Some applications allow you to view all glyphs within a font through a Glyphs palette. This can be quite handy sometimes, when you’re looking for a very specific ornament to finish your design or for that alternative ampersand to boost your logo. There are dozens of occasions a Glyphs palette comes in handy.
The order in which the glyphs appear will vary per font. We manually define a logical order for each font family, to make it easy for our users to find a certain glyphs quickly in a logical place within the glyph overview. However, sometimes the glyph order can look really messy in applications, like InDesign, which have several sorting options. Messy situations can be avoided by switching from sorting by Unicode to sorting by Glyph ID (GID). GID is the logical order we manually defined ourselves, and which can save you another crazy 30 seconds in your life.