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Searching glyph panel

Community Beginner ,
Jul 21, 2018 Jul 21, 2018

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Even in AI 2017 I'm still manually searching through the glyphs for Greek letters, which can take 20 seconds of my time. Is there a solution that I don't know about?

In the Mac characters viewer, there is a search bar, favorites, and recently used character tabs which save me so much time. Where is this in Illustrator?

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Community Expert , Jul 21, 2018 Jul 21, 2018

Here's what you can do with the Glyphs panel:

How to work with special characters in Illustrator

If you have a feature request, please post it over there:

http://illustrator.uservoice.com

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Jul 21, 2018 Jul 21, 2018

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Here's what you can do with the Glyphs panel:

How to work with special characters in Illustrator

If you have a feature request, please post it over there:

http://illustrator.uservoice.com

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So I take it there is no other solution but manually looking through the glyphs panel like an operating system from 1998?

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There weren't any Glyphs panels in 1998.

95% of people in this forum aren't staff. Those that are, are marked as such: it reads "STAFF" beneath their avatar. You want to post a feature request: do so in uservoice.

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It was a reference to how not user friendly it is - not to be taken literally obviously!

I'm aware people here aren't employees of Adobe - but you never answered the question, you just pointed out a feature request service.

I'm not requesting a feature, I'm asking if anyone knows of a helpful work around, scripts, or some feature I am unaware of to help with this problem.

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Jul 21, 2018 Jul 21, 2018

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InDesign has a search box, Illustrator has not.

I have not seen a script yet. Or plugin.

So if you want this enhanced, please post a feature request. That's the only method to make the developers aware of your need.

In case they are repetitive, you might consider saving them to the CC libraries.

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Hi darkbloom3,

InDesign stores your recent glyphs, and also lets you create and edit your own glyph sets. Here's what is looks like in InDesign:

It's a great idea for Illustrator. Please post in the User Voice link that Monika gave you earlier.

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Hi, 2024 here. Very happy InDesign has this search feature when I have many icon glyphs to go through for certain fonts. So I don't readily see this search feature in Illustrator 2024 v28.5. Are you able to confirm that it's still not available. Just making sure I'm not looking in the wrong place.

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May 01, 2024 May 01, 2024

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Yes, it is still not available in Illustrator 28.5.

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Kind thanks Kurt

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