In InDesign, in a text frame, I put this text set in Arial Unicode MS:
Then, I set the same text in Times New Roman Regular:
The first and the third words (中文 and मराठी) are not visible (they are pink-highlighted) because Times New Roman Regular doesn’t cover Chinese and Devanagari.
Those missing glyphs are reported in the Preflight panel (7 errors found according to my personal profile «Missing glyphs»).
When I apply the «Small Caps» feature to my text those 7 errors disappear.
According to InDesign there are no missing glyphs in my document:
Do you think it is a bug?
Do you think it can be solved?
Somehow I am not able to see this issue with InDesign CC 2017.1 on my Windows 10 machine.
Can you again create a new Preflight profile by overriding the default one in a separate document?
I can recreate this bug.
German Mac OSX 10.10.5
German InDesign CC 2017.1 v 22.214.171.124
 No Small Caps applied:
4 errors for missing glyphs detected.
 Small Caps applied to text of one story:
2 errors for missing glyphs detected.
 Small Caps applied to text of all stories with missing glyphs:
No missing glyphs detected.
FWIW: The default basic preflight profile cannot detect missing glyphs at all.
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It seems that the bug depends on the font used.
In these 3 examples I used 3 fonts (they all are OpenType) and I applied the «Small Caps» feature.
Palatino LT Std Roman (the missing glyphs are detected):
Minion Pro Regular (the missing glyphs are detected):
Myriad Pro Regular (the missing glyphs are NOT detected):
- Palatino LT Std Roman and Minion Pro Regular own genuine OpenType small cap glyphs.
- Myriad Pro Regular doesn’t own genuine OpenType small cap glyphs (the small-caps effect is simulated).
I reported the issue on that form.
I found the issue in
- InDesign CC 2014 (OS X 10.9.5 and macOs 10.12.5)
- InDesign CC 2017 (macOs 10.12.5)