[xep-support] Missing isoXXXX characters in output
chrisridd at mac.com
Fri Jan 27 05:14:16 PST 2006
On 27/1/06 12:21, Thomas Schraitle <tom_schr at web.de> wrote:
> xep-support at renderx.com schrieb am 27.01.06 13:04:44:
>> [... Missing glyphs in fonts ...]
>>> Possible solutions:
>>> 1. Use a font that contains lots of Unicode characters. :)
>> Hmmm. It's using Helvetica for the body elements and Times-Roman for
>> titles. I've verified that those are the fonts in the PDF output.
> Ah! The normal Helvetica and Times-Roman fonts doesn't contain this glyph.
> Well, at least on my system and I doubt that it is different on others. The
> standard Helvetica and Times fonts have a very limited set of glyphs in
> comparison to other (Unicode) fonts.
>> More interesting is the fact that, according to Apple's Character
>> Palette tool, the needed glyphs are available in each of those fonts.
> I am not sure if you can trust this output. Although I am not familiar with
> Apple Computers there are tools that display all glyphs but use different
> fonts for that. You have to look into the font to be really sure.
No, the character palette can be asked to explicitly list which fonts hold a
given glyph. Helvetica Regular (5.0d8e2 according to FontBook) is listed as
To get this info you just have to expand the "Font Variation" part of the
palette, and choose the "Containing selected character" collection.
>> So, given that, I'm still at a loss as to why the glyphs aren't showing.
> Locate the Helvetica and Times-Roman fonts and open it with the appropriate
> tool. I suppose they are PostScript Type1 fonts. If I am unsure what glyphs
> contain a font I open it in FontForge.
They're Truetype dfonts. Linotype's FontExplorer X (a nice tool) also
confirms what Character Palette says about that glyph being in that font.
I wonder if XEP is somehow finding a version of Helvetica from somewhere
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