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After yesterday’s post on 30 curly, swirly, commercial use fonts, you might need help using glyphs (those alternate letters) that are included with your OTF fonts. I’ve actually covered this is in previous post, but with the release of Silhouette Studio version 4 – it’s even easier now!
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Just an FYI: You’ll only find glyphs in OTF fonts. Learn more in this post.
How to Use the Glyph Panel in Silhouette Studio Version 4 – Windows & Mac
- Open Silhouette Studio and type a word in your favorite OTF font that includes glyphs. This tutorial features Amastery Script.
- On the right hand side, click the text style panel tool. It’s an ‘A’ and I’ve circled it in the screenshot below. (You can also go to ‘Panels’, ‘Text Style’ from the navigation menu at the top.)
- Now that you’ve got the text panel open, click the glyph icon near the top. From the glyph panel, you can see all the glyphs for a given font. (Tip: You can make them bigger using the slider at the bottom.)
- Highlight the letter you want to change in the word you typed, then click on the glyph to replace it. In this example, I changed the ‘h’ in Christine to a fancier ‘h’.
- That’s it! If you’d like to use a glyph and not necessarily substitute a letter, you can do that by selecting the text tool, opening the glyph panel, and choosing a glyph. It’ll pop up on your mat as shown in the screenshot below.
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