Tag Archives: Character Set

Buyer’s Guide: OpenType Feature Controls

Last week we went over the Character Set tab and how you can view OpenType features that are available within a font. But did you know you can test OpenType features in the Custom Sample Tool Bar? To access the additional controls, click on the gear icon located on any page that shows renders.

Then read up on how to use OpenType Feature Controls here .

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.