Does a variable concept font not do "special characters"...?

Enthusiast ,
Jun 19, 2022 Jun 19, 2022

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(upd.: Myriad VC seems the only one with the problem)

I love the variable concept font(s).

I've read last year's page about the new text engine that seems to boast how things simply work for about any language now...

However, if I simply want to use a character commonly used in French, I've already seen three different results...

- it becomes a box with an X in it

- or just that character doesn't change its properties

- or that character and everything that follows behind it don't change their properties

 

An example:

- I make a new document

- I select the Text Tool and in the toolbar select Myriad Variable Concept; Semibold; Crisp, and start typing

One of the possible results:

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The ç and everything after it do not become semibold, nor inherit changed properties.

 

In the Type layer panel, I notice the font field becomes empty after I pressed Enter on the text with the ç...

If I exclude the ç, it keeps saying what it should.

If I change the empty field to Myriad Variable Concept again, I get this...

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In Win 10, I usually use this Azerty keyboard... 

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(I don't know why it also mentions English (United States). This was more clear in Win 7. It works fine for anything else than Variable Concept fonts. I mean, the bug is not in the keyboard, IMO.)

 

Do variable concept fonts only do the "American alphabet," or do I need a hint? 🙂

(Win 10  PS v23.3.1)

 

UPDATE: I've cursored through all the fonts that come with PS and Win 10, including about 9 Variable Concept fonts. All work well, except Myriad Variable Concept....

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Community Expert ,
Jun 19, 2022 Jun 19, 2022

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Hi!

What version of Photoshop are you using? Are you using the Option/Alt key to access the special chanraters such as ç? These special characters are available in any font that supports them.

Michelle

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 19, 2022 Jun 19, 2022

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My version was mentioned on the bottom.

I'm simply typing on an Azerty keyboard that has all these characters available.

I'm in Belgium and we commonly need to type Dutch, French, English, ...

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Jun 19, 2022 Jun 19, 2022

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Added some more clarification in first post.

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Enthusiast ,
Jun 27, 2022 Jun 27, 2022

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Any acknowledgement...?

You want more?

It's not only for French characters.

Another weird example...

I first select Myriad Variable Concept in the toolbar.

I select the Type Tool and start typing "test" (Prefs have Smart Quotes option ON)

The first quote does not become a smart quote. ..

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When I press Enter on that text, the font jumps to Myriad Pro!

I there correct the first smart quote, but if I go back to Myriad VC, the quotes become these X's again.

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Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

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Moved from Photoshop to Adobe Fonts.

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