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elf1023

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In my fonts, there a is Japanese or Chinese wing-ding. If I try to use it, all I get are rectangles, no letters. Am I doing something wrong? I love the oriental letter look, but if I cannot use the font, I may as well delete it and make room for others.

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try turning your caps lock on and typing in some letters. dingbats rarely have a ding assigned to every letter.

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Also, you need to be careful abou deleting fonts as some that seem useless are actually being used by programs in ways yuo don't really see - but deleting them can cause a problem.

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BTW... (I am not sure if you are more concerned about being able to use the font, or being able to delete it safely but...)if you need a Chinese character for a layout and are using PSE, there are several in the Custom Shapes tool.

Also, if you want to delete a font but are worried about damage it might cause (like Besty said) you could try copying the font into a folder on your desktop, then uninstall it and see what happens. That way, if any problems show up, you can just re-install the font from your desktop folder.

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[quote name='Sharebear57' post='94835' date='Feb 4 2007, 10:42 AM']BTW... (I am not sure if you are more concerned about being able to use the font, or being able to delete it safely but...)if you need a Chinese character for a layout and are using PSE, there are several in the Custom Shapes tool.

Also, if you want to delete a font but are worried about damage it might cause (like Besty said) you could try copying the font into a folder on your desktop, then uninstall it and see what happens. That way, if any problems show up, you can just re-install the font from your desktop folder.[/quote]
thank you for your help. I do have pse5, but am new at it and not familiar with that tool, but I will get used to it. I really wanted the chinese/japanese characters for embellishments on cards (non-digital) I will try the capital thing, maybe if I put that font on, and just type with it, it sends in chinese/japanese, you know, like converts it. Oh well!

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I did a quick search on www.dafont.com and found an "Asian Dingbats" category:
[url="http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=703"]http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=703[/url]

Hope that helps!

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Just a suggestion, but have you opened your CHARACTER MAP (found in the Accessories folder) to that font? That should tell you which keys have an assigned letter/dingbat in a specific font. I find that it's very helpful with obscure fonts.

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