Using Alts and Setting Pairs


Hi. I’d like to find a good explanation and “How to” when it comes to using the alternate characters. What keystrokes allow you to type the ALTERNATE character once you install the font? Also, can you direct me to a pairing tutorial?



Hi, talking about Adobe, alternates can’t be typed directly. They are chosed by selecting the character and clicking at the shown alternates. Alternatively you can use the „Glyphs“ palette.
AFAIK there’s no keystroke for this purpose.

Greetz Hybi


As suggested by @Hybi there is no specific interaction in Adobe’s apps than selecting a glyph to display its alternates picker or choosing one from the Glyphs panel in Window > Type > Glyphs

All details are on this article:


Ok! Thanks for taking the time to reply! I’ll experiment with alternate glyphs.