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Fonts Displayed in Their Own Font (font previews in the list)

List of fonts: Each should be displayed in its own font. Hate having to actually make the change to simply discover what a font looks like. This wheel has already been invented. Why are we using square wheels?

Also, if I have a bit of text selected and I want to explore other font options, it would be slick if I could simply hover above each font name and have my selected text pop to that font for a preview. No changes would actually be made unless the font name was clicked.

(Overall, if Figma is going to offer the ability to type words, it might as well implement all the basic, expected, word-processing industry standards. So much is missing. Not having basic things like fonts displayed in their own font kicks the UX in the shins.)

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When I’m doing exploratory brand/visual design work I’m often playing around with typefaces. I wish I could see the typeface rendered in the type dropdown so that before selection I can quickly see if the style fits my work and then make the selection

Right now I open the dropdown, select, look at it on the page, open the dropdown again, etc or I open up font book and see typefaces there, then find the type face in figma and select it.

Anyone else which there was some sort of font preview in the dropdown, or have any other interesting work arounds?

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