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  1. Start editing text hotkey

    Whenever I want to edit a text, I have to pick a Text tool an click it, or double-click it with a Selection tool. Why would I need to click a text which is already selected?

    Please, make Ctrl+Enter start editing selected text, as PS does now. If several text objects are selected, use topmost, or closest to the screen's center or cursor or give people an option to choose.

    14 votes

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  2. Customizable "MOJIKUMI (Typesetting)" as same as InDesign.

    In the case of Japanese, arranging characters beautifully is directly related to the readability of the text, so typesetting is regarded as important.
    Japanese typesetting is delicate and very difficult.
    I would like an equivalent type engine for InDesign.
    A common UI with InDesign is desirable.

    (Translated to Japanese)
    文字組設定をInDesign並みにカスタムできるようにしてほしい。
    日本語の場合、美しく文字を並べることが、テキストの読みやすさに直結するので、文字組みは重要視されます。
    日本語の文字組みは繊細でとても難しいです。
    InDesign並の組版エンジンがあればと思います。
共通UIが望ましい。

    14 votes

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  3. Snap textframe size to content (like double-click in InDesign)

    A function appreciated by all in InDesign.. doubleclick the side of the boundingbox of a textframe and it snaps/scales immediately to the content.

    I'm not talking about Type -> Area Type Options -> Auto-size

    14 votes

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  4. tabs and text options

    Tabulations should be embedded in the tex box and appear only when you press on the box and disappears when you click somewhere else. By default, it should also resize and follow the tex box on screen at all time without requiring you to click on the magnet to put it back where it belong.

    Also, the text options of Illustrator are lacking some very useful options that only exist in InDesign. I understand that Indesign is THE BIG SOFTWARE FOR TEXT, but honestly for smaller text oriented documents, I often use Illustrator because it's faster to operate. So, some…

    13 votes

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  5. Add grep/regex to Find and Replace feature

    We really need some kind of grep or pattern matching in the Find and Replace dialogue.

    I don't expect it to be InDesign-level functionality, but after all this time even rudimentary grep would be a blessing.

    Maybe the Bridge regex could be adapted to Illustrator somehow...

    13 votes

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  6. Forced column break

    Can we get some decent text handling features that mimic at least fundamental options such as column breaks and a table feature within Illustrator? It's been 30 years now can't you get this done for once and for all?

    13 votes

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  7. CID/GID (Character ID/Glyph ID) are displayed in Glyphs panel.

    In the case of Japanese, there are many variations of Chinese character, so it is useful to know CID/GID.
    Because it does not make a mistake when designing character. Also, I want CID/GID when using many old characters.

    A common UI with InDesign is desirable.

    (Translated to Japanese)
    字形パネルにグリフのCID/GIDを表示して欲しい。
    日本語の場合、漢字のバリエーションが多いので、IDがわかると便利です。
    作字の時などに間違いないようにしたり、また、旧字を多数使用のする時に CID/GID を表示してほしいです。
InDesign と UI を揃えて欲しいです。

    13 votes

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  8. Loaded eyedropper just like in InDesign

    I wish the eye dropper behaved more like it does in InDesign: If you pick up a type style, you "keep" that style and can apply it to several different text boxes. so if you have a text box with 4 subheads and body copy after each and you want to change all of the subheads to match the first one that you've changed, you could click on the desired style, and then click-drag over each of the subheads carrying the same style to each

    13 votes

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  9. Vote for: Urdu Language Support...... will be a Great Help

    Dear Great Adobe Team,
    Please add Urdu Support in Adobe, Arabic, Persian is available in Adobe if you can ad Urdu language, this is just another instance Like Arabic and Persian Language, not a big difference but it will make a great Help.... Thanks

    12 votes

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  10. Ability to switch how letters overlap

    By default, when letters overlap, each following glyph is displayed above the previous one.

    When using text effects or OpenType-SVG fonts, this can lead to disappointing results, like shadows on the wrong direction.

    Would love to be able to toggle the order in which all glyphs of a specific text selection are rendered: above or below the previous one.

    Could even use the extra space in the Character palette to include the feature button ;)

    12 votes

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  11. Stop installing foreign fonts I don't need

    The font list is getting longer and longer, so it seems. Now we have (rather gimmicky if you ask me) Variable fonts.

    I just want to get work done. I live in the Netherlands and I speak Dutch and English.

    I don't speak Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew or Thai so I don't need to have these fonts available. These fonts just clutter my already long font list and make browsing and finding the font I actually need more difficult.

    Solution: check the system in what language it is in and only install fonts which the user can actually use. Offer whatever…

    12 votes

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  12. Select Same Text Contents

    Please make a way to select text object with the same contents.
    Would be very useful for many practical cases.
    Sure with have Find and Replace, but it won’t allow us to SELECT these text objects,, which we can use for styling, hiding, moving, rearranging, and more.

    11 votes

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    The latest Beta version (27.7) has the ability to filter contents of the Layers panel with an input field at the top of the panel. It does not directly select the objects that have the chosen value in their names (this includes the text contents), but allows to select them faster in the panel.

    Does it help?

  13. Convert to path object - keep object name

    When I rasterise a letter or text in Photoshop, the layer keeps the original name.

    Why can't Illustrator do the same? I type the letter A and the object in layers has the name "A". If I now change the letter to a Path object, the group is no longer called "A" but "group". What is still ok with one letter, becomes very annoying with 500 letters. Especially when it comes to special characters like ́ ˘ ̧ ̒ ̋ ̏ ̀ ̌ ̦ ̊ ̄ - ̨ ̣ ̇ ̷ ̃ ̈ ^, which are difficult to read in…

    11 votes

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  14. Make Ligatures OFF by default and have a checkbox in Preferences > Type

    Please make it possible to turn off all ligatures within the Preferences > Type dialog box, then make it Off by Default.

    11 votes

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  15. Ability to search Glyphs by name

    For Symbol/Icon fonts, it's impossible to find a specific icon you're looking for when there are thousands of unicode icons to sort through one by one. If I want to find headphones or something in the Glyphs panel, right now I can't just type "headphones". I have to search through every single icon and can easily pass by it multiple times.

    11 votes

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  16. Convert to Type On A Path

    The option to convert point or area type to 'type on a path' would be helpful. Also to be able to use the pen tool to add points on a 'point type path' and by doing so converting it to 'type on a path'. This removes the need to draw the path then add the type.

    11 votes

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  17. Can't undo Auto bullets

    If I undo the bullets (which came automatic after space bar) the letter disappear.

    For example: I can't use (-) at front of text with 1 spacebar.

    10 votes

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  18. Character and Paragraph Styles

    In indesign Character and Paragraph Styles are very easy to use, and they can be grouped. Is it possible to have similar styles in illustrator?

    10 votes

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  19. Reflect Single Characters within the Character Panel

    The ability to reflect a single character as live text within the character panel. Similar to the rotate feature already available.

    10 votes

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  20. Merge text broken up when imported from a PDF

    I often have to import PDFs into Illustrator always have words and sentences that are no longer part of the same segment. Example. I just imported 24-inch. Each letter, number, and symbol came in individually. Instead of retyping it so I can make edits, it would be nice if there was an option that merged the text back into one line. Screenshot will show what I mean.

    10 votes

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