I recently needed to get icons from the SAP-Icon Font into Photoshop. Sadly, Photoshop is not able to show glyphs and for this I searched for a way to show and copy the right icon. Both Illustrator and InDesign have Glyph Panels which allow you to see and access all glyphs present in a font. But what can you do if you have no InDesign or Illustrator available. There is a simple way doing it with Word. A software I never got familiar with and normally will not choose to work with (as a designer). Here is how it works.
Open word and go to the “Insert” Tab, choose Symbol and “more symbols”.
The glyph panel opens and after selecting the installed SAP-icon font, you can select the icon you need and insert it into the word document.
Then simply do a copy and paste it into Photoshop – Done.
Hope this helps and if you know a smarter way – leave me a note.
*A “glyph” is merely the term for a specific character in a font file.