InDesignCS and IllustratorCS Glyph Palettes Problems

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Why is the display of OTF glyphs in both InDesignCS and IllustratorCS palettes differ from OTF font to OTF font.

For example some fonts start with the "space" character, others start with "exclamation"

Then after the asciitilde the order of glyphs vary substantially.

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Nigel
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Nigel,

It is because glyphs in these paletes are sorted according to their indexes (Glyph Index - GID). You can change the glyph index in FontLab for instance in Index mode.
GID is assigned to a glyph when it is created and many font makers do not bother with re-sorting the glyphs when the font is finished.
It is also difficult to find any rational and widely convenient order of glyphs - most of the glyphs can be sorted according to Unicode tables but there are still many alternative glphs without Unicode point remaining.

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Nigel,

It is because glyphs in these palettes are sorted according to their indexes (Glyph Index - GID). You can change the glyph index in FontLab for instance in Index mode.
GID is assigned to a glyph when it is created and many font makers do not bother with re-sorting the glyphs when the font is finished.
It is also difficult to find any rational and widely convenient order of glyphs - most of the glyphs can be sorted according to Unicode tables but there are still many alternative glyphs without Unicode point remaining.

Pavel

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