Windows 7; Photoshop 13 (CS6).
Sorry, quite new at Photoshop...
I am typing some text in a new layer; no problem so far. I need to insert some special characters that are not on the keyboard, e.g.
That also was not a problem; I copied the character from the Windows Character Map.
Now I want to copy/paste more special characters from the Character Map, e.g.
☏ (U+260F) or
Now all of a sudden this does not work; the pasted characters appear in Photoshop as a boxed X.
The font I have been using was Arial, but when I pasted these Unicode characters, the font automatically changed to Myriad Pro. Changing the font back to Arial does not alter the boxed X.
I took these Unicode characters from the Character Map using font Arial Unicode MS. That font does not appear in Photoshop.
Thank you kindly for any suggestions.
All Unicode fonts you have installed are available in Photoshop.
The X is because the font you have chosen has no glyph for that character value.
Some other programs will substitute another font when you enter a character that a font does not contain.
You need to choose a font that contains the character you are entering.
Just a follow-up, in case anybody else ever has the same question...
I tested various fonts, and these are able to display glyphs above U+2660:
An interesting thing is that when I insert any of these Unicode characters, both Photoshop and Illustrator automatically switch the font to Myriad Pro, which has all the glyphs between U+2660 and U+2770 missing.
Pat Willener wrote:
I copied the character from the Windows Character Map.
As Chris has indicated (with a rather unkind choice of words), the Windows character map shows extended characters from some other font if the one selected doesn't have a glyph for them. At least that has been my experience. I would love to know if there is some handy tool out there to accurately display the actual glyphs in a font under Windows.
Chris Cox wrote:
How did you test them?
By selecting the pasted characters (in Ai & Ps), then applying every available font to them (one by one).
One thing I am wondering is why 'Arial Unicode MS' is not showing up in the list of available fonts...
I would love to know if there is some handy tool out there to accurately display the actual glyphs in a font under Windows.
The Character Map does that, more or less, although it's a bit cumbersome. Maybe I should do a bit more research on that, and write such a tool if no-one else has done it already.