Why Can I Only See 4 of 6400 Characters In the Private Use Area

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livystone
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Why Can I Only See 4 of 6400 Characters In the Private Use Area

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Why can I only access 4 of the 6400 characters for a paticular font in the character map. How do I see/access all of them. For example, for the font I'm looking at, I can only see the letters g, i, l and a, but I know there are private use characters for all the letters.
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Re: Why Can I Only See 4 of 6400 Characters In the Private Use Area

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Click the Unicode Icon at the top left of the Character Panel to toggle to Glyph Mode and show characters beyond the normal Unicode character sets.

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Re: Why Can I Only See 4 of 6400 Characters In the Private Use Area

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livystone wrote: Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:19 am Why can I only access 4 of the 6400 characters for a paticular font in the character map. How do I see/access all of them. For example, for the font I'm looking at, I can only see the letters g, i, l and a, but I know there are private use characters for all the letters.
You should see them all, so I suspect the font just has 4 PUA characters.

To see all glyphs in the font, do use the icon as Bhikkhu Pesala already suggests.

Let us know your results.
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