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  • Posted by Shadow Caster on May 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    hi, n00b here…wondering if you can access a glyphs panel within AE for types with glyphs available? I’ve been able to access the glyphs within other Adobe programs, but I can’t find where to access them within AE. Is there a place to find them and if not, why not?

    Thanks a ton!

    Richard Robertson replied 8 months, 1 week ago 7 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Walter Soyka

    May 11, 2017 at 11:23 am

    This bums me out, too. I’m going to file a feature request and I suggest you do the same. As a workaround, I put the glyph in a text object inside another Adobe app, then copy and paste that text into my Ae text layer.

    Walter Soyka
    Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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  • Shadow Caster

    May 11, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks Dave and Walter! I will also file a feature request. It’s odd it’s not an option. Appreciate the replies!

  • Seth Taylor

    December 13, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Old thread, but here’s a solution I just utilized.

    Type the text in Adobe Illustrator, insert the alternate glyph in AI, then copy that text and paste into a text layer in After Effects. It just worked for me, I hope it can help you.

    Seth Taylor

    :: Branding & UX Design

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  • Kalleheikki Kannisto

    December 15, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    On Windows, the built-in CharMap utility is a fast and easy option as well.

    Kalleheikki Kannisto
    Senior Graphic Designer

  • Jan Vork

    October 9, 2023 at 11:27 am

    That’s a workaround, not a solution 🙂

  • Tom Morton

    October 9, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    Interesting, not aware of any glyphs panel for AE but also never needed one I don’t think – in any program where I need an unusual glyph or symbol, I generally use the Windows emoji panel which contains everything in the Unicode library, glyphs, emojis, symbols etc. Shortcut key is Windows + . (period).

    Even in illustrator or indesign, I find it easier while typing to press Win+period, select a character and then keep typing, not a big fan of the Adobe glyph panels.

  • Richard Robertson

    November 7, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    In Adobe After Effects, you usually handle complex typography and glyph customization in Adobe Illustrator. Create your text with glyphs in Illustrator and then import it into After Effects for your motion graphics work. This workflow combines the strengths of both software for more flexibility.

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