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unicode in CS5/Windows

Jul 4, 2013 3:18 AM

Tags: #cs5 #unicode_text

OK, I'm only an occasional Photoshop user; but most of the things I need to do to tweak or fake screenshots I can manage. Today's challenge, though, has me stumped. I want to enter two unicode characters U+2776 and U+2777 or ❶ and ❷ – see, no problem for a mere browser.

I managed to copy/paste from FrameMaker. The file/layer information in the tab renders the characters correctly, the layers palette renders them correctly, but the drawing itself just displays the x-on-box "problem" glyph. What's more, while I can select these glyphs and try to apply a different font (Lucida Sans Unicode), PhotoShop sticks with MyriadPro.

A patient, step by step explanation of how to use the font of my choice and enter these unicode characters would be much appreciated!

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    Jul 4, 2013 10:03 AM   in reply to Niels Grundtvig Nielsen

    That means that you selected a font that does not include those glyphs, and Photoshop does not do automatic font substitution like your browser does.

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