Connect Fonts gives you several ways to find fonts, based on what you know about the font or fonts that you want to find, and what you will do with them afterward.
QuickFind is very fast and searches common properties of fonts. If you know part or all of a font name, this is the place to start.
Advanced Find lets you fine-tune your search based on multiple criteria, including when you added the font to your library.
QuickMatch lets you find fonts that look similar to another font.
When you have found the font or fonts that you are looking for, you can add them to your Favorites, add them to any set, or create a new set including those fonts.
QuickFind is the fastest way to locate a font in any of your libraries.
Click in the QuickFind field and starting typing. The Fonts pane updates to show fonts or families from all your libraries that contain the characters that you enter.
QuickFind matches individual words in the search text rather than the exact search string. If you search for
regular round din Connect Fonts will find the font “DIN Next Rounded LT Pro Regular” (provided you have it installed).
By default, QuickFind searches a number of font properties to find a match: Name, PostScript Name, Family, Foundry, Classification, and Tags. To narrow the parameters of your QuickFind search to a single font property, click the magnifying glass at the left end of the QuickFind field then select a property from the menu.
Click Clear at the right end of the QuickFind field to clear the search.
Advanced Find gives you additional options for locating fonts. You can search for fonts by any combination of attributes such as name, foundry, tags, style, type, classification, and version. When you specify Find criteria, you specify each criterion (such as “foundry”), a qualifier (such as “matches”), and a value (such as “Adobe”).
Your Find operation can include up to six search criteria.
To search with the Find controls:
Choose Edit > Find Fonts.
The Find controls display at the top of the Fonts pane.
Optionally, select the libraries and sets that you want to search in.
Click the first pop-up menu labeled Search In and choose the library or selection to search in.
You can choose to search in All libraries, theSelected Libraries and Sets, or any individual library.
Choose an option from the second pop-up menu to specify whether you want to find fonts that match any of your conditions or fonts that match all of your conditions.
Choosing “any” can produce a larger set of results than choosing “all.” With the “any” selection, every font that matches any of your search conditions is returned as a result; with the “all” selection, only fonts that match all of your search conditions are returned.
Choose a property to search on from the left pop-up menu in the criterion row.
Depending on the property that you select, different pop-up menus and fields let you specify exactly what to find. If you chooseType, for example, you can choose matches or does not match, and then choose from a list of supported font types.
To add more criteria, click +. To remove a criterion, click−on the same row.
The Fonts pane updates automatically to display only fonts in the specified search location that match your chosen criteria.
To save your Find criteria as a Smart Search, clickSave at the top right of the Find pane.A Smart Search is a set of saved search criteria; clicking a Smart Search shows you the fonts that match the saved search criteria.For more details about Smart Search see Advanced Find and Smart Searches.
QuickMatch allows you to find fonts in your libraries that are visually similar to a selected font.
To use QuickMatch:
Select a font that you want to match.
ChooseEdit > QuickMatch.
You can also clickon the toolbar, or open the font’s Info pane and click the Quick Match tab.
The chosen font’s Quick Match pane shows the five fonts from all available libraries that most closely resemble the selected font.
Modern fonts contain hundreds or even thousands of characters. Most large fonts follow the Unicode system of organizing characters. In Unicode, characters are grouped together by their usage (typically a language or language group, although there are groups for mathematical symbols and emoji, among others). Each character in each group is assigned a unique name. Fonts that use the Unicode system for encoding advertise to applications what character groups they support, and applications can identify features of the font based on this information.
Connect Fonts can display all the glyphs in a font, or in any one Unicode group supported by the font; select a font and click Glyphs on the toolbar to display the Glyphs pane for that font.
You can choose a Unicode subset from the pop-up menu at the bottom left of the Glyphs pane.
You can search the displayed glyphs by name to find whether a font supports a specific glyph. For searching, you should view the entire font rather than any Unicode subset.
Type a part of the glyph’s name in the Search field at the bottom right of the Glyphs pane.
For example, if you want to find out whether a font includes the ruble sign, you can search for
rub within the font’s Glyphs pane.
Select a glyph in one font. (You can use the Search field to find a specific glyph by name.)
Click on another font to see the selected glyph in the new font (if the glyph exists).
If you want to look to see if other fonts have this symbol, leave the Glyphs pane open and click another font.
Learn more about Glyphs.