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Font Displays Symbols Instead of a Barcode

When switching from a Symbol Encoded Font to a standard text font such as "Arial" to view the contents, wing-dings or unrecognizable characters may appear or the area may contain blank spaces. Moving a document cross-platform, for example, from Windows to Mac may also cause this issue.


If strange symbols or the "symbol" font is being displayed instead of the actual intended font, one of the following has most likely occurred:

To resolve this issue, the font named "IDAutomation Symbol Text" may be used as the selected font to view the contents. Install the intended font and choose this font as the selected font. The symbols should no longer appear.

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