2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 3, 2011 2:14 PM by user999

    pasting Unicode private-use codes loses font formatting



      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!

        • 1. Re: pasting Unicode private-use codes loses font formatting


          Thank you for your post, and I apologize for the late reply.

          Before I report this issue, I need you to update to FileMaker Pro 11.0v3 and verify the problem still exists.  If so, I would like a sample file along with exact steps to reproduce the problem.  Please check your Inbox at the top of this page for instructions where to send the file.

          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: pasting Unicode private-use codes loses font formatting

            Yes, verifying that this issue exists in FileMaker Pro 11.0v3.

            To reproduce the problem no special files needed, simply do the following:

            (1) create a new (Unicode) text field in any table;

            (2) set formatting in layout to use a font that has glyphs for top plane PUA code points (U+100000...);

            (3) import UTF-8 text with those code points into that field;

            (4) see that text displays correctly (or not);

            (5) try pasting one character with such top plane code point into the field;

            (6) see that text displays incorrectly (not associated with PUA font);

            (7) try un-do and/or alternately cutting and re-pasting;

            (8) eventually text might display correctly.