I'm trying to use the Keyrune 'font', basically just .ttf of all magic sets. It's built as web font, but is .ttf and is being 'seen' by both PS and AI, as the typeface shows up in the autocomplete dropdown. However, when I try and select them, it fails to select. The Keyrune type does NOT show up in the drop down picklist, which is also strange. (Clearly, something isn't working, but just not sure what.)
Graphic fonts (icons, logos, etc.) are often assigned to obscure characters that don't correspond to your keyboard. For Keyrune, you can copy/paste the correct characters into illustrator using the reference sheet.
If you are working with less documented fonts, use TruFont to view the assigned unicode.
It is possible to remap keys using TruFont by copy/pasting icons into a new TruFont font file.