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Terry's picture
Joined: 22 May 2013 - 5:57am
Japanese Characters not showing


I've come into a problem whilst trying to compile a font which contains some Japanese characters.
I have a basic Latin character set (MacOS Roman encoding), but with some additional unicode characters such as uni6782, uni571F – these total around 20 different characters.

The font compiles fine from Fontlab, and the characters are accessible in (All on Mac OSX 10.8) TextEdit, Adobe InDesign CS3->CS6, as well as OpenOffice. However, when I try and type these characters (via a japanese keyboard layout) or paste them in, the font reverts to a default system font which contains the characters.

Is there a certain Japanese name I need to apply for Microsoft Office (Word 14.2.0) Mac?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Malcolm Wooden's picture
Joined: 30 Mar 2004 - 4:57am

Try adding U+2F00 (named uni2F00). Also make sure you have the correct Unicode ranges enabled in the font. Word is also probably expecting the font to be monospaced if you have used the usual Unicode ranges for these glyphs.