File Icon displaying "∑√≠" not "Abg" in windows

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Álvaro Franca's picture
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File Icon displaying "∑√≠" not "Abg" in windows
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Hello,

I have searched the forums for a while now,
after battling through numerous problems with your help
I have created my first typeface and generated an OTF

However, the OTF file icon in windows is displaying "∑√≠" like it does with corrupted fonts. I can't identify a problem and neither can FontLab studio.

I have found a very weird thing though: in Illustrator's Glyph Pallette the glyps "À" and "É" show up as outlines, but when I write them they sow properly. What could this be?

thanks in advance and sorry if this is a repeated topic, I really searched for an answer.

-Álvaro Franca

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If you're using FontLab, check the "Supproted codepages and default character set" tab. For some odd reason, FL occasionally—and arbitrarily—decides to assign "Symbol" to the Microsoft® Character set, which could be what's causing the problem.

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I have found a very weird thing though: in Illustrator's Glyph Pallette the glyps "À" and "É" show up as outlines, but when I write them they sow properly. What could this be?

Sounds like you may have duplicate outlines for those glyphs.

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The duplicate outlines were perfectly sorted,

but in the "Supproted codepages and default character set" FontLab had assigned "Western (Latin 1) CP1252 / ANSI" it lists the PFM default character as space too. I fiddled with it but it didn't change much...

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I fixed the problem!

Found the solution in another topic, turns out out I had to review my unicode ranges and add Greek to it!

thanks everyone!