A lengthy, but interesting "tip."
History: Wanted a better way to access glyphs in an ornament font. Character Viewer is one way. (Find the one you want & save as a favorite. Also, can double-click to place in the currently active document.)
A more comprehensive or "plan B" method:
Wanted a printout of all the glyphs in the ornament font.
- Open Font Book & locate the font
- Menu "Preview / Repertoire" to see all glyphs
- "Print" will do just that - print a complete reference, but without keystrokes. (Alas!)
- Print to pdf. From the file, you can select a glyph and copy/paste to a document.
ONE MORE METHOD: If you use Typeit4Me or something similar, you can enter a frequently used glyph in a file (any file), select it, and assign an abbreviation. Then type the abbreviation.
Maybe there's an even better way (if not using InDesign), but even after 19 years on a Mac, some font issues just seem to remain difficult.
"For what is age but youth's full bloom,
A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
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