Added new icon characters aren't showing

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Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by nutmegchoi » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:04 pm

Hi, I use this program so infrequently, I forget what I did last time often.
This time, I'm trying to add two new icon characters, export as TrueType/OpenType Font, but won't show after installation.
I'm pretty sure I'm skipping something to code/map, but I can't remember how and what I did before.
Help me!!!
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Re: Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:36 pm

You are using FontCreator, not MainType, so thread moved.

Open the Glyph Properties toolbar (F4) and see if the Agrave/Aacute are correctly mapped to to codepoints 192/193 (decimal) or $C0/$C1 (hexadecimal).
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  • If they have no code-points, type them in and press Enter
  • If they have code-points, try uninstalling the font, reinstalling, and restarting your PC
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Re: Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by nutmegchoi » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:35 pm

Thank you so much for moving the thread and reply.

F4 popped me this.

I'm using PC with font creator 9.1 Professional Edition.
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Re: Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:37 pm

They are mapped correctly, so try uninstalling the font, and reinstalling.

If that still does not work, reboot.
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Re: Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by nutmegchoi » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:46 pm

What I'm confused about is, how come none of these sources would show added characters?
I think it's missing from somewhere somehow.
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Re: Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:00 pm

The font has apparently not be correctly reinstalled. As I said, uninstall, reinstall, then reboot if necessary.
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Re: Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by nutmegchoi » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:30 pm

Did that.
Uninstall, reinstall the font, uninstall, reinstall the software and restarted the PC.
No luck.

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Re: Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:15 pm

It still looks like you installed an older version of your font. Do use the Install feature within FontCreator.
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Re: Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by nutmegchoi » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:47 pm

So, this happened.

Do you think this file's corrupted?
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Re: Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:29 pm

We’re not sure why it fails, but the font is most likely just fine. To be sure you’re not facing an old bug, it is strongly recommended to use the latest version of FontCreator.
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Re: Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by nutmegchoi » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:35 pm

So...
I don't know what I did but all of a sudden it works?

New characters were added, the font's exported, installed and show.
I really would like to know what I did and remember this time.
Will spend some more time to backtrack now.

Thank you so much for all your help and time.

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Re: Added new icon characters aren't showing

Post by nutmegchoi » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:36 pm

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:29 pm
We’re not sure why it fails, but the font is most likely just fine. To be sure you’re not facing an old bug, it is strongly recommended to use the latest version of FontCreator.
Part of me is thinking maybe this was a bug or a glitch.
But one of many attempts I did was downloading the latest trial version and still had the same issue.

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