Colons changing to squares when exporting to PDF from InDesign

Explorer ,
Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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Hello, I'm having trouble figuring out what the issue is here. I have a block of text that includes several colons. When exporting, the colons display as squares in a PDF. There are no errors in InDesign, and the colons are the same font as the rest of the text. Searching online has turned up no solutions. Any suggestions?

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Here's a screenshot of the InDesign file next to the exported PDF:

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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I suspect a font bug. Try changing a representative paragraph or style to a similar font (maybe even a different weight of the one you're using) to see if the fault persists.

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Lots of reports of similar issues with Google fonts. If that is waht this is, and youi can also get the font through Adobe, try that.

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