Accessing alternates and glyphs on iPad.

The Apple iPad does not have a native function for installing third-party fonts. Therefore, users are often limited in their ability to access glyphs and alternates depending on the program that they are using. Procreate, for example, does not have a way to access either alternates or glyphs. This does not mean that you cannot use them at all. With the instructions below we'll show you how to universally add a font to your iPad as well as 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 there are many available through the App Store. We suggest that you use the program that looks best to you and which 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.