Buyer’s Guide: Character Set

Located on every product page, the Character Set tab will show you every glyph that is available within a specific font. Since an OpenType font can contain over 65,000+ characters, this feature will help you scan through a font quickly for particular features you need. We’ll use FF Tisa Sans Pro Regular as an example. A quick glance shows that there are 892 glyphs that make up the font.

Previewing each and every glyph can be tedious so we’ve listed all the OpenType features available within the font. Just click on a feature to filter a specific Character Set view. As you can see below, FF Tisa Sans Pro Regular has true Small Caps.

Try it today when you’re making your font selection. If you don’t see a feature you need, then feel free to contact FontShop for help.

One Comment

  1. erik
    Posted November 5, 2012 at 6:16 PM | Permalink

    you forgot to mention the fact that a lot of fonts provide non-latin characters. Not an OT feature, but an important one nonetheless. Unless you are in the US and deem other languages superfluous.

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