What is this rubbish that Zapf Dingbats won’t work in NWP?

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What is this rubbish that Zapf Dingbats won’t work in NWP?

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X.6.8, NWP 2.0.4.

I only just noticed because someone raised it on the PhotoLine forum because it doesn’t work in PhotoLine either.

It works in old Canvas X and in up-to-the-minute Sandvox.

Another old Dingbats font works in everything.

What’s going on?

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Ha! ITC Zapf Dingbats does work!!! Truetype. Old Dingbats is PS Type 1.

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HI, Geoff.

Old type 1 fonts can be tricky on recent software. I experienced this a few years ago with a book. The kerning got dramatically changed in all occurrences of diacritics, like é, ñ and ô. For example, José appeared as if it was Jos é. I spotted the "glitch" only when the book was on print. It did not show on screen, not even on a pdf.

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Nasty Henry. And I was wrong, ITC Zapf Dinbgbats only partly works. You cannot select a single character and just change it to dingbats.

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Re: What is this rubbish that Zapf Dingbats won’t work in NW

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Hi -

Dingbats are as awesome as Symbols on OSX - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1518
"Mac OS X: How to type Unicode characters, including Symbol or Zapf Dingbat fonts"
But ALL kinds of fonts should work when entered the RIGHT way - Unicode or NOT…

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