past it into Illustrator. 2. In Illustrator, highlight the character you want to effect, then go to Type/Glyph to select the glyph.

You use the Glyphs panel to insert punctuation, superscript & subscript characters, currency symbols, numbers, specialized characters, as well as glyphs from other languages into text in Photoshop. To access the panel, select Type > Panels > Glyphs panel or Window > Glyphs.

The Snap to Glyph feature lets you snap your artwork components precisely with the text, without the need to create outlines or reference guides. Simply choose a snapping option, the glyph guides will appear on the live text when you draw, scale, rotate, or move objects.

Choose Window > Symbol Libraries > Other Library or choose Open Symbol Library > Other Library from the Symbols panel menu. Select the file from which you want to import symbols, and click Open. The symbols appear in a symbol library panel (not the Symbols panel).

To add tails to text in Cricut Design Space simply click the tail you want and it will copy to your desktop. Then head over to design space and paste (Ctrl+V) the tail into your text box.

To access glyphs on a Mac, go to the Finder, Click Applications and then scroll to find the Font Book. Open the Font Book and click on the Font that you want to use. Then scroll and find the glyph you want to use.

Choose Edit > Preferences > Composition (Windows) or InDesign > Preferences > Composition (Mac OS). Select Substituted Glyphs, and then click OK. Substituted glyphs in the text are highlighted in nonprinting yellow.