Problem w. Unicode chars and TypeTool2

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Problem w. Unicode chars and TypeTool2
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Hi all,

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here, or even if I'm doing anything wrong. I'm using TypeTool2 on Mac OSX. I've created a new font, and I want to define a glyph for Unicode 0x0141 (L with Slash). The array of export options is a bit bewildering to me, but what I've used is:

In the Font window:

Title: Unicode
Mode: Codepages
Codepage: MacOS Roman

When I Generate Font:

PC True Type
Options:

Type 1 Export Options (I guess these don't matter):

  • Make PFM file
  • Make AFM and INF files
  • Encoding options: Select encoding automatically

True Type Export Options:

  • Export hinted TrueType fonts
  • Keep existing TrueType instructions
  • Export visual TrueType hints
  • Autohint unhinted glyphs

Then I go ahead and install the generated font.

The problem is, I have a file which contains a single \u0141 character. When I open the file up in TextEdit, it shows up properly as L with Slash in the default font (Monaco). However, when I change fonts to my font, the L with Slash remains exactly the same, and does not appear as in my font. All other letters (A-Z, etc) appear as they should in my font.

What is wrong with the font? I defined \u0141, so why isn't it being used?

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks,

--Rob