I've had these issues for years, wherein I'll convert some type to outlines, and the counters of letterforms that have them are filled in!
The paths are still there, but no amount of futzing or making compound, or releasing and trying again, will make them come back.*
Has anyone developed a fix to this problem?
If so, thank you for sharing it with me!
*Sometimes it turns out that a duplicate path is directly on top of another, but most of the time, the "compoundness" seems broken, for lack of better phrasing..
your result wil be broken compoiunf paths
your result will be good
I'll have to try these helpful techniques...I can't recall whether I did the first set of steps you cite, Mike, but will keep these tips handy and be more mindful working with type outlines in future.