If you use an OTF the glyphs are the same on both OS.
HOW did you insert the glyph? Vie InDesign’s glyph panel?
Is any character style applied? Why and what settings are used?
How is the paragraph style used? Are manual overrides applied?
I've not inserted via glyph, I selected the character 'a' and applied font symbol std, it changed to 'α' but it doesn't show glyph missing in windows os, but it throws error in mac as glyph missing. I've not used any character style and also no overrides in the paragraph style.
- You have done overrides with selecting a different font. It would be better to do it with a character style, using a character style is not a override.
- Is the font Symbol Std installed or available on the Mac? It has to be. Does this font use an available style?
I've checked with even character style, it shows glyph missing error in mac but not in windows. The font is installed in mac.
Did you choose the correct style?
Are you sure, you have installed the very same font, or what happens, if you copy the file from windows to the Document FOnts on the Mac. Take care, there are existing some similar fonts with that name, but have different styles like regular, plain or so.
> ... the character 'a' ..
Don't do that. It's the wrong character -- to reliably get an alpha,minsert an alpha.
In this particular case you don't get a correct character because Windows's version of Symbol is not the smae as OS X's. (If memory serves: the one from your Mac is unreliable.)
Minion Pro should include an ⍺ anyway. That's why it would be best to insert it from the Glyph panel.
But the Font Symbols Std is an OTF font, so it must be the same anyway. But as I remember that there was an issue in the past with the style with this font. MIght be good to know which version was InDesign on win and which version on the mac.
I'm using InDesign CS6 and the font is correct in both os.
When I insert the character from glyph, I've no issues in windows & mac.
But when I'm inserting alpha not from glyph, InDesign preflight should throw error 'glyph missing'. This happens only in mac not in windows. I think it is related to glyph not to font. Am I correct? I should get 'glyph missing' in windows also, why windows InDesign is not indicating as mac?
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That is not the same font on both screen shots anyway, once Minion, once Myriad. Select the alpha and show the control panel with selected letter in both cases.
- Do you use Paragraph Styles?
- Do you use Character Styles for the alphas?
Show your settings.