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How to use alternative letter/glyph in Premiere Pro Captions?

New Here ,
Jul 25, 2023 Jul 25, 2023

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I need to use the alternate letter Y for the Heimat Stencil Semibold font in a Premiere Pro project.

I can find the alternate Y by using the Glyphs panel in Illustrator, and am able to just copy and paste the letter into After Effects. I have tried typing in the keyboard code or pasting the letter across with Premiere Pro but it doesn't work.

What am I missing here in order to use the alternative character? Surely Premiere Pro would support alternate characters, if it can caption and would need to use accented letters for foreign languages?

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Community Expert , Jul 25, 2023 Jul 25, 2023

Elizabeth,

 

Is your goal to burn in the captions? Are you using the PR caption tool (i.e. caption segments on their own Caption track)? Or are these graphics text on a video track?

 

What is the keyboard code? I'll test once I know how you are using it.

 

Stan

 

 

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Jul 25, 2023 Jul 25, 2023

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Elizabeth,

 

Is your goal to burn in the captions? Are you using the PR caption tool (i.e. caption segments on their own Caption track)? Or are these graphics text on a video track?

 

What is the keyboard code? I'll test once I know how you are using it.

 

Stan

 

 

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Yes the captions need to be burnt in.

They are on a seperate track and were transcribed through the captions tool.

 

On Illustrator, the correct letter Y code says "U+0079 Stylistic Alternates (salt)"

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Jul 25, 2023 Jul 25, 2023

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Backup the project and duplicate the sequence to avoid problems with experimenting!

 

Since PR 23.1, you can select one or more captions, and use "Graphics -> Upgrade Caption to Graphic." This removes the caption(s) from the caption track and moves them to a video track.

 

I do not know whether you can use stylistic alternatives in PR. In fact, this is my introduction to the concept. @Kevin-Monahan?

 

One method if you don't have too many is just export from photoshop/illustrator as a graphic and add to a track, deleting the character in the caption (or the "upgraded" graphic text). I think the easiest match would be to upgrade caption to graphic, and then in that graphic instance, add a layer and add the graphic there.

 

Stan

 

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Jul 25, 2023 Jul 25, 2023

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Hi Stan,

 

I will definitely try converting the captions to a graphic and see if that is the solution.

 

But, if I was after an accented Y instead of just a stylistic different character, how would I go about that then? Say for example I needed to caption a foreign language or use accented letters, surely there must be an easy way to change the characters, rather than have to export from Photoshop/Illustrator? 

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If the transcription is in a foreign language, I think that may be as simple as font selection. But it can be a case by case issue.

 

Stan

 

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Unfortunately, converting the captions to graphics makes no difference.

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