non-joiner character (Unicode <200C>) didn't work in Text Variables

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Dec 03, 2021 Dec 03, 2021

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non-joiner character (Unicode <200C>) didn't work in Text Variables.

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Dec 03, 2021 Dec 03, 2021

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What were you expecting to happen with the non-joiner in the variable that did not?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 03, 2021 Dec 03, 2021

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Hi Peter,

the special character ZERO_WIDTH_NONJOINER has no effect in the rendition of the text variable.

Below a sample with the word "final" where in the source text that special character is used to set the "f" and the "i" apart. The text variable shows a ligature fi. And this is the proof that the ZERO_WIDTH_NONJOINER does not make it to the text variable:

 

LigatureSample-final.PNG

 

In Alireza Nikzad's sample the issue is even more dramatic:

 

Unicode-200C-will-not-render-to-TextVariable.png

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 03, 2021 Dec 03, 2021

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Bug?

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Dec 03, 2021 Dec 03, 2021

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Hard to tell if this is a bug.

"A missing feature" perhaps?

With unforeseen consequences…

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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Hi Alireza,

I would report this issue as bug at Adobe InDesign UserVoice:

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Valorous Hero ,
Dec 06, 2021 Dec 06, 2021

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InDesign tends to strip out all sorts of control characters from text variables. Often this is helpful -- for instance, it won't display a footnote reference in a text variable, which is good.

But here it does look like it's stripping out an essential typographic element. You should report the bug.

Ariel

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 08, 2021

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Hi everyone,

It's not the final solution, but it can help temporarily.
I changed Non-joiner <200C> with POP Directional formatting <202C> just in the Heading text:

Screenshot 2021-12-09 093352.png

 

Heading and Header before Find/Change:

Screenshot 2021-12-09 093444.png

 

Heading and Header after Find/Change:

Screenshot 2021-12-09 093533.png

 

It's helpful for exporting pdf file or printing a book, but because it's not the correct character, it makes trouble if you want to change the format of the book.

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