boxes instead of text

New Here ,
Jan 18, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have boxes instead of text when using [Character designer, Courier New, 8.0pt, everything else normal] on bits of text.

I'm on Windows 10 using FM9. Much of the text is in German, but it doesn't seem to matter if I switch the language to English.

Thanks,

Dawn

Views

186

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

1 Correct Answer

Most Valuable Participant , Jan 18, 2017
Arnis_Gubins Most Valuable Participant , Jan 18, 2017
The boxes usually represent unavailable glyphs/characters in a font. Are these occurring for characters outside of the first 255 of the unicode range? Try applying another typeface (preferably a Pro OTF font or a recent TT font) to see if these characters appear.

Likes

Translate

Translate
Jump to answer Jump to answer
LEGEND ,
Jan 18, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

It could be that FM9 is not Windows 10 compatible. However, it could be a font issue. Is the font bitmap, TT, PS, OpenType? Are you using a Font Manager? 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Most Valuable Participant ,
Jan 18, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The boxes usually represent unavailable glyphs/characters in a font. Are these occurring for characters outside of the first 255 of the unicode range? Try applying another typeface (preferably a Pro OTF font or a recent TT font) to see if these characters appear.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
SadiePie1 AUTHOR LATEST
New Here ,
Jan 18, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The previous writer had set up a character style with 8 pt font. I had checked Courier New on my system, but didn't notice that it does not include anything smaller than 12 pt. Thanks.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Reply
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more