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Aug 17, 2012 10:56 PM

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.

Tōkai

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

(U+2709).

 

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.

 

Questions:

  1. are there any Unicode fonts available in Photoshop?
  2. is there any other way to paste such characters into Photoshop?

 

Thank you kindly for any suggestions.

 
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    Aug 18, 2012 12:30 AM   in reply to Pat Willener

    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.

     
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    Aug 19, 2012 12:32 AM   in reply to Pat Willener

    How did you test them? 

    In what other application?  (again, many, including most from Microsoft, lie about the available characters)

     
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    Aug 19, 2012 12:42 AM   in reply to Pat Willener

    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.

     
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