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Unicode Characters & Font Fallback Support #870
Some weirdness with viewing Unicode glyphs, even on a machine with fallback fonts.
A font with full fallback for every Unicode code point still won't show anything but a square for some things.
Try pasting this into Notepad++
Interobangs on one line:‽‽
arrows on the same line : ↑↓↙↘.
arrows on 2 lines : ↑↓
Now, a user should have some fallback fonts setup, as described here with "Font Linking" (which is different than straight-up 'fallback font'), it uses GDI
Here is a list of "Font Linked" fonts I'm using with Arial Unicode MS under that registry setting.
This Font Linked list ought to cover every single Unicode code point with SOME glyph, but it seems Notepad++ can't handle Unicode well or doesn't take advantage of GDI ?
the problem is also described here:
Following your example (but with different fonts for my own needs) worked fine, and I could not reproduce the issue on Notepad++. I'm using Windows 10, April 2018 update and Notepad++ v7.5.4 (64-bit).
And here is my setup, based on Inconsolata/Consolas for most common characters, and a bunch of weird fonts for other symbols.
New multi-string, with value name: