For those of you who haven’t played with the G-Type font tools we thought we'd give you a quick snapshot of what they look like and how to use them.

Each individual font page on the site has a Glyphs and Test Drive tab enabling you to interrogate the character set and typeset any words or phrases of your choice. Moreover you'll be able to access each font’s OpenType features and see, on the fly, how alternates or different stylistic sets alter the appearance. You can also compare one typeface against another.

Below are sample tools for Olicana, set to the width of this blog page; for the full width test-drive experience head to the master font page of your choice.

Olicana Glyph Palette Tool