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I'm attempting to add the Power On Symbol (, U+23FD) to a document I'm writing in InDesign. It was added in Unicode 9.0 and it renders fine in most apps. However, I'm unable to work out how to add this character to my InDesign document.

I tried adding it using a bunch of different fonts (I tried, among others, Lucida Sans Unicode, Arial Unicode MS, Roboto Sans and DejaVu Sans). It never shows up in the glyphs panel and I'm unable to paste it from another source. Is this a known issue with InDesign or am I doing something wrong?

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  • It might be OS-dependant. I just tested it on Mac Mojave [with a myriad additional fonts]… no show, anywhere & on Big Sur, shows just fine, with no special fonts installed at all, simple consumer machine.
    – Tetsujin
    Jun 25 at 14:52
  • I'm attempting this on Big sur. What version of InDesign are you testing with? I'm using 16.3.1 Jun 25 at 15:18
  • I didn't test InDesign [I don't have InDesign, I'm Photoshop only], just TextEdit. I was wondering if it was similar to emoji support - my Mojave Messages app messes up emojis that Big Sur or an up to date iPhone doesn't, without needing extra fonts.
    – Tetsujin
    Jun 25 at 15:31
  • On Big Sur, the font automatically swaps to .SFCompact. I don't have that on Mojave, even though I downloaded the SF font pack when Apple released it to the public.
    – Tetsujin
    Jun 25 at 15:38
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    Ah right. Yeah in TextEdit and most other apps (Pages for example) it works fine for me as well. Haven’t checked photoshop. I’ll check SF. Jun 26 at 15:13

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