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Accessing Glyphs on Your PC
  • By Design Bundles
  • 07 Dec 2016
  • 1 Min
  • Font Tutorials

Accessing Glyphs on Your PC

Did you know lots of fonts come with extra glyphs? Sometimes these are referred to as swashes, swirls and other terminology but they all refer to the same thing - the little extras that come with the font.
To access extra glyphs on a PC you need to open 'Character Map.'Depending on your version of windows you can either search for this using Cortana
Or you can go accessories in the start menu.
Once you open Character Map it should look like this
character map 1
Select the font you wish to access by using the dropdown menu.
character map 2
Then select your Character Set to be 'unicode'
character map 3
Select the group by option and change it to 'Unicode Subrange'
character map 4
Then select 'private use characters'
Here you will now be able to access the extra glyphs of any font on windows. You can select each character to copy into your favorite program.

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