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How To Use Font Glyphs In Adobe Illustrator


Hey, hi! Hello, everyone today. I want to talk about how you access all 500 characters of sapphire spirit. Font, you can use this for all of your fonts that have additional glyphs, characters, ligatures, etc. But, of course, I’m going to show you it with our hand calligraphy font, because I created this thing to be a dream with over 500 characters, and I want to show you how to access all of them. Alright, so this is what happens when you type in the font as is and you can see in the word access. There’s a couple things happening. We’ve got this double C. That looks a little different and we’ve got this double s. You can see both of those SS. Don’t look the same, But otherwise, the characters are pretty much the same, like both of these as and characters are the same. Both these DS are the same. So if you do want to turn those off, you can go over to window type and paragraph and what you’ll get. Is this guy? So if you go this open tight path, you can see that this is turned on with standard ligatures. Those are ones that come in, no matter what you’re doing. And so if you turn that off, you can see. The two SS became the same. The two CS became the same, But what we’ve programmed in here is some common pairs. Um, you’ll see a couple common ones. T A you see how that t actually changed when I added the A and also t t, whereas if you turned this off, it looks a little weird because both of those are overlapping there. So if you turn it back on, you, get that, so I programmed a bunch of those in there automatically, but how do you access them if you want to use them? And how do you access all the additional options that we’ve programmed in for every letter, For instance, every capital letter has at least three options that you can choose from for the best. Look for your piece, so we’re going to window and back to type, and you’re going to open glyphs. We have a longer tutorial on this. If you want to check it out that I’ll link in the corner here for you And of course, if you’re interested in purchasing sapphire script, you can get all the standard ligatures, everything we’ve shown you so far, um, in our standard version and then you can get all 500 that we’re going to show you in a second in our extended version, both of which will be linked below. So when you go here, what you see is the entire font, and at the beginning, you have all the main characters. We have all these little punctuation numbers, etc, and then you’ll get into the part where we have all of our options for language, so you can see the different accents that we have there for you. So we’ve coded in all kinds of language support. We’ve got our little s set. I spoke German in high school, so that’s. The only one that really makes sense for me, and then after that, you’ll see all of our standard ligatures, so we’ve got this. Let’s see which is a good one. This ion is a great one. So if I were to type in something that’s ion, you can see it automatically changes that I o looks like that. And when I add the n, it changes into one character there. Which is this island character. The same thing is going to happen with any of these things you see in this row all the way to this double T. So if you do a th I love that one because it makes the font look like it’s really personalized in calligraphy. That’s exactly how I would do a th in calligraphy, but then we’ve got all kinds of other things. Those are in stylistic sets, so the easiest way to access those is just by highlighting, and you’ll see all the different options. If you click over here that says alternates for current selection, it’ll also show all of those. So then you just basically click, and it’ll change between all of the different options. There we go so basically highlight you see all the options. The same thing would apply for any of these other letters. Cute, cute like this G is really great. If it needs to go under something like if you have Gi and Jen, of course, I’m thinking about alcohol right now. This G is really cool because it goes underneath everything as opposed to the normal one which just connects, so it just gives it that really cool hand calligraphy feel that we wanted for sapphire script, so a couple other things that are really fun are Roman numerals, so a lot of times what will happen in fonts is you’ll end up with like the third and it just looks like this three eyes in a row. How ugly is that like if you had, Um, Henry the third, it looks super weird. So what’s gonna look a lot better is if we do a Roman numeral and I’ve actually programmed these in here, You can do it in a lot of different ways, but I’ve programmed it in here as an alternate for the number. So when you highlight the three, you just go in there and you’ve got the third and it looks a lot more legitimate. We’ve got four, We’ve got five all the way up to ten, which is programmed in for the zero when you’re typing in addresses, there’s. This weird thing that happens If you have 40 54th street 51st street, It just looks a little bit odd, and you really want to have those ordinals up there, so I’ve actually got these programmed and you have to go to the glyph’s panel to find them, and they’re a lot smaller, so we’ve got our second. We’ve got third and we’ve got fourth and they look awesome in addresses, so you do have to manually change them, but if you’re doing a lot of addresses using our indesign data merge technique, then you can go ahead and do a find and replace all and the last thing that I definitely wanted to show you is that I programmed in a couple common words as glyphs on their own. So my favorite absolute favorite one. Is this two right here? And how cute is this? So if you’re doing a big envelope, you can just go in here and put this too as like, a fun element, and then you can put the address in something. That’s a little bit more legible. If you’re worried about using calligraphy for the entire thing for the record, I use sapphire script for invitation envelopes all the time, and it’s no big deal, but this little two combination is really cute as well and I love it. So what else have we programmed in here? We’ve got from so that could be on our return address we’ve got, and which is a really great one. If you’re making wedding invitations, you can use the word, and instead of just typing in the word right there it automatically makes that change for you. If you do type it in, and then we also have four, which is really fun as compared to what it would look like. If you just typed it with all the initial characters, it just gives it a little bit more of that fun calligraphy. Look, so just as a reminder to find all the glyphs, you get a window type and glyphs. If you’re using any of the Adobe programs, it should be in a very similar type place. If you’re using any different programs like Microsoft word, you can still access all of these, but you’re gonna potentially have to look up character map on your computer, which you can find, typically just by doing a little search function and bringing that box up, so check out our other video, which has more information on how to use glyphs here in the corner. I hope you’ll like this video and subscribe and comment with any questions that you might have if you want to purchase Sapphire script and have access to all 500 of these characters. I may, of course be biased, but it really is lovely and has that wonderful calligraphy, unique, handwritten feel to it. Then make sure you grab that. Standard version and extended version are linked in the description of this video. Thanks, everybody [Music] you!