Accessing alternates and glyphs on iPad.

The Apple iPad does not have a native function for installing third-party fonts. Therefore, customers who are using Procreate, Adobe Fresco, or Adobe Illustrator for iPad are often limited in their ability to access glyphs and alternates. 

Affinity Designer for iPad does provide glyph support. Please see our support article in the Affinity section of the support site for more details.

With the instructions below, we'll show you how to add a font to your iPad universally and how to access alternates and glyphs to use in the program of your choice.

First, you will need to download a font management app. In this example, we are using the program iFont, but many are available through the App Store. We suggest you use the program that looks best to you and will suit your needs, as our use of iFont is a suggestion, not an endorsement.

Tap Import and select the font file that you would like to use. Here we are using TOOM!

After following the instructions for installing a device manager from your chosen program, head back to the app and select your font. Scroll to the glyph you would like to use and tap to select.

Click the share icon on the top right-hand corner of your iPad and select copy.
You can now paste your glyph into the program of your choice.