Re: [xep-support] Missing isoXXXX characters in output

From: Thomas Schraitle <>
Date: Fri Jan 27 2006 - 04:21:51 PST

Hi, schrieb am 27.01.06 13:04:44:
> [... Missing glyphs in fonts ...]
> > Possible solutions:
> >
> > 1. Use a font that contains lots of Unicode characters. :)
> Hmmm. It's using Helvetica for the body elements and Times-Roman for
> titles. I've verified that those are the fonts in the PDF output.

Ah! The normal Helvetica and Times-Roman fonts doesn't contain this glyph.
Well, at least on my system and I doubt that it is different on others. The standard Helvetica and Times fonts have a very limited set of glyphs in comparison to other (Unicode) fonts.

> More interesting is the fact that, according to Apple's Character
> Palette tool, the needed glyphs are available in each of those fonts.

I am not sure if you can trust this output. Although I am not familiar with Apple Computers there are tools that display all glyphs but use different fonts for that. You have to look into the font to be really sure.

> So, given that, I'm still at a loss as to why the glyphs aren't showing.

Locate the Helvetica and Times-Roman fonts and open it with the appropriate tool. I suppose they are PostScript Type1 fonts. If I am unsure what glyphs contain a font I open it in FontForge[1].

Hope that helps,

(*) To unsubscribe, send a message with words 'unsubscribe xep-support'
in the body of the message to from the address
you are subscribed from.
(*) By using the Service, you expressly agree to these Terms of Service
Received on Fri Jan 27 04:51:32 2006

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Fri Jan 27 2006 - 04:51:33 PST