Currently what I have to do is open up a font file (OTF/TTF) in FontLab, then click on a specific glyph, then select the actual glyph in that window, then copy/paste it from FontLab into Illustrator. One-by-one, one glyph at a time.
I tried just going to the zoomed-out grid view of the whole font in FontLab, and selecting a bunch of glyphs at once, and copy/pasting it like that into Illustrator, but all it "copied" to illustrator was the textual name of the glyph lol. It didn't copy the actual vector data of each glyph at all.
Wondering if there is any way to do this differently. Any approach at all, to take an OTF/TTF font file and layout every single glyph in Illustrator. What do you recommend to do this? I want to do this for the Chinese/CJK font, which has 65,000 individual glyphs, so 65k shapes/objects. I can't possibly copy/paste those one at a time from FontLab into Illustrator like I'm doing now, there's gotta be a better way :)
One other solution I am thinking is taking this library and generating an SVG font out of it. Then converting each SVG font
<glyph> into a
<path>, separating the paths, then importing that entire SVG "sprite sheet" into Illustrator. That's about as best as I can come up with now.