Sorting Glyphs

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To change the order of the glyphs within a font select Sort Glyphs in the Font menu, or use the button on the Standard Toolbar.

 

No matter which option you select, these glyphs (if available) will always come first in the new order.

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Windows Unicode or Symbol code points

Glyphs will be sorted by these rules:

Glyphs are sorted by their Windows mappings
Then all remaining glyphs are sorted by their postscript names

 

The Unicode code points are retrieved from the Windows Character to Glyph Index Mappings.

Standard Macintosh ordering

Glyphs will be sorted by these rules:

Glyphs are sorted by their Macintosh standard order names
Then all glyphs are sorted by their Windows mappings
Then all remaining glyphs are sorted by their postscript names

 

Note: Over a decade ago Apple recommended the standard Macintosh ordering, so a lot of font designers are still used to this glyph order.

PostScript names

Glyphs will be sorted by these rules:

The glyphs are sorted by their PostScript names
Then all remaining glyphs are sorted by their Windows mappings

Glyph type (empty, simple, composite)

Glyphs will be sorted by these rules:

The glyphs are sorted by their glyph type
Then all remaining glyphs are sorted by their Windows mappings

Alphanumeric

Glyphs will be sorted by these rules:

The glyphs are sorted by their mapped character. This features uses default compare functions as used in Windows.
Then all remaining glyphs are sorted by their Windows mappings

See also:

Character to Glyph Index Mappings

Glyph PostScript Names