How to filter fonts by language support

Hide fonts that are missing specific characters

You can hide fonts by character support using the Hide Fonts Missing Glyphs option. When enabled this option hides all fonts that don’t contain some of the characters you want to preview.

Click the Aa button in the toolbar to change the preview text and enter the characters you need, for example “Tipografía Fantástica”. You can also Right click on a preview and choose Preview > Languages to show a pangram of common characters in a specific script.

You’ll notice that some fonts cannot display all the entered characters. The missing glyphs will be replaced by greyed-out alternatives. If the full preview is greyed-out that means that that particular font cannot display any of the characters.

Font missing glyphs
Font missing glyphs for the í and á characters
Font missing glyphs
Font missing glyphs for all characters used in the preview

To hide these fonts enable View > Grid > Hide Fonts Missing Glyphs. All fonts that cannot display any of the previewed characters will be hidden. If a font doesn’t contain glyphs for the í or á in Tipografía Fantástica it will not be shown in the grid.

Note that the app needs to load all fonts in order to check their character support, so if you have many fonts it may slow down app launch. You can disable the setting again when you don’t need it.



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