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pasting Unicode private-use codes loses font formatting

Question asked by user999 on Jan 21, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 3, 2011 by user999


pasting Unicode private-use codes loses font formatting


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.6.6

Description of the issue

Previously I reported an issue with a Unicode private-use area font with code points in the top PUA plane (starting at U+100000); that issue was corrected in a subsequent FMP release.

Now, with that same font, pasting these same PUA codes into a field formatted to display pre-existing text with these same code points, text displays the "alien" missing glyph instead of the glyph from the PUA font.

Choosing "undo" will sometimes (erratically) correct the problem: instead of an actual undo, the pasted text remains pasted, but the correct glyph is shown.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Pasting a top-plane PUA code associated with a custom OpenType font into a field formatted to use that font.

Expected result

Right glyph.

Actual result

Alien "ET" glyph.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


Configuration information



0. Text field has pre-existing PUA (U+100000...) text in field formatted to use a custom font with glyphs in this range.

1. Paste PUA text into this field.

2. See "ET" glyphs.

2a. Say "oops!?"

3. Hit command-z (un-do)

4a. FMP sometimes does an actual un-do (unpasting the pasted text)


4b. FMP sometimes displays the right glyph

5. Send bug report.

6. Thanks!