What is Oh My Glyph?

In a nutshell its an app that runs via a web browser or on Windows that shows you glyphs in a TTF or OTF font file. Think of it as a character map replacement.

What can I use it for?

A lot of font designers create fancy versions of letters and numbers within their font designs, these are often referred to as things like swashes, tails or glyphs. They are normally stored in a part of the file that isn't easily accessible via your keyboard, so Oh My Glyph makes it quick and easy to find them! (If they exist of course!)

What fonts have these glyphs or swashes?

Generally speaking, your system installed fonts like Arial, or Google Fonts like Roboto probably won't have any. They are usually especially designed fonts on sites like Creative Fabrica.

I can't find the font on my machine to load into Oh My Glyph. I know it's there in the c:\windows\fonts folder.

Right now, Oh My Glyph cannot access the Windows Fonts folder as it is a protected directory. You should copy your font file to another folder like your documents or downloads.

Why does Oh My Glyph exist?

To help designers find the glyphs they want from within their font files without the headache of apps like character map.

I have an idea for Oh My Glyph or want to get in touch

Please do! You can use the feedback link at the top of the page.

Is Oh My Glyph free?

Yup, totally! And no plans to change that! We may earn a small commision should you purchase something via one of the affiliate links.

Version History

1.0 - 01/04/2022 - Initial Release
1.1 - 19/05/2022 - Added feature to save cursor position in text preview. Translated to Spanish, German, Dutch, French, Italian and Portuguese.
1.11 - 18/07/2022 - Added a note to show fonts should be accessed via a folder other than c:\windows\fonts.
1.12 - 19/10/2022 - Moved the 'load font' button above the list of fonts, to aid adding new fonts if many are already added.

In Development

Q4 2022 - Improve the usability of the list of loaded fonts.