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:
- Microsoft Himalaya
- Microsoft New Tai Lue
- Microsoft PhagsPa
- Microsoft Sans Serif
- Microsoft Tai Le
- Microsoft Yi Baiti
- all Japanese fonts, e.g. MS ゴシック
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.
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.