Some characters not supported on Windows PDF

Discussion created by Fred(CH) on Sep 11, 2017
Latest reply on May 10, 2018 by TSGal

Product and version

FileMaker Pro 16.0.2

OS and version

Windows 10


iMac (Retina 5K, 27 pouces, fin 2014)


My customer is trying to use bullets that are more arrows than reals bullets.

Since recent versions of FM (16 at least) the list symbol we used in Wingdings (char 216) font is no longer working when printing. It is displayed in the object font which is Arial and obviously doesn't render the same symbol but a Ø.

I then try to use equivalent unicode symbols thru higher code it seem to work in Browse and Preview Mode but it fails when generating a PDF using the FileMaker PDF engine on Windows only.

How to replicate

Create a calculation where the formula is : Char ( 10146 )

Create a layout that include this field object

Test Browse Mode, Preview Mode And Save as PDF on both Mac and Windows platform

Compare your results


Workaround I would LOVE to hear it