I am working on a corporate standards book for a client. Client works with two design agencies, my office and Other Agency. Both agencies play nicely together.
In one particular file, Other Agency created a chart with some arrows (up and down). These arrows are two particular characters in Wingdings 3. These arrows don't exist in any other font I can find.
I'm on a Mac, so I'm looking under Keyboard Palette, in Font Book, and Linotype Font Explorer. All those sources show the arrows. Linotype shows me a key combination, but it's wrong — typing that key combo doesn't give me the arrow I want.
I can also find the arrows in InDesign under Type→Glyphs, as numbers 169 and 170. (This works on PC and Mac, so far as I can tell.)
So the only way to get the arrows into the InDesign file from scratch is to copy from one of those sources and paste. For a square bullet, I can say "type an n in Zapf Dingbats," but there's no key combination which makes these arrow characters.
While I am writing the standards now for our agency and Other Agency, I have to write them so that anyone from the outside could come in and create a Client document and have it look the same as any document done by one of the existing two agencies. So I can't just say "pick up the arrow from the previous job."
Can I just say "Arrow up (Glyph 169) and Arrow down (Glyph 170) in Wingdings 3"? Would another designer reading that understand it?