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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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.
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)"
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.
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?
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.
Unfortunately, converting the captions to graphics makes no difference.