Adobe Glyph List

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The Adobe Glyph List (AGL) is a mapping of 4,281 glyph names to one or more Unicode characters. Its purpose is to provide an implementation guideline for consumers of fonts (mainly software applications); it lists a variety of standard names that are given to glyphs that correspond to certain Unicode character sequences. The AGL is maintained by Adobe Systems.

For producers of fonts, Adobe suggests a more limited set of names, the Adobe Glyph List for New Fonts (AGLFN), based on an earlier version of the AGL. Names not in the AGLFN are to be constructed by standard heuristics described in Unicode and Glyph Names.

AGL and AGLFN, along with related resources, are currently maintained and available at the AGL & AGLFN open source project hosted at Open @ Adobe.

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