SAP Icon Font: Show icons (glyphs*) and get them into Photoshop

Discussion Forum Design Tools SAP Icon Font: Show icons (glyphs*) and get them into Photoshop
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User Experience Design Expert
SAP SE

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”.

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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.

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Then simply do a copy and paste it into Photoshop – Done.

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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.

User Experience Evangelist
SAP SE

Great tip! Thanks Thomas.

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