I’m using Glyphs Mini and have created two fonts within one font family.
In one font, the @ symbol works fine.
In the other, the @ symbol won’t type outside of Glyphs Mini. While working in Glyphs Mini, it looks exactly as I want it to look. When I export and then use it in Adobe Illustrator, everything works except for the @ symbol. It doesn’t try to replace the font, it just won’t type (ie. hitting Shift-2 results in nothing)
In Glyphs Mini, I’ve tried deleting the @, creating a new one from scratch, and re-export. Still won’t work. I’ve even tried deleting the @, creating a new one with only a primitive square inside, and exporting. That doesn’t work either.
I’m exporting directly to my Adobe font folder so there shouldn’t be any caching problems.
For this font, the @ should be a number 2 inside a black box. Numbers 1234567890 are numbers and hitting shift-1, shift-2, shift-3, etc will be numbers inside black boxes. All others work except for @ (shift-2)
I still cannot type the @ (shift-2 which should render a number 2 in a black box). I’ve deleted all instances of both fonts in my system and Adobe font folders. I’ve deleted my font caches and restarted my computer. Still having this issue.
In Adobe Illustrator, when I hit shift-2, nothing types at all.
In Photoshop, when I hit shift-2 the font changes to whatever font was selected before and I get an error message "Could not complete your request because of a program error."
In InDesign, when I hit shift-2, all previously typed letters collapse on each other into one single block. This is hard to explain as I’ve never seen it before.
Are you on a Mac? Did you install the font using font book or did you put it in the Adobe font folder?
This does not sound like a font problem. If the glyph is missing, you should see a notdef symbol. Consider updating or reinstalling your Adobe apps. Consider also testing with TextPreview (see the Tools section of this website).
I created a new file in Glyphs and cut and pasted the @ from my problematic Glyphs file to the new Glyphs file, exported and the same problem occurs in TextPreview. When I press shift-2 nothing happens.
Are you sure you have the right keyboard layout? Perhaps Shift-2 is rerouted? Does it work with other fonts?
If the font didn’t have an @ sign, it would fall back to another font in TextPreview. If not even the cursor moves, I’d think there is something else wrong. Try this: in after you typed @@@ in TextPreview, select all, copy, and paste into UnicodeChecker, Utilities Window (Cmd-2) > Split Up. Does it show this: