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When a font misses one letter with a diacritic sign (č) but has another one (š), can I make it display the missing sign?

I would like to use the Gochi Hand font but it misses character "č" that my language uses. However, it displays š, for example, just fine. These letters are formed by combining normal ...
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In Unicode, is there an empty square box in the same style as ⿰ ⿱ ⿲ ⿳ ⿴ ⿵ ⿶ ⿷ ⿸ ⿹ ⿺ ⿻ to indicate a Chinese character that doesn't decompose?

The Unicode Ideographic Description Sequences are ⿰ ⿱ ⿲ ⿳ ⿴ ⿵ ⿶ ⿷ ⿸ ⿹ ⿺ ⿻ and they're used to indicate the structure of e.g. Chinese characters. However, I'd also like a box that indicates that it ...
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Which slash is correct for ‘Old Money’

Introduction Unicode defines multiple strokes; of interest to this question is U+002f (solidus: ‘/’), U+2044 (fraction slash: ‘⁄’) and U+2215 (division slash: ‘∕’). I cannot—however—find these well ...
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How to get codepoints from woff2 files?

Is there is way that I can get codepoints of WOFF2 files (typically Google fonts like this Material Icons font https://fonts.gstatic.com/s/materialicons/v54/flUhRq6tzZclQEJ-Vdg-IuiaDsNc.woff2) They ...
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Best way to convert legacy font typed InDesign document to Unicode based encoding?

I have multiple InDesign books, with documents created using a legacy Tamil (an Indian Language) font. I want to change it all to Unicode encoding. What I am currently doing: Create a legacy font to ...
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How to use combining unicode characters in Illustrator or InDesign?

I am unable to get Adobe Illustrator or InDesign to correctly display certain combining unicode characters. Specifically, I am having issues with the combining underline, Unicode 0332. It is not ...
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Special unicode characters in Illustrator CS6?

I'm trying to copy the Unicode character ♭ (U+266D) into Adobe Illustrator CS6, but it's not showing up correctly. It shows up as a tall rectangle with an X inside. Mac Keynote and other apps have no ...
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InDesign CC 2019 - accessing full unicode glyph set

I'm trying to use some specific glyphs from the extended unicode set in a project - the alchemical symbols listed here. I found a free font, Symbola, which has the glyphs I need - I opened the TTF in ...
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Whats the Tallest Unicode glyph?

Whats the tallest Unicode glyph (By the characters look). The tallest I've seen them is like the giant half parenthesis, that stretch 3 lines. Like this one: ⎝ (This font it only goes 2 lines). I'm ...
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Glyphs in Illustrator CC for OS X

I'm using Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud (v.23.0.4) on OS X (v.10.14.5, Mojave). Illustrator will not display the handful of Unicode characters I am trying to use (∠∢⊾⊿⦣⦠⦟⦜⦝⦞⦛⦨). As a sanity check, ...
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How to see custom ligatures in a font file?

I'm looking at a popular programming font Fira Code that has a ton of custom ligatures, for combinations like >>= or !== that are not part of Unicode standard. If I install the font and use it ...
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The fonts that include the most symbols

There are lots of resources on "the best" fonts for designers and such. But I would like to know of a list of fonts that have the most symbol coverage. For example, on my Mac I'm able to see most ...
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Does Proxima Nova font support sixteenths fractions?

Our software prints labels using the Proxima Nova font1. The software reads data from a CSV file, and if there's a fraction within a field, we replace that fraction with Unicode values. For example, ...
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Is there a (free/open source) black and white emoji font?

I wonder if there is a free black and white emoji font out there. All of the ones I have seen are in full color, but there are the two Unicode glyphs ☺, ☻, that's all I have seen.
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(Hypothetical?) character: Vertically stacked apostrophe and comma?

Edit for clarity: I have never seen this character, but it seems like it would exist. But without knowing what to call it, I don't know how to look up if it actually does exist. So, to me it's ...
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Terminal font behaviour

Terminal font behavior is different from other fonts. For example, here is a screenshot of terminal font glyphs. Why does it have limited glyphs and is not showing Unicode codepoints? Is there any ...
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Have any Unicode symbols reached archetype status for indicating good, bad, and neutral or winner, loser, and tie?

I am looking for a way, preferably with symbols, to denote a winner, loser, or tie—or, thought of another way—good, bad, or neutral. For instance, in a table of features, to indicate that the feature ...
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How to access Arabic BEH initial form, from a font that places the glyph in a non-conventional place unicode slot

(I'm new to both Arabic, and doing things related to Unicode, so I might be overlooking some glaring detail.) So, I'm using the SIL font Lateef, and want to access the BEH initial form glyph, in HTML....
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Embedding Emojis into iOS app

What are the rules and restrictions with using emoji or Unicode in an iOS or Android application? Do you need to purchase any specific licencing?
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Small capital H with dot under

I'm working on a document with diacritics. Everything was going well until I needed to use an Ḥ (H with a dot under) as a small capital for titles in the table of contents. These titles are set in ...
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Is old Danish mark symbol found in Unicode?

In the early 19th century, the Danish currency was 1 daler (dollar) = 6 mark. 1 mark = 16 skilling (shillings). The symbol for a mark was this: Is this symbol available in Unicode? EDIT As ...
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UTF8 numerate brackets

I used the minus for every dash in the past and found better characters like en dash, em dash, figure dash ... Is there any replacement for the primitive ) in UTF8 for list numerations like the ...
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Width of unicode musical symbols vis a vis fixed width font

In my experience, the musical Unicode symbols for flat (♭) and sharp (♯) are not exactly the same width as the fixed width font that I am using, consequently columnar character alignment ...
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Validation issues – duplicate unicode code points?

I am trying to generate a self-created True Type font. When validating, I’m getting a bunch of characters with: There is another glyph in the font with this unicode code point. This happens after ...
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Combining Unicode Characters in Illustrator

I am trying to get Illustrator to display my unicode font correctly (i.e. the way every other program is displaying it). I am currently using the Noto font, which I know can display all the characters ...
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Good font to use with Unicode musical symbols?

I can't seem to find a font with good support for the unicode musical notation symbols. The following shows the fonts Symbola, GNU FreeSans and Musica. The first two characters are the unicode ...
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Some sites have some Unicode characters show in multi-color without apparent CSS in Chrome V8 and FF: how is this done?

See for example: http://unicode.org/reports/tr18/#Individually_Named_Characters where the two 'alien' Unicode characters appear in green color(s), at least in latest Chrome and FireFox. The same ...
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How do I go change the order/position of characters in Unicode fonts when a language demands it?

When designing a font for another language in Unicode, how do you change the position of the characters to show up how they need to show up? Edit: Since the characters don't seem to be showing up for ...
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What is the name of the glyph that looks like a dash, but tapers on a single end?

What is the name of the symbol shown below used to sometimes stylize page numbering or to call attention to an item in the page? It's hard to explain with words, but here's a picture. Does this have ...
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What unicode character should I use to represent the fill bucket?

I'm designing a mockup paint editor for the web and I'm using unicode characters to represent all of the different tools. I ran into a problem when I got to the fill bucket - I can't find anything ...
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How to find/browse fonts that include certain rare characters? (unicode/international)

This question is similar to How to know which of my fonts do or don't support certain glyphs?, but for fonts in font shops, not just fonts I already have. I need to make a design which includes two ...
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How to know what are the Unicode ranges are covered in webfont?

How can I find out what Unicode ranges a webfont file (may be WOFF2, WOFF, TTF or EOT) covers? For example I am analysing a latin font, is it possible to know what are the Unicode ranges of latin ...
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What is the name or Unicode for this symbol (similar to ₰, Dutch, called Krul)

This is the symbol I mean, I think it is named a 'Krul': I found this symbol (U+20B0, ₰, German Penny Sign) but it is not the one I am looking for. In the Netherlands it is generally used to ...
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When should I use the Unicode punctuation space character in French written texts?

I couldn't find any authoritative references about this which are available on public internet. the code is 0x2008.
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Given a font file and the look of a glyph, how do I find its unicode code point?

I have a font file (*.ttf) and images where a glyph is displayed. What's the easiest way to figure out what code point I should reference to get the correct glyph? The concrete example is a chevron ...
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Why are there so many Unicode symbols for cats?

A search for "cat" Unicode characters reveals no less than 12 occurrences (aside from the many CJK ideographs). By comparison, a search for "dog" yields only three results, the last of which might ...