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I just purchased a font and now they are saying I need to go to Illustrator and go to my "glyphs" to get the "extras" of the font.... well I dont have Illustrator... nor do I know wth glyphs are?!

Anyone know if ps6 has glyphs? the font is purchased was: https://creativemarket.com/L_Worthington/12122-Charcuterie-Cursive

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A "glyph" is merely the term for a specific character in a font file.

Photoshop, unlike other Adobe applications, has no Glyph panel. While it can display and utilize glyphs if they are present, there is no way to access a specific glyph from within Photoshop.

Both Illustrator and InDesign have Glyph Panels which allow you to see and access all glyphs present in a font.

So the short answer.... Photoshop has no way to access glyphs.

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There are also many freeware/shareware apps which can show the glyphs in a font file. To utilize a specific glyph in Photoshop, you need to find an app, any app, that allows you to see the glyphs. Then simply copy/paste the glyph from that app to Photoshop.

You may already possess an app capable of showing the glyphs. For example, you can use Insert > Symbol in MicrosoftWord to view the glyphs in a font. Word simply refers to them as "Symbols". Then copy/paste the one you want into Photoshop.

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Thank you. Ugh. =( –  user20379 Mar 3 at 20:32

As stated, there is no Glyphs menu in Photoshop.
However, there are OS system tools you can use to get these characters out of a font file.

Windows has a Character Map utility that you can use to copy right from that program, into a text box within Photoshop. To access the Character map you go to...
Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools:

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And here is a link to how to access the equivalent on a Mac.

Hope this helps a bit.

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I believe that this only works for glyphs encoded with a Unicode value. Unencoded glyphs won't show up in Windows, and depending on the version won't show up in Mac. feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/… –  Alan Shutko Mar 3 at 22:29

If using a Mac, the easiest way to find the glyph you require is to use the application Font Book (included in the standard installation of OSX)

Choose View > Repertoire from the application menu and select the font to display all characters included.

Click to select any of the displayed glyphs and copy/paste back into Photoshop

Font Book screenshot

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