1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 5, 2012 3:42 AM by TᴀW

    Missing special characters

    PA5

      I'm using InDesign CS6 on Windows 7, and I have a problem with special characters like č, ę etc. When I open an InDesign document that contains those characters, I see little pink square symbols with a cross, instead of those characters.

       

      The font I'm using is Helvetica Neue (Light, Roman, Bold and Italic). I've tried changing it to for example Arial, and the problem disappears. However, for the document I'm preparing it's out of question to use any other font than Helvetica Neue. And the document  has absolutely tons of those special characters, so I can't (or just really wouldn't like to...) manually change only those characters into another font that doesn't produce this error.

       

      Suggestions how to solve this problem?

        • 1. Re: Missing special characters
          TᴀW Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          The pink squares indicate that the font you're using doesn't have the

          required glyph.

           

          You will have to switch to a font that contains the glyphs you need.

           

          For instance, is there a "pro" version of Helvetica Neue available that

          has all the glyphs you need? You may need to purchase that. Many fonts

          these days are avialable in a "pro" version (not just Adobe fonts) that

          include an extended character set.

           

          You could theoretically build the characters that you need using

          combining accents and diacritics, but it's not recommended for a few

          reasons. One, it's a hassle to set up and maintain; also, if there's

          ever going to be an electronic version of the book, it won't be

          conveniently searchable.

           

          Ariel