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  1. Add a text highlight feature that stays with the text, i.e., like an underline.

    We do trial/legal visuals that often have highlighted text. We currently either draw a box that is yellow and transparent or widen a line with a multiply transparency and if text is added or deleted, the highlight has to be manually redone.

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  2. Stop changing artwork location when changing paragraph justification

    When working with type, it is incredibly annoying that all of it shifts it's location when you're changing paragraph justification. I'm not sure for what reason you would want it to move the actual type and not just shift the justification icon box shown at the type baseline.

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  3. Provide ability to remove or control what fonts show in the Fonts menu (Type > Fonts)

    Provide ability to remove or control what fonts show in the Fonts menu (Type > Fonts). Towards the end of the list are a number of dividers with different fonts I never use or will use. In other apps, such as what I’m using to write this - TextEdit for Mac - I see a small group of fonts I’ve recently used and then all of the other fonts I’d normally want to use.

    What I don’t see are fonts like Apple Symbols, Arial Hebrew Scholar, GB18030 Bitmap, Adobe Arabic, Khmer MN, and MANY others.

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  4. Add a setting for "Solid" in the leading field of the type panel

    Illustrator defaults to "Auto" in regards to leading - about 120% of the point size of the type. When using display faces, I often find I set type a lot tighter - usually around the same leading as the point size. It would be really helpful if there were a setting for that in the type panel, so that as I change the point size of the type (say from 24 pts to 72 pts) the leading would also change automatically from 24 pts to 72 pts - just as it would from one size to another when the leading…

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  5. Ligatures are broken

    OpenType ligatures are broken in Illustrator. When the ligatures feature is enabled most ligatures remain different letters. If ligatures are input directly from the glyphs palette they will decompose into different letters. Even if ligatures are disabled they still decompose into different letters when input from the glyphs palette.

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  6. Illustrator Glyphs

    In Glyphs We can't change the font.

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  7. Don't force baseline shift settings to be sticky

    For me, I only rarely need to adjust baseline shift settings (usually when I want to adjust the verticality of a trademark symbol relative to body copy.

    Unfortunately, Illustrator retains the baseline shift value, so subsequent text has it applied by default, forcing me to reset it. I'd absolutely love it if that setting defaulted back to zero, given the infrequency with which I actually need to use it (for me, it's the exception, not the rule). Generally after my occasional need for a baseline-adjusted character, I'm forced to type in new text, manually reset the baseline shift value to…

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  9. Fullcap function doesn't work for ydieresis

    The fullcaps function doesn't work for the character “ÿ” y-dieresis. All the other letters work correctly, and it works in inDesign too, the problem seems to appear only in AI and PS

    Here is the file https://adobe.ly/2StUHJN

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  10. Fullcap function doesn't work for ydieresis

    The fullcaps function doesn't work for the character “ÿ” y-dieresis. All the other letters work correctly, and it works in inDesign too, the problem seems to appear only in AI and PS

    Here is the file https://adobe.ly/2StUHJN

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  11. Preview Fonts with a Nonlinear Font-Scrolling/Characteristic(s) Palette [similar to Photoshop Brush palette]

    The new-ish font preview while scrolling one's font list is DYNAMITE.

    It would be even better if there was some kind of interface other than a linear list. It could be customized for characteristics (similarly to the way PS brush palette operates).

    Would be great to quickly scrub all Script fonts, Serifs, Sans Serifs, Techno, Geometric, or get really specific with Preview all Glyphs and special characters, etc.

    Rather than linear, the tool could be more useful with nonlinear funtionality.

    For example: Script,

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  12. More options for marking "favorite" fonts

    The new "Find more," under the character tab, is awesome, and it would be really cool if there were a way to apply various colored highlights to fonts I'm interested in per project, so I can easily access my alternate 'maybe fonts' without having to add them to favorites, or remember them as I scroll by, which has become pretty impossible, given all there is to choose from under this new feature. Love the new "find more"...thanks so much.

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  13. Rotate all text in place

    Being able to select all Text on an art board and rotate it all in place would be extremely helpful versus having to rotate each text box individually after rotating an art board.

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  14. Font auto-activation for fonts stored on local PC

    The CC 2019 update Activate Adobe Font function is brilliant, but it would be even better if it did the same for fonts on my own computer too

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  15. Editable Illustrator text in AfterEffects

    For years we have been copy and pasting text from Powerpoint into AfterEffects because the Illustrator file does not open in AfterEffects with editable text. Takes us ages and introduces many errors.

    Illustrator file text should just open in AfterEffects in 2018!

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  16. Hyphenate problem in Italian

    In Italian istituto is i-sti-tu-to

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  17. 縦書きから横書きへ変形比率をワンクリックで

    縦書きから横書きに変更したりした後、文字の変形を縦と横の比率%をワンクリックで入替えたいです。

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  18. Text Grammar Correction

    Text Content Correction
    spell mistake correction

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  19. Absolute Optical Kerning when scaling....

    I understand show optical kerning works and that smaller type will have relatively more space between glyphs than larger type. However, this results in a problem for those of us who, due to Illustrator's canvas limit (See 227, #downwith227), must design at scales smaller than 1:1.

    For that reason, I would like to request that there be an optional type of optical kerning implemented which does not add extra kerning as font size decreases.

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  20. Remember Last Font

    I have a few thousand fonts installed, a lot of designers probably do. I would like my last font remembered. By this I mean, after for example, I try what "AB" looks like, I then expect to see "AC" the next time I open that drop-down list. If "AB" doesn't look good, I want to see font "AD" in the drop-down next, so I can try that. Actually, I'm hoping to eventually see a "window" with fonts displaying what my text looks like. It's hard to choose the best font from a List-style view.

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