Adobe After Effects Forum
by Ward DeMartino on May 10, 2017 at 10:04:20 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!

Re: Glyphs?
by Dave LaRonde on May 10, 2017 at 10:56:39 pm

Sorry, but you can't, because AE's text functions aren't capable of doing it. You just have to select the typeface and type.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

Re: Glyphs?
by Walter Soyka on May 11, 2017 at 11:23:13 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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Re: Glyphs?
by Ward DeMartino on May 11, 2017 at 5:55:04 pm

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

Re: Glyphs?
by Seth Taylor on Dec 13, 2018 at 7:44:42 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

:: Stotion creates products and designs assets that build strategic value for clients and users

Re: Glyphs?
by Kalleheikki Kannisto on Dec 15, 2018 at 4:33:38 pm

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

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer