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Accessing Font Glyphs in Inkscape

Posted on 24th October 2016
Accessing Extra Glyphs and Swashes is easy in Inkscape and can make your designs look incredible!

We'll be using Lovely Melissa for today's inkscape tutorial, a gorgeous font included in our Valentines Fonts collection which comes with 900 glyphs.

One thing's for sure:- Glyphs can make a massive difference to your designs!

Lovely Melissa Comparison between Glyphs disabled and enabled:


lovely melissa font glyphs comparison

Accessing Font Glyphs in Inkscape on PC



Accessing Font Glyphs in Inkscape on Mac


To access the Lovely Melissa additional Glyphs in Inkscape on Mac, follow the following steps:

1. Install the .OTF version of the font as normal.
2. Launch Inkscape.
inkscape
3. Using the type tool on the left toolbar, create a text block and enter some text (here we have put 'hello').
inkscape creating text
4. Double click your text block to highlight the text you created.
inkscape selecting text
5. In the text panel top left, select 'Lovely Melissa' as your font.
inkscape lovely melissa
6. Highlight the character you wish to replace with a fancy glyph.
inkscape creating text
7. Open Mac's built in 'Font Book'. On PC, use the Character map tutorial to find your required glyphs.
Copy the Glyph you wish to you using Cmd + C or Edit > Copy.
font book copy
8. Paste it into inkscape using Ctrl + V or Edit > Paste.
pasting glyph into inkscape
9. The Glyph will now be replaced with your advanced, swirly amazing design!

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