How do I use the Glyphs on my MacBook?

To access the alternate/extra characters of a font, using FontBook on Mac, please follow these steps:

  1. Install the .OTF version of the font as normal. (How to install fonts on MacBook)

  2. Launch Font Book on your Mac using the Launchpad.

  3. Select your font – we chose Andalusia.

  4. Find the Glyph you want to use by scrolling down in the list.

  5. Copy the Glyph by going to Edit > Copy or pressing Cmd + C.
    copying glyph from font book

  6. Paste the Glyph into the software of your choice using Edit > Paste or Cmd + V.

You can now copy and paste the characters using Font Book on Mac! Have fun!


Thank you so much for this! I have a Mac and use Safari as my web browser. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Are there any browsers that seem to work better than others?

Hi @Caroline_C welcome to the community! I use the Chrome browser on my MacBook, and love it! :smiley: