Monday, September 25, 2017

Fonts With Tails (Glyphs) Cheat Sheet

Cheat Sheets for "Easy Glyph" Fonts with Tails.  No Character map needed, for these fonts you simply type characters like [ ] or ( ) to add the extra tails or swirls.


Quick Notes:
  • These are "easy glyph" fonts, but many fonts with extra glyphs will require a character map.  you can read more about how to use those here
  • Sometimes a font preview on dafont will show pretty tails, but you will not see them when you download the font.  The free versions of fonts do not always include the glyphs.
The first  sections here are just quick easy tails that can be added with either ( ) or [ ], or < >  Below those are four cheat sheets for fonts with additional options and swashes.

Add Tails to these fonts with ( )

Millenial Solstice   KL Cupid   Broken Heart     Shorelines

Add Tails to these fonts with [ ]

I Love Glitter    Sunset Beach    KL Cupid      Lilly Belle

Add tails to these fonts with < >
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Easy Glyph Cheat Sheets
Download all four of these cheat sheets as a pdf file, here. 
If that link does not work (too much traffic) Try This One.

Links to download each font are found under the photos.



MF I Love Glitter      Smell The Roses         Shorelines      Stea 
    klcupid        Daddy's Girl          Beauty & The Beast  
     Ribbons & Banners         LillyBelle         Anjelika Rose




Lovely Day          Yessy        Flotta           Veni 
  Love Hearts    Unicorn Giggles    Make Magic Happen         

To find these, and many more, try this link:
https://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=607



Using the Samantha font is a bit different - but if you learn to use Samantha (which is NOT a free font) you can use the character map for any font.

A More Detailed Look at Stea



23 comments:

  1. wow, you are awesome, your explanation is so precious and touching different areas. The list you made helps me to locate where they exactly are, that I do not have to keep searching. Thanks again for the helpful tips and hints.

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  2. Thank you! Love them all! You're awesome.

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  3. Thank you so much! i have been downloading all sorts of fonts hoping that the tail would just appear once I type.. didn't know I have to type a character for the tails! You are my savior!Cheers!

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  4. OMG! Thank you so much for all this useful information!!!

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  5. just do a regular download from your post link, or what??? I will try later tonight

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    1. you can either right click and download the photos, or there is a link to the pdf files near the top of the post (above the first full chart, below the photos of just the tails - those have not been added to my charts yet)

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  6. Hi how do I make Yessy capital letters appear without the glyphs like this pic... https://ifonts.xyz/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/yessy-font-3.png

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  7. Hi can i add the tail to only the fonts you have listed above? I wanted to add the tail to the font 'leisha'
    how do I do that?

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    1. Often the fonts on dafont are not full versions of the font. That's the case with Leisha, the tails are not included in the free download from dafont. You could add the swashes from another font - or you could download the full version of Leisha. The full version is $12 - https://crmrkt.com/2mQXEA

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  8. I cannot fine the download for fontlabpad Help please!

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    1. Right at the top of the page (they have recently changed this) there is a spot to enter your email, and they email you the links. https://www.fontlab.com/fontlab-pad/

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing all of your great cheat sheets with us! What a wonderful time saver! And, thank you for the links to some wonderful fonts as well!

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  10. It was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for post!!

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  11. I have a Mac. How can I use the glyphs (for example the "r" in Buttercup with the swirls underneath) in FontLab? I've tried dragging and dropping as well as cut/paste. Nothing is working.

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    1. You have to open your character map. I don't use Apple devices, but I have heard that Mac has a good built in character map. On windows, I recommend using maintype logic's free character map. Then you copy and paste from the character map. Make sure you have the font already selected in fontlab pad - it has to be the exact same font you are copying from the character map.

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  12. This is amazing thank you so much for this!

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  13. This really was super helpful, thank you!

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  14. YOU are amazing. Thank you so much for all your hard work and sharing with us.

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  15. I usually catch on pretty good but i followed your intructions, downloaded and paid for Samantha Craft, then installed maintype character map along with fontlab pad. I can't seem to pull up the font and the get the swirly letters to show in the character map. What am I doin wrong? I'm using Windows 10. Thank you!

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  16. What do you see in the character map when you look at Samantha Craft? I can't post photos in the comments here - but I have screenshots step by step here - https://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2017/11/using-samantha-font-in-cricut-design.html

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