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Derek Read

Reply to: Chinese Titles are not displaying in PDF (RenderX XEP)

Characters not being visible in the PDF generally indicates that a font has not been embedded that supports them. If you open the PDF in Adobe Reader and right click you can check the “properties”. You can check there to see that XEP is embedding them in the PDF or not. It is also possible that a font is embedded and being used to render a portion of the document but not other portions. That is where it becomes difficult to track things down as you need to begin checking the font-mappings.xml file as well as possibly some of the XSLT files (with the one I referenced before being the most likely candidate) for issues.

The “v3.3” will show up because almost all fonts will have glyphs for those character code points (which are ASCII or when you are dealing with Unicode encoded files map to the first 128 characters in Unicode). Pretty much every font is going to have glyphs for the characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9 and other “basic” characters found both in ASCII and Unicode and in most cases they will actually look like the characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9, etc, unless you specify Wingdings or something (in that case you'd still see a glyph, just something strange like a zodiac symbol or something).