You use the Glyphs panel to insert punctuation, superscript & subscript characters, currency symbols, numbers, specialized characters, as well as glyphs from other languages into text in Photoshop. To access the panel, select Type > Panels > Glyphs panel or Window > Glyphs.
What is a glyph symbol?
In information technology, a glyph (pronounced GLIHF ; from a Greek word meaning carving) is a graphic symbol that provides the appearance or form for a character . A glyph can be an alphabetic or numeric font or some other symbol that pictures an encoded character.
How do you type special characters on a laptop?
In your document, position the insertion point where you want the special character to appear. Press and hold down the ALT key while you type the four number Unicode value for the character. Note that NUM LOCK must be on, and you have to use the number pad keys to type the Unicode character value.
How do you add symbols?
To insert a symbol:
- From the Insert tab, click Symbol.
- Choose the symbol that you want from the drop-down list. If the symbol is not in the list, click More Symbols. In the font box, choose the font you are using, click the symbol you want to insert, and select Insert.
How do I create a custom shape in Photoshop CC?
Choose Edit > Define Custom Shape, and enter a name for the new custom shape in the Shape Name dialog box. The new shape appears in the Shape pop-up panel in the options bar. To save the new custom shape as part of a new library, select Save Shapes from the pop-up panel menu.
What are the special characters?
A special character is one that is not considered a number or letter. Symbols, accent marks, and punctuation marks are considered special characters. Similarly, ASCII control characters and formatting characters like paragraph marks are also special characters.