Batch import SVGs from a folder
For example, instead of importing each SVG individually for each letter, have them named A.svg, a.svg, B.svg, etc. Then, batch import the folder and they get assigned automatically.
Jeremy W. Sherman commented
Being able to somehow say how to fetch glyphs out of an SVG file would be even better when designing on an iPad - no need to export a ton of layers to separate images, just snarf them out of the whole SVG.
Are the names given to Unicode codepoints maintained as unique by the Unicode consortium? That'd be verbose but more user-friendly than the codepoint.
That still doesn't help much with ligature import, though; this seems to wander into needing an accompanying mapping table perhaps. :\
Andrejs Kirma commented
It could go "upper A", "lower z", "asterisk", "ampersand" etc. The unicode would be tougher for the designers to deal with. Just an opinion :)
I believe this could be possible. It gets a little tricky, because you can't have a file named &.svg or *.svg for example :-) I think it would have to be the Unicode Code Point hex number as the file name.