Swash Characters

Need to add a flourish to your type? You can cut a dash by using swash characters. Swashes should be used sparinglytypically at the beginning of words or sentences. Some fonts have them, most don'tyou can check by opening the Glyphs palette and looking for Swash in the Show pop-up menu. Some OpenType fonts may also have lowercase swash characters that are called finials or terminal characters, intended for use at the end of a word or line.